Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Perth Oct 2012: Whale watching

Mother and calf whale spotted!

Of the entire trip, I enjoyed the Whale-watching most. This was my first time on a chartered boat to look for whales and we were lucky it was a good day with perfect weather and lots of whale sightings.

Adam was enthusiastic about it and he told me he saw whales too. I asked them whether they were huge or tiny, he said they were small. His reason? Because they were far away and appeared small haha.

We spotted mother and calf humpbacks and they were very friendly and did not mind us at all.
One of them even swam right next to our boat and was quite an experience!

Did you know? A calf stays with its Mummy whale for 1.5 years and the Mummy whale breastfeeds her calf for 1 full year.

Perth Oct 2012: Leeuwin vineyard and Chocolate factory

Took a drive down to Leeuwin estate for vineyard tour and have a lovely lunch with wine and good food.

Chocolate Factory at Margaret River

Free chocolate tasting

Perth October 2012: Farmstay

We stayed at Sunflowers Farm for this entire trip. There was no wifi, no internet.
It was a great place to rest your tired mind and be away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Thw owner of the farm, Debbie, was a great host. Thumbs up for the hospitality and being so accomodating to us.

Lily and Chilli are the resident Border Collies on the farm. Adam got chummy with them until....

Chilli decided to jump on him and plant him a kiss! Scared the crap out of Adam. Hah!

Despite not travelling for close to a year, Adam is still very well-behaved on the flight. He either slept or watched the in-flight cartoons and I am most proud of him.

From this trip, I learned a lot more about my son. I now know that he is fearless and lives his life to the max. Whether it is going on a pony ride solo for the first time, or feeding horses and alpacas taller than him, or going on a boat whale-watching, this boy is just a little dynamite of energy.

To Adam, nothing is done in half measures.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Some stuff Adam has been up to.

We're back from Perth and all the laundry is just horrendous!
We stayed on a farm with no internet, no wifi, nothing! Adam enjoyed himself loads going on pony rides and bottle-feeding the baby lambs.
We even went whale-watching with the kids and spotted several hump-backs.

Will get to work on those photos. Soon. Promise.

By the way, here's what Adam has been doing at home with my "home-schooling" material.
Concept of time: Adam made a clock in school and I proudly pinned it up on his bedroom wall. He knows the concept of time, like Mornings are for going to school, Evenings are time with Mummy, Daddy & Ah-ma etc.
I point to him the number on the hour-hand and tell him now it is 9 O'Clock at night, time to read a book then go to bed.

Workbook time: he can draw lines to match objects / animals.

Problem solving skills: He can also do simple maze puzzles.

He's getting better at the Maze puzzles. I printed them free from Google Images so he can do them over and over.