Saturday, May 06, 2006

The rest of our week

Our main task this week was to continue to sow seeds and plant potatoes etc., which, thanks to the lovely weather, happened most days. K especially seems to be enjoy this side of gardening and is making sure the new plants and seeds are watered daily during the warm weather. We've now finished planting the potatoes and have sown one lot of runners with some nasturtiums and will endeavour to sow another lot once we are able to get back out in the garden (it started raining this afternoon and hasn't stopped yet!). The salad is already popping through the soil, less than a week after sowing - wonderful results for impatient kiddies.

K has been very busy making some jeans and a top for one of her small dolls using scraps of material and sewing the pieces together with very little assistance from me. There was a slight panic after all her hard work that the top wouldn't go over the doll's head, but K undid one of the side seams and then put a belt around the waist to hide the mistake. I was very impressed with her perseverance on this little project as it's taken her a fair chunk of time and concentration. She has also been busy drawing lovely horse and rider pictures for her forum friends to use in their forum "signatures".

B went to see the local footie team play at home today with P, his uncle and his cousin J. He's watched footie on television and enjoys a good kick-around at home, but apparently he and J were too interested in larking around at the match to warrant staying past half time! The four of them ended up at Grandma's for the afternoon. B is sleeping over at J's tonight - he hasn't done this since he was about 3 years old! He as sooooo excited that all morning he'd been a bit of a pain so I hope he's behaving himself tonight!

K, P and I watched Mary Poppins tonight. Appalled to say that I taped this way back when K was in my tummy waiting for the day when we'd all watch it but until now, the kids hadn't shown any interest in watching the whole film. Glad I waited, all three of us enjoyed it tonight, and it made me think about how the kids have flourished being at home having fun through stimulating, interesting things that will also help them learn about life. I mustn't forget that they still like to include some playing during their day, which at the moment happens, but it should really include my input abit more, so I'll try and do this in future.


At 9:42 am, Blogger Classroomfree said...

Dolls clothes look great, I'm impressed!

At 11:13 am, Blogger Elaine, Ellies Treasures said...

Thanks Jules, I was impressed too. EFT


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