We have been so busy we have not had a chance to blog. Finally got some time to create a wee taster of some of things we have been up to and places we have visited over the last couple of weeks.
Almondvalley Heritage Centre (Mill Farm)
A great place to learn about life in West Lothian in the past and to have lots of fun. It has a great mix of historical and outdoor learning opportunites, animals and park equipment to play and climb on. We stayed until closing and the girls had the best time.
Frankie and Benny’s
The girls love to eat out and Beanster chose F & B’s for a treat.
Edinburgh- Diwali celebrations and National Gallery of Scotland
To end our work on Diwali we visited the celebrations in Edinburgh. As we arrived early we went to the gallery first to look at some of our favourite paintings. Beanster loved the ballet scenes and Moo the paintings with animals. After we headed to the Diwali celebrations. Beanster made up her own dance at one point, a sort of break dance meets robotic Bollywood.
Halloween is a big deal in this household as it is one of Beanster’s favourite times of the year. We decorate the garden and living room window, play games and are open to guisers whom get a treat for ‘doing a turn’. This year we invited cousin H over too and we all went out guisin. The girls sang songs and told ‘jokes’ and came back with a bag load of sweets. We also celebrated Halloween at Townhill too.
Making a terrarium
Beanster asked to recreate the water cycle via a terrarium so we constructed one. It is working well. New plants have even started to grow inside it.
Bird Cafe and garden feeders
We finally got round to hanging our feeders outside and we refilled our bird cafe feeders too.
Both Moo and Beanster are into art in a BIG way just now. Here are some activities we have done and we also watched a graffiti artist create one of his works.
Fireworks picture for pal M
Lascaux cave paintings
Tape resist monet
We have started to buy better musical instruments and this week a glockenspiel and xylophone arrived. The girls have been enjoying experimenting with them.
We went to a fireworks display with the girls’ friend M and her parents and had a brilliant time.
Five Sister’s Zoo
Grandpa came on a trip to the zoo with us and we especially enjoyed watching the leaf cutter ants, the rescued circus lions (looking healthy and happy) and the wolves.
The Scottish Deer Centre
The girls are all about animals just now and Beanster asked to go and to the deer centre to feed them and learn more about them. Granny came this time. One of the great things about home ed is the girls get to see their grandparents often instead of just little bits of time around school and homework.
Beanster has taken to writing this last week or so and is wanting to copy letters and words.