Wail…. i can’t remember yesterday!
Oh i HATE it when this happens – i know perfectly well we had a nice and productive day and its completely escaping me! lol! *thinks very hard*
Oh – well i got a lie in, which is always a bonus, and the kids played absolutely beautifully together the whole time. its really strange the way this has suddenly come together, although i do think its very related to the less tv thing. Maybe its their ages too? Either way, its cinderella, peter pan, wizard of oz, mummys and babies etc etc from morning to night. Scruff really joins in – she really has no concept of being smaller than them, she just IS a big girl! The dollies are SO popular now – bless!
Moo went to nursery with less fuss (although everything was poorly, neck, toes, ears, eyes, you name it) but seemed fine at 3pm again. Pud and i did some times tables and the mirror addition – ie 1×2 is 2 but 1+2 is 3 – weirdly she seems to get on better with tables! Her addtion was fab last year but she seems to hate working things out and just guesses wildly – funny girl – i know perfectly well she can do it though cos if she wants to show off she can! lol! We also practised the spellings she picked out to do and worked on sounding out. I really didn’t learn by sounding out and i don’t think Pud likes it either but althoguh i was a much better reader much earlier i always had real trouble with new words and had extremely strange versions of them in my head! I’d like to at least work on improving that for Pud. We also did a couple more Usborne Bible stories, Noahs Ark and Abraham and Sarah – i shall have to poke Sarah and see if she knows any sites with good back up activities for these. I loved bible study at my PNEU – i am sure its why i still really loved RE by A level even thoguh i was not actually religious in any day to day fashion. it was presented really well – i shall have to look up some CM stuff as well.
Then my cousin brought her little boy round (he is 1 today – happy birthday peeps!) and they all played.
Oh yes – in the evening me and pud had tea out and a bridesmaid shoe buying session – very girly! See i remembered in the end! lol!
Today we were out all day – a friends first thing including lunch time school run where for the first time i really noticed getting weird “thats a big child you have there NOT IN SCHOOL!!!!” looks! Very odd! The we went on to our friday fortnightly HE group – they really really love it there. Today they all helped make the Christmas cake for the Christmas party. We will be away for the halloween one at Auntie Annes wedding, which is a shame but hey :~)
Tonight we all sat around with a big vat of beads and lace and made necklaces – Moo made a really beautiful one to match her fairy dress in her two favourite colours – pink and blue. She was SO proud of it – i shall have to see if i can get a photo of her in it tomorrow although we do have a birthday to attend. She is really coming on just now- its definitely a feature of Moo that if she NEEDS to she will go up a step in speech and she has – clearly going to nursery has pushed her into needing a new level of communication. She is expressing herself quite differently – on the way home yesterday she was able to list quite clearly what she does and doesn’t like about nursery in terms of the activities – its not that she didn’t have the ability before, its more like the ability wasn’t required. I guess if mummy can understand then you don’t need to find these things. Suddenly she has foods and colours she likes – she is leaving baby behind very fast… weird – but good.