Lego is such a massive part of our house (as well as Barbie!) Someimes Bailey decides to get out his huge collection of Lego out for everyone to play with. He has been collecting it since he was 6 years old so he has a fair bit. He is really into the Star Wars sets and also likes collecting the minifigures. He is always building different things and has the others hooked on it too. I bought them all their own bag of Lego for Christmas so they don't use Bailey's bricks too often, but its nice when they all play it together
Tuesday, 25 January 2011
We were all invited to a friend's birthday bonfire this week. In preparation the girls wanted to make something for their friend. As the girls and their friends are Barbie mad, Cordelia chose to knit an outfit for the fashionista Barbie. Here it is being modelled by none other than 'Glam' Barbie. Its a two piece outfit and she trimmed the skirt with some lace and also crocheted a headband too in matching wool!
We had to pop into the village on market day and managed to catch the charity shop open for the first time! Piper found this lovely book all about the different fairies there are in the world. Piper loves reading, she easily reads between 10-16 books a week. Her reading age is excellent and you can really tell how well read she is when she talks as her use of language at times is so good.
No pictures for this one as its very hard to actually take pictures of the stars with a normal camera. The kids and I really enjoyed a serious on BBC1 at the beginning of the month but only got around to watching it last week, our favourite scientist Dr Brian Cox was presenting a live show for three nights from Cheshire. Some of the footage was really good and we even saw an asteroid fall behind the live presenter who was outside. It really got us so excited about the stars and made us sad not to be in Wales where the skies are so much clearer and it feels like you are standing in a real planetarium. Apparantly you can see Jupiter at the moment even with the naked eye but sadly we had several days of cloud and so couldn't see anything! I was brushing my teeth in our attic bathroom when I looked and saw how clear the sky was. Cordelia has been desperate to look for the area below Orion's Belt where new stars are born which is called the Stella Nebular and even though it was 10.30 at night I went and woke her up to see it. We both stood with the velux window wide open trying to spot it. She was so excited when she saw it, bless her. We spotted the big dipper too and a few more new constellations. She said she thought she had dreamt it when she woke up the next morning. We were spoiled with clear skies for a good few nights afterwards and have managed to spot Jupiter too. Just need it to warm up so we can go camping back to Wales and have a proper look.........
The poor dog hasn't had much in the way of walkies recently as its been so cold, so we got wrapped up and took her for a walk locally. It is so deceiving outside, as you have these beautiful blue skies and the kids are all ready to get the paddling pool out only to run outside and back in again saying how cold it is. Always nice to have some fresh air though and blow away the cobwebs
Trying to play catch up with my blogging this week!I've been very slack with it so here I am catching up. Last Sunday we met our friends and had a trip to the Weston Park Museum in town. Its not the biggest of museums but its quite bright and familiar. Sadly, they didn't have the new exhibition room up and ready which was a shame. The kids loved the food exhibition, which doesn't surprise me as they LOVE food! We had a little walk to see the ducks in the park afterwards but it was really, really cold and Bailey had been at his friend's all weekend and it was time to pick him up. Its so strange when one of the children are off doing other things as you get so used to having four! I really missed him so it was lovely to have him back even if he was super tired from all the fun he'd had! Anyway....here are some pics from the museum, we also managed to go into the art classroom where they got to do some extra things.
Wednesday, 12 January 2011
Yesterday we had a trip with friends to Clifton Park Museum. I haven't been in there before and was really surprised how lovely it is, we will definitely be visiting again soon. There are some Roman remains on the grounds too. Cordelia taking a look at the Roman Fort on the computer.
Ruben and Piper have a go at some architecture.
I wish I had taken some photo's of them playing as they were having such a good time but I was being mardy as I was so cold and my hands barely left my pockets. Thank goodness for Beccy who brought hot chocolate and warmed the children all up :-)