Another incredibly busy day. Both dd and ds had me up during the night, so I didn’t surface properly til half nine. Dd came with a couple of books to sit with me while I was feeding ds, and after I’d read to her, she started letter spotting and then word spotting. Helped that one of the characters had a name the same as her dad! Does go to prove that the reading is coming along all of it’s own accord.
After than we piled in the car and pottered off to visit Kirsty and clan, which was our second visit up there, but I think about the fourth or fifth time that dd and Kirsty’s ds have now played together recently. They are definitely getting along much much better, although there is still the occasional loud moment lol! We’d taken a £1 badge kit from the works, and they all spent at least 25 minutes colouring badges, so that was quite successful. Dd also spent a while doing stencil animals, which surprised me as she’s shown little interest in that at home. Then Kirsty got out her hama beads, which are the maxi size. Dd was really into them, and made the outlines of both car and elephant quite happily, while I sat and made little towers and patterns with ds sleeping on my knee. I’d say from the level of interest that they are well worth the investment – we’ve got midi beads at home, and we have done stuff with them, but it does take a lot more encouragement.
Then we shot off to M* to do some shopping and dd had a nice play in the soft play there, before we grabbed our junk food allowance and came home just in time for the wind down tv programme. All in all a successful day so far -dd is upstairs having her bath with dp supervising as I type, and ds is singing to me about food, so I’d better go.