I love Kirsty for that phrase 😆
Let’s see. I’m not going to remember it all but it hasn’t been a mostly earth shattering fortnight so it won’t matter.
We had a bimbly weekend followed by a Monday with Zoe and her girls where we made a celtic game from Fimo (learning a caning technique – NOT beating the children!) They also did a science experiment with fizzy water and raisins and explored why the raisins danced. Fran took Skye with her to dancing and she liked it so we’ve now got a complicated child manoeuvring plan to get them both there while accommodating the others. Zoe took photos of the day so i shall snaffle some.
Can’t remember the Tuesday… errrr…. oh yes, i had a meeting and Max took the girls to Gymmies and then we swapped about and did ordinary stuff.
Wednesday we had Latin and the kids all enjoyed chemistry experiments on using properties to decide what chemical they had. Could probably use that to try out flow charts…. Also did craft and then socialising. The back for gym for all 4. Big 3 all practising for competitions next weekend. Fran now competently doing round off flics without a guarding coach and Maddy and Amelie both have routines.
Thursday i can’t remember either but think it was a work day and then the girls went to Brownies without me so i stayed with Josie. And Friday has slipped my mind entirely. That isn’t good. i think though, knowing we had lots on this week, we mostly worked. Lots of music practise all week though; Fran is having a hard time with a new bowing technique but Amelie is suddenly revelling in violin and coming on quickly. She is practising on her own, without prompting, for anything up to 40 minutes a day.
Fran has been conquering Equations and is doing very well. I’m rather pleased to have several maths tutor friends who let me check ahead of time that i am not making errors in how i explain things. Love networked HE mums! Maddy is gradually regaining her spelling confidence and is writing short stories and enjoying various GP books. And reading Harry Potter 1, which is impressing me! Fran read Lizzie’s Wish and Workhouse Girl in a day i think and has been deep in learning about the Victorians. I was getting Charles Dickens facts all day today and trying to remember the plot to various orphan related books! Amelie has been reading through a pile of medium strength readers and is happily doing column addition with carrying into the hundreds. She keeps asking for more! Might send her to live with Alison.
We’ve been talking about lots of stuff and have implemented a tick list strategy for the older two to keep them busy and focused and in control of their own learning when there is nothing else afloat.
We spent the weekend, after KYT Drama (musical theatre weekend, F came home singing songs i learned as a drama-y teen!) with a huge bunch of friends at Chloe’s birthday party. Despite journey from hell (A1 was shut) we had a fabulous time and really enjoyed the swimming and the company. I do love my friends. Thank you thank you thank you!
Monday we spent with Zoe and co again and had a lovely social time. Was thrilled that Josie allowed me to leave her there while i popped off for an appointment. She has come on masses recently. (Oh yes, Josie and i are doing lots of reading and word building at the moment.) Then we hopped it back for dancing and Josie tried out a big girls ballet class that i can’t sit in on – and loved it. She is so excited about going back!
Today (Tuesday) was a hard work morning with all the normals fitted in, followed by some extra gym for the bigs while Josie did Gymmies. Max was off learning to ride a motorbike so i took the rest out for lunch, which was lovely. Fran very thrilled to have tried out some new and rather tricky moves with the coach who was modifying her routine for her. She is doing so well. I can’t believe she has only been doing gym for 18 months. She’s at least as able as several who have been there 4 years 🙂
And tomorrow we are off to the O2 to see the World Artistic Gymnastics. So excited that i can’t sleep!!!