Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Slim pickings and other things...

How are you all doing in this chilly weather? I've got three layers of clothes, two pairs of socks and slippers on at the moment but I still need the heating on! It's absolutely freezing at our place!

This morning Rebekah was looking for a phone that she plays with, my old mobile phone to be precise! Who wants a toy phone when you can have the real thing! I had to help as she couldn't find it among her myriad of toy boxes and shelves! I being ever so opportunistic thought I'd try to "cull" some of her toys. My serious attempts in the past haven't gone very far as she unfortunately seems to be a hoarder! Well, after I successfully talked her into parting with some of her toys, this is what we came up with:




















4 measly items!

I suppose it's better than nothing:)


Yesterday we saw "Toy story 3" at the movies in 3D, woohoo! I've told you before I've had a deprived childhood, well, I've not told you that I think I've also had a a deprived adulthood because this is my first ever 3D movie in my whole life! :) It was GREAT. I was a bit apprehensive of the 3D factor at first as I've heard people say it gives them a headache, makes them nauseous etc but thankfully I didn't experience any of that. Now..... I've heard that they're making 3D tv's, hmmm, not sure about that though, I think I'd rather have the novelty factor at the movies than in my home everyday. What do you think?

And in other news, we've successfully finished term 1 of year 1 with Rebekah doing very well with her end of term exams. I should really post about our curriculum shouldn't I, I'll try to soon....

In the subject of "handicrafts" though, I must say, we are not doing too well:( Charlotte Mason will definitely not be proud of me in this subject! Just take a look at our project below. I thought we'd start off with something small, well, it's still very small:).....the picture of what it should like is on the right and our attempts on the left (which we've been working on for more than a year) (insert embarassed grin here)! Is there any hope?





















Well, I'm not one to give up too quickly, so we persevere.....I'll definitely show it to you when it's completed. I promise!

7 comments:

Clara said...

Haha, I've tried to sort through my children's toys before, and haven't even really come up with "slim pickin's" LOL... My children are hoarders too!!
Persevere with the craft - when it is done you'll both be so proud! My daughter is working on stitching too, and even though it is VERY slow progress, it will be worth it when it's done!! :)
I'm looking forward to hearing about your curriculum! :)

joyfulmum said...

Hi Clara,
Glad to hear that my dd is not the only hoarder:)
Yes, I will persevere with the handicraft project and try to post about the curriculum soon too!
Thanks
Rosemary

Amanda said...

That is cute Rosemary... I am sure those 4 things will lighten the toybox load lots LOL.

A few months ago, my daughter and I went to see Alice in Wonderland, also a 3D movie. I was a little apprehensive also, as I had heard stories.

Lauren has since been to see Toystory 3, then went to buy Toystory 1 and 2 on dvd, and she is 17! I love that she chooses these types of movies rather than the other questions choices.

3D tv's?? No thanks... I wonder where technology will end lol.

Blessings,
Amanda
(ps just wondering if you could add "Name / URL" to your commenting options? It just helps out for people such as me, who aren't blogging with blogger. No worries though if you don't want to, I can just keep adding my url in on my comment instead ;) )

joyfulmum said...

Hi Amanda

Great to hear your 17 yr old dd still loves Toystory:)

Hmmm, I'm technologically challenged so I googled how to do what you were requesting in your comment but have not come up with any solutions yet:(

Leave it with me and I'll see what I need to do to fix it!

blessings
Rosemary

p.s. I just clicked on the downward arrow in this box below next to "comment as:" and it has an option for open id, is that where you need to put in your url or is there something else I need to do...I'm showing you my technigorance now:)

Amanda said...

Sorry to put you into any stress dear Rosemary lol... with Blogger, you go to your 'settings' tab, and then you will see 'comments'. After you have clicked on 'comments', you will see a spot to select 'who can comment?'... if you select 'anyone', this will enable me to comment with 'name/url'.

I hope this helps... thank you for your trouble sweet sister...

Blessings,
Amanda

joyfulmum said...

Hey Amanda,

No stress at all! Thanks for the help and consider it done! In fact it is already done actually:)
Hope it works for you next time as I've amended my settings. Let me know if it doesn't.

blessings
Rosemary

Amanda said...

oh great! Let me check.... oh yes, there it is. Thank you! :D