Thursday, 31 October 2013

Ice Skating, Ancient Ruins, Bike Rides and Mucho Lego

This little Monkey went ice-skating with her friend.  Excited much?

...while Ballet Girl and Panda Girl spent the day with their friends.

Biking and scootering in the Autumn sunshine.

We visited a local ruin which has original stonework dating back to the Normans in the 11th Century...

...watched four tractors harvesting corn...

...chilled out with some sheep...

and spotted an old wasps' or bees' nest high in a tree.

Tiddlywinks with bestest Papa.

Face painting.

And the rest of the week has been all about Lego.  My living room has looked like this for five days. 

Monday, 28 October 2013

First Day of the Half Term Break

Last night England and Wales were hit by a storm.  The roaring of the wind (80mph gusts reported in some areas) woke us all in the early hours.

We went to our local Forest Centre where I had booked the children into an activity, but on arrival we got rather distracted by a huge puddle.  Note to self: we need more stone skimming practice.

Apple Day was the theme and the kiddies made some cute apples...

...and they had a go at apple tasting.

 They made their apples in two parts...

...underneath were chomped on apples.

After lunch the wind died down but it was still incredibly gusty and very cold.  

We had a lovely, COLD Autumn walk with friends.

And this evening we lit our pumpkin lanterns.

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Autumn Thematic Unit

Birthday Sparklers

Fittingly we ended our Autumn Unit with a surprise 21st Birthday family gathering for my youngest brother.  It turned out very Autumnal/October-y/windy/pumpkin-y and fun!