On Monday when we went for a long forest walk, and filled our pockets with nice things to eat in case we got lost, Smallest snaffled a packet of Rolos in his pocket. While he was waiting for us to get ready, he played football with himself and his rolo's fell out into the snow (he didn't know at the time). Today Huffle found them, Smallest was very pleased.
We had a late breakfast of pancakes (I think we have finally found the perfect recipe and the perfect amount as we only had one left and we didn't pig ourselves), before starting to take our Christmas decorations down. We left the tree, as it is still very healthy and luscious and looks so purdy (pretty). The boys partly put away their Christmas presents and we dusted and swept ready for the New Year.
We made a jelly for Smallest, a Chocolate trifle for Small and a yummy scrummy Whisky Baileys Trifle for the big 'uns (I had much fun tasting whilst making)**. There was more Loom Bandz made, elastic Bands balls added to and books read.
After lunch we all played Alhambra (Moo won even though she said she had no idea what she was doing - likely story). Late afternoon Moo and I jigsawed and Small did some more homework and Huffle and Smallest played football on the Wii. Small's homework for the holidays was to listen to eight songs from the Romantic Era of Classical music (four chosen by his music teacher and four chosen by Small) and identify the main instrument, the tempo, the accompanying instruments and how he feels about the music. He has been very interested in this homework and had put a lot of effort in it. He uses the BlueTooth headphones to listen and brings them down every now and then. Moo and I have been particularly enjoying listening to the music.
After dinner and our New Years Eve Trifles (ours was a bit heavy on the Whiskey hic), the boys watched TV and we played UPSET.
The kids wanted to stay up until 12 but as we normally struggle doing this we said no. Smallest was struggling at 8pm as it was.
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Here's to 2015 x