Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Guest Writer

I don't often feature guest writers in the blog but today I am making an exception.
Yesterday without any prompting Heather sat and wrote without being asked and without any help (hence a few errors in spelling and so on) the following;
The Rabbit and the Dragon

Once there was a rabbit called Amalie. One day she went for a stroll through the wood. Now let me tell you about Amalie. She had black hair and a lilac dress and she had a pet bird. It was beautiful it was a bluebird called buttercup. On Tuesday she had some gardening to do so she did it. She went for a stroll in the wood on Saturday 1st August. She was going to the park to have a picnic and she brought it in a basket. There was cake, biscuits, an apple two bananas a lollypop grapes strawberries and raspberries, a few cherrys some ham and butter rolls, a gingerbread man a packet of smarties plums and a drink of orange juice. She found some flowers. She picked dandelions buttercups poppys roses primroses bluebells and sunflowers. She picked them all. She put them in her basket and set off. Along the way she met a dragon. The dragon blew some hot fire and said ‘little bunny solve this puzzle to go through if you don’t you will get eaten. What is 100+100?’ She thought and she thought but she could not answer and you know what that means she was eaten. A prince rabbit saw all this and with his sowd cut the dragons chest.
It fell to the ground it was dead. Amalies head popped out and they instantly fell in love they were marryed next day and lived happily ever after.
Written by Heather Louise Trevelyan on Monday 12th April 2010 aged 5 and 8 months.

Spring Summer Autumn Winter
All about Spring
S is for the sun shining in the sky
P is for poppy pink and waking up
R is for rows of roses
I like cherry blossom all nice and pink
N is for nightingales singing in the trees
G is for people playing in the garden
That is what spring in about

All about Summer
S is for sunflowers growing in the sun
U is for us injoying the weather
M is for me watching the sun
M is for Matthew playing in the garden
E is for eating outside together
R is for going riding on our bikes.
Thats what Summer is all about

All about Autumn
A is for animals eating leaves
U is for umbrellas in the rain
T is for trees losing leaves
U is for umbrellas going up and down
M is for many leaves falling off trees
N is for navy blue raindrops
Thats what Autumn is all about

All about Winter
W is for wooly clothes to keep you warm
I is for iscicles everywhere
N is for night time coming early
T is for trees covered with snow
E is for everybody playing in the snow
R is for roads being closed because of the snow
Thats what winter is all about

Proud, me, yes!

Monday, April 12, 2010

House Hunting

Next year we are hoping to move house, maybe even sooner if the market picks up. We have had the house valued and know we have a bit of work to do before it is market ready, we've set our budget and even started looking to see what is about.

We went to see the first house on Saturday, we had the kids with us and if you think moving is stressful, how about just looking! We had warned the children they weren't to touch and that they had to remember that this was where somebody lived, even reminding them that at some point people would be looking at our house and they wouldn't want their things messed about with.

The house was lovely, although not right for us. The children loved the big bedrooms and Heather, having found a pink one declared it would be hers! It took an absolute age to look around as most of the time our attention was diverted by one of the littlies looking as if they may do something.

It occurred to me over lunch that although we had talked to the children about moving we hadn't actually asked them what they wanted from a new house, after all they are going to be living there! So I asked! Heather was quite straightforward, she wanted a big pink bedroom, a big garden and a playroom and a toilet. Think we should be able to manage that. Matthew was more complicated;
Lightening McQueen bedroom Check
Playroom with a table to put railway track on check
Big garden with swing and slide check
orange tunnel so he can get to his bedroom, hmm slight problem there. Maybe we have been visiting one too many play centres, still the estate agent did say they like a challenge...