It feels a bit like we’re in limbo between seasons at the moment. With daffodils blooming and catkins dangling from the trees, it doesn’t really seem like winter any more but it’s still too early to be spring. I’ve taken all the winter stuff off our nature table and we’ve been enjoying some colourful bulbs instead. The children have loved watching the buds blossom into flowers, and counting the flowers each morning to find that several more have appeared. I had a go at some macro photography.
This week we enjoyed meeting some new faces at a new Christian home-ed group held at our church. We also spent a lovely afternoon with our friends, feeding the ducks and hanging suet balls on trees in the park.
Tabitha has been spooning pompoms, threading cocktail sticks into an empty spice jar and playing with the spindle box. She spent a long time doing shape puzzles and locking/unlocking her doorbell house. Aaron took his Lego fire engine to pieces so that he could build it again following the instructions. As usual they’ve made lots of dens and held many picnics. They also pulled the play kitchen away from the wall to serve as a shop counter and post office. One day Aaron told me he wanted to make a book, so we discussed how he could do that and he had fun with the stapler.
I was excited when I managed to snag some bargainous Vivobarefoot wellies for the children. Mine are so comfortable that I’ve more or less been living in them since October! I’m beginning to realise that if we want to spend lots of time outdoors in all weathers, then we need to invest in good quality gear. At the moment the children have cheap supermarket wellies, but they are no good for long walks as they start to rub their calves. Thanks to my credit on SportPursuit, I only paid £3.90 postage for two pairs of barefoot wellies!
We enjoyed a sunny stroll in the park, complete with sunglasses, and Aaron proudly demonstrated to Great-Grandma how he can count to 100 all by himself.
Over the last couple of days, the children have spent a lot of time playing with my digital piano. They figured out how to change the voices and they’ve enjoyed listening to the demo tunes. Yesterday we danced along to the music and the children suggested what each piece sounded like. Today Tabitha played a lively song and announced “This one is about happy”. Then she played another demo and said “Mummy, this one is about sad”.
I’ve been busy finishing an academic poster on Piaget’s theory of cognitive development to hand in on Monday. Now that the poster is out of the way, I need to get started on some of my essays!