E's class takes turns doing Show and Tell. This week it was his turn. He had made a poster of the things he remembered that we did in Barcelona. He took that to school with some photos for his Show and Tell. We had gone through the poster and photos with him and helped him remember what to say but we weren't sure how it would go. Apparently it went very well. His teachers were very impressed and he talked for about 15 minutes! They loved his poster and photos so they put them up in the hallway.
It's hard to see, but from left to right starting at the top, the topics are: modes of transportation (subway, train, airplane, taxi), the beach, food (octopus, calamari, fish), playgrounds, Montserrat (with cable car), churches, ice cream and popsicles, the zoo.
Dave showed me this video the other day of cats who are afraid of cucumbers. I don't know why they are so terrified, but it is very funny.
We got this new wreath at Home Sense the other day. I don't know where I will put it but we will start getting our decorations out this weekend so it will soon have a home.
We finally finished our photo wall after living here for over a year. We are happy with it but we will try to change up the photos every once in awhile.
The poster is a map of El Born, "our" neighbourhood in Barcelona.
Next month E's class is going skating. He has never gone skating but he has skied so hopefully he can figure this out. Another mom at work whose kids are older had an old pair of skates that she gave me which was so great. We do need to get him a helmet. I wondered if we could just get him a ski helmet that he will use all winter and if that would be acceptable for ice skating. I found this helmet website that I thought I would share. It gives a good chart of what type of helmet is appropriate for every activity. Then it has the safety standards that you can cross reference with ones on sale.
And one more thing, I saw a new holiday drinking game. Pour yourself a drink before you start wrapping presents, then take a drink every time you lose the tape or scissors. I was wrapping some gifts this week and I could see how this game could get risky. I couldn't believe the amount of times I lost those things. Try it sometime.