Tuesday, September 25, 2012

From The Other Side...

Today's post comes to you (mostly) courtesy of TP's photo journalling :D She's a bit keen with her camera too, and as I was off-loading her pictures tonight I couldn't wait to share the way she has captured our home-life and the busyness on one particular school day... enjoy!


This one in particular made me happy - it was the first push and his very first success at riding his bike.

Once Upon a School Day

Slides = potato (had to make that thinner), moss and grass

Love this!

Minnie now cooks lunch on a Wednesday, as DD has gym in the evening 5-8pm which kind of messes up teatime rather! Anyway, this way she gets to practice her cooking and he gets a hot meal :D This day her offering was a particular success! As I remember it was Seasame Stir-fry Chicken.

Then she sussed out how to do party tricks with her camera!!

and these were today ~ making plasticine monsters :D I've had these 'limbs' since I was a child!

And a few from me to finish off...

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At one time I never thought I'd see this boy study like this!

He was telling me the buggy was "broke" ~ which it wasn't. But I did a bit of pretend DIY and...

That made him happy :D

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I'm really glad TP took these ~ it gives me a chance to see how HE looks in the eyes of one of my children at least :D! I hope she'll take more another day too.

2 Weeks In

Two weeks down and all's going well so far :D 

I'm SO pleased with the way All About Spelling is working with the younger three.

My biggest challenge each day is trying to make sure Chip has plenty to do ~ and he's not too keen on having no-one to play with when we are all busy working :( I try to include him in whatever we are doing, but he is pretty single minded and doesn't want his own version of whatever ~ he wants MINE! So we survive most morning with a backdrop of intermittent screaming ~ sigh!

I bought some 'Tangles' to help out with the fiddle factor during 'listening time' ~ mainly intended for Stitch & Taz, but they've been a hit with everyone :D


 I bought a jumbo-sized textured one for Chip, which he loved at first, but of course he doesn't want that now...


Bugs has been working hard on getting his portfolio organised. I think he is about 90% done, so now to order prints and a presentation album ~ and make aNOTHER phone-call to the college to try to get his entrance test and interview sorted. I must say I won't be sorry when it's all settled and we both know what's happening for him next year. But at the same time I need to start making enquiries for Taz because he is not so far away from all this now too!

In other news, my nan turned 87 last Tuesday. She came over for tea. The girls and I baked a cake, but then they went out and left me to finish off the decorating!



And then, overnight the weather changed


And I fear we've seen the last of summer :( ~ I'm so not ready to wave it goodbye just yet!

Heather Study

It's been so cold here the children have been wearing their snuggle suits ~ with clothes under ~ ALL DAY! 

snuggly boys

And that about 'wraps-up' the week :D

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Baby Boasting!

Little man like to watch videos of himself ...


and over

and over


The bigger kids like to play BANG ~ almost as much!