There has been the usual hustle bustle of activity going on around the house today, and it's felt wonderful. As much as I have thoroughly enjoyed being in the newborn baby bubble, I crave 'normality'. I yearn for usual routines, for our usual home-ed lifestyle, for my usual family life - it's the life I love, the life I cherish, and I don't want to change it.
Taisia has slotted in to our family rather nicely. She is a wonderfully content baby, loving her snuggles and is never happier than when she is cuddling up to someone. She is tucked up on my chest blissfully asleep as I write this, it feels so special. I can't help but keep stroking her back and kissing her head. Today has given me an insight into how things will work around her, and I like what I have seen :)
Various activities have taken place throughout the day. The boys have played on the Wii, and Callum has been on various websites. Joseph has read a couple of history fact books and a book about penguins, whilst Tiegan has read part way through the Horrible Histories Gorgeous Georgians book. Chelsea has almost completed a lapbook about Ancient Greece.
Both Chelsea and Joseph have decided to do a joint lapbook on Albert Einstein - they are actually working on that as I type here at 7.30pm - I love the fact that they don't see learning as something that happens between certain hours on certain days.
We have made a start on our conker people, so I would like to introduce...
and Conker Carol:
I have managed to sort out November's "Learn Something New Everyday" list - only 10 days late, but hey ho :) It's nice to know I have a back up for when the day seems to be progressing slowly or we are struggling to do *something*.
Chelsea worked through some of the Galore Park Maths workbook, whilst Tiegan completed some maths worksheets she had asked me to print off for her. I do like self-motivated children, makes life so much easier!
This afternoon as a family we have baked our first batch of mince pies! Finally it seems (after many years of trying and failing) I seem to have fathomed out how to make edible pastry!
I think we will be making more very soon - this batch has practically vanished...
I'm putting my order in for more of the same tomorrow please dear family :)