I know you've heard that from me before. I love blogging, but life gets hectic, and I drop it in favour of 'real life' or my sanity!
I was doing daily 30 days wild blog posts but that stopped too.... If I'm honest I'm not sure if we've managed to do something wild quite everyday, but it has made us more focused and aware.
So the past two weeks has seen a home ed trip to Airhop, kindly organised by friends who blog here. Great fun, bouncetastic, and sweaty!
For Open Farm Sunday we headed to Carolines Dairy. We watched milking, saw cows (not surprising really!) and ate ice cream. We also saw a great collection of local fossils, saw sheep shearing, and saw a blackbird nest with babies through a telescope.
J and S have done a pony morning at the riding school. Three hours of helping out, and a riding lesson. They were due to do it with friends but they were ill unfortunately. They brushed and plaited, swept, and mucked out, and rode bare back. They also enjoyed seeing the swallows coming in and out the stables, where they have nests.
Both children have had medical appointments. S with a pediatrician to check about her headaches. He thinks they are migraines, he gave us the general advice about controlling them. Get enough rest, keep stress down, make sure keep hydrated, and eat. He has given S an anti emetic she can take when she gets to the nausea state, to try and stop getting to sickness. Recently we've managed to stop them getting that far by treating as soon as a headache starts and S has more self awareness with that too now. She is going to be referred to a dietician as well to try a diet that can cut migraines in some people. Eliminating a variety of foods, and seeing if the headaches go. She also got measured. At 10½ she is now 130cm tall, and weighs 28kg.
J had an appointment with a podiatrist. He has flat feet, which originally were asymptomatic, but following a growth spurt they were causing knee and hip pain and looked worse. So J now has some orthotics to wear, and some stretches to do, for hamstrings and calf muscles.
Both children have new trainers too! That growing thing that children do!
J is a size 5 atm, but we brought a 6 to accomodate his insoles.
S ended up with trainers from Clarks, as she didn't want pink! They were the only place that had a pair she liked and luckily in her size! She measured as a 1½ F. She also now needs new wellies, flip flops and riding boots. Her feet seemed to grow a whole size overnight!
We've also been to Southwater Country Park and Priory Park
In amongst the out and abouts. There has been bike riding, hula hooping, cuddling guinea pigs, library, gardening, reading, game playing, gymnastics, Sims 3, Minecraft, Youtube, Japanese learning, Pheonix reading.
We've been watching Dvds, Jimmy's Farm , and Countryfile: Adam's Farm, and on iplayer Japan : Earth's enchanted Islands
S and I are reading Chocolate Box Girls: Marshmallow Skye together. J is enjoying made up stories from hubby.
J is Minecrafting, and has really progressed with his redstone knowledge.
That's all I can remember for now!