Paper, paper everywhere!

Firstly an update on my leg – a lot less pain thankfully! I’m still having to limp around, and I didn’t feel safe to drive today. Thankfully hubby worked from home today so he could be around, I’m so grateful he’s able to do that when it’s needed. It makes such a difference. 

Originally, before I strained my calf muscle yesterday, we were going to go back to the beach this morning at low tide, this time taking buckets and spades we forgot yesterday. It was a lovely day weather wise again but we’ve had to postpone it until I can walk normally again.

So the children have been making the most of the weather in the garden again. They’ve been checking on the strawberries daily, watching the progress from flower to fruit. They can’t wait till they turn red, and ready to eat. 

At one point today there was a busy period of making things out of paper. It’s amazing to see how one activity feeds into another activity sometimes, and today both children fed off of one another too.

It started with one child trying to make a paper folded fortune teller, I remember making those when I was young too, do you? I say trying, as over a year ago we had a book detailing how to make them, and initially he couldn’t quite remember what to do but after a few trial runs, he made one. 

Following this he remembered that the book also had animals in, and tried to make a snake, it somewhat resembled it, but not quite. It was this book we had
From that he cut off a piece of paper that he thought looked like a cat face, so that’s what it became, followed by making a koala and an ant eater face.

Meanwhile daughter seeing what her brother was doing decided to join in making things out of paper, but she started making envelopes. Apparently they were for cards for her cuddly toys birthdays that were coming up. This resulted in a natural chat about months. How many days in each, the order, and who’s birthdays were in which months. 

Today has also included some TV – a variety of cartoons, son loves old style tom and jerry atm. Plus Venom Island, which was on Eden, containing Komodos, son loves Komodos. For one of his birthdays a couple of years ago we took a trip to Chester zoo, to see their Komodos. Plus while resting with my leg up, I caught up on The Great British Menu, which the children enjoyed watching with me.

Plus lots more including, playing out with local children, gymnastics for daughter, a random chat about fractions as I was getting out the shower this morning, discussing how much porridge daughter had eaten! 

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