Friday, 28 November 2014

This Week

I've been at my dad's house for a lot of this week as he had a nasty fall last weekend and has needed some looking after. He is doing well though, and things are getting back to normal.

I have managed a trip to the park with Hannah, where we discovered a new and improved playground. She had a great time!

We also made it to our home education group on Wednesday and Hannah caught up with her friends , and constructed some elaborate river channels in the sand.

and today she has been for her weekly riding lesson.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Ponies, Puppets and Projects

Hannah had a riding lesson this morning, She rode Tilly again who is fast becoming a favourite.

When we got home Hannah wanted to make something on the sewing machine. She decided on a quilt for her Emily Button rag doll. She chose the pieces of fabric and cut the squares, then together we sewed them. Hannah chose the backing and stuffed the quilt and then I made a little pillow to go with it.

 Here is the finished quilt.

The quilt with the pillow,

 and here are Emily and her friends enjoying the quilt.

Hannah is so pleased with the way it turned out.

Also today we used an old drawer to make a puppet theatre. Hannah wanted to make up a winter play using her Folkmanis puppets , so we used the outer drawer frame as the theatre surround and Hannah used wool stuffing for snow. We made some cardboard pine trees and Hannah made up the story.

The puppets are a bear, rabbit, raccoon, moose and an owl

It was such a sweet play, the animals all built a snowman together in the forest.

Finally, still on a wintery theme, Hannah made a Christmas picture!

and that was Friday!

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday .....

Sunday - We spent the afternoon with Hannah's friend Coral and Coral's grandmother. Since Hannah had enjoyed the Christmassy garden centre the day before, we checked out another one with Coral.

Monday - Hannah joined our home ed group for bowling at Gunwharf.

Tuesday - Adventure Group, and the activity today was clay relief faces. Hannah really enjoyed this activity and the finished card looks really nice.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Winter Wonderland At Keydell Nursery

We have been to Keydell Nursery today to see Santa arrive in his horse drawn carriage to take his place in the grotto, which is part of the beautiful woodland walk display.

We went with granddad, who loved it almost as much as Hannah did, it is really special and definitely worth a visit.

Here comes Santa

Hannah and Granddad

I think daddy is hoping for a visit from Santa this year!

Reindeer - there are four at the nursery.

Polar bear hug

It's not all sleighs - Santa has a variety of transport to see him through the season. 

A Christmas Carol

We had a lovely visit, possibly the best Christmas display we have ever been to.