Yesterday poor Honi was sick. I can't believe how many times that girl is getting sick at the moment. More worryingly it is her birthday this Wednesday, tomorrow as I write this, so we were all hoping she and the rest of us wouldn't be sick for her birthday. Fortunately this morning she does seem to have recovered and no one else seems to be poorly. Yay!
She improved rapidly as the day went on yesterday, obviously got it out of her system. While the girls were busy drawing and playing, I set up Honi and Harmonie on Education City (something we haven't used in a while) and I got on with making birthday cake. I haven't finished it yet as I need to buy in some icing but Honi is hoping for a dinosaur land cake! We will see how I do.
We did manage to get to the library after finding a book that I was sure I had lost. It turns out it was in my room under a whole heap of other books. It was such a relief to know I wasn't going to have to pay for it. Books ooze from our house, there are so many but there's nothing quite like having a real book to flick through is there?
Honi was feeling better but wanted a bit of cheering up so while I made dinner we set up a science experiment that she could do by herself: Fireworks in a Glass. Harmonie loved watching Honi doing her experiment so much that she said, 'I like science, I do science too? Like Honi?' So she did...
Harmonie did end up making it her own by throwing everything in all at once but it is all good science and she was very excited to be doing it all-by-herself!
Due to Honi's poorly tummy and the rain outside we decided to give our walk a miss yesterday. We've really enjoyed our walks this summer and it's pointed out to us how important it is to make room for as much family time as possible; it's been loving spending time as a family and finding time to talk to each other with enough space for them to expend some energy. I've enjoyed walking off dinner too, but it's the family time that made it so special so we thought of something else we could all do as a family. A board game.
Now it's difficult to find the right game to play when there is such a large age range but we found that Junior scrabble was perfect. Kev played with Naomi and I played with Honi and everyone was happy. I even got to read another chapter and a half of Pippi Longstocking snuggled up in bed with all four girls! How did I not read that book as a child? It is so, so funny!
My computer was doing a major back up last night so with my hands a little more free I found the wool. Honi has been asking for me to make her a few things so I got started with a little scarf for her toy I knitted her a year or two ago. Knitting is one of those things that once you start you just can't stop so I am already on the second project: Stripy the second (stripy needed a girlfriend apparently).
So another lovely day with my girls in spite of the poorly Honi. She's certainly not poorly today; Honi has been racing around all morning and afternoon, there has been face-paints, colouring, computers and playing. We need to get out though as the 'special' present hasn't be bought yet for the soon to be birthday girl!
Oh, before I forget to say, Harmonie was up to all sorts of lovely things today too. One thing that really impressed me was when she was watching Squiglet - I noticed how interactive she was getting and that squiglet was getting her to learn the letter g so I left her alone with paper and pens. A few moments later Naomi was calling me and when I went in I found Harmonie had done this...
Not bad for a 3 year old. It's amazing what they get up to when they are in the mood to do something isn't it.