Thursday, 26 January 2012

Paint bubbles!

Cats look so cosy when they sleep, even when they're being squished by their brother!
We made some yummy custard slices with pink icing :)
It's been ages since we've made paint bubble pictures.

The kids soon got bored making bubble pictures and moved onto...
trying to blow the biggest bubble

and because there is washing up liquid in the paint it was very easy to clean up :)

Monday, 23 January 2012


The children got to have 2 weeks curling lessons with their home ed sports group. They loved it!

They said that it was weird being able to walk on the ice rink with their shoes on.

Friday, 20 January 2012

Messy fun

The children had some friends come over to play. The boys went outside to play with the bow and arrows. And before anyone says anything, not even belts help to keep Goog's trousers up :)
We got out a huge amount of cornflour to make some gloop.
lots of messy fun
K played with it long after the others had left. Astro came to see what she was doing.

I got round to covering the wooden organiser that my mom gave me for Christmas.

And we made a yummy chocolate cake
And while the diet was ruined, we also made some meringues and defrosted some of our blackberries hmmm yummy :)

Thursday, 19 January 2012

rainy days

We had lots of rain recently so we took the opportunity just to have lots of calm indoor time.
The kids baked some yummy chocolate star biscuits with marzipan centres
Playing with slime. Googs played with it so much that it turned from green to brown and was no longer soft and stretchy :P
We used the fire to help the dough rise
Watching Daddy play games
Curling up in front of the fire with a sleepy cat

The baked bread
filled with tomatoes, beef and cheese. yummy :)

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Bird Lecture

We attended a lecture called "Birds are amazing" at the university. The children haven't been to a university before so it was a great experience. The lecturer was very good. A great mixture of information, a mix of media and props, and good interaction.
The children got a feather to investigate while it's properties were described.
And even a real golden eagle!!
After the lecture, we got a have a private Q & A with the lecturer :)

After which we went to go and say hello to the eagle.
The kids were so impressed :)
The exhibits that were put up were excellent.
Look at the holes in the bones

Once most of the other children had gone (yes, we were the last to leave) we got to see the eagle without its headgear, and have it's snack.
B then took the camera and went off to take these next pictures. I stayed with K, who wanted to stay and question the eagle's handler.

owl pellets

A great day learning with friends :)