We have had grey weather at this end and as a result of that and ongoing coughs and colds, we were confined to barracks over the weekend. We did however manage to venture forth to Silverdale for more wood and also offloaded several bags of items for the charity shop, as well as recycling at the tip:
Pip helping with the wood.
Toasty warm room on a cold winter's night.
On Sunday we sadly missed mass as I had been up late yet again with Benedict and woke with a trapped nerve in my back and neck, ouch! So we read from our advent books, lit some candles and quietly worked at the table in the morning:
The Kings are waiting in the wings.
Working on a Strega Nona picture, I showed her how to trace an outline and then she worked on filling in with colour.
The afternoon was filled with cooking and washing up a never ending supply of pots and pans. We attempted to play a monopoly game but the kids were way to restless and it was big cheers all round when it was time to watch another Katie Morag episode! I was quite relieved when bedtime rolled around last night!
Today we have actually had a major achievement and some work has been completed in the learning zone! Benedict worked really hard with a story prompt and has produced some great work as a result. We used mind mapping to brain dump ideas and then a graphic illustration to help him plan the story in greater detail. He narrated the story to me and then set about copying out the first paragraph shown below:
I am off now to tidy up and make tea, toodle - pip!