Phew ...... made it through day 2 in one piece ...... it was a mixed bag weatherwise today with sun and blue skies this morning which gave way to black clouds and rumbles of thunder this afternoon. While the littlies got on with some junk modelling this morning the older two went to the bottom of the garden to pick the rest of the redcurrants for me .... they were as happy as Larry (whoever he was !) and enjoyed it even more because the chooks were scrounging round their ankles searching for the fruit they dropped.
After lunch we visited the library where they have organised a summer reading quest .... they each got a joining pack and will get a stamp each time they return a book they have read .... when they hit targets of 6, 12 or 18 books they will qualify for a prize and today there was a treasure hunt to take part in too. I like to encourage them to continue with their learning and this is a good subtle way of getting them to read and they are enjoying themselves so much they don't realise it!!
ps forgot to mention this lovely giveaway at Shabby Chick's blog http://countryinthetown.blogspot.com/2009/07/giveaway-time.html