Yesterday we were in no hurry to get up in the morning, so the children came and snuggled me in bed. Aaron bombarded me with facts about the human body that he had learnt from a game on his Leappad. While I had a shower, the children used a measuring tape to find out their height in centimetres and inches. After breakfast Aaron and I put together a science kit he was given for his birthday, involving air pressure and electrical circuits.
In the afternoon we went to a Christian home-ed group at our church. On the way to the car we could see a circular shape shining through thick clouds. We discussed whether it was the sun or the moon and came to the conclusion that the reflected light from the moon would not be powerful enough to shine so brightly. Aaron also discussed whether planetary orbits are circular or elliptical.
At home-ed group the younger ones listened to a few chapters of Little Pilgrim’s Progress and then did art and craft activities. At the end they played a rowdy game of “stuck in the mud” with the bigger children. We called at Lidl for some shopping on the way home and the children asked for some berries. Blueberries were £1.29 and raspberries were £1.39, so Aaron worked out which was cheapest and how much more expensive the raspberries were.
Back at home, I put the oven on for dinner and Aaron begged to do some washing up. Obviously I wasn’t going to say no! He did a load of dishes for me and Tabitha washed some cutlery. After dinner Colin taught them to play dots and dashes. Tabitha went to bed first and Aaron used his extra time to build roads with Cuisenaire rods.
Today we went to Home Grown Kids. We hardly went at all last year as I was working on Wednesdays, so it was great to see lots of familiar faces and get to know some new ones. The children took an Orchard Toys rocket game and played several games with various friends. There was a handball coaching session in the sports hall which the children really enjoyed. Tabitha is often very clingy and shy in group situations, but she ran around following instructions from the coach, ate her lunch at the opposite end of the room from me and then spent the rest of the afternoon playing babies and listening to stories with a friend!
By the time we got home it was almost dinner time. I tried to setup a Stargazing Live episode for the children to watch on the tablet while I was cooking, but had to give up due to technical difficulties! Instead Aaron did some Reading Eggs lessons on my computer for the first time in months. In the evening the children went to Wednesday Club at the church, where they learnt about moths and Tabitha was awarded a Bible for good attendance.
Tomorrow will probably be a quiet day at home, apart from Aaron’s piano lesson in the afternoon and a visit to see Great-Grandma. The children will be tired after so much running around today, and I need to catch up on housework and crack on with essay writing!