e start our next update on a mixed note of happiness and sadness. Wednesday 21st October – Daddy’s birthday. The children had a lovely day making a chocolate fudge birthday cake, wrapping presents and making cards. Unfortunately, our beloved white hen Daisy, who had been with us for 2 years 4 months, became very unwell and had to be put to sleep. All hens are special, but Daisy had an extra special place in all of our hearts, and her passing was greatly mourned by us all. This picture of her was taken by Amber.
We managed to have a lovely birthday evening with Daddy, despite the sad events. Indian takeaway then birthday cake
The next day we headed for a day of fun, waves, slides and splashing at Water World with the Kelly and Hewitt crews. great fun
Freedom Friday Fun at Beacon Park followed the next day with the Hupfield and Jones-Thomas crews. Friends, bikes and fun
The Wolverhampton Vegan Festival followed. A great day! The children got to make their own smoothies using pedal power, and Alfie stocked up on his vegan chocolate
Unfortunately, we were hit by a flu-like virus, so cancelled our next few day’s plans for quiet times at home. We still managed to have lots of fun though! Alfie made a whole Pac Man game out of Hama beads- Pac Man, all the ghosts and all the food! We made salt dough Christmas decorations. Alfie made a snowy owl picture. We made chocolate apples and toffee apples. We played lots of baord games, did lots of cooking and lots of crafts.
We had a play date with the Kelly crew.
We went and picked our own pumpkins after a tractor and trailer ride into the field at Essington Fruit Farm.
The only downside of the day was locking the keys in the car boot and being stranded there for 4 hours! The AA failed to break in (at least the car is secure!!), so Rich had to wait for a lift to come over with his spare keys. The kids were superstars, despite being bored and hungry. We celebrated freedom with a Pizza Hut feast
Amber and I spent a day looking after Nanny whilst Grandad went to the opticians. We had fun playing Lego, fetching chips for us and Nanny and Amber did lots of magic painting in Nanny’s room.
Halloween!!!! A fun day of pumpkin carving, baking pumpkin orange cake, making pumpkin soup and toasting pumpkin seeds Alfie had a creeper pumpkin, Amber a cute little one and Poppy an angry one!
The next day we went to Stafford to get some fresh air after feeling very cabin feverish due to the lingering illness thwarting so many plans. We had a yummy Pizza Express lunch, a wander round the shops and a walk in the park Poppy bought a witches costume – reduced from £12 to £4.50!
The next day we went with lots of HE friends to Boing Zone for trampolining fun. We literally bounced off the walls
Back to ice skating and then gymnastics the next day. Amber found her ice legs after months of using a penguin!
The next day was swimming, where we met lovely HE friends, plus crafts and board games.
Dentist the following day, then a dog walk with the Kentish crew, plus Sherlock and Watson, then a visit to Nanny and Grandad.
Cinema with HE friends to watch The Princess and the Frog, as part of the Into Film festival, was our Friday plan.
Sadly, I had to spend most of the weekend at the eye infirmary, meaning Amber missed a party she had been invited to. To make up for it, we had a special shop and coffee shop date. Lots of crafting, making cards and gifts for a friend’s birthday also took place.
A birthday celebration followed the next day, at Monster Mayhem soft play, with lots and lots of HE friends.
Ice skating again with friends the next day, and gymnastics of course. We had a Toby Carvery for tea afterwards – testing out the new vegan options!
Swimming with Honey, Kitty and Violet on Wednesday. Painting salt dough and making stew and cakes afterwards.
Two very special birthdays on Thursday – Poppy turned 8 and Amber turned 5. They had fun opening their cards and presents, before an all-you-can-eat lunch at Cosmo, shoping with birthday money and a visit to Nanny and Grandad.
Celebrations with friends on Friday, at Amerton Farm. The girls were very spoilt – lots more amazing cards and presents. Twenty two children running riot and having fun
Today, library with Poppy, shops, painting the downstairs toilet, crafting and play dough fun
An amazing month The children are all happy, active and learning lots. The eldest two are both fluent readers now – totally unschooled. Unschooling truly rocks