Matt’s Birthday


First some photos of what the bigger boys got up to yesterday! It was an open meeting of the Peterborough Small Model Engineers (who run the trains at Thorpe Hall, where we go on Sundays). With a Bar-B-Que and opportunity to drive some of the trains. Matt is starting to get to know them quite well.

Matt on Samdog David on Samdog

Fairly peaceful day today. After Library story time P and her 16 month-old son came over for coffee in the garden. After lunch the cleaners came. They are being very good, they are very flexible about what they do. Today T caught up with the last 6 months of ironing (not as bad as it sounds as we iron very little, usually only one work shirt for Matt per week is considered essential). If we look creased and crumpled, then nobody has been blunt enough to mention it yet!

Then I made profiteroles with the boys for Matt’s birthday tea, which we ate in the garden. Also tried using c lay today, not very successfully and they did some painting. Their fingers aren’t really strong enough yet to do clay, playdough is better. B painted pictures. Ise painted pictures, his hands and the sink.

The boys went to bed a bit late and then we discussed some Charlotte Mason home-schooling ideas. More on Charlotte Mason later.

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