An obvious one really for this week! There is something beautiful about the Zebra though isn’t there. This one lives at Newquay Zoo and is a Chapman’s Zebra.
And so we have reached the end of the alphabet! I have really enjoyed taking part in this project and want to say a huge thank you to Charly over at PODcast for running it over the last 26 weeks. I can’t wait to start over again in January!
#299.. Today was the last day of Grandma’s visit so we went to Wimbledon Park for a walk and play. We’ve not been before so the kids had a great time exploring the playground before we went for a walk round. I really liked the waterfall gardens, it is all so pretty.
#300.. For the first time in about a week we had a day with Daddy so we packed our bags and headed for WWT London Wetland Centre. It was a glorious sunny day and we saw loads of wildlife including butterflies, dragonflies, a lizard and all sorts of birds. It really is one of our favourite places to spend a day.
#301.. A slightly weird photo from today but I am so happy to have a working CD player in the car once again that this really is my “photo of the day”! Journeys are so much easier when we can listen to Roald Dahl, Dr Seuss or Julia Donaldson along the way!
#302.. A pretty quiet day at home today. Thomas built a line of 100 Duplo bricks and did all sorts of sums with it!
#303.. Halloween costumes all ready to go. We had 2 Halloween parties this year, the first on Thursday and the second on Friday. I was astounded at the cost of costumes from the shops so I made Thomas a ghost one from pillow cases, the bat one we already had and the cat is a black TShirt and trousers and a mask and tail set from the £1 shop! I do love being frugal!
#304.. Halloween. Before our second party this afternoon we carved our pumpkins and did some Halloween themed Hama bead crafting.
#305.. All the talk of ghosts and ghouls, and a game at yesterdays party, has seen the kids obsessed with Mummies today. We Mummified the Barbie dolls and various soft toys and then did some simple craft with fabric strips, cardboard tubes and googly eyes!
It can’t be easy being the younger sibling to twins, but this boy does it well! He is cheeky, funny and stubborn. He has almost the exact same temperament as Jasmine and looks so much like Thomas. He is the youngest by 2 years, 2 months and 2 weeks!
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#292.. We had a lovely afternoon walk on Headley Heath today. We’ve not been for a few months now and it was really nice to be out there again enjoying the fresh air and freedom.
#293.. Normal Monday of forest school for J&T and a Richmond Park lunch and walk for me and Ben.
#294.. For reasons I’m not mentioning here I took the kids out for the afternoon. After a few minutes sitting in the car deciding where to go (I had just over £12 in my purse!) I looked at the price of the local bowling alley and our luck was in as it is half price on Tuesdays! We had a great game for just £12.27! It is the first time the kids have been to the bowling alley and they loved it and have already asked to go back!
#295.. We went to the Ecology Centre this afternoon to photograph “signs of Autumn.” T&J took their cameras and we photographed leaves, fungus, berries and more. I love this photo of them looking at the photos they’d taken.
#296.. At twins club this morning our friend showed Jasmine how to make a leaf bouquet. She was very proud of her finished bouquet and it has pride of place in a vase at home now.
#297.. We got the electronics sets out this afternoon. We did a couple of complex circuits together first then the kids did some of their own with bulbs and fans. They do enjoy using the electronics and have learnt so much just from playing with them.
#298.. On the eve of the clocks going back it seems only right to have a photo of a sleeping child.. I have been preparing them all week for the clocks changing and I’ve pushed bedtime back by 5/10 minutes a day. While it has meant they’ve been up till 8.30ish for the last couple of nights I am hoping I’ve done enough to possibly mean they won’t wake at silly o’clock tomorrow!
It’s been a hard one this week! X is possibly the hardest letter in the alphabet to find a word for, especially a word that corresponds to a photograph! The internet is full of amazing facts though and I now know several words beginning with X. There were only a couple I could use for this photography project though and Xerothermic had the best photo!
I am going with the most basic meaning of Xerothermic I found .. Dry and Hot. And what dryer or hotter place than a desert right? Gordon took this photo back in 2006 when he travelled for a few months. It is Kings Canyon in central Australia, where temperatures can exceed 40 degrees Celsius in the summer!
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