Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Lucy's 13th Birthday & Half Term

On Friday, the boys all had the day off school, and later on Lucy had her sleepover. We didn't have quite as many girls over as planned due to illness, but 5 girls was plenty!
Here they are after having an icing fight (they were decorating cupcakes.) They looked pretty much the same later on as well, after applying makeup to each other with their eyes closed!
Lucy had a great time anyway, and they finally got to sleep at about 4am...We had a relatively quiet weekend, which was nice.
This week is the half term holiday.
Monday was a beautiful sunny day, which showed up very well our impressive collection of cobwebs. We invented a long handled duster (Little duster+duck tape+broom), and Tom did a good job de-webbing us.
I then encouraged the kids to play animal hospital (something I remember doing as a kid), and that amused them for quite some time. We made plasters out of white sticky backed plastic, and I cut them some bandages from white fabric.Quite a few casualties!
Tom's 'friends' - well fed and cared for! Yesterday, Jack went out with a friend for the day, and I got a BIG bag of lavender in the post for making stuff for Christmas, and for a stall I am doing. I had no idea about weights, so ordered half a kilogram. I made lots of stuff, and Harry and Tom designed bags for me to make for them, which they are quite happy with.
Harry also did his first 'paid' job. He cleaned out the microwave (which really needed it!) and I bought him a Hotwheels car in Tesco. He was so proud of himself, and he actually did a pretty good job.
In the evening, Lucy, Jack and Scott went to rehearsals for the Roadshow at church (a short play, which is done as a contest with other wards' plays.) They all have parts - Lucy is a Russian princess, Jack is a wimpy prince, and Scott is in the olio act (the bit inbetween two plays). Lucy went from there to a Young Women's sleepover, and the boys and I have just picked her up now.
Lucy's friend Abigail is coming for a sleepover tonight, from Lincoln.
Three sleepovers for Lucy in six days! If that doesn't induce sleep deprived 'teenage behaviour' then nothing will!
Scott is busier than ever, but managing OK. He will carry on as acting Principal till the second week of January 2011. He got an iPhone 4 from work (which he decided to order for everyone!), and is in love with it. He can't get over just how much stuff they can do... though he has mainly used it for playing Settlers of Catan on, and doing a training thing that builds you up to doing 100 press-ups. I think he may possibly have checked his work emails once or twice, too!
We are all going to stay with my brother John, and Hannah, in Yorkshire on Friday. Looking forwards to it, and looking forwards to seeing some beautiful hills!

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