Well, we have been doing stuff this week, the challenge is to see whether I can remember it!
We met up at crash bang wallop with another HE family R and T,A and K. THe boys had a lovely time and I also enjoyed having a chat with R. I think I managed my record at a soft play (I tend to get twitchy after about 30-40 in) and we were there from a bit before 10 to after 12. Ot was his usual independent self, returning every 10-15 minutes or so, he did run out of get up and go and asked to go back to the car around 11:20 and we sat making up stories whilst he got his energy back. I must make myself goto soft play more as in this horrible wet weather, the boys love to have somewhere to run around and if nothing else I do get to sit still for most of the time they’re there! After that we came back, had the spag bol I cooked in the morning for dinner, did some DVD watching and headed out for trampolining. T ran out of energy 1/2 way through and his coach James said he was “too tired to bounce”…..future note maybe racing around at soft play on Monday before Tramp club is not such a good plan :0) Ot and I bought some crisps and a choc bar form the machine then headed up into the gallery to watch and Ot played on the DS, after about 20 min Ot wanted to walk some more so we went back down and back into the buggy. At the end of tramp club, we headed back, had toast, bath time and bed.
We did some fishing for letters, making or words using -aw for T and Ot was fishing out the in initial sounds we have yet to check….I can’t remember why but this was cut short? T did some measuring to the nearest cm of various bits of his, Ots and my bady, recorded this then we created a bar chart. He made some good observations about his findings about who had the longest bones, and why this might be. I think there was more than likely some DSing and Ed citying. Almost certainly there was some loading of blocks using tractor tom by Ot. Ot did some drawing and was having a good try at drawing a helicopter whilst we were doing graphs…..Ah yes I remember why letters were cut short, I had to goto the docs, am now on antibiotics until Sunday which I hope will start to work soon (Friday and although the probs not worse it’s not better either…)Mom was going to try and meet us at the docs so the boys could goto the park, but buses didn’t cooperate. The boys were fab about the 30+ min wait. Mom made it later and we had planned to got Ikea but I was knackered and fell asleep on the settee for half an hour, we tried to go on the way home (Me driving mum home) but there were roadworks and a diversion which meant I was going in the worng direction so we gave up! A late night for me :0( I did manage to rustle up lasagne for tea and some jambalaya for tea tomorrow though.
Playdoh started the day as far as I remember, mom came over and we did a bit of playing, a bit of knitting, a bit of snacking. I had a midwife appointment at 10:45 which I didn’t get into until about 11:20/11:30 so that ate up well over an hour. The boys sat watching DVD’s in the car-for what I thought would be about 20 minutes and turned into over an hour!
Swimming in the pm for T which I went in with him rather than getting E (my sis) to change him and stay as it was his first time with a different teacher-aside: only because I currently can’t stand the heat of the pool for 30 mins. He really enjoyed the session and did pretty well, legs have really improved and so has swimming on his back. He was working on beginning to use his arms on his back which was fairly comical!
We went to Ikea after swimming, had a look round and had tea (with mom), dropped mom off home and went home and pretty much straight to bed-still a late night though.
We made models of bones, showing 3 main layers, compact bone, spongy bone and the marrow. Both enjoyed this, especially the poking in of tissue paper balls and modroc. We talked a bit about bones, did some playing and Ed citying, a bit to much DVDing. I felt yuk yesterday and tired too.
Oh yes I nearly killed myself yesterday when I ventured out into the garden to create some space for some of the stuff the builders were leaving…..cat poo…..mess…..cat tray…full of poo and water…….rubbish…….saw blades from shed putting up….sandpit with lid off and yes you guessed it full of cat poo…….and my dh thought it somewhat unreasonable of me to have a ‘face on’ and be a bit pissed off when he got home…..lets think…….he put up the shed, the garden was not that bad, he’s gone out there with the boys and let them strew toys absoluelty everywhere and not chuck them back in the box…..he left the window open to the play house so it’s sodden-thank god for marine plywood-and he’s the one who’s said he’s emptied the cat tray-apperently he meant the one in the house! Grrrrrr. I will not go on it has now been disinfected and cleared but the rubbish bags will have to be hauled to the tip!
Today we’ve done some Ed citying-T did some HTu and Tu 100%, Ot did some S sounds which he knew and some counting to 5 100%. T did some writing, using line guides, which was a first and he tried really hard. We need to have some daily practice I think to show progress and he needs to work on posture and pencil grip. He created a short paragraph with help but was not as focused as I would have liked, however the sentences he wrote were fab. We’ve decided to do 1 a day as there were quite a few! There has been plenty of reading, going on too. Ot asked to play hopscotch and was able to bring 1,2,3,4 to me and 5 with a bit of help so he’s beginning to recognise digits. The chap came to measure up for the new parking space and the builders have put in some wood and stuff so the loft should be starting in the next week or so.
Bits that I’ve missed:
There has been lots of playing with walkie talkies
There has been lots of playing with remote control toys like the roboraptor and backhoe.
We’ve had our books form the book people and T really likes them and has started dipping into them. He particularly likes a DK book called Alive-mainly as it’s pop up with flaps and a heartbeat on the heart page plus the front has a button to press so the brain lights up with little lights.
The external drive, if fixable, is likely to cost nearly £1000 to fix, so no 7 seater car for a bit longer than we’d planned!