Sunday, June 19, 2011

Swing out sisters

Father's Day today and my mum's birthday tomorrow, so my mum visited for a double celebration. Anne wasn't well, but managed to cook a roast dinner and a nice chocolate and chilli (!) pudding, before flaking out in bed this afternoon (thanks Anne).

We got a swing from Toys R Us and tied it to the apple tree in our garden. The girls seem to be enjoying it, and at bath time this evening ThingOne was impressed with how many bruises she had from banging into the tree.

ThingTwo's new-found obsession with death, and ThingOne's longstanding obsession with the same came in handy today as I showed them photos of my dad. ThingTwo spent the rest of the day telling people that he's only in my head now. I'm not entirely sure whether she believes that's literally true.

We've been watching The Sarah Jane Adventures to try to satisfy ThingOne's love of frights, monsters and 'baddies' in a more kid-friendly way. This led today to ThingTwo and ThingOne both trying to be gorgons and turn people into stone. I'm not 100% sure if this is healthy for a 3 and 5 year old, but it's funny, and maybe that's the main thing.


Friday, June 17, 2011

Tickle time

Here's a video of Tickle Time, before the evening bath. And we wonder why they're not calm for bed...

Video here also if it doesn't appear above.