Another pleasant day
We have a certain amount of non-violent lurgy (i give you fair warning Northerners – turn us away now if you don’t want us!) which has had me and a couple of girlies on calpol but it doesn’t seem to be having any other effect really. It didn’t spoil the day anyway.
You guessed it, we did more Hama towards our Africa display. Maddy stuck with a theme she liked (flowers!!!) Fran was “in charge of ostrichs” and also did a couple of bees which were probably her first ever effort at a square board you-have-to-count-and-concentrate pattern. She did them all on her own too. I was instructed to do trees but diversified and made a few (African???) dragonflies! lol! They look lovely done with glittery beads….
Here is Maddy’s house from last night.
I loved the stairs (and all the people in a row!)
And here is our avocado I’ve done it so you can see the root and stem length better than the leaves, but its lovely and healthy!
We shall have to do the other stones we have.
Max has just taken the girls out for a bit so i am pottering and houseworking. In a bit, when they get back i am going to read a couple of AO stories to them and then get them to do a bit of reading if they will. Fran did do a wordsearch today but Hama has definitely taken over from workbooks!!!! lol!
Oh yes, worth a mention for sheer loveliness was that when i woke up properly this morning they were all sat by my bed playing pop up dragon together – bless! And Fran helped Ammi do a set of 9 piece life cycle jigsaws and was really patient with her.
Edit: Ended the day with a chunk of Beauty and the Beast in story form from the Blue Fairy Book (lovely although Fran made me laugh by asking “Is this the Disney one or the cheap one?”) and then The Brave Three Hundred and How Caligula Conquered Britain. Now that was a weird story… i shall have to read it again and try and make sense of it!!!! lol!!! I’ve been vaguely writing up the sort of things we are getting through in a week and what else we have in the house that it ties in with. Maddy listened in to everything we read tonight but i thought a record of what had worked once might be useful in case its ground she would enjoy going over again in a year or two.