L, P and I were together all day to day as Friday is a 9 to 5 work day for Dani. The kids started the day in a cuddly heap on the sofa watching a scooby video in their underwear. I took advantage of this moment of peace and harmony to do a bit of cleaning. God knows when the cooker top had last been done - I spotted quite a bit of festive fare spread around.
After a while we all got dressed and the kids started on some stuff. P. decided to create some plaster of paris casts of fossils. We made some of these last year using the beautiful ammonites we collected during a holiday in Lyme Regis. We are planning to go back at Easter and expand our collection a bit. P. enjoyed the plaster mixing and made some very careful impressions.
L. couldn't decide exactly what to do but eventually drew a dinosaur picture done with felt pen on cardboard. He loves to draw and produces several pictures most days.
The kids then played with their Sylvanian families creatures. We have a whole world of these little creatures living all over the floors of the house. I have to admit I quite like them, especially the quirky way our kids play with them. P has a family of rabbits she named Malted, Milk, Salted and Silk. L plays very exciting kidnap and battle games with his creatures. They often play joint games involving death and disaster. I once got in a lot of trouble for disturbing a sylvanian graveyard that sprang up beside the TV.
After lunch we trudged down the steep hill to play at a local park. It is a bit of a bleak park but has some great climbing equipment. I stood it for as long as possible and the kids really seemed to appreciate the chance to let off some steam.
When we got home Leo needed to run about in his pants doing battle armed only with a sword and his trusty slinky. P and I sat down with her crossnumbers book to do a bit of clue solving. This is a great book, from Tarquin publications, that is varied and satisfying.
I fell asleep on the sofa while the kids watched a bit more scooby, Mona the Vampire and Blue Peter. I blame IKEA for this as we have spent too many late nights this week struggling with IVAR shelving...
P. had a break from Zoombinis tonight - she's been playing it non-stop every evening since Christmas. She decided to dance instead. L. managed to stay awake for ages reading his dracula book and sleepily mumbled "I know how scream is spelled... S.C.R.E.A.M. It's here and here..." Don't think that's on the list of reception year words!
Swimming tomorrow, better sleep.