Another May has been and gone and we’re already two days into June heading for half of the year flashing past in the blink of an eye. Why does it all go so fast? More reminders of the importance of living in the moment.
We’ve been lying fairly low which seemed to coincide with school holidays and bad weather and thus haven’t been up to much.
Making use of the beach on our doorstep and the open spaces that we are blessed to have. These are the positives of living where we do currently. It’s making the couch to 5k run fairly easy to facilitate even with children in tow.
L’s been out with his Grandad and his cousins and came back with unfortunate tales of swimming pool evacuation due to someone pooing in the pool!
At home L has been getting used to using his debit card for paying for things online. So far it’s more robux on Roblox and the new Lego World game (beta version). Otherwise he’s been Minecrafting.
It’s interesting to see the different ways in which one game is used by different people. L likes to participate in building communities and holding positions of responsibility within that community. He likes to build medieval themed structures and enjoys the mining aspect. Whereas S likes to head off on unplanned adventures with friends and tends to build random stuff that comes into her head at any given moment. Floating anime is some of the latest builds. She also as a Minecraft Chat Show which she records on her YouTube Channel.
S has helped me too with recording some videos for YouTube. She films way better than I.
A and W have the Lego and Ello construction toys at present. They’ve been Disney Princess themed rather than Monster High for a while. Not sure why but think it started from the Ever After High Dolls they have and play with occasionally. So, we’ve had Princess and the Frog and Beauty and the Beast viewing. They have both been recording stuff for their YouTube channels too, some magic trick shots which are quite amusing. It’s easier to do tricks when you’re an identical twin!
Collectively, we’ve made a start on another read aloud book “Running Wild” by Michael Morpurgo. We’re in Indonesia riding on an Elephant at present and there’s already been a mention of an Orang-utan so the subject matter is quite fitting. L’s not particularly interested though, so don’t think he will stick around and it will be just myself and the girls for this one.
Slightly further afield, a promised trip with friends to climb the hill at Kingley Vale. Twin Dad came along as planned equipped with portable tree rope swing, walkie talkies, binoculars and other adventure goodies.
Another treat has been a family meal out to Nandos. Glorified fast food experience at three times the price so won’t be rushing back! Nonetheless, we enjoyed the event and it is an event with 6 of us!
Back to some kind of routine today with Tuesday Adventure Group. Nail and Thread Art on offer. S was the only one to see the project through from start to finish. She made the Green Cat. The other two were collective hammering efforts from L, A, W and myself and even a mum friend helped out. Back at home I finished the threading! As is often the case, A and W lose interest and prefer to go and play and do their own things. That’s just the way it is.