Apollo Pootle 5…

Giving Daddy a makeover…
“Oh man, you look on fire!”

“I can’t believe the first spaceship was on my birthday!”
– Daddy confirmed it was “the first rocket to the moon” (Apollo 11)

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To Daddy…
“Do you want to come to my makeover? You can come to it whenever you like. It is your house.”

“Peter Pan’s handsome!”

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– age 5 years 1 month 1 week 3 days


Love and the spoon…


“Love is kissing and hugs.”

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Re her cereal…
“There is no spoon.”

there is no spoon

– age 5 years 1 month 1 week 2 days



On the Hannah Montana Wii game…
“It is fun, but you do get sweaty.”

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“Was that one ‘Gangnam Style’?”
– as a car went past with music playing

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Daddy: “Do you know what I did with my coffee?”
Talise: “Did you make a coffee sandwich?”
– I actually forgot to add water to my flask!

She loves to watch the tractor cutting the grass on the field by the park.

The other day, when we were ‘sorting through’ her creative things, she said…
“I want to put my rubbers in order.”

“Look what I can do! I can do this, look!”
– various ‘tricks’ on her Hello Kitty scooter, including stopping the back wheel by putting her foot on the mudguard

“If you want to do that, you have to have very good balance.”

merliah summers surfing

“They shouldn’t adore her and love her – coz she’s wicked! And I don’t like wicked people.”

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“I like the smell of your coffee!”

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– age 5 years 1 month 1 week 1 day

Wheels, windows and wishes…


“I feel tiny sometimes.”
– after ‘Tikkabilla’ size comparison song

“A dream is a wish your heart makes.”

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“I’ve got wheels and feet – so I can push really fast! And you only got feet!”
– her reasoning for always beating Daddy to the park on her scooter


On the ‘Tikkabilla’ house…
“They have no doors, do they? Just windows.”

– age 5 years 1 month 1 week

Hawaiian Toca and the Holey Leaf…


“I like being told off – I know I shouldn’t like it!”

Attempting to get Daddy’s attention…
“Can you stop writing on your phone?”


Playing ‘Toca Tailor’ on her iPod…
Daddy: “She looks like a Hawaiian bride.”
Talise: “She’s not – she’s a Hagley bride.”


… and here’s the groom:


Daddy: “You look so pretty.”
Talise: “Do you want to marry me?”

In the grounds of Bantock House...
“Look at this leaf! It’s got holes…”
– tosses it down

– age 5 years 1 month 5 days

Stinky cool…


When Mummy said she was off to look for birthday presents for Daddy at the carboot…
“Mummy’s looking for me too, Daddy, okay? So don’t be too excited.”

On her scooter in her ‘fashion girl’ outfit…
“Look at me, I’m cool.”

scooter fashion girl by jo_17aug13

Talise: “You’re… nice!”
Daddy: “Were you gonna say ‘not cool’?”
Talise: “Yeah… You’re stinky cool!”

Attempting to draw a princess…
“This looks stupid! Actually it doesn’t.”


Daddy: “Oh, I’ve dripped.”
Mummy: “Daddy, do you not know how to eat a lolly?”
Talise: “He does… really… coz he’s a man!”


Last night she dreamed she was…
“the Queen of Chilly Kids!”

Shouting to Daddy in the kitchen, while watching ‘Tikkabilla’
“Daddy, blue and yellow makes green!”

– age 5 years 1 month 3 days

Buzz Montana Minions…


Her big soft Buzz Lightyear…
“He only wants to sit on your head!”

soft buzz lightyear

“Fashion girls do have boots… and don’t pick their nose.”

To Mummy re Hannah Montana bags…
“Please can I have all of them! Coz I had a dream about having lots of Hannah Montana things.”

“Fashion girls are very fashion… and when I grow up, I wanna be a pop star, princess and fashion girl.”

“I am a funny Talise!”


“When I grow up, I want to be her.”

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Colouring at the library…
“What colour is an owl’s nose?”
– the librarian said she thought it was pink.

“I so want to go to a Hannah Montana concert… I so do! I really do!”

“Roads never stop, do they, Mummy?”
– making a drinking straw road.


Watching ‘Despicable Me’

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“I wish I was a secret spy.”

… & …

“That’s what Mummy drinks… but she doesn’t explode.”

despicable me pop

– age 5 years 1 month

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