Alfie had a fab time at his second visit to playgroup - he is still very much enjoying the toy cars and the garage, but today he sat on a chair and after quite some encouragement - he became interested in the playdough - mostly after he discovered the wheeled cutters! (he just LOVES anything with wheels)!
We did some craft together at the craft table - well, Alfie is a bit young - so I did the craft and he watched - today's project was a paper plate - with some red glue - and some short bits of wool (meant to look like pasta), and some cut out bits of ham, pineapple, and mushrooms - all paper of course! I thought it was a very imaginative project - and can imagine Lily (7) and Roro (5) would love to make a halloween version of this project (green glue - cut out bat wings, eye of newt etc.)...!
I enjoyed meeting some of the other mums - the group was much busier this week than it had been last week - probably because it had been raining for the past 2 days - and everyone felt the need to get out.
Some of the other childrens names I heard at playgroup this week were: Archie, Noah, and Pheonix.....
I came home, ate my lunch, fed Alfie, put him up for his nap, and baked some scones ready for when I bring Lily and Roro home for their tea (pasta followed by a cream tea - complete with clotted cream!).
Oh, and today I had a letter from the infant school Roro attends letting us know that from November onwards, child benefit is no longer included as income when working out your entitlement to council tax benefit - which means it looks like we are now entitled to some! Thank you government for cutting us some slack... X