We decided to make some more play dough as Isla is getting through it very quickly. We made some yellow play dough out of salt, flour, oil, water, cream of tartar and food colouring. It is easier to make wiggly worms using home made play dough than the bought stuff!
Isla finished off painting her castle using the 'two-handed paintbrush' technique. We painted a blue bus on the side at her request:
It has been sunny this week! We've been out in the garden a lot:
Isla wearing a new sunhat that I made for her and just need to trim the coloured ends:
We got our baby-carrying wraps out to figure out how to actually use them! Isla liked using a scarf- wrap to carry puppy around:
Isla has finished off the week with a bit of a cold and telling us about her teeth bothering her at the back of her mouth. Despite this, we had a lovely day yesterday with a friend to visit in the morning and a visit to another friend in the afternoon! In the morning, the two little girls were shrieking and chasing each other around the garden, then in the afternoon Isla was trying out her friend's amazing outdoor trampoline ("jumpaline" in Isla-speak) and ride-on tractor. We saw our first butterfly of the year fluttering about, along with some bumble bees. Isla found some hazelnuts in our friend's garden. At pre-school, she helped sort out the nappies and was apparently amazed by watching a little boy having his nappy changed! She also watched them all sing a song about pirates, and ate one of the cakes that they had baked during the morning there. She helps water our seedlings at home and was excited when her runner beans germinated. She's also got up to lots of mischief, of course! Cat biscuits in the sink and huge amounts of water on the sitting room rug, as well as putting the plant support sticks into different pots amongst other things. She likes finding snail shells (she calls them sea shells) in the garden. She found a snail with a hole in his shell and told me that he was looking out his window! She found another snail that was a bit poorly and wanted her daddy to fix it....