Friday, July 18, 2008

A Holiday Day

Today was the last official day of the school holidays, although we do still have pupil-free Monday before getting back into school on Tuesday, and it felt like a holiday day ... an outing, some reading, a bit of TV, some craft, some sewing, some blogging, some leftover pie ... a good day on the whole.


This morning we went to a big annual bookfair nearby. Despite my best intentions to buy only a few books we left $159 poorer with a shopping bag full of b0oks each. I'll write more about some of my purchases in the next days. The girls bought about 30 chapter books each, so that should take them at least until next week to read them LOL. Here is Emily with her stash ... excuse the lighting ... when they are going to cooperate with the camera you don't have time to rearrange to suit something so unimportant as lighting.
After lunch and a bit of reading we did some craft, trying this activity from Crafty Crow. Laura and I made a leaning tower:




Later Laura made on her own a little girl to live in the tower, she can hang from a crossbar with her arms, legs or hair, and she can yodel!



What will that girl come up with next?



Emily got into the act and made a tower of her own, more sensibly based on triangles .. she must take after her father ... and I finally altered Emily's costume for her church camp this weekend (which she is leaving for in about an hour)

Two weeks ago after we found out about the camp and that she needed a circus costume I walked into an op shop and thought to look for fabric or something for a magician's cape. Instead, I found a silver and pink jacket - with a bee-shaped tail - and the lady at the checkout kindly went out the back and found a pink fully body leotard to go with it ... all for $8.00! Naturally I was pretty happy with that and even more naturally I left it till the last minute to alter it - removing the bee tail and making it smaller under the arms, plus darning some holes and moving the buttons until ...

.... drumroll please


I present to you ...

Emily the Death-Defying Trapeze Artist

She can perform stunts to amaze with the greatest of ease

... such as ....

jumping!

Yippee!

Have fun at camp Em, we'll miss you!

On another note I am very happy to announce that my real-life friend and supporter of my blog has begun a blog of her own! So head over to Hill Upon Hill and say hi!

4 comments:

Hill upon hill said...

How nice that your girls are interested in books. Emily looked great. Have a nice weekend...

Amy said...

School holidays finished here yesterday too. And I probably would've come home with that many books too LOL we're all bookworms here...

Linda said...

I think I found your blog through here lol. I think your kids have had a wonderful holiday. We have been back at school one week. Enjoy the books.

Linda said...

I meant hers, sorry.