-We started to day at 5:30 , with B in a super good mood doing his impression of a big-wild boar. Unfortunately dh and I had watched both episodes of walking the dead last night so we really were not in the mood for anything other than sleep .
We had breakfast, Ot did one floor of the skyscrapers game and then chose to play make ten. Tig and I had a race to see who would be first, him to the 6th floor of the game or me to get breakfast done-unsurprisingly he won!
After breakfast we headed down to the Coop to get some brown paper, to cover our writing journals. We got back and went out into the garden for some tidying and trampolining. Tig found a roots experiment kit yesterday and did that in-between helping me to water the garden. We’ve had a bit of a move around and got the table and chairs up so we can sit round it and created a kind of gardening and planting area with the little green houses and the old kitchen table :0)
We decorated our journals and we wrote in them for 10 minutes before I sorted out dinner-it was a no-pain bit of writing. Totally independent, Ot chose the theme of carnivorous dinosaurs and we read out to each other then we swapped books to have a look at each others-I don’t think I’ll suggest the improvements next time-just let it develop and make sure mine is using the kinds of things I want them to…
Finished reading another John Holt (Learning all the time) but page 160 was missing so I am going to send it back. Really would like to get a walk in aviary style covered run for the birds but will have to see what finances allow.
Boys are having some screen time (B is playing on the ipad on angry birds) and I am about to do some exercise although really I’d rather have an afternoon nap!
Kinect-exercising was hard….sweaty I am! Ben’s best comment today- “Mommy’s a fat lady” looking at my avatar-but he is complimenting me apparently because that was good. Whilst exercising the blobby me thingy goes green if I get it right or orange or red and he was excitedly cheering me on with mommy you’ve gone green! Aunty E has been filling in her student finance stuff and the boys have done some whizz maths after screen time.
Reading some phonetic nonsense words with Ot (he was trying to make me giggle at the silly words) Ben spots us and wants to join in so starts to sound out random letters like his big bro-so cute! Tig loves text/internet shorthand so we had a look at a list today-prob should have checked it for rudeness as although really rude stuff was **** there was enough to have me scrolling at speed and him in hysterics LMAO-literally had him LHAO.
Ot has made 4 Lego transformers all on his own and is justifiably proud! Tig is stuck in a book of dinos after some Lego-ing of his own and B has fallen asleep standing up-I guess 5:30 rising makes you tired *yawn*.
Tea was delish-veg rice and Chinese belly pork yum! Tig has been super helpful doing the dishwasher and some of the playroom, off to finish tidying.