Sunday, 8 December 2013
24 hours with out S. She's home now :) Smokey kitten cat is delighted.
The Christmas tree is up. Decorated in Hama bead robots and Mario characters. Cosy movie Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets, talk of how we saw the chamber being opened at the Warner Brothers Studio tour.
We made gingerbread butterflies for Grandma's birthday and Ninjabread men. E decided he wanted to collate his Romans project book and did some fab spontaneous Roman solider colouring in front of the fire.
WallE with breakfast. Roast lunch, park, allotment. Our home is looking beautiful. We have these copper sulfate fir cones which make the fire burn blue. Keeping it sparkling.
We're going to the Science Museum tomorrow. 3D printing
Saturday, 7 December 2013
Panto at the Yvonne Arnaud for 7 was all kinds of awesome, glittering, sparkly and just the right amount of Wow! factor, it's become a fixture, we've even booked for next year.
Several of our friends have tickets booked so I will not be revealing more.
After the panto S went home with G&G for a two night sleepover including a Doll's House exhibition at Farnham Maltings.
TDO, E, O and I enjoyed some TV and a fire. S has set up a fancy trip wire device so that she will know if anyone goes in her bedroom!
This morning we have been choosing a Christmas tree at the nearby Wood Yard, after a very early morning scooter / walk for E and I. News that the brand new slides opened today at Fishers Farm meant TDO and the boys headed over for a look whilst I stayed home and washed the wooden floors for the first time in year (!?) Not the bathroom and kitchen they get a regular licking with the mop but the rest of the house.........
Life without a cleaner is, perhaps paradoxically, so much easier. Time taken to mop floors 25 minutes. Time taken to clear floors so they could actually be mopped? 2 hours!
One of my best unschooling quotes featured on "Just Add Light and Stir" yesterday and if you've clicked the link at the bottom of it and read on about priories before you say I am a major contradiction in my defense it is one year.
Baking cookies and Harry Potter the shape of the afternoon with a few allotment jobs for TDO.
Oh yeah, the new slides. O says they are 60 billion out of 10 and E says they are awesome but the Helter Skelter wobbles when adults go down it :)
Friday, 6 December 2013
177,177 page views on the blog, 8 weeks from it's 3rd anniversary. Of a thousand or so days I think I've missed ten posts. Thanks for reading.
It was back to five under the roof last night, but for one night only as it is S's turn next and she's off for a two night sleepover after the Panto this afternoon.
We rewatched Madagascar last night. A true classic. So many music and movie references. Inspired O's magnet game this morning. I had to add "Move" and we couldn't track it down in magnet mode..E has been asking about "higher mammals."
O is really into writing at the moment. His handwriting is "better" than that of his two older siblings mostly, I guess, because he really enjoys it.