Last week

Monday – had a busy day of maths and literacy. Skye sat a mock Maths test, not something she was keen to do but we decided it would be a good way to gauge which areas of maths she needed to work on. We didn’t treat it as a test, we dismissed the time limit (45 minutes) but she actually completed within this time. She was determined to answer the questions on her own, which she did except 2. We sat together and went through the paper and discussed the ones she got wrong or missed out.

Poppy did some more work converting decimals to fractions from the Singapore Maths and also completed an exercise on Suffixes from CGP.

We have a hectic day planned tomorrow so the girls helped out and prepared tomorrow’s tea – Bombay Potatoes!

Tuesday – Girls spent the morning with my Mum as I had to go into work for a training course. I met the girls and my Mum in town shortly after lunch, popped to the bank the went home for a quick change ready for gym. Skye was very excited as she was due to have her first guitar lesson. So, had a very early tea – thank you Skye and Pops Bombay potatoes were delicious – and left the house. Arrived at my cousin’s house and were greeted by his wife who knew nothing about Skye’s guitar lesson and in fact my cousin was working overtime!! Skye was so disappointed 😦 After a quick cup of tea, left and went to drop Skye off with Wayne and Poppy and I went to gym.

Race Night at Scouts – Parents were invited to spectate so Poppy and I went straight to the hall after gym and met Wayne and Skye there. There was a huge track set up and lots of competitive Scouts waiting for the races to start. Skye’s car was in the first race but unfortunately came last! She did make the finals though….the slowest 6!!….and came first! Woo hoo!! She had a great night, all the girls saw it as a bit of fun, the boys however were SOOOO competitive!!

Wednesday – Took Poppy to the doctors this morning – she has a horrible, red, itch rash on her neck and face. They concluded that it was probably an allergy as she shows no signs of being unwell, just uncomfortable! Gave her some cream to use for a couple of days.

They spent the rest of the morning being creative. They were entering a colouring competition organised by our employer. The girls have entered it for the past 4 years and have so far either won or come second! They both put lots of effort into these entries so fingers crossed they do well. It was a bit of a glitter explosion in our house!!

After lunch the girls made brownies then went on Grid Club – worked together on something that involved making up a story – I was busy making blueberry muffins but I could hear lots of giggling and lots of story telling so I guess they had fun!

Both did some reading and Club Penguin! Poppy and I had a game of Yahtzee – really good for mental maths – must play this more often!

Girls went up to bed quite early so they could link up on their ds’ for a while.

We took delivery of a laptop today so Wayne and I spent most of the evening trying to set it up!

Thursday Dropped the girls at my Mums on the way to work. They had a very enjoyable day. Lots of art and craft and dog walking!

FridayWayne and the girls did lots of maths and reading, did a Tesco shop – the girls bought themselves some more Sylvanian stuff.

Saturday Pottered about in the morning then popped out to get my Dad a birthday pressie. On the way home we had a quick look round Woodgreen and Wayne took a shine to a very sweet dog called Whisper – I think he would have taken him there and then if he could!! Cooked tempura vegetables and a Thai green curry for tea which was delicious. Girls couldn’t believe their luck getting a starter, main course AND a pudding!! 🙂

Girls played on Club Penguin, Sylvanians amongst other things.

Poppy’s rash seems to have gone down – we think it may have been an allergy to her new scarf, especially since Skye has also worn it and now she has the same rash, although not as severe as Poppy’s!

Sunday Had a family discussion about our forthcoming Summer holiday – we have a ferry booked for France but were trying to decide on a campsite in the South of France. Finally found one that we all liked the look of so will get it booked tomorrow! After lunch we all snuggled down to watch a dvd.

Wayne took the girls swimming – something they have been desperate to do for a while so were very excited!! They got home and we all sat down for dinner. Later in the evening we watched dancing on ice (inspired – Poppy was bending herself into all sorts of shapes)! The girls made little animals out of blu-tac (as you do) then went to bed!

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