We have had a very busy weekend with lots of variety and fun. We thought we would condense the highlights into one (rather large) blog post.
I was at an outdoor education training session with Mike Brady and Jess from Under the Trees learning about tracks and trails. It was fabulous. Some of the best bits included practising tree identification and learning which leaves were edible, being taught how to identify which creatures had been around from looking at their poo/food remains, investigating different types of insects by looking under log piles/shaking trees and bushes onto a white sheet and looking for evidence of animal homes.
Whilst I was at training the girls and Mama were going to their friend M’s birthday party. This was being held at the same time as her street’s annual garden party. Before going, Moo did some playing whilst Beanster earned a Maths Seeds certificate for 2D shape work and counting and recognising numbers and words up to 8.
Then it was time to get all dressed up. They were raring to go.
The party fun included a BBQ, sumo suits, art and crafts and an egg drop. The egg drop involved designing packaging to go around an egg which was then dropped from a high height. If the egg survived intact then a small prize was won. Unfortunately Beanster’s did not survive but she had fun making the packaging. She said she thought it failed because she didn’t include enough sellotape in her design. Here is a photo of how long the drop was. Wow! It is a wonder anyone’s survived.
In the evening Mama and I were at a wedding reception for one of Mama’s work colleagues. The bride was very beautiful, the groom very handsome, the cake gorgeous and yummy and the burrito buffet fabulous. The girls slept over at Grandma and Grandad’s. This was Moo’s first independent sleepover. She did brilliantly. Well done Moo.
Mama, Beanster and Moo headed out to Craigie Farm for breakfast. I had a headache so didn’t go. They had some food then got up to nonsense in the park with cousin H, who was also there. Moo enjoyed playing on the bouncers and the tractor and Beanster headed for the chute and basket swing.
Afterwards we headed to an LGBT celebration in Edinburgh and thankfully my head was feeling better.
Moo got stuck right into some rainbow cake as Beanster drew a picture for the LGBT family wall.
The girls then had a go of the lucky dip and won socks, a toy snake and some Lego cards.
Whilst Beanster headed to the craft area to decorate a tote bag and make a flying unicorn, a ball and to get a temporary unicorn tattoo, Moo and Mama listened to the music and took selfies.
After a bit of dancing the girls had some lunch and Mama chatted to someone she had not seen in about 20 years.
We played some games, Beanster got some glitter face paint and posed in front of the love ball.
On the way out we just had to stop by the photo booth for some photos. Moo was not for dressing up but Beanster enjoyed choosing her accessories and posing for the camera.
Beanster declared it to be one of the best afternoons ever and dictated her response for the feedback wall.
We were not quite ready to go home so we headed to a park we had never visited before, Victoria Park. It is certainly one we will go back to. The girls had a fun hour and I saw a chute I had never seen before, the roller chute.
We headed home, had tea then Mama taught Beanster how to rewire a plug.
The girls refilled the bird feeders and played in the garden until bedtime.
Another colourful, rainbow filled weekend in the lives of Beanster and Moo!