Monday, 20 August 2012

Blue hair and paper butterflies

We all took turns having a cold this week, so it ended up just a fairly quiet week doing bits and bobs.

Squidge rediscovered his Little People animals and Noah's Ark, which has become a racing car, a space shuttle, a pirate ship, and no end of other things...


He's also become interested in putting letters together and asking what it says, and also asking how to put letters together to make words, so we've had fun with the magnetic alphabet...



An absolute age ago (I'm thinking, maybe a year), Sprout and I had a  short conversation about hydroelectric power. In true unschooling style, he sat down to do a drawing this week, and when I asked what it was, he told me it was a dam to make electricity from water, and a diagram of the wires going under the ground to power his Minecraft house and Industrialcraft machines...



Squidge went for a change of hairstyle and colour with a blue mohawk...



While Sprout went to a Nerf mission day at his karate school a couple of days after his normal lesson, Moppet and I had a Squidge day while we waited. We went and got a new lego set and sat and had a drink and put it together, then made lots and lots of post-it note butterflies to cover the table...


...and then pretended to be superheroes!



We took Fly to her second puppy party, where she was much less timid than the first time...



We had a little trip to The Potteries Museum where we haven't been in a long time. The boys played with the old cooking and laundry things, and had another quick look at the Staffordshire Hoard, which they saw when it was first displayed after its discovery.



Sprout had what was possibly the world's rainiest riding lesson ever, but it was also the best ever! He was not only off the lead rein but for the first time there was noone walking with the horse either. He looked loads more actively in control and he grinned from ear to ear the whole time :)



For Moppet this week, Squidge pulled out Glo Turtle, originally belonging to my little bro way back in the 80s. And yes, I'm pretty sure I used to put the shell on his head as a hat back then too. Like mother like son!



And last of all, I had to include this pic of Squidge and Moppet yesterday, just because I love it!


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