Today was meant to be the lazy sunday I didn’t get last weekend! It never seems to work out like that though!!
It started well, with being able to stay in bed and have a cuddle with B. I only mention this because it happens so rarely!! He’s either not there, leaves at 5.30am, or the kids force one or other of us out of bed! This morning, all the kids disappeared off downstairs together 🙂
Our cuddle was soon interrupted by E, asking if she could read some more of her book with me! She re-read what she’d done yesterday with far less stumbles, and then she let me read a line at a time, then she read it on her own. We managed 2 pages, and then it turned into me reading, and us talking about the story, and E finding particular words, like ‘faster’ on the page. Amazing stuff!!!
Reading time over, I came downstairs and joined B, H and L for breakfast, then had to sort out a series of Freegle collections so we could start to clear a space in the room E has her beady on having all to herself.
H then commandeered the laptop so she could play computer games, while E disappeared with L, and both came back covered in make up, and with ‘interesting’ hair styles!
B then headed off to deliver his campaign leaflets, and we went to feed our friends’ cats while they are away.
We came back and H decided she wanted to crack some eggs, so we funnelled that energy (!) into making a banana cake, which L helped with too.
When that was in the oven, E decided to do some cooking too. She decided she wanted to make a sponge cake with pretty icing. She did a fab job, and we used the opportunity to talk about double digit numbers again, and as she was adding ingredients she was reading the digital scales. She got the amounts spot on, and we even got up to recognising 200 🙂
Meanwhile, H and L sat on the floor playing with Mr Potato Heads- ahhhhh!
E decided to decorate her cake with icing in concentric circles. It sort of worked?!
And H did the Alpaca Wacka (I hate Nuzzle and Scratch!!).
B finally came home for lunch, and we had soup and banana cake 🙂
I seized the opportunity to escape to the docks for shopping break. Had a lovely mooch round the Gloucester Arts and Crafts centre trying to find a belated (as always) present for a friend, then to The Works to price up canvasses and acrylic paint, as considering letting the kids produce some ‘experimental’ art!
Came home and we tucked into E’s beautiful cake.