Saturday, 12 March 2011

sleepovers, searching, sewing and shopping

Ooh another update within the month............ (note to self, don’t get too excited it may only be a one off)

On the 1st Cameron and Fraser were over at their friends as I was at Rainbows and Brownies with the girls and Paul was working. It was decided that the boys would sleepover at their friends and I’d have the girls. This was the first time Cameron and Fraser had been for a sleepover (having never really wanted to go before then). I think I was more nervous than them and it seemed strange not having them in the house, but all had a good time. The next morning was Computer club and then we went swimming. The following day we were supposed to go to an anniversary picnic but we were all wiped out.

Last Saturday the children had film club in the morning, and then the girls went to a birthday party at Bygones, which they really enjoyed. Kirsty kept asking lots of questions. In the evening we all went to friends for a Chinese takeaway.

On Sunday our church sermon was about what it means to be a follower of Christ. When we go home I created a Bible treasure hunt for the children. They loved it and now want to have one every Sunday.

Monday we met up with our local home-ed group at Goodrington beach but we didn’t stay long as it was a bit too cold.

Tuesday was a quiet day at home until it was time for Rainbows and Brownies.

Paul’s only day off this week was Wednesday so the children had computer club in the morning, and the rest of the day was spent at home as family time together. Fraser had Cubs in the evening.

Thursday we were supposed to get together with other home-ed families to plan for our Norman feast at the end of the month. I just didn’t feel too good so we stayed home. We read about the Normans from “Our Island Story”. The kids love this book and studied old maps to see where all the battles and invasions took place. I made a start on Kirsty’s Norman dress.  Paul started helping the boys to make shields out of dustbin lids the day before.

Yesterday we went to visit friends in Tavistock, we’d never been to Tavistock before so another Devon town to tick of our “to visit list” ( we don’t literally have a “Devon towns to visit list”). Tavistock is a lovely town on the edge of Dartmoor. We had a lovely day with our friends playing with the DS’s, toys, drinking tea, chatting and had a trip to the local park.

Today while Cameron, Fraser and Kirsty were at film club this morning, while Maisie and I went looking round the charity shops for material for her Norman dress. We also found a pair of red/pink curtains that she wanted made into a dress. After lunch the children’s friends came round to play.

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