I took Owl out for a hot chocolate at the deli yesterday morning, and then to his favourite local shop which sells stationery and toys. (He used to call it the teeny tiny toy shop until he found out it already had a name!) He enjoyed telling me all about Lego Ninjago while we were in the deli, and said he might write a book about it, explaining all the characters and themes. In the shop he then showed me all the Lego kits he and Monkey might possibly like for Christmas, but I was pleased he didn’t asked me to buy any. He did ask for the Horrible Science Violent Volcano kit, and I bought it mainly because we are learning about Rocks and Volcanoes, and I was intending to make a volcano this week. I could have done it without the kit, but it would have taken longer!
In the afternoon, we went to our friends’ house for home education group. The children had fun playing indoors and out, with cars, Lego and a football, and a little bit of pond dipping as well. They were also offered two lovely Autumn art activities, which Rabbit and Tiddler decided to do. Rabbit made a tree collage, and then made another one for Tiddler when he changed his mind about doing it, and they both made handprint hedgehogs.
In the evening, Monkey went to Beavers and made a candle holder out of clay. Owl and I went to collect him and they spent 20p on some random bits of Lego at a fundraising stall which made them both very happy.
Last night, Tiddler woke several times in the night crying, and it seems that his cold has now got worse again. So we gave his swimming lesson a miss this morning, and had a quiet time at home. He played quite happily, after a dose of Calpol, and the others did some Maths and English. I took Rabbit out for a hot chocolate, and to buy some magazines and sweets in the newsagent (the most exciting thing she could think of to do) and then to her swimming lesson. In the afternoon, after some music practice, we got out the volcano kit. It was a great success, but Tiddler wandered off and missed it the first time so we did it twice.
After that we had another go at Fimo, this time the Create Your Own Space Set.
Following some expert advice involving cocktail sticks and cardboard tubes, the boys managed to produce a rocket that didn’t flop, and Rabbit made a rather lovely star.
After that, we did some Bible Reading snuggled up on the sofa. Later on, all the big three did Conquer Maths, and then Rabbit did a bit of her knitting while Owl went off for a treasure hunt in the park with Cubs. Looking back over the last two days, it is very clear to see the benefits of having Supergirl here with us. We have done so much with so little stress and it has all been lovely and calm. I am feeling very lucky and thankful!