I have been meaning to blog since saturday, and if I don’t, it will all run away from me! it is already no good, as i have forgotten all those little bits of loveliness! well, not all, SB and i had a lovely bedtime story snuggle together, with a chat about life and the meaning of everything and also a ticklefest sometimes as she is getting so grown up it is lovely to have her as a child, even if such a short time. DId i blog that she looked so grown up and assured in her smart clothes for judo grading last sat? Tho once I had said this, she then went into silly mode and we had a giggle at lots of pose striking – including duck-laying-egg!! SHe is adorable Currently we are reading Blood Feud by rosemary sutcliffe – my book from childhood. I love the tactileness of books, and was quite put back when SB announced she would quite like a kindle for christmas birthday! I think i have loved sharing friends with her [my childhood books] and find it hard to believe the kindle would be the same! I ahve also had lovely moments with BB cuddling as we watched human planet, sitting on my lap playing with SB’s chocolate game, being part of her whirling ninja or astronaut etc sketches,watching her snuggling under the duvet with big on the sofa as they watched jurassic park together. so often big and bb just dont mix, so it is often a bit of a stressy juggle when she stays over on that front [tho fab for SB], so it was partic lovely to see them being happy and giggly together. I think it is that 3 people spells trouble problem, as SB was out at judo or guides at these moments.
oh, did i say that big stayed with us after Jax left on weds until sat afternoon, when her dad came to pick her up? we had a lovely time other things that big shared with our family – a sports session at the local HE group, a not-forest-school session at the local HE group [lots of scrub clearance i think!], doing some book home ed, and playing with barbies. Oh, and lots of board games . we really enjoyed having her stay with us
I, unfortunately, was working a lot of the weekend , but i did get to spend some time at home. both girls wanted to play games, and currently they are v keen on agricola and carcasonne. BB also found our polydrons. this reducing screen time has, as thought, got her looking again at resources we have around the house, and she had a wonderful time building different shapes, and turning them into rockets and making imaginative games with them SB and i did a long overdue piano lesson as well. i do enjoy playing duets with her
Monday the family went to the inlaws for the day, so a bit of a telefest! but also roast dinner treat SB and BB both came home with some bibles – one that nana got when just 15. although we are not religious, my inlaws are, and it is important to me that both girls have some understanding of the various faiths, but also christianity in particular as it is important to so many family members and friends, and also of cultural value to help with understanding history and literature. SB was still limping from her judo grading tho [oh, she got her next belt ] so didn’t go to ballet or gym . when i came home from work [late] we enjoyed playing her chocolate game from thebabs, i did get to the end but bb also enjoyed the logic challenge
yesterday they had pottery/ceramics which again they v much enjoyed with the local HE group. DH will hopefully put up the photos. BB has apparently made a mask and a pumpkin, not sure what sb did! she was too engrossed in her laptop when i got home from work. they had also tidied the playroom – phew! Swimming lessons also, and SB able to walk well enough to do this. We spent a fair bit of the evening setting up the microscope from the portico, and getting it to work and looking at things under it. it is a beautiful microscope, even if i am too dim to understand the instruction booklet! our cheap BBC wildlife magazine came as well, and we all enjoyed reading bits and looking at some stunning photography. SB has kept going with music theory, as exam only 2 weeks away – eek!