Well, we are all exhausted after an action packed week. I'm too tired to do a blow by blow account, but the highlights were:
- The snot workshop at the Science Museum on Wednesday. We got up early, popped into the Natural History Museum to see the dinosaurs and Mary Anning's ichthyosaurs, made it to the Science Museum in time to meet Nic, but had to say goodbye again because the place was too packed with school children for any of us to hear ourselves think. By the time the snot workshop came round we were all a bit worn out, but it was very well done. Leo went up on stage and we all made wonderfully slimy green snot to take home.
Demonstrating the path of a smell through the nose
Inside a kaleidoscope
Moving "black red lentils"
- Leo's birthday on Saturday. He was thrilled with his presents, and used all the Hama beads Pearlie gave him during the morning.
A moment of peace
Pearl's unbirthday present
- A visit from my sister and her family. They have two children, aged 8 and 6, and Leo superglued himself to his cousin G. for pretty much the whole weekend. At one point, they even shared a jacket!
Violet and Klaus?
We went to our local park and it was really spring. P. climbed to the top of the climbing poles for the first time this year, the grown ups sat on the grass and had cups of tea, and all was right with the world. We managed (for once) to set up sleeping arrangements that allowed all the children to get a reasonable night's sleep, and they all enjoyed...
- Leo's birthday party on Sunday. This was a success – everyone dressed up beautifully,
The Flap Man
we played games with a Captain Underpants theme, there was enough food for tea, grownups chatted, and nobody burst into tears. Pretty good, huh?
The big moment
He got a good crop of presents, covering all his current interests – Power Rangers, Captain Underpants, Dinosaurs, Lemony Snicket, and cute cuddly bunnies, plus loads of lovely drawings from friends and cousins.
A cuddle for Cutie
Today, we gave the HE group a miss, as P. was a bit ill and L. was quite ragged after such an exciting weekend. We popped to town in the afternoon and L. bought yet more Power Rangers tat with vouchers he was given for his birthday. P. learned some new songs at Woodcraft Folk, and everyone collapsed into bed. Leo did a dinosaur dot-to-dot in bed, and P. listened to some of Stig of the Dump.