Settling into things and first WedEd of 2013

Back tracking slightly as I am a little behind….I started back at work after a lovely Christmas break and the girls have been easing gently into a routine. It guess it must be difficult for F adjusting to our laid back home ed style after being in the school system for as long as she can remember. She seems to be enjoying her time with us so far, but does like to be busy!

The girls spent a lovely afternoon in town πŸ™‚ They are really enjoying a little bit of independence πŸ™‚ They have been shopping on their own before but we have always been around but this time I dropped them off, came home and went back a few hours later to meet them πŸ™‚ They shopped and did what ladies do, had a coffee in Costa before meeting up (on time) with Wayne and I at an agreed meeting point. They have also had a cinema trip to see Pitch Perfect which they loved. Very proud of my little grown ups πŸ™‚

We finally managed to get ourselves a new (to us) car πŸ™‚ We were desperate to go back to a 7 seater making do with a 5 seater for the past 6 months, especially with F living with us and the dog, it was a bit of a squeeze. A bit of a pain because the car was 2 1/2 hrs away but it did mean that we could call in to see my sister en route and leave the girls there to spend some time with their Auntie which they loved πŸ™‚ Thank you Jo! πŸ™‚

Poppy and F are signed up to join Scouts and they tried out a dance class which Poppy loved, F was not so sure as its a different style to the class she does at home but will give it a bit longer. This is a huge step for Poppy, having F here is definitely giving her confidence to try new things πŸ™‚

We were lucky enough to claim some free tickets to see a preview screening of Les Miserables prior to its release. It was fantastic , we all loved it πŸ™‚ Think the girls were a little surprised it was ALL singing but enjoyed it all the same πŸ™‚

F loves board games so we have been playing lots of Carcassone, Dog (a game F’s family gave to us on their visit in October), Blokus and Forbidden Island πŸ™‚ She is very competitive and a tactical player!

We had our first WedEd of 2013. Started off with sewing, practising stitches. They did some sciency stuff with HH who has discovered these brilliant biology experiments which she is going to work them through, Em bought along aΒ board-lessΒ role-playing game, Fuzzy Heroes Skye, Poppy and F joined in but found it a little boring. Not because it was a boring game but I just think they have grown out of role-playing games. Might have to rethink something for them for next time. Skye and Poppy really enjoyed Merry’s poetry/creative writing but unfortunately Merry has not be able to make the last couple of WedEd’s 😦 Hoping we can encourage her back sometime soon though πŸ™‚ I found this art project via PinterestΒ which I thought looked interesting and they were quite quick and fun to do πŸ™‚ The only person to get black lips was HH!!

The day started like this;

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Using this;

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Science looked like this;

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Fuzzy Heroes looked like this;

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Art looked like this;

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Paint a sunset using watered down acrylic paint, left to dry then water down back paint, blob a bit on for the trunk then using a straw, blow up the page to create branches πŸ™‚

Great start back – thank you πŸ™‚

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