Saturday, April 01, 2006

w/e 31st March 2006

Just to let you know. I've moved from another blog site and usually update my blog at the end of each week with what we've all been up to . I'm just too exhausted to blog each night at the moment, but this may change!

If you'd like to read my past entries, please go to

Anyway... here's the week's posting... finally! I seem to still be having major problems with blogger - I've just typed my end of week blog to see my sidebar had moved to the bottom of the page! What's going on here? Anyway, here we are again, hopefully it'll work. The kids have drawn pictures of themselves to put in the "profile". B's first attempt was quite frightening, so I drew the outline of his head to start him off!

We decided to make this our last "working" week before a break for Easter as our local schools have finished this week. I've given the kids mini projects in case they need something to do! B is going to find out about the care of guinea pigs (as he's just got one) and K is going to write about horses around the world.

Probably the best thing "work" wise that happened this week is that we've finally finished WWII! I think the kids did enjoy learning all about it, but it did seem to drag on. We ended it all by making a street party collage using old photos and hanging up union flag bunting!

K continues to make her mini horse tack and has started to make little pipe-cleaner/clay people which are brilliant and quite detailed. B decided to make a little man using a small bottle and pipe-cleaners (for arms) holding a stick rifle! He took lots of photos of him fighting other toys to make a comic book story.

K had her first group riding lesson at the new school and came away with a huge beam on her face. Next week she's going to do some cantering, which she's excited about. She's also done ice skating this week and gymnastics. We're trying to encourage B to do judo (or similar) to burn off all his energy, no luck so far - he'd like a punch bag though to practise on!

B is finding an interest in lots of things at the moment and is asking loads of questions like how trains work, the definitions of words, how the earth is like a huge magnet and that people just cling to it! We also looked at information on the Eiffel Tower this week as it was celebrating an anniversary on Friday, and we compared the height of it with a new tallest building going up in Dubai that will eventually reach 800m! B especially enjoyed finding out about other tall buildings from around the world.

Ended the week by visiting a local town fair which runs throughout the streets. It was wonderful seeing all the lights and hearing all the sounds. B actually went on some rides this time and had a go at a crossbow game. K won on a horse racing game and let B choose and keep the cuddly toy.

Bye for now.


At 9:17 pm, Blogger Jax Blunt said...

Welcome aboard! You're on the ring hub :)

At 10:11 pm, Blogger Elaine, Ellies Treasures said...

Thanks Jax, got your email, I'm really pleased. Eft (Ellesfuntimes)

At 10:15 pm, Blogger amanda said...

Hi just looked at your blog, I've got a horse-mad DD too!

At 4:44 pm, Blogger Carlotta said...

Good to see you here...and good luck with Blogger. Hope it serves you well in the end. It seems to me to have fewer and fewer glitches all the time, but that is possibly because I am getting more and more familiar with it, I don't know!

At 9:22 pm, Blogger Elaine, Ellies Treasures said...

Thanks to all for your comments - no more blogger clitches to date! EFT

At 10:28 pm, Blogger 4 girls and 3 boys said...


Saw you are new on Jax's blog so welcome.


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