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Mum Made Us Write

Mom Made Us Write This Book Cover
Mom Made Us Write This Book Cover

Mom Made Us Write This In The Summer (Max and Maggie Journal) by Ali Maier was a really enjoyable read for the boys and me.

It has been a while since we last read a Diary Entry type of storybook. The  last one which we read being  the Diary of a Whimpy Kid: Hard Luck.

This book was more interesting as it portrays  two different characters, Maggie and Max and their style of writing.

The boys and me enjoyed reading the journal entries and there were distinct differences between a boy and a girl’s way of writing.  We loved looking at the pictures that they accompanied each journal entry.

The drawings were very hilarious and really gave a better insight to what Maggie and Max were trying to convey through their journal entries.

My thoughts

Doggie boy's attempt at writing a journal entry
Doggie boy’s attempt at writing a journal entry

I found the journal exercise really interesting and tried it out with the boys during the current end of year vacations.

Monkey boy's journal entry
Monkey boy’s journal entry

So far they have done 3 journal entries and we are attempting to do a minimum of 6 entries during this 6 week long end of year vacations.

I found this an excellent way to get the boys interested in writing and it certainly made it more fun for them to express themselves in both pictorial and words.

Do get a copy of Mom Made Us Write This In The Summer (Max and Maggie Journal) by Ali Maier if you are looking at a fun read for the kids this holidays.

 

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Happy 8th Birthday Doggie Boy

Oreo Chocolate Cheesecake
Oreo Chocolate Cheesecake

Last weekend my little boy turned 8 yrs old. Time has really  flew pass. Now at 8 yrs old he is able to do quite a lot for himself independently.

Monkey boy and Doggie boy
Monkey boy and Doggie boy

This year his attempted to bake his own birthday cake with my help. Doggie boy loves eating  Oreo cheesecakes and we decided that we would bake a  Oreo Chocolate cheesecake together.

Doggie boy having fun at the playground
Doggie boy having fun at the playground

After eating his Oreo Chocolate Cheesecake for breakfast we headed for the playground for some fun  with his siblings.

Having his birthday lunch at a restaurant.
Having his birthday lunch at a restaurant.

The kids were famish after their morning play and I brought them out for lunch at Streets cafe. They were happily drawing in their notebooks while waiting for the food to be served.

After lunch it was off to the pool again for more fun play at the wave pool and water slides.

How do your kids celebrate their birthdays?

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