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The 7th Birthday

Its a quickie today for a few reasons.. I’m not on my laptop as my cooling fan is broken (or something like that) so I’m using the kids PC and I don’t like it! I’ve already spent half an hour just trying to remember my WordPress password and eventually I resorted to resetting it, the space bar on this keyboard is rubbish, the keys on the keyboard don’t feel right so I am struggling to type.. well you get the idea!

So today was Ben’s 7th birthday! I think he’s had a good day.. he definitely liked all his presents 🙂 He got some Lego Nexo Knights sets and a Pokemon TCG deck. I didn’t make a cake for today, (I’ll do that when I finally get round to organising him a party next week), but I made birthday cookies instead and they were delicious!

Other than birthday things, today has been the normal swimming and forest school for the kids. Thomas recently switched to the morning forest school group and today he came home and told me he’d really enjoyed it 🙂 This is huge as last week I wasn’t sure I’d get him back after half term. So that made me much happier 🙂

Jasmine did well in her swimming lesson again and did some more good diving (well, not really diving as she only started learning to dive last week, but she’s making a good start!)

Gordon, Thomas and I managed a 3.5km Pokemon walk while the others were at forest school this afternoon.

To keep it real I also feel like ought to be honest and mention the moments of meltdown and shouting we’ve had today as both boys struggled with the birthday idea.. but it was only a few moments really and a few calm words helped them both.

The day ended with Harry Potter aloud, excitement as we saw a Chansey on the Pokemon tracker I use, disappointment after Gordon went to get the Chansey but failed, and in the time it has taken me to type this Gordon has taken my laptop apart and discovered it is too broken to fix and needs a new part 🙁

In rain and (sun)shine…

This week has been good. We’ve been just the right amount of busy I think. On Tuesday we spent the morning at home and I managed to get some Maths done with all three kids. We used Khan Acadamy after a conversation a few days ago reminded me how much the kids enjoyed it. Thomas did basic multiplication, Jasmine did some 2 digit addition and Ben did some early maths addition. They all really enjoyed it so I will have to remember to use it more.

In the afternoon we met up with some HE friends at Banstead Woods for a woodland/Bluebell walk. It had been raining in the morning and the forecast wasn’t great for the afternoon but we were really lucky and the rain held off for the whole time we were there. The kids had a great time with their friends and we saw lots of Roman Snails.


On Wednesday we had the usual two friends over in the morning and Forest School in the afternoon. As we arrived at Forest School at 1pm the weather took a dramatic turn for the worst and it absolutely threw it down! Even Gordon and I had to shelter for about 15 minutes before running back to the car as we would have got soaked! When we collected the kids two hours later they were dripping wet through to their underwear, despite all wearing full waterproofs! They weren’t bothered though!

On Thursday morning Jasmine and I went to the hairdressers for our hair cut. In the afternoon we went to HE Group where the kids made a simple record player from paper and a pin, made playdough soap, did some painting and played with their friends.

In the evening I took Thomas to Cubs and he joined in every activity again 🙂 He did have one moment during some “fitness” training (basically, football training) where is wasn’t happy because he didn’t score a goal, but other than that he did great!

Yesterday we started the day with a trip to the library. I was mostly aiming to renew all our books rather than get more as we are on holiday next week but Thomas reminded me that he had read a couple of his so we took them back to swap. We ended up taking out about 6 new books for him and Jasmine to read! He can’t get enough books at the moment, now he is confidently reading short chapter books.. I think he is averaging two or three a week at the moment! After the library we went to a local playground to meet a friend. Jasmine and Ben played on the equipment and did some bug hunting while Thomas sat and read one of his new library books!


Yesterday afternoon Thomas had his swimming lesson. Despite spending most of the morning saying he didn’t want to go again he took my pep talk (about swimming being an important life skill) to the letter and swam several whole lengths on his back with no float 🙂 He was so excited and you could see his confidence soar! Now we’ve just got to tackle swimming on his front!


Sunny days

Last week ended with a couple of really nice days. On Thursday morning the sunny weather called the kids into the garden and Jasmine decided she could climb the tree! She has spent years watching Thomas do it, never being bothered herself.. but all of a sudden she wants in on it too! In the afternoon we went to Home Education Group where Jasmine and Thomas did French, the kids all played outside with their friends, we all joined in the science (put a marshmallow in a vacuum and see what happens), and they all did some painting too. It was a busy session!

In the evening Thomas got Invested at Cubs 🙂

Cubs1We spent Friday with Granny and Grandad. We went to the garden centre and Thomas had his swimming lesson.

On Saturday we went to Headley Heath. It was a beautiful sunny, hot day and we managed just over 5km over a couple of hours. We explored parts of the Heath we haven’t been to before, although I was surprised to realise how little that was and that we already know most of it pretty well. We found  some stunning carpets of blue and had lunch in the shade of a huge tree.

HH1 HH2Yesterday was another glorious day and we had some friends over for a BBQ. The kids played in the garden while the adults chatted in the shade. It was a wonderful way to spend a sunny Sunday!

Today we managed to fit in Reading Eggs for both Jasmine and Ben before their swimming lesson. And then this afternoon a lovely friend watched the kids for me for an hour so I could fit in a short run and then I stayed for a cup of tea and a chat before heading home for dinner and kids baths.

Finishing April, starting May

May? Is anyone else wondering where January, February, March and April have gone?! I really can’t believe it is May already!

Back to last week though, when it was still April. On Thursday we started the day with some maths.. individual table time still works better so I did one after the other. Thomas wasn’t keen at first so he just worked through the Star Wars workbook. Its pretty easy for him but he enjoys it and the pages he did revised the 3 and 4 times table, and counting in 50s and 100s. Jasmine is keen on measuring at the moment so I found some worksheets for her. We also did the 3 times table and I think she has finally cracked it 🙂 Ben also did his Star Wars workbook, pages on place value and more than/less than.

In the afternoon we went to HE Group. Jasmine did French but Thomas was being very disruptive so I had to take him out. I think it is because we haven’t done the work at home recently so he is going into the class unprepared. I need to fix that because when we put the work in he does enjoy it. Hopefully I haven’t left it too late to turn it around.

The science activity was ink printing, which Ben and Jasmine enjoyed. Other than that, the kids played with their friends.

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Thomas had Cubs in the evening. I am still staying with him but this week he joined in every activity, even the games! He did really well 🙂 And he is, finally, getting Invested next week! The leaders all told me how pleased they are that he is finally joining it. I know it will take a while still but he is enjoying it and, really, that is all that matters!

On Friday morning we went to the library to change books over, then over to the new larger toy shop in Sutton to feel Lego Minifigure bags for the figures the kids wanted! After lunch Thomas had his swimming lesson. He did great for the first 10 minutes but then a small group of school children came into his lane, which seemed to throw him a bit. He spent the next 10 minutes refusing to do anything his teacher asked him. Finally his teacher (who is great!) got him back and the final 10 minutes were pretty good again, although were mostly on Thomas’ terms. We’ve agreed that next week they’ll work on a “one for Thomas, one for James” (teacher) philosophy to try and get Thomas to do some swimming on his front as well as his back (which he prefers)

Yesterday we went to the Morden Hall Park May Fair. Its a tradition for us as we’ve been for the last four years I think! We did all the usual things but this year Jasmine and Thomas got to go on the petrol Quad bikes rather than the electric jeeps – they were so happy! And we all had a go at some target shooting at the Reach the Core stand with a longbow, crossbow and a ballister.

z 2 z 3 z 4Today has been a quieter day spent mostly at home. We did nip out into town for a bit of shopping after lunch but other than that it has been a Lego and garden kind of day. Gordon cut the grass for the first time this year. I did my first workout of Couch25k week 8.. 28 minutes of running. How can just 3 minutes extra seem so much harder?!

Bank Holiday tomorrow and we have no plans. I’m thinking bluebells .. maybe? I’ll let you know what we decided in a day or two!

And we’re back!

Well, technically we didn’t go anywhere, but I’ve had a bit of a blogging holiday. I was ill for about 10 days after Easter (horrible nasty bug that gave me both laryngitis and sinusitis), and then we had just one week back to normal before Gordon worked a week of night shifts sending us all into disarray once again. But this week I am well, Gordon is off work and I am therefore hopeful that normality can once again rule! I have printed my planners (daily and weekly), planned excursions and table (lesson) time, and renewed Reading Eggs for all three kids. So fingers crossed the blog will begin to look up-to-date once again!

I’m not even going to try and catch up on what I’ve missed. I think it is enough to say that we kept ourselves busy with lots of social meets with friends and days out.

Today has been a good start back to our normal. Despite Thomas seeming to be awake half the night with a snuffly nose (it was probably only a couple of hours but for us that is unusual and therefore hard!), we had a successful morning of sorting and tidying. I never do much housework while Gordon is on nights so it rather built up last week. Add to that the fact that Gordon pulled Ben’s carpet up yesterday to retrieve some Lego and stirred up loads of dust (causing Thomas’ snuffly nose) and it was time for a thorough tidy! By the time we left for Jasmine and Ben’s swimming lesson half of the living room was done and Gordon and Thomas were making good inroads upstairs.

The swimming lesson went well and once back at home I made lunch while the majority of the rest of the tidying was done.

After lunch and the last bits of housework I did some English with the kids, mostly spelling and phonics with all of them. While Thomas is above average for his age at reading, we’ve never really done any spelling and so it is a definite weakness for all of them. Now both Jasmine and Thomas have cracked joined-up writing I am going to focus more on spelling.

Once we’d done a couple of worksheets each I thought we could all do with some fresh air so we went out for a walk/scoot. I’ve been wondering recently whether the kids could scoot while I run so today was a sort of “test” to see how they managed over 3 miles. We had a break in the middle and had a quick wander around Wilderness Island, a London Wildlife Trust managed nature reserve, but even with that they struggled on the way home so I think we’re a way off yet. We did however have a great time at Wilderness Island and I saw my third Kingfisher 🙂 For some reason my iCloud isn’t syncing all my photos from phone to pc, so this is all I have to share..Wilderness Island

The whole walk took us two hours! So back at home the kids settled in front of the TV while I cooked dinner. Then it was bath, story and bed, and fingers crossed they all sleep tonight!


Hatchlands Park, Sports Relief Mile and our new car

I am really struggling to find the time to blog at the moment. I have been pretty tired in the evenings for the last week or two, and so once the kids are all asleep I have just been collapsing in front of the TV for an hour or two before going to bed myself. It’s great for me getting up in the mornings and going out for a run, but not so good for having the energy to stay up and blog!

But anyway, here is a(nother) catch up blog on what we’ve been up to over the last four or five days.

On Saturday we went to Hatchlands Park, a National Trust country house and parkland on the edge of the Surrey Hills. Despite being only 10 minutes from Polesden Lacey, where we have been many times, we’ve never been to Hatchlands before so it was lovely to go and explore. We walked The Long Walk, which at just under three miles round the edge of the park, gave us a good introduction.


On Sunday we joined in with our local Sports Relief event and completed a mile walk around Nonsuch Park. One of our friends joined in too so once our mile was completed the kids played together for a while and we had a relaxed picnic lunch until the adults got a little too cold to sit around any longer!


Monday was swimming for Jasmine and Ben. It was the last lesson before the Easter holidays so only half the lesson was “taught” and the rest was free play – the kids favourite! In the afternoon we did some baking. We made marshmallow crunch and peppermint creams, both recipes from a library book Jasmine chose a few weeks ago. They were both quite easy to make and didn’t take too long but the peppermint creams were rather sticky! I think I used too much egg white so ended up having to add loads more icing sugar to make it into a dough! The kids enjoyed the activity and we were all looking forward to the tasting later on in the afternoon. While I was clearing up however, the kids (I think all of them but can’t be sure) splashed soapy water all over the bathroom while washing their hands. I wasn’t impressed as they used a whole (almost new) bottle of hand soap. Needless to say, I got a bit cross.

Tuesday was handwriting/spelling/English in the morning and all the kids were pretty cooperative for the first time in weeks! In the afternoon Thomas had his swimming lesson.. it mostly went OK although there was a lot of fiddling with his goggles. When he is really engaged in his lesson the little bit of water in the goggles doesn’t bother him, but other times he can’t cope with it. But we have two weeks off now so hopefully it will be a good break and he’ll go back refreshed.

In the evening Jasmine went to Brownies. She came out with a letter about this years Pack Holiday and on the way home after picking her up I realised the venue is the same place I took my Brownies several years ago when I was a Brown Owl! She is now even more excited about going!

And today we had the two extra children here for the day. And Gordon went to pick up our new car 🙂 There was great excitement when we went to Forest School this afternoon, as we got to go in the new car!

Other than new car excitement, the kids played Lego and playmobil and we did some glitter and polystyrene ball crafting.. it was going to be Easter themed as I thought I had egg shapes, but I only had spheres. So some of the kids made glitter balls but others made snowmen – obviously!

Good days and car shopping

Goodness, I’ve managed another week without blogging. Mind you, we haven’t done anything particularly exciting this week so it won’t take long to catch up this time. And having just checked for photos (I can always tell what sort of a week we’ve had by the number of photos I’ve taken) I haven’t taken any since Monday!

Tuesday morning began with handwriting and English. I worked with one child at a time and I think this does work better than all three together, although it can be tricky when one not currently working decides they need something. None of the three are very good at sharing my time and, even though they are usually really good at entertaining themselves, as soon as I start working with one the other two can suddenly become much more demanding. But not all the time. Sometimes they play upstairs and I don’t see them. But this week they all needed to be downstairs checking what each other was doing.

We got the work done though, and I still found it easier than all three at the table at once.

In the afternoon Thomas had his swimming lesson. After a really good week last week, this week his teacher tried something else new and Thomas struggled with it. He wanted him to “dolphin” swim and poor Thomas tried but couldn’t manage it easily and then gave up. And he then gave up for the rest of the lesson. He was “too tired” or his goggles “didn’t feel right”. His teacher really tried to stay positive but I know how hard it is and I found myself sitting watching and getting really frustrated! I think I am going to suggest saving any new skill to the second half of the lesson going forward so we get at least half of the lesson with maximum effort!

In the evening Jasmine went to Brownies.

On Wednesday we had the extra two children here in the morning. All five played with Lego upstairs and I didn’t see them until rumbling tummies started just after 11am! Luckily I do lunch early on a Wednesday to ensure we have time to eat without rushing to get to Forest School for 1pm.

At Forest School they all made bows and arrows. Back at home later on and the children spent a long time (not) tidying their bedrooms.

Thursday turned out to be a really good day. I had a text from a friend in the morning asking if we were free and she came round with her children. It was lovely to see them all.. we see them most weeks at HE Group but haven’t had a playdate for a while and the kids loved it.

At midday we all set off for HE Group. J&T had French and then they all played with various friends for the rest of the session. Jasmine and two of her friends made “potion” in a blocked drain and she told me afterwards that she’d had “the best day ever”!

In the evening Thomas went to Cubs and I stayed with him. J&B stayed at a friends house. He did really well this week and joined in everything except the game 🙂

And today we went to the library this morning then drove to Newbury to look at a car this afternoon. Our current car isn’t quite what we wanted and so despite only owning it for 8 months we are getting rid of it and going for another one. Luckily, after the really long drive, we liked the car, shook hands on the deal and will be picking it up next week 🙂

After our long afternoon we decided on dinner in Pizza Hut this evening.


Oh, one last thing though.. I have also signed us all up for our local Sports Relief Mile on Sunday. If you fancy sponsoring us our page is below and all money is very gratefully received 🙂 Thank you 🙂


Swimming, Lego and muddy Forest School

So I have still failed to blog about our walk around Headley Heath on Sunday. But I will, some time this week! Today however, I will catch up on the home ed stuff we’ve been up to since Monday.

Monday started as normal with swimming for Jasmine and Ben. I had a total mummy fail when we arrived at the pool and I realised I hadn’t put the bag with towels, hats and goggles in the car! Luckily they had their swimming costumes on so we could go ahead with the lesson and deal with the other stuff as required! It turned out OK in the end as I bought goggles from the centre, borrowed a swimming hat for Jasmine from a friend (I decided Ben could do without for one week as his hair is short!), and another mum had a spare towel so I even managed to get them dry without the use of the hand dryer – which was my emergency option 😉

After swimming we came home for lunch, managed quick showers for the swimmers and went out to a birthday party at a friends house. Jasmine and Thomas were quite over excited to begin with and I struggled to calm them down. After removing them from the main room for a short time Thomas was calm enough to go back but Jasmine took a while longer and it was only really when the film went on that she stopped bouncing around.

They watched Horrid Henry The Movie while eating pizza.. a perfect party! And despite moaning about the film choice beforehand, they all said it was OK at the end (although not as good as Minions, which they also didn’t want to watch at first but now love!)

We left the party at around 7pm and walked home. The kids had to tidy their bedroom as they hadn’t done so before we left but they managed it in record quick time so we even managed a chapter of Harry Potter before bed.

Tuesday started with handwriting/English. It wasn’t as good as recent weeks and nobody was really keen this week. I tried all three around the table but it wasn’t working so I ended up doing one-to-one three times. They all managed a small amount of work in the end. Ben also did a lesson on Reading Eggs.


Thomas had his swimming lesson in the afternoon and started breaststroke. His first ever go at doing it and at the end his teacher asked me if he’s ever done it before because he was so good! I think Thomas is turning into a natural swimmer 🙂

Jasmine had Brownies in the evening and the boys watched TV.

Today we had two additions in the morning and they all played Lego upstairs. I think they were building dragons.. that’s what I gathered from snippets of conversation anyway! Forest School in the afternoon was wet and muddy but they all had a good time and had another good session. Jasmine even had a go on the rope swing apparently 🙂

After forest school was Lego play, Lego tidying, fajitas for dinner, Lego City app game playing, Harry Potter and bed.

Rubber band cars and a cardboard dinosaur

After a busy half term week last week we are back to our normal routine this week, although I’m not sure that makes us any more or less busy! We seem to be on the go all the time these days!

Monday morning saw Jasmine and Ben back at swimming. They both had a good lesson but it was yet another different teacher. I thought she was a little repetitive and just seemed to have them swimming backwards and forwards doing the same thing over and over again, but neither of them seemed to mind. For the last five minutes of the lesson she got the diving hoops out and they both enjoyed that, so all in all it was positive.

In the afternoon we carried on with our science topic of Energy, focussing on elastic energy this week. We watched the Mystery Science clips “How can a car run without gas”, then we made our own rubber band vehicles. I didn’t use the model from Mystery Science as I didn’t have all the right equipment but I found another model that we could make and it worked really well 🙂

The cars were quite easy to make, a bit fiddly in places but the kids all managed most of it by themselves. And they loved winding them up and watching them flip over or spin away!

eAfter we’d raced our rubber band cars a few times I got out the second activity I’d planned .. the Lego Crazy Action Contraptions Book, which has a few rubber band powered models in it. I’ve had the book for ages but we’ve not done anything with it before, so the kids were very keen to have a go! I thought we’d start simple and make the “No donkey donkey cart”. I said Ben could have a go at making this one but soon realised that it was more complicated to make than it looked! So I ended up building most of it and the kids had huge amounts of fun racing it around the room!


Once everyone had taken their turn with the donkey cart we disassembled it and tried to build another model, the “Supercharged Speedster”. This looked slightly too difficult for me to make so Thomas tackled it while I gave Jasmine and Ben the final part of the afternoon’s activity – a balloon car kit I’d picked up from Wilkos that morning. I wasn’t expectiing it to be great as it was only £1.50 but knew they’d enjoy building it and playing with it no matter how good it turned out to be.

Thomas did quite well with the model and stuck at it until the end however, unfortunately it didn’t work when we tried it so something had obviously gone slightly wrong somewhere. Neither Thomas or I could work it out though so we decided to leave it until the morning when Gordon would  be home to help and he made his balloon car model too.

The models weren’t great (as expected) but they went together OK, the kids enjoyed the activity, and they did work a little bit! The concept was there so it kept the kids occupied for quite a while. Eventually though, when the cardboard started breaking and not fitting back together again, I suggested they go and try and build a lego balloon car and they disappeared upstairs for ages building fantastic cars 🙂


It was one of those really great afternoons where the kids got really into what we were doing, everything worked as it should, and we all had fun together 🙂

Yesterday (Tuesday) we started the day with handwriting. We didn’t do much but what they did get done was very good work. Once everyone had finished Gordon helped them build a couple more rubber band models from the Lego Crazy Action Contraptions book. This time they both worked first time 🙂 Ben also did a lesson on Reading Eggs.

In the afternoon Thomas had his swimming lesson. He said he didn’t want to go but after a brief chat he reluctantly agreed to. He had a mixed lesson I think, partly brought about because he wasn’t 100% happy about being there but also because his teacher asked him if he wanted to go in the main pool instead of the teaching pool and this upset him a bit. He really struggles with self confidence, and change to routine. Luckily his new teacher is great and worked with him rather that getting annoyed. At the end of the lesson he told me how good Thomas is at swimming, how elegant he is in the water, and how he just needs more confidence in himself. We agreed that I’d talk to him and try and build him up to trying the main pool in the next couple of weeks. After just a few minutes of talking to him while he was getting changed I discovered that using the “water pressure” method might work (more water to hold you up!). Thomas was also much happier having heard all the lovely things his teacher said about him, so hopefully that was a bit of a confidence boost for him 🙂

After dinner Jasmine went to Brownies and the boys watched Nexo Knights.

Today we’ve had our usual Wednesday morning additions before Forest School. All five kids played well together all morning. They started building the model dinosaur we got for Christmas but it got a bit tricky so everyone but Thomas gave up and went off to play Furby. Thomas stuck at it with Gordon and they got it finished.


After Forest School all five came back here, plus one more after school.. making six kids for dinner! The kids played and watched Nexo Knights while I cooked, then four clear plates and 2 mostly clear plates made for a good end to the day 🙂

Swimming, Pokemon, Science & Nexo Knights

After our day out at Polesden Lacey on Saturday, Sunday was a quiet, indoor day. We didn’t really do much at all. The kids played and we watched quite a lot of TV. The only thing worth mentioning is that we finished the third Harry Potter book.

Monday and Tuesday have both been positive days. Yesterday I managed to squeeze a session of Reading Eggs in with Ben before him and Jasmine had their swimming lesson. He is reading quite well now but we need to work on sight words and fluency. He tries to apply phonics to everything he reads, even if it is a sight word we’ve worked on before, so I need to have a think about what we can do going forward.

The swimming lesson went really well. Their normal teacher is off for a few weeks so they’ve got a stand-in and he seemed great. The kids liked him too, which is always a bonus! Jasmine managed lots of swimming without a float and the teacher even got Ben to put his face in the water a few times 🙂

In the afternoon we started a new science topic.. Energy. I am hoping that with this we can cover all sorts of sub-topics so we started by drawing a flow diagram of all the sorts of energy we could think off. We’d been talking about it for a couple of days already so they had lots of ideas (gravity, magnetic, wind, heat, food, movement, electricity, water). As we did some electronics last week we decided to start this topic by looking at electricity. While the kids can all build a simple circuit I want to go a bit more in-depth with them. I downloaded a few things from Twinkl and we began by looking at electrical vs non-electrical things, then watched a slide show explaining electricity (free electrons, move in one direction only). I then showed Jasmine and Thomas the worksheet on compete and incomplete circuits and asked them which circuits would and would not light the bulb. They both answered correctly and identified the reasons for their answers. I love seeing what they already know just from their own investigations 🙂 Finally we built another Connex kit and we saw how electricity (battery) was turned into movement (motor and water wheel) and how the water wheel could move water.


The kids then wanted to build another Connex kit we’ve recently bought so we started that one but they’d been “working” for quite a while by then so despite them actually wanting to do it, they argued and messed about enough that we decided it was best left for another day. They went off to play with the new Pokemon figures that also arrived today – 50 small plastic Pokemon from eBay .. just what every house needs 😉 – while I made dinner.

The evening’s excitement came in the form of the new Lego TV series – Nexo Knights. All the kids have been looking forward to this since before Christmas when they released the first instalment! So that was 30 minutes of relative calm before bed.

Today we started with handwriting, and once again I had no moaning or complaints from anyone 🙂 Jasmine and Thomas are both working on joining up now, and Ben is also making definite progress.

After lunch was Thomas’ swimming lesson and he was really looking forward to it because it was his new teacher. Once again he did so much better than previous weeks. I was watching carefully today and one thing I noticed is that the new teacher only ever does 3 or 4 widths of the same thing before moving on to something different. The old teacher used to spend a whole lesson on one thing and Thomas would get very bored. Today they worked on 4 or 5 different things in the half hour lesson and then recapped them all at the end. This works so much better for Thomas and I can see a huge improvement in ability, confidence and behaviour in just 2 lessons!

Back at home and the kids got the gears out to play with while I made dinner. This evening Jasmine went to Brownies and the boys watched more Nexo Knights. Jasmine wasn’t impressed that she’d miss it but it has been recorded so they can all watch it again tomorrow.