Thought I’d just share a visual blog about what we’ve been up to this week…

I have been writing and illustrating….

bunnies

Nick has been editing….

nick editing

The kids have been building robots…

Hard at work, making robots....

Hard at work, making robots….

The 5 finished robots. They're wind-up robots, so they walk. It's very cute to watch...

The 5 finished robots. They’re wind-up robots, so they walk. It’s very cute to watch…

Morgan decided to illustrate some background scenery for the robots... she called it "Robot Land" (of course)...

Morgan decided to illustrate some background scenery for the robots… she called it “Robot Land” (of course)…

They also built a small, mechanical car (with Nick’s help)…

car 2

car

And… on Friday, it was my mom’s birthday… so the kids and I took her out to a lovely little coffee shop called Petit Fours where I quaffed this…

Panda Bear cappuccino...

Panda Bear cappuccino…

… and the kids shared an enormous waffle with ice-cream and very decadent Belgium chocolate sauce:

mom 2

… and the staff sung “happy birthday” to Mom and brought her a cute little freebie…

mom 3

… and after that, I dropped the kids at home with Nick – and then drove Mom to Tasha’s in Hyde Park where we met up with my sister and her boyfriend… and we shared a Baklava Cheesecake… and we composed magnet poetry…

mom 4

Mom & Me

Mom & Me

… and then Nick and I attended a movie premiere on Thursday night (of a film called Jimmy in Pienk) – but I don’t have any photos of that, because I didn’t take the camera…

… and on Friday night, we had an awesome dinner with our friends Ryley and Stephan… plus two extra-creative (and very fun people) from the film industry, Lucia and Tom.

Saturday… we we enjoyed a family lunch in Rosebank and purchased puppet-making goodies…

puppet

Saturday night was spent with our dear friends, Rogan & Tracey (meaty conversations until midnight)… and the kids had an awesome time with their new bubble-making-machine (which they built from scratch)…. (which I don’t have photos of either).

Sunday (today) – I went along to our Sunday debate / community group called “Imagine”… while Nick and the kids stayed at home and worked on the puppets (and Nick built a solar-powered rowing boat)…  here’s the pics:

Puppet stuff & paints...

Puppet stuff & paints…

Joah with the first part of his puppet spider...

Joah with the first part of his puppet spider… (Nick has a piece of oar from the solar-powered boat sticking out of his mouth)

Morgan with her puppet princess...

Morgan with her puppet princess…

Joah with his puppet spider...

Joah with his puppet spider…

And that’s my mild-and-friendly little post of the week…  🙂