Yesterday we spent the day getting unpacked, doing some laundry, shopping, baking and icing a cake, re-painting a stairway, cleaning out the guinea pig, tidying bedrooms, sorting out heaps of recycling… It is amazing how much four people can achieve if they just work all day long! Oh yeah, and we didn’t even work all day long because Dani and Pearlie investigated how the length of a pendulum affects the frequency of its swing. They plotted their results on a graph. Leo flopped about watching various things on his new DVD player.
Today we had a local(ish) family gathering in honour of Leo’s birthday. There were six grandparents, two uncles, an aunt, three cousins and the four of us. We provided lots of tea and heaps of party food, which has largely been eaten. It was lovely to spend some time with family and the kids had a great time. The girls organised an easter egg hunt for the boys. There was hide and seek and similar games, involving children behind and under virtually every chair!
Leo got some lovely presents from everyone. He got a Doctor Who fob watch, Primeval series one on DVD (he has watched most of it tonight!), a Iorek Byrnison action figure, some found roller blades, a clinometer and length of pipe that can be set up to catch the sun, book tokens and cash. Thanks to all.
We’re off to the British Museum tomorrow, which is Leo’s choice of birthday trip. Better get some sleep soon. I feel vaguely sick from the amount of party food I’ve been grazing on all day. Luckily, I found the stash of cakes and biscuits that the boys had hidden in Leo's room to 'eat another day'...