Saturday, August 13, 2011

Loving Lego

Now it is no surprise to anyone that in our crazy family we ALL love lego. You can imagine I was pretty excited today when dad and I decided to catch the train in to the city to meet Milli and mum after ice skating to do something special together. Milli didn't know it, but dad had bought us tickets to go and see Art of the Brick at Fed Square. I didn't know what to expect other than it was all about lego and that had to be a great thing.

First stop when we got to the exhibition was the shop but do you think that we were allowed to buy anything? Of course not! Instead of complaining, we went upstairs to see the lego. I guess thought it would be just normal things built with lego, you know, like buildings and stuff. I really didn't expect it to be sculptures of people but it was and it was pretty cool.

I loved the sculpture of the guy who ripped his chest open so is insides could pour out!

Naturally Milla preferred the peace sign!

We both loved the skulls!

The best part was going upstairs and building our own lego. We had a great time at the Art of the Brick that I want to do more lego building. I wonder if I can be a lego artist when I grow up?

Love AJ Pickle

Friday, August 05, 2011

Learning and Remembering

A long time ago, during World War 1, there was a battle that was 'one of the worst 24 hours in Australia's entire history' that took place in France.  It was called the Battle of Fromelles.  My great great great uncle Tom Sheridan (I think that is the right number of 'greats') was a soldier that fought and died in that battle and his body was buried in a mass grave in Fromelles.  Well not too long ago, the grave was discovered and some bodies were recovered so that they could be identified using DNA.  
Well Uncle Tom was one of the bodies identified so today, instead of going to school we went to a special memorial service that was held at the Cobbers Sculpture near the Shrine of Remembrance.  

Service by the Cobbers

Heaps of our extended family were there...  
Our Family Remembers

There was a brass band playing...
And the band played

 We placed a poppy (with Nanny and Poppy) for Uncle Tom and all the other cobbers...
Placing a Poppy

I tried to hide from mum and her camera but she managed to find me anyway, can you see our reflection in the tuba?
Upside Down Portraits

Most importantly we learnt more about World War 1 and remembered all of the people who gave their lives so that we could be free.
Love AJ Pickle