Friday, December 09, 2005

More birthdays

Hot on the heels of cousin B's 6th birthday last week, we have been celebrating my 37th and A's mum's 70th this week. Tomorrow is a bit of a mad day for the kids, as they have trampolining in the morning, followed by a friend's 6th birthday party in the afternoon, then straight on to a family party for their grandmother in the evening.

In other news this week:
  • Allie and Leo have been ill, with a rotten cold. P. has remained healthy (as always) and kept to her full schedule of two HE groups, Woodcraft Folk, capoeira, and a visit to the library.
  • We've been making Christmas cards – no glitter, some of you may be relieved to hear.
  • Leo is beside himself with excitement at the prospect of the Doctor Who Christmas special – he even spent this week's pocket money on his own copy of the Christmas Radio Times
  • Pearl has been developing her interest in coins – this evening she discovered that a coin collector is called a numismatist.
  • Our Monday HE group moved to a great new venue, with much more space.
  • We've been playing Monopoly and cards quite a lot – Leo can suddenly do almost all the necessary arithmetic and reading with no problems, and is developing a mean tactical acumen.
  • The grandmothers' allotment has been saved from destruction – hooray!
  • I have been doing some modular origami, from this book and this magazine.
Books we are reading: Jennifer Murdley's Toad, Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs the Stupid Stinkbugs from Saturn, Varjak Paw, Money.


    Jax said...

    Love that origami! I like origami, and I like maths, and that combination looks like a whole pile of fun.

    Dani said...

    Yes, I enjoyed it more than I thought I would, actually. I've been a bit suspicious of modular origami, as I love the magic of making something lovely out of a single sheet of paper. But you can get some spectacular results with the modular stuff too.

    HelenHaricot said...

    also loved the origami, and a belated happy birthday!

    Heather said...

    Another belated Happy Birthday from me too :-)