Creative Kids

The kids, Ellie in particular, enjoy crafts and getting creative. Here’s a drawing Ellie did recently from her imagination…

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…. while Ben has been making his own frog.

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They both enjoyed the new washing machine…

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… and baking is always good fun.

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I think this counts as creative?  Pantsman (and pantswoman) have returned!

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Oh, and together we’ve started renovating an old Wendy House that was given to us by a neighbour.

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More on that project later…

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Christmas 2015

Here are some of our pictures from the festive period.

Before Christmas, Grandpa and Noreen came up to visit…

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…and Ben made friends with a snowman at his nursery.

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On Christmas Day, we got the important stuff done – opening presents and eating food!  Jana won the competition to keep her hat on the longest.

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One of Ben’s favourite toys was his Hot Wheels track…

… while Ellie had great fun making stories from her Story Cubes.

This winter was also memorable for some freak weather. First there was the six hours I got stuck in a snowstorm driving home from work.

Then there were the Peebles floods, which got reported on the BBC News. Here’s my own photo (the river got even higher than this).

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But the good news was it snowed on Christmas Day! – late on, and not very much, but enough to create a mini winter wonderland for us on Boxing Day.

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