Monday, September 29, 2008

SCHOOL HOLS......

Well we have survived the first day of the 2 week holidays (not counting the weekend). I must admit that I have been a bit apprehensive about these holidays as my eldest 2 have been fighting like cat and dog recently. I have stocked up the craft cupboard to keep them busy while we are at home for Lola's daily sleep, hopefully this will keep the little 'darlings' happy!

Today they chose sewing as their craft activity. Now my actual plan here was that while they were doing their sewing I would do mine..... yeah right!!! Of course I had forgotten that they would need me to re-thread the needle every 30 seconds...no exaggeration! It was fun though watching them work, Talia was making a spider web and just went for it, while Kalem who is sewing a picture of a car, took his time and made lovely neat little stitches. Talia lost interest after a while, but Kalem seemed to be really enjoying himself. I love this photo of them both concentrating on the job.....

Talia's completed spider web with added green bead for sparkle effect...... Kalem's piece is a work in progress so will post a photo when it is finished.

After lunch we got out the sidewalk chalks and the kids went to town on the concrete, kept them busy for hours.....

Lola as always was just happy to sit back and watch her brother and sister at work.
What a fantastic DAISY, wonder who did that.............

Kalem posing with his picture of Spongebob....
Talia having to do the same as her big bro, posing with her rather pink version of Spongebob.........

A great day and best of all hardly any bickering, oh happy days, long may they last.....

5 comments:

http://lavenderhouse.typepad.com said...

Lovely pics. I had a great 9.5 week summer holiday with the kids. Then they went back to school and one of them has had a right attitude! You would have loved to have been a fly on the wall on Sunday. Read my Sunday blog - it puts a big gloss on it - it was a crap day! Keep the good work up. I am getting to the stage where I will need to take some painkillers for my sore throat from shouting! Watching a programme by Griff Rhys Jones about anger - oh dear think I could do with a bit of that managment of it!!!! Is it sunny? We have had lovely sun for a few days and are due drizzle tomorrow - can you remember how pants that is! DRIZZLE! yuk! Love Emma xxxxxx

Melody said...

How cute are your children?? How good are you having all that craft stuff! Gee you must be a patient woman.

kate5kiwis said...

hello chick,
love your crafty moments!
my funny kids all begged to go to THE LIBRARY today!!!
sheesh, that was easy!
and now the house'll be shush for two and a half hours while they all r-e-a-d....
love that!
mwah X

Little Grubs said...

Well the first 2 days look like fun - and good weather too! Lets hope it lasts for you. The pavement chalk looks great I haven't seen that before but I know my two would love a go! x

http://lavenderhouse.typepad.com said...

Do you mean Charlie and Lola dominoes? How fab. I dont have any fuzzy felts - boo hiss. Sounds great though. Something that I did for my girls birthdays last year was painted an old thrifted trolley and then bought some old pretty china. I cant knit to save my life but I bought some knitted fairy cakes on ebay. I did a sign for a cafe. They loved playing cafes. In fact I might blog it all as it would be good to record for my diary. I also did my oldest one a bit of a beauty trolley - hair bobbles, bit of nail varnish and pale, pale pink eye shadow etc. They seemed to be very pleased with it - including Jasper! Love Emma x

Your fairy is called Tangle Saturnwand
She is a trouble maker.
She lives at the bottom of tangled gardens and in hedgerows.
She is only seen when the seer holds a four-leafed clover.
She wears tangled dresses of multicoloured petals. She has delicate pale pink wings like a cicada.