Thursday, December 22, 2011

Superhero Roman

Hi all,

A superhero needs to eat dinner too!

That's all for today!

Roman

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Graduation

Hi all,

Yesterday I graduated! Yep, I graduated from 3 year old kinder. It's been a fun year with my friends and to be honest, if the rest of my school career is going to be like this, I think it's going to be pretty easy.

My teacher got pretty emotional saying goodbye to us all and she asked if she could have a cuddle goodbye from everyone as she gave us our gift. I got to go first (in front of all the kids and mums. She gave me my gift and asked for a hug. I took my book and said, "No!". Mum told me this wasn't my finest moment.

Maybe I'll do better next year!

That's all for now,
Roman

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Hanging out

Hi all,

I don't know why mum took this photo. It's not like I'm doing anything interesting. I'm just hanging out naked in my bedroom with my spiderman sunnies on. Nothing to see here.

That's all for now,
Roman

Monday, December 19, 2011

Gingerbread house

Hi all,

Mum and I made our first ever gingerbread house this year!

I'd like to tell you that we baked all the gingerbread ourselves. But we didn't. We bought it in a box. That's right - a box. All we had to do was stick it together with the icing (also in the box!). Then we put lollies on it (yep - also in the box).


Not a bad first effort.


Mum didn't know the etiquette on when you should start eating your gingerbread house so we've been eating ours already. The roof is not looking so good anymore.

That's all for now,
Roman

Sunday, December 18, 2011

More from mum's phone

Hi All,

Yesterday I told you about how I borrow mum's phone and take photos. I also make some videos as well.

In this one I am practising my miming skills:


video

In this one I am seeing what happens if I sing in front of a fan.


video
That's all for now,
Roman

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Mum's phone

Hi All,

Sometimes I like to "borrow" mum's phone. I then use it to amuse myself. Sometimes I play games or send daddy a text message. But the thing I like the best is to take photos. LOTS of photos. Mum often finds very random photos on her photo. I thought I would share some of her favourites with you.

That's all for now,
Roman

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas

Hi All,

I want to show you a photo of something very special. A photo of me doing something I've never done before. It's very exciting...



Yep! I met Santa. Mum took me on a train ride into the city to dad's work and we met Santa. Very exciting.

Santa has me a bit confused though. I saw him at the stage in Eastland last week. But then we walked into Myer and there was another Santa there. 2 Santas in the same place. Strange. How many more of him are there??

That's all for now,
Roman

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Advent!

Hi All,

It's Christmas time and I'm very excited!



Today mum and I put our Christmas tree up! I was SO happy and also super helpful.

Also today I got my advent present. It's a Star Wars Lego Advent calendar!



Every day I get to open another window and build a little lego thing!



Also I make an excellent elf!



That's all for now,
Roman

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Holiday Fun

Hi All,

We've just been away on family holidays!

We went to Warrnambool. Would you like to know what we did?

We ate, we played at the park and we played at the ocean.

That is all. Which makes our holiday perfect!



I even went on a flying fox. This is pretty big for me because I don't really like scary things. Some slides even scare me. But I was very brave. And do you know what? I loved it. A lot. I went on it a lot of times.

video

Bye for now,
Roman

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Flight Safety

Hi All,

A couple of weeks ago I went on an airplane to visit my Grammy and Papa.

I am a very cautious flyer.

I think air safety is a very serious matter.

I spent the first 30 minutes of each flight (there and back) studying the flight safety information card. I found it quite odd that the other passengers were not so studious. After I had studied the card, I then asked my mum whether I could talk her through it too.



I also felt that it was important to practice the brace position in case of emergency. I asked mum and dad to practice as well, which they did. When the plane was landing I assumed the brace position (can't be too careful). For some reason, mum and dad thought this was hilarious.



Mum, Dad - there is nothing funny about flight safety.

That's all for now,
Roman

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Royal Melbourne Show

Hi All,

Last week I went to the Royal Melbourne Show with my mum and dad!

We got to pet lots of baby animals like goats and sheep and chickens (look how brave my mum is being!!).


We went on the Ferris wheel (look how brave I am being!!).



I even got to buy a showbag. I chose a Ben10 show bag. It had a Ben10 projector watch, a reward chart, 2 bags, a pencil case and a towel. I have my towel hanging up in the bathroom. I love it. Mum says it doesn't match the decor.

I had a lot of fun at the show and I've already asked if we can go again next year!

That's all for now,
Roman

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Weekend

Hi All,

We have had a weekend of fun!

Yesterday we went for a drive in the Dandenongs and we drove past a really cool playground called Montrose Park. I asked mum and dad if we could stop to play and they said yes! It had really fun equipment and I had a great time playing.



Then today we went back to the Dandenongs AGAIN and this time we went to a tulip festival. There were a LOT of tulips.



Good times! How was your weekend?

Bye for now,
Roman

Friday, September 16, 2011

Swimming

Hi All,

I got to swimming lessons every Friday. The last couple of weeks I've improved heaps. I am really good at putting my head under water and I've started dog paddling.

You can watch this video of me if you like:

video
At my lesson today I spent more time under the water than above!

That's all for now,
Roman

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

More Kinder

Hi All,

On Tuesday Mum came to Kinder with me! She was a helper (this means that she vacuums the floor after we have our afternoon tea!)

She took photos of me doing things at Kinder like pretending to be an astronaut, playing trains outside and playing blocks.




I'm off to Kinder again this afternoon. I wonder what adventures I will have!

That's all for now,
Roman

Monday, September 12, 2011

Kinder

Hi All,

I got to Kinder on Tuesdays and Fridays.

My teachers are Mrs Costigan, Mrs Davies and Miss O.

This is me at Kinder:



See how I am very happy? That is because I love Kinder.

I learn lots of things from Kinder. Mostly from the other kids. Like about Ben10. I've never watched Ben10 or have any Ben10 stuff but I I play pretend Ben10 ALL THE TIME. I've told my mum BEN10 is my favourite.

That's all for now,
Roman

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Word Games

Hi All,

I told you the other day that I love reading and that I know lots of words.

Today we played some word games with my new easel.

Mum drew a picture of a body and then wrote all the body parts onto little cards. I had to pick a card, read the word, then stick the card onto the picture in the right spot.

Then Dad drew a cool picture of a city and mum wrote lots of words for me to read and stick on the picture. I made the game even more fun by closing my eyes when I stick the card on the picture.



Lots of fun!

That's all for now,
Roman

Friday, September 9, 2011

Breakfast

Hi All,

I love getting my own breakfast. Mum and dad love it too because they get to stay in bed longer.

This morning when they got out of bed they found that not only had I made my breakfast but I had also made breakfast for sheep, happy teddy and rat. That's just the sharing, caring kind of boy I am.



Yum!

That's all for now,
Roman

Thursday, September 8, 2011

3 in a row

Hi all,

I know. I know.

Crazy, crazy, crazy.

3 posts in 3 days.

Insane.



Today mum and I went to Ikea and we bought this easel for me.

It's pretty cool. I can practice writing my name (like in the picture!) or drawing things.

I like it a lot.

That's all for now,
Roman

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Rabbit Ears

Hi All,

Do you always get dressed the proper way?

I don't.

Sometimes I get dressed the crazy way.

Today I was supposed to be getting dressed in a hurry because we were late. Instead of getting dressed the proper way (which would have been fast and quick), I got dressed the crazy way (which is slow and funny). Sorry mum.

Mum put out my clothes and asked me to get dressed quickly. A couple of minutes later she called out to me, "All dressed?" to which I replied, "Come check out my rabbit ears!!"



She can't have been too mad because she took my photo!

Rabbit ears - way more fun than just putting your jeans on your legs. You should try it.

That's all for now,
Roman.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Been a long time

Hi All,

Yep - it's been a long time. Sorry about that. Sometimes I run out of things to write and think you might get bored of reading about the mundane things that I do.


Anyway, I'll give you an update on my life.
  • I am 4
  • I go to Kinder for 4.5 hours a week
  • I wake up between 7 and7:45 and go to bed at about 7:30
  • I have a nap during the day once or twice during the week
  • I haven't watched TV or played iPad or computer on a weekday for about 3 months
  • I am enjoying swimming lessons. I can use a noodle or board to kick and swim across the pool. I can jump in from the edge and I can put my head under water
  • I like playing lego and glowsticks and doing concerts
  • My FAVOURITE thing is playing roughhouse with daddy
  • I love going into the city to have lunch or dinner with my mum and dad
  • I can read really well. I can read hundreds of words and I LOVE reading stories. Last night I read Green Eggs and Ham to mum and dad and I only needed help with a couple of words.
  • I don't really like bed time. It makes me sad that I have to go to bed.
That's all I can think of for now.

I'll try to write more soon!
Bye for now,
Roman

Saturday, August 6, 2011

My 4th Birthday Party

Hi All,

Today I had my birthday party!!

Lots of my favourite people came to visit and celebrate with me.



The party had a circus theme and although I was disappointed that there were no elephants we did have popcorn and hot dogs and sparklers and icecream and balloon animals!

And just in case you want to see photos of me (and why wouldn't you??), here you go:



So much fun!!

That's all for now,
Roman

Thursday, August 4, 2011

My Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi Everyone,

Today I turned 4!

I will never be 3 again. Ever.



I have been so excited about my birthday. I woke up this morning and mum and dad sang happy birthday to me. I got kisses and cuddles. I was very happy because I was 4. I was so excited that I forgot about my presents! Mum and dad had to ask me if I wanted them (I said yes).

I got so many wonderful presents! I got to open presents from mum and dad, Grandma and Grandad and Grammy and Papa. I got Lego and a lego head sort and store thing, games and books and puzzles and zoobs.

Mum asked me the other day what I would like to do for my birthday - she said we could go to the zoo or ten pin bowling or the movies or scienceworks or mini golf or whatever I wanted. I picked minigolf! So we played minigolf and then we went on the train to see daddy and have lunch.

I've spent the rest of the day playing with my new things. I love my new things and I love being 4.

That's all for now,
Roman

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Cars

Hi All,

I like learning new things and lately I've been learning to identify the different cars types by recognising their symbols.

I know the symbols for:
Mazda
Mitsubishi
Toyota
Ford
Holden
Peugot
Suzuki
Lexus
BMW
VW
Nissan
Mercedes Benz
Audi
Jeep (although this one is easy because it just says Jeep)
Honda
Hyundai

So when we are driving around in our car, or walking past cars or passing a car dealership I yell out every car symbol that I see. I have establised that I see a lot of Holdens but not many Lexuses or Lexus' or Lexi (whatever the plural of Lexus is).

Also, very importantly, it is my birthday this week. Do not forget.


That is all,
Roman

Friday, July 22, 2011

Imagination TV

Hi All,

Do you remember how I told you that mum and dad only let me watch tv on the weekend? Well today I made my mum sit in front of the tv (while it was turned off) for about an hour and I made up the shows that we could have been watching. I made up an episode of Octonauts and told her everything that was happening with Dashi, Kwazii and Captain Barnacles. When that was finished the news was on (just pretend remember!) but we didn't want to watch that so I decided we would "watch" Play School. I told mum that Jay and Justine were on today. Jay was building houses with blocks.

I suppose that this "no tv watching" fiasco has probably helped with my imagination skills.




This is a photo of me and my mum. I mean, mum and I. We went on the train last night to meet my daddy and have dinner in the city. I love it when we do that. I love hearing the announcements on the train. I love repeating them. Again and again. Loudly.

That's all for now,
Roman

Monday, July 18, 2011

My family

Hi All,

On the weekend we went to St Kilda. We had a play in the park before eating yummy greek food.

I took this photo of my mum and dad:


And then dad took this photo of all of us:


We had a very happy day!

That's all for now,
Roman

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Noodles

Hi All,

Tonight we went out for dinner.

We had some noodles.

I love noodles!!

They taste even better when you eat them with chopsticks.




Delicious!

That's all for now,
Roman

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Lovely things

Hi All,

Do you remember that I told you I love being naked? I have found one drawback - sometimes it gets cold. But I have found a solution... I have found that if I lie down in front of my chest of drawers beside my bed the central heating vent blows right on me.



Mum found me there, laying naked. She asked me why I was laying there and I told her, "Warm air!" She covered me with a blanket and I chilled out for ages reading a manual and talking with dog.

One of my favourite things to do at the moment is play with shredded paper. You would be amazed at all the different things you can do with it. I build machines with my dad's saxophone stands and then put shredded paper into all the little holes. It is a lot of fun and I'm pretty sure my mum really enjoys picking up all the bits of shredded paper I leave laying around the house.



Today I went on a special outing with my mum and my special friend Phoebe. We went to a magical place called Burch & Purchese Sweet Studio. It had lots of delicious treats.



I picked a passionfruit meringue as my treat and it was delicious.

That's all for now,
Roman

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Correction

Hi All,

It has come to my attention that I made an error in yesterday's blog post.

I said that I was a 4 year old when in fact I am only 3.

This seems like a strange error for me to make and I apologise unreservedly for it. Why would I say I am 4 when I am only 3? Strange. Also a terrible mistake to make as this would mean that I have missed my 4th birthday and the associated presents. That would not be good.

I love the idea of presents at the moment. Mum and I went shopping the other day and I asked mum whether she could take me to Target. She said there wasn't one at that shopping centre but there was Kmart and Big W. I said Big W would be OK. Mum asked me why I wanted to go and I told her that I wanted to show her all the things I wanted for my birthday. So mum took me to Big W and I pointed out anything and everything that looked remotely like a toy and told her that I wanted it for my birthday. I hope she was taking mental notes because she certainly wasn't writing anything down.

So again, I apologise for saying I was 4 when I am in fact 3. You will certainly know when I am 4 because I will tell you all about it (and about the many presents that I will receive).

That's all for now,
Roman

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Terrible news

Hi All,

I have some terrible news. It happened a couple of weeks ago but it's taken me this long to be able to tell you about it. It is truly shocking so please be prepared (you may even want to make sure you are sitting down).

Mum and Dad announced to me a couple of weeks ago that I would only be able to watch the tv, or use the computer and ipad on the weekend. Shocking, I know. Unbelievable, actually. Crazy.

They said that because I would rather do those things than do kid things like play and read and create we needed to rebalance and the best way to do that was go cold turkey. I know that you are thinking that my parents are incredibly mean and totally unfair. To be honest, I agree. What is better than hopping in a basket and watching playschool?



I don't know...

So I've had to start making my own fun:
  • Like taking all my teddies, getting my cd player and rockin' out to music
  • Building cities out of my craft things
  • Playing lots of board games
  • Looking at mum's masterchef magazines
  • Having quiet time doing puzzle books and activity books
  • Helping mum do the cooking
I know what you're thinking - what kind of life is that for a 4 year old? I think for the moment I'm going to have to humour mum and dad (although my favourite question at the moment is, "Is it the weekend?"). The funny thing is often I get to the weekend and I have so much fun that I forget to ask to watch the tv and play on the ipad. I'm really going to have to work on that.

If you see my mum and dad, please could you tell them they are being unreasonable? Thank you in advance.

That's all for now,
Roman

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sunday afternoon

Hi all,

What do you do on a Sunday afternoon?

Well, today mum and I made a city with craft things.



We made bridges and tunnels, ponds and electricity poles, parks, swings, roads and stop signs. Lots of good stuff.

I really don't have anything amusing to say about this because there is nothing funny about building a city. City planners must be dull folk.

That's all for now,
Roman

Saturday, June 18, 2011

My Friend

Hi All,

Today I got a visit from a long lost friend.

I haven't seen her for a long time and I have missed her.



This is me and Phoebe! Phoebe is very patient with me. She lets me show her lots of things that are very important to me but probably very boring to her.

I would also like to tell you something about me that you may not know.

I love, love, love board games.

I've got monopoly, trivial pursuit, balderdash, cranium plus other games that don't have boards but are still very good like pass the pigs, dominoes and uno. I love them. I could play them all day long. If you come to my house I'll probably ask you to play one with me.


That's all for now,
Roman

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sorry

Hi All,

Sorry.


It has come to my attention that I have been missed.

That some of my lovely friends out there have missed hearing about my life.

I am sorry.

I am glad to know that your life is enriched by my life. I am glad that you miss me. That makes me feel special.

I will tell you a story so that you won't miss me any more. It goes like this.

I was jumping on the trampoline the other day. Jumping, jumping. When I did a jump that did not quite work properly. I started crying very hard. Mum and dad asked me what happened. I was too upset to tell them.

Mum: Did you hurt your head?
Me: No
Dad: Did you land funny on your hands?
Me: No
Mum: Did you land funny on your legs?
Me: Yes

Later, however mum questioned me some more. That is when I demonstrated on the bed the action that had hurt me on the trampoline. Mum laughed and told me I had done "the splits". Mum then informed me that I had actually hurt my groin. I did not know that I had a groin but it turns out I do and that I can hurt it by landing on the trampoline doing the splits. Ouch.

That is all for now but I will try and write again soon so you don't miss me too much.
Roman

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Away

Hi All,

My family went away for a quick holiday this week to Metung.

We ate lots of good food, went for lots of drives and even went on a boat trip.



I got to be the captain on the boat. We also saw kangaroos and goats on the islands but even more exciting than that was that we saw dolphins in the water. Lots and lots of dolphins. Fast ones, slow ones, big ones, baby ones. Probably 30 of them. Very exciting.



I have learnt some important lessons in the last week. I will share them with you:
  • You should not pour a jug of water down the heating vent. Your mummy will not be happy
  • I do not like change. If something gets moved in our house it upsets my equilibrium. Couches should stay in the same spot. Forever.
  • My mummy can be very resourceful. We forgot to take one of my teddies on holidays and this made me have a bad sleep. So the next night my mummy made me a new teddy by getting a pillowcase, stuffing it with daddy's tshirt, putting a hair elastic around it and calling it Bugsy. Worked like a charm.
That's all for now,
Roman

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day

Hi All,

On Friday we had Mother's Day at Kinder. A special day when all the kids got to bring their mum to Kinder. We had made presents, had prepared a song, made afternoon tea. Very special. But my mum didn't come. Nope. She had conjunctivitis. Going to Kinder with conjunctivitis is not allowed. So you may think that I was very sad about this. But I wasn't. Do you know why? Because my Grandma came along instead!!



That's right! Grandma and Grandad came and stayed with us this week so I got to take my Grandma to Kinder with me. She was very well behaved.


I have had a lot of fun this week with Grandma and Grandad. But enough about them because today is Mother's Day!



I love my mum.

That's all for now,
Roman