We’ve been badly in need of a day at home all together, for a while. We haven’t had a full weekend at home since July and we are going out tomorrow too, so its not going to happen in the next 3 weeks! So we made the most of today.
I got a lie in, something that hasn’t happened for a while. 😆 if you can call it a lie in when it starts at 10am and goes on for an hour. Still, i felt better for it. Then Max took 3 of the girls for a walk to Sainsburys and Maddy and i stayed home together for a bit of bonding time. This manifested itself in finishing off her Maths book, 8 pages or so, which she sailed through. Its a reception book, so essentially just stuff she “ought” to be able to do – and she can. We’ve got the next one too and she’s keen to start it, its great to see her enjoying maths and numbers. With the Egypt day yesterday she’s had a good couple of days.
They all spent lots of time in the garden, Max cutting back the Deadly Nightshade *shriek* that was berrying nicely 🙄 and the girls playing with the rabbits and tomato picking. We’ve had an excellent tomato crop. mysteriously we have a brood of something tadpole-ish in the paddling pool – not sure what they are larvae of some sort anyway, with a curious sidewinder-like swim. They seem to have slightly hairy bodies and a square-ish head. Fascinating. Fran has alos put her postcard collection together for her Brownie badge – just need to help her work on her bits that she needs to talk about ready for testing in the week. Then she’ll have her first badge.
Did a bit of de-cluttering and washing sorting in the afternoon, then later we made Turkish Delight. Thanks to Sarah for her testing out session that saved us the bother 😀
While the sugar was simmering, i got the girls to draw me a picture of Digory and Uncle Andrew, as they imagined them in the study. Very impressed with both pictures, particularly Fran’s. Her drawing has come on a lot – she’d got a door, set back in the picture and was really pleased with herself for achieving the effect. She’d also thought to do the picture of the mad godmother on the wall. Maddy’s had the detail i’ve come to expect from her. Then i asked them to imagine the world the children had gone to and draw that. Maddy said she couldn’t because she can’t draw from her imagination and Fran drew a load of planets round the sun. i think i got what i deserved there 😆
Finished off with The Wood Between the Worlds from TMN, which captured both their imaginations. Loving reading these too them and its great to be doing it because they asked for them, rather than me choosing a book.
Amelie is exhausted, Josie has been resolutely kept up all day as we’ve got no bed for her tonight and she’s going to have to be suitably exhausted! The crib is down, sob, but there are bits missing from the cot so its not up yet 🙄