Today we went over to Portsmouth for a Home Ed group session about road safety led by a person from the local council.
Today we spent trying to get back in a work frame of mind after several weeks of birthdays and visiting Grandparents.
I had hoped to find a nice Christmas project from Evan Moor Their Halloween one was good (even if we didn’t manage much of it) but I couldn’t find what I wanted. We do have a Symbols of Christmas one from Hands of a Child that I had intended to start with Jack today, but had a look in detail at it and it’s woeful.
Ever since a mum from our local home ed group lead a walk around Alverstoke over a year ago I’ve meant to go back with Father in Law in tow. So having found a leaflet with a trail under my bed we did.
They like the lake
Then along a cycle path that follows the route of the old branch line
To another graveyard
And the Regency Crescent
… spending hours of your life baking batch after batch of Pudsey Bear shaped biscuits, because your 8yo decided that as part of a Cubs badge he was going to bake some to sell to raise money for Children in Need and then lost interest 15 mins in to the mammoth baking session and left
me you to it.
When I suggested that I should get the badge as I did the work, he pointed out the badge criteria said he had to ‘organise’ a fundraising event not actually do the work. Crafty little so and so even got Sam to do the bulk of the decorating!
Yesterday Jack’s cub leader sent over the criteria for the Home Safety and Home Help activity badges. Jack actually has the badge book and spends every spare moment reading it and planning what badges he will do anyway. However he was very excited about the idea of working towards 2 new badges.
My baby is 5!
Last week involved lots of running around.
Then inflating a balloon using the gas released from mixing vinegar and baking powder.
Last week it was the long awaited Halloween.
On Thursday when we went into town we stopped at Oxfam and managed to get 20 Horrible Histories magazines for less then £8 and Cash Converters where we got March of the Penguins for 50p. So that sorted Friday.
Still in catch up mode.