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Friday, 7 August 2009
7 Quick Takes Friday (Vol 23)
The architect has already drawn up plans; we met with him this morning and made several alterations. It's all coming along nicely, this will be a big house! I'm getting very excited.
The boys have been busy practicing out on the golf course range again:) I do so love the freedom that this land gives them.
The LOTR game is still going strong, even the younger ones have now joined in. The co-operation and imagination that has created this game amazes me.
Whilst the LOTR game is raging in the carport the littles have been playing with Farm Animals. This involves setting up bags of blocks and animals. Yes they are playing on the table, what can I say our house is small, there is no floor space.
Carpenter is in a big reading binge at present. I realised that many of the books that we own don't really cater to his reading taste. We have so many historical novels, so now I am searching different genre; fantasy and mystery. As we have pretty conservative tastes its taking a bit of reasearch but so far this past fortnight he has enjoyed; The City of Ember, The Mysterious Benedict Society and Inkheart.
I also managed to spend some time cooking with my little ones, choc chip muffins:) Don't you just love the apron and cooking cap Jelly Bean is wearing? Deanne made them for her birthday.
After reading Angela's recommendation I finally purchased Working in the Reggio Way. I'm slowly reading, to be honest I'm not finding it easy going. Perhaps because it is written for teachers and I have to sit and mentally substitute the home environment. Maybe because I am reading late at night and its been a while since I have read anything heavier than Penderwicks on Gardam Street.
We had a lovely Nature Ramble down to the dam during one morning tea. We even managed to take our notebooks, I can't tell you when we last managed that. It was so nice to get out in the sunshine, the end of winter is in sight.
Talking about this I've been considering on starting a blog initiative to encourage 'beauty' in our lives. A post at the end of the week where we share the beauty enjoyed that week; read alouds, craft, art, nature, CGS presentation, drama, etc So often these essentials can be considered extras and pushed to the side. So what do you think? Is it beneficial or would it be too much? Just one more thing? Perhaps there is no need? I'd love to hear thoughts and interest or not. I was also thinking on running a weekly post over at 4Real.
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