I've kept Lucy off school the past 2 days again - she doesn't seem to be getting any better - cold symptoms, bad stomach etc. She is good company though. Today she developed a whole thing called 'Lucy Enterprises', with a newsletter, reward points system, with reward cards for the boys, library cards for them, and she's been writing out other plans for it. The boys on the other hand have been working on their birthday present lists (with the Argos catalogue in hand...)
The kids also got letters from America today from a friends' children of similar ages, which they are happy about. They have been writing their replies. The letter for Tom was so sweet, and ended mid sentence, saying that the little girl 'also collects sti...' We have had fun guessing what it is she might collect - stickers, sticks, stick-insects?
Also today a tripod came for my camera - which I used on some of the pictures below. I really have to read the book on how to use the camera properly now.
Just before bedtime tonight, I was talking to Lucy, and Harry was dying to tell me something - he kept interrupting, and then getting distracted, and when he finally came out with it, it was "Mum, 'normally' sounds like 'Norman'! " Lucy and I were highly amused, and decided 3 year olds are fun to have around.
If anyone happens to see Scott looking slightly the worse for wear, by the way, he left his electric shaver in Nottingham, and has been coping with wet-shaving, with his 'food storage' razors. He has a nice new constellation of toilet paper bits stuck on him each morning. Poor man.