Precious Moments

This week we have been on our half term.  The children have been busy with all manor of artistic pursuits as well as a small amount of maths, just to keep their hand in.  We also managed to squeeze in a visit to the beach, my very most favourite thing to do in the world.

The weather wasn’t going to be great, but these beach visits somehow stock up my energy and enthusiasm for the next month of home school (we go once a month).  However, when we arrived we were blessed with the most glorious weather the whole time we were there.

T was off with friends for a paint balling birthday party so it was just Gary and his five girls:

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The twins said it was one of the best days out ever, and I would agree.  I spent the entire time reading, whilst the little ones played in the small patch of sand and the older girls sat in the green opposite making daisy chains.  Does life get much better?

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I mean how can anyone see this view and not be completely inspired by it all?

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The rest of the week continued to be chilled in the extreme.  Usually the half term breaks are still busy for me planning for the next five weeks of school, but this week I have done very little.  I obviously needed the break.

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I seem to have many photos of the little ones and not so many of the older ones, which is a shame because they were just as busy and creative as their little sisters.  The little ones have painted, made crowns, dressed paper dolls and made clay jewelry, as well playing dressing up (complete with goggly eyes), making loom band necklaces and hosting dolly tea parties:

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Gary even managed to find the time to make a gate for our garden to prevent Oscar (our lab) from wandering down the track road:

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And last but not least this is a card hand made by A6 completely in secret to give to her little sister:

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It says ‘I am so sory for oll the tims that I wok yoo up’  I just though it was the cutest thing.  A6 needs the least sleep and no matter what time she goes to bed she always wakes up before 6am.  B4 needs the most sleep and A6 always woke her up.  This card is to say sorry (she has since stopped).

I hope you all have had a wonderful week!

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