My Family

Posted by Ava Stewart on Wednesday Oct 20, 2010 Under Emotions & Feelings 情緒, Family 家庭, props 教具

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一本實用的布書,適用於Family或Feeling的主題. 和Ava自製教具有異曲同工之妙,比較精緻,在收藏上也比較方便.(在金玉堂書局購得)

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2010/08/28 Yu kids Island

Posted by Ava Stewart on Thursday Sep 9, 2010 Under Family, News 好消息, Uncategorized

趁著星期六下午帶著三個孩子到台南新光三越中的兒童遊戲區,三個孩子都玩得很高興喔!

票價:ㄧ童+ㄧ大人 200元  假日限時兩小時  (ㄧ定要穿襪子才能進場,遊樂區也有賣襪子,ㄧ雙約30~50元)

結束後我們到地下街用餐時,隔壁桌的太太們開始討論:

A:那個大的很像

B:那個小的比較沒那麼像,但還是有一點啦…

C:中間那個真的一點都不像

Ava…無言…太太們,中間那為是我侄子啦…Okay…

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球池有點小擠,Nana找不到跳池的好地點:

氣球區:這影片記錄著我家Christipher重要的成長紀錄呀~除了偷搶陌生哥哥的球,還不斷的像陌生的漂亮媽媽搭訕喔!

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2009/12/19 Hello Kitty Restaurant

Posted by Ava Stewart on Thursday Sep 9, 2010 Under Family, News 好消息, Uncategorized

到高雄參加活動時路過,為了方便好停車而選擇了這家餐廳…沒想到…它是…Kitty 餐廳…我和Na差點沒抱在一起尖叫(大概像海泥根廣告裡的那些人一樣的叫法囉)

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ㄧ進門就看到的可愛姐姐

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兒童餐

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焗烤義大利麵

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甜點

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咖啡

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吃飽後開始狂拍

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六個月大的Christopher

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2010/08/07 Trip to kaushiung

Posted by Ava Stewart on Thursday Sep 9, 2010 Under Family, News 好消息, Uncategorized

史都華家近兩年來第一次在外過夜文來囉!

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首先,來到小港機場旁的親子餐廳~天空之城~真的非常合適家庭共遊(最小的ㄧ歲,最大的六十都玩得很滿意喔)

餐點佳,價位中上,可邊用餐邊看飛機起降(因為忙著追小孩沒拍到餐點,下次補拍囉~)

動物區:有鴕鳥,山羊,兔子…看看弟弟ㄧ臉不在意,姐姐已經因驚嚇過度而飛奔到媽媽拍不到的遠處去了.

姐弟兩素有”康大膽”和”康沒膽”之封號!

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沙坑-兩小無猜之背影照

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晚上我們來到連鎖Motel-歐悅-Oh Yh  價格平民,其他平平

裝潢平實堪稱乾淨

ㄧ進房馬上看電視的阿公,阿嬤

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ㄧ進房馬上被拖去洗澡的孩子

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普普的早餐

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哈~Christopher要去做壞事前先確認媽媽在做什麼,這開放式的廁所對小家庭出遊以及貪睡的媽真沒好處(請見圖解)

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這是像食神”雞姐”還是像功夫裡的”小龍女”咧?

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抱著見好就收的心態,十二點退房後我們就回家囉.

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Christina said

Posted by Ava Stewart on Tuesday Sep 7, 2010 Under Family, Feelings 愛娃心聲

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The other day Christina was trying to make a hat with her toy and after a while she came to me and said, “Mommy, can you help me?”

I told her, “Try it by yourself first and I’ll help you when you can’t make it.”

Then she said, “But I want to succeed” (probably a term she learned from Dora the Explorer, and what she means is “I don’t want to fail.”)

After she said that I couldn’t stop thinking about what she had said because I’m not sure when I began to understand what “failure” means or feels like, but it surely wasn’t at four years old. Well, I probably didn’t feel much and only told myself “hmm, tough cookies,” then moved onto the next thing. Imagine if you had to worry about every little thing before you even start. How many things would still be fun?

Because I teach in kindergarten I know that she is not the only kid that thinks like that.

I can’t help but wonder, “Where is this pressure coming from? From parents, kids themselves, competition?”

If that’s the thinking that’s already in their minds then what can we do to show them that life is not all about success and failure. Live with heart and experience life to the full are the most important elements to live by and don’t miss out on the wonders of the journey while getting to your destination.

有一天,Nana正在玩ㄧ個組合玩具,她突然跑來告訴我”媽咪,妳幫我做好嗎?”

我回答”你先自己做做看,如果你組不起來我會幫你.”

Nana”我想要成功…” (她應該是從Dora DVD中學會了”成功”這個詞,但影片中不常講到失敗,Nana其實是想說:我不想失敗)

於是我開始想:我是從幾歲時開始體會,瞭解失敗的感覺呢? ㄧ定不是四歲….  我又問自己”那麼小時候如果做任何事失敗了,我會如何?” 答案是–哇…喔…然後默默飄開去找下ㄧ件事來做. 想想看,在你開始任何事前你就必須要擔心你的成敗.那麼有多少事情還能保有它原有的樂趣呢?

也身為老師的我,能清楚的知道這是現在的孩子常有的心態,那麼這樣的壓力到底是來自何處呢? 是父母的期待….孩子本身的自我要求….同儕的競爭?

如果孩子們已經有了這樣的想法,大人們又該如何讓孩子們理解”成敗絕對只是生活中,人生中的ㄧ小部分. 用心生活,體驗人生才是最重要的環節呀~親愛的孩子們,不要為了短暫的結局而錯過精彩的過程”

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Sort the beans

Posted by Ava Stewart on Saturday May 8, 2010 Under Family, props 教具

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Pick a few different kinds of beans and mix them together in container.

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Introduce the names of the beans and explain to the kids how to sort them.

Prepare:

  1. container
  2. beans (start with a small amount of the biggest beans you can find)
  3. tray (it’s easier to catch any beans that are dropped)

Goal:

  • To improve concentration
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Christopher

Posted by Ava Stewart on Thursday Apr 29, 2010 Under Family

我們家的第四位成員-Christopher,目前10個月大,個性相當隨和,略又自然捲,以下髮型是由爸爸幫他精心設計後所拍攝的,我們家弟弟果然是潮男,因該可以一舉拿下木村拓哉的髮蠟代言喔!IMG_1404 IMG_1402 IMG_1401

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Lovely Cherries

Posted by Ava Stewart on Thursday Apr 15, 2010 Under Feelings 愛娃心聲

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   我想絕大部分的人都能分辨出照片中的兩種水果,是的,左邊是櫻桃而右邊是葡萄!

故事的來由是:當我剖腹產後,Peter問我”妳想吃什麼呢?我幫妳買.”我說:櫻桃. 隔了一會,Peter買回來一袋水果,我問:”買不到櫻桃喔?”Peter用非常確定的口氣告訴我”買到啦,在這裡!” 我冷冷地說” 嗯,那是葡萄” Peter說”不是啦,這是櫻桃呀” 我說:”我…跟妳保證那不是櫻桃,是葡萄.”

寫這篇文章的用意,是想像大家介紹一下我的先生-Peter, 不是想取笑他雖然這件事還滿好笑的,但這就是我結婚多年的另一半,嚴格說起來他很貼心但實際上來說他也很少一根筋,而這到底是加分還是扣分呢?我只能說:因時而定,依事而異!

Can you tell what the fruits in the picture are?

Yes, the ones on the right are grapes and the ones on the left are cherries.

When I was in the hospital after my c-section, Peter asked me what I would like to eat. I said I’d like some apples and cherries. A while later Peter came back with a box of apples and a box of grapes, so I asked him, “Can’t you find cherries?” Peter said in a very sure tone, “I’ve got them here,” and he showed me the box of grapes. I answered, “Those aren’t cherries, they’re grapes.” He said, “Is it? No, these are cherries”. I said, “Peter, I promise you those are not cherries…”

Not trying to make fun of my husband even though it’s REALLY funny.

I just want to say that this is my husband. This is just the way he is.

Sweet… but hard to find a word that fits well.

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