There is a long tradition of cardboard box creations here at number 29, and Miss Emily is just big enough to get on the act, so here, inspired by Edward and Christopher’s Grandparents is….. [insert drumroll please] ….. The cardboard box house!
The letterbox has caused a resurection of the family postbox. did I post about that? Aparently not! I’ll take some photos in this iteration then. ;) lets not spoil the surprise.
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Wordless Wednesday is back! oh wait, does this mean that this post is no longer wordless??? hmm maybe! Anyhoo here’s one form our time in Dorset in August!
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Last week we changed our Summer Fun wall to an Autumn Activities wall. It’s kind of a bucket list/boredom buster list combined. Here are the photos of the changeover. I wont bore you with listing the individual activities as I’m sure I’ve either told you about the exciting ones or I’m about to! Most of them come fom my overtaxed brain, but of course pinterest and the blogosphere continue to be a great inspiration. :)
It’s so hard to take photos of this stuff. Each circle is 3″.
After each activity we put a sticker on the circle. This meant that we could do our favourites a lot without them being crossed off. Also nice to see what is most popular!
Our Autumn activities is very similar (in fact many of the favourites are up there again). We did them on leaf shapes. Oscar wrote quite a few himself. We have left a lot of blank ones too in case of later inspiration. (I wonder is it too early to put Christmas craft on the list? When will we swap to winter????)
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So our one caterpillar became four as I told you. About a week later we went to visit some lovely friends in cambridge (Hi Ally!) and Oscar and Emily collected these guys…
We looked them up with the same caterpillar finder as last time…
For the most part the caterpillars lived in a similar house to the last lot. After they started making their cocoons we moved them to caterpillar house mark II.
This morning we released the 4th of the whites. The kids have both really enjoyed the project and Emily runs to show everyone that visits her “cabberpillars”. :)
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Here is my entry for the school bake off. It didn’t get placed, but it did sell out first so not a complete flop!
I used powdered pink lemonade to flavour it, and its lemon icing and spinkled silver stars. It’s hard to tell from the photos but the layers are alternating dark and light pink.
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There was a bake off at school towards the end of last term. Here is Oscar’s entry. I can’t help thinking he lost marks as nobody knew what a race meeting looked like, the cake even features Karen with her sunnies on! I was very proud of him.
Can you see Karen’s sunglasses?
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Earlier in the holidays we tried out scavenger hunts. We are really happy with the space in our new big garden, even if Daddy says its a lot of mowing!
First I wrote a scavenger hunt for the kids. (Yes, Miss Emily does have clothes, you’ll have to excuse her state of undress, potty training you understand!)
There was a flurry of activity, trying to be the first to find everything on the list…
Then the boys got all excited with the whole idea and ran with it. They each wrote me a scavenger hunt of items to find. I love it when they run with what we are doing. :)
Yes, we do have a cement mixer to spot!!!
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