A surprisingly productive day considering most of the family (everyone bar myself, Papacrow and Saurus to date) have been succumbing to a cough and cold, and lots of us - including poor Trojan Hero - spent most of the night coughing and spluttering rather than sleeping. Our bedroom might as well have had a revolving door, quite frankly!
Then Wig left the breakfast table at speed and spent some time throwing up in the toilet, poor poppet. Been swallowing too much snot, we suspect - it's happened before.
So table time was a muted and largely voluntary affair - Roo mostly did research for his roman essay (on food), his diary, and some maths. Saurus did online maths and heaps of english. Wig read lots of stuff on the romans (we have a basket of resources, will blog the book list at a later date), Fluff did his diary, some really good writing in his work book all by himself, and some reading on romans. Petal did LOTS of her work book, several times during the day - she's charging through it! Dot did lots of drawing of people, and we had interesting discussions about noses and numbers of eyes etc. Petal and Dot also had fun with the conte chalk pastel pencils - I showed them how to blend and we had fun mixing colours.
There was lots of lego building, listening to Harry Potter audio CDs, building with duplo & mega blocks, making fishing rods (Petal, Fluff & Dot), we watched the Romans episode of Neil Oliver's Ancient Britain ( a great series that we really loved), and I read more of James & the Giant Peach out loud. Fluff really enjoyed some Beatrix Potter in the evening - The Tale of Mrs Tiggywinkle and The Tale of Two Bad Mice. Roo had some playstation in the evening with Papacrow and Saurus joined us to watch a football match (Man U v Madrid in the champions league).
It was sunny but no one was really well enough to go out and about today, so we did a bit of tidying and cuddled up and watched cartoons (Avengers) instead.
Papacrow got a fair bit of editing done, I ploughed my way through The Innocence of Father Brown (am regretting this choice a bit, it's hard going in places) and purchased Neil Gaiman's Coraline, as it was 99p on the kindle today! (It's going to be my reward for making it through Father Brown.)
I also did the washing up after lunch, booked Trojan Hero's six week check for tomorrow, and arranged for Grandma to come and sit in for the afternoon - Papacrow is out plastering, I'm off to the dentist and Saurus will need to come with me to hold Trojan Hero!
Will be glad when tomorrow's over and done to be honest.