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Friday, February 18, 2011

a few moments in time ...

On Wednesday, standing next to Frankie while we watched Moira the pig, I saw her wide-eyed (Frankie that is) with wonder at this up close view of Mumma pig.  She drank in every little moment and movement and I could feel Frankie about to burst with something to say or express.  As she hmmed and ahhed and her little hands met together in front of her chest, she turned to me only centimetres from my face and said with great fervour and passion, 'I LOVE pigs.'

On Friday morning, Ted and Magnus noticed a spiders web at the same time under the Mulberry tree.  Ted reached out to touch it and Magnus jumped in with a plea of, 'Don't Ted!'  Ted stopped his hand mid-air, looked at Magnus and said, 'Why?'  Magnus looked wide-eyed at Ted and said, 'Because it's a nest, that's the spiders nest where it lives and sleep and if you bump it, it will fall down and the spider won't have a nest anymore.  We have to look after things.'  Ted's little arm dropped to his side with a, 'Oh.hh.' and on they walked, satisfied little companions.

Ted's catch cry on Friday as he found himself more and more comfortable with his new friends, as he'd walk into a moment of play full of curiosity and desire to join in, 'Wa's going on here then?'

At picnic time, Magnus was eating a little box of sultanas.  He turned it on it's side looking at the writing and 'reading' it with his little finger running over the text, quietly too himself.  Next he called to me, 'Hey Nella, look, and read again ... Dis is full of good sings. Bananas, orange juice and abckids.net.au! '

Dakota was doing ballet at one point on friday, showing her moves and explaining things to me when she said in her very Dakota way, 'Danella, can I tell you something? (so Dakota) My mummy used to be a real ballerina and she launched into all the things she knew about ballet from Tessa.  As she finished and went to continue her game, she turned her head over her shoulder and called back to me ... and my Daddy used to be a real Prince.

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