Tuesday, 28 June 2011

"Here's $50 for the powder room....."

This line is from 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' which was what we did this afternoon, not sadly, have Breakfast at Tiffany's, though I would have been more than up for that! But watch the film with the girls. After reading a book about famous artists with the girls this afternoon, we got talking about the 50's/60's and I just thought the film would be a good idea. The book we read was an Usbourne book and was really interesting, the girls were excited to learn more about the famous 'Scream' picture and also about Matisse's 'snail' picture. Think it may have even inspired some art this week. After talking about Andy Warhol's 'Campbell Soup' prints I started thinking about the 50's and think I might do some kind of project on it with the girls, it was the era Barbie was born and also their grandparents were born then too. Could be interesting. The girls are very interested in fashion too and we had a book all about Chanel fashion out recently from the library, in it mentioned Breakfast at Tiffany's and the iconic little black dress so think this could tie in lots of things. Maybe worth a trip to Snibston fashion museum too.
Meanwhile the boys even played together today! Nicely. With no fights. A miracle really. We took Bailey to buy some new trainers for sports, which also went very well. Bailey dislikes shoe shopping and clothes shopping and well.... all shopping really! When we got back in it was time for Ruben's bed and storytime. He gets up so very early that he really needs to be asleep by 7.30 at the latest, or he is an emotional wreck the next day. We have been reading a book about the adventures of Odysseus, which we are both enjoying. He picked a book out of the library on Friday that has information and craft activities to do with Ancient Greece so think we could be making a start on that this week too. Tomorrow we are off to the park to meet up with friends, but first we have to take the car into the garage and have the exhaust fixed, which I'm dreading! Hate car stuff.....

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