Today was quite dreich but that didn’t matter as we were going swimming with Grandpa today. Granny enjoyed observing from the cafe. Beanster practised her breathing techniques and trying to retrieve a weighted hoop from the bottom of the pool. She has been finding this difficult in her swimming lessons because she is so light and just floats back to the surface. Today she was determined to manage it and when she remembered to blow bubbles and use powerful arm strokes she managed to retrieve it from a 1metre depth. We now need to work up to managing this in slightly deeper water so she achieves her sticker in class. Moo wanted to practise leg kicks and jumping in and played with Grandpa at the chute and water pumps.
After a hot dog lunch (and practise for Beanster at buying a snack from the cafe) we headed to the library with Granny to get some new books. The girls always enjoy using the machine to check their own books out and then stamp the return date on them. We have come home with a selection of fiction and non-fiction books which we started to read at bedtime.
After some play back at Granny and Grandpas we headed home and the girls designed their own experiments using ink, paper, wipes and water.
There was a bit of model making, labelling items around the house, invisible ink creations and superhero role play later on. Evil Tornado Man needed to be stopped from destroying the world.
Bedtime stories tonight included a Mr Men book, Gobbolino and a lift the flap information book about food.