Then I took the kids for a walk to the end of the street and back. No matter what the weather looks like, we try to get outside even if it's just for a few minutes. The fresh air does us all good.
We came back inside and played Hi-Ho Cherry-O and a Noah's Ark card game that's similar to Go-Fish, but without the competitive edge. I keep one pair of animals and I pass out the other pair of animals, then we all take turns matching them up - it's a cooperation game that even Daniel can understand.
Then Megan and Joshua played Hullaballoo while I made dinner. Hullaballo is a great game that keeps them moving between these mulicolored different shaped floor pads.
They follow the directions from the guy in a box on the DVD, he tells them to hop on one foot, or crawl to a circle, or tiptoe to an animal that lives on the farm. Here they are doing a funky monkey dance while standing on red cranium pads.
Megan has really gotten into the game. It is really great to watch fine tune her balance and hopping skills.
Daniel was not so interested in playing Hullaballo. He was feeling rather sleepy and wanted to wait patiently at the table for dinner.
After dinner was bathtime. Then we attempted a movie, Mary Poppins, but the meltdowns began over who was sitting beside who, and "someone's blanket is touching mine". So we then opted for a couple of good-night songs and off to bed they went.
It's 9pm and the house is quiet, I'm about to make some rasberry tea and finish off reading a book.