We started our day with Muesli for breakfast. Now I actually bought this for me, as I really love the stuff (hated it when growing up, but my tastes have changed dramatically over the years). Would you believe that all 4 children love it too?? Typical - I can't have anything just for me *grin*.
Chelsea chose to tidy her bedroom without my prompting - a very rare event! All of the children helped around the house again, without my asking, which has been an interesting concept but a very enjoyable one.
I would have loved to have headed out for a walk somewhere as the weather was so warm and sunny, but we had to wait in for a delivery. It didn't turn up until just after 4pm - annoying. Doesn't it always feel like a wasted day when that happens? Instead we had to enjoy the blue skies and sunshine over our garden - hanging out the washing (I've got a *thing* about watching it blow freely in the breeze - I know, weird), watering our plants, playing with the dog, and generally enjoying each others company. Each of the children have been on their laptops for some time during the day. Callum surprised me by reading the word "muffin" during a cake making game. We were role-playing using the game as a base, and I was playing the customer. Callum asked if I wanted the cake on the screen, and I said yes as it looked a yummy cupcake. Most disgruntled he replied "It's not a cupcake mummy, it's a Muffin silly!" I asked him how he knew that, and he said that the game had told him. He went back to the start screen and showed me where it said the word Muffin (rather proudly, with a "see, told ya!" expression on his face). The reading adventure begins...
One thing that did arrive first thing this morning was our ladybirds :o) I'm glad that they have arrived safely, and they are now safely installed in their new home. I have never thought about the life-cycle of a ladybird before, so the poster that came with them was a very welcome educational (for me!) surprise. They are certainly going to be interesting creatures to watch over the coming weeks.
Day 1, they look like this:
Yep, those incy wincy tiny black specks are actually live baby ladybirds - no, I can't see a resemblance either :o)
As for our dear caterpillars, here they are on Day 4 - their daily growth just amazes me!
Tomorrow is home-ed group here, so it will be an early start of cleaning (my job), and baking (Chelsea's job I expect). I'm hoping the weather will be nice so we can spend time outdoors again.