Our return to “normality” after the festivities started with Tuesday gymnastics. It was good to see our friends and get back into our routines after the down time of the festive period! We have been every week since, culminating in badge week. Alfie and Poppy got their bronze level fitness awards, and Amber gained level 3 proficiency. They have all decided to take a break over the spring and summer so that they can enjoy their woodland meet up group and playing with friends outdoors.
We also had a play date with some of our favourite people. Poppy and her bestie M had a great time together, whilst Alfie enjoyed playing Lego Dimensions with the boys, C and F. Meanwhile, Amber and N served us some delightful dishes in their vegan cafe
We spend a lovely day at Think Tank with more wonderful friends. The Rowland Emmett Marvellous Machines exhibition was captivating for us all, even little V.
We had a great time getting wet and mucky at HE Exploeres at Wolseley. Paddling in the lake, breaking up shards of ice, observing the wildlife and feeding the waterfowl with lots of lovely friends.
Poppy was particularly keen to get back to her Monday gymnastics, her favourite time of the week. Afterwards we usually head to the park or a friend’s house to play with all our friends
Everyone was also glad to get back to our usual weekly swimming once the schools went back. We meet various different friends so have the fun of socialising, as well as exercise!
Another welcome return was to our favourite fortnightly home ed group We had a lovely time junk modelling the first session back. The children’s creations were so imaginative and amazing!
The next session was clay modelling, again really bringing out the creative side of all three children!
The last session we attended was weaving and pom pom making. Alfie’s pompom turned out enormous! Poppy knitted a lovely bracelet with sticks. The laser mze that all three children made with their friends was awesome too!
We had a lovely day at Come Into Play with amazing friends. Poppy found it a novelty that with her and Amber, plus J, R, M and A, there were six girls, and only Alfie to represent the boys! Most of her best friends are boys, but she declared it a novel change to have a girly day
The next day, meeting other friends at Crash Bang Wallop was a little more balanced, with 4 girls and 3 boys. We barely saw any of the children, as they disappeared off playing maazing games, only returning for food and water!
We had an amazing day riding the flumes and rapids with friends at Water World.
We had lots of fun rock climbing with lots of HE friends at Rock Up.
We had a lovely day of tractor and trailer rides, ply and guinea pigs at the National Forest Adventure Farm with lots of lovely friends.
We spent a lovely day with a group of home educators at Baddesley Clinton NT.
Another lovely day at Wolseley.
Several visits to the library
A lovely day at the park and at a freind’s house.
A wonderful day with friends at the Big Play Barn.
We had great fun watching the Lego Batman Movie.
We also had lots of fun at home. Two science days, where we did lots of amazing experiments.
A lot of time spent cooking and baking food for us, making bird cakes, taking part in the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch. Painting our pottery, sewing, painting and drawing.
So far, a truly amazing winter