Today Ethan, Rachel and I used coloured rice to make rangoli patterns. Ethan did most of the work and it was great fun sprinkling the rice over the paper with glue where you wanted it to stick and then shaking all of the excess rice of to leave a rice picture. In the evening we lit the diva lamps we made yesterday.
Ethan and Rachel made Pudsey biscuits in the morning and then when they were cool enough we all decorated them, Ethan really enjoyed it and did the most. In the afternoon we used clay and made some diva lamps, decorating them with glitter and beads. Rachel then found some plain glass candle holders which we decorated with stickers.
Tonight to mark bonfire night we had a little bonfire at home in the fire pit. Ethan and I built the fire and let it calm down while we went and had dinner. Rachel cooked a chilli con carne and rice which was a lovely winter warmer. We went outside, enjoyed the fire, roasted some marshmallows and then had some sparklers which was great fun. We then went inside, put the fire on and had some bonfire cake which Rachel made.
We went out for a walk this morning and met my parents at Burbage Woods. We walked round the big loop, had a chance to chat to everyone and catch up.
Ethan and I played with the Lego and made some of our own creations. I built a tree and Ethan built an island and sea.
They have been building a new park in Broughton Astley for ages and they finally opened it up earlier in the week, so we decided to go and check it out. The park was really good and Ethan really enjoyed trying everything out. The park was a little boggy, but it didnt stop him playing.
Ethan wanted to do something for Halloween, so tonight we had little party. We started with a sweetie hunt around the house with clues to let Ethan know where the next one was, we then played musical statues which was great fun, we then played stick the spider on the web and then finished off the games with pass the parcel. We had hot dogs for dinner and then a tray bake dessert. We took Ethan out for a walk to see the decorated houses around us, there was a great display round the corner which had a projector onto 3 pumpkins.
Today we had a really busy day! Ethan and I started off by washing both of the cars and then hovering out the Mokka, while Rachel did the gardening on the front of the house. After lunch we carved a pumpkin, decorated gingerbread skulls and then finished off the afternoon by going on a walk to the park.
I have had some slabs which i cut in half for a while to go down the side of the log store, but hadnt got round to laying them. Dad got me some ready mixed mortar from work, so even though it was raining i got out into the garden and laid the slabs, i waited until the next day to haunch up the sides of the slabs as they were to wet to step on after laying them.
Today we went pumpkin picking at West Lodge Farm Park. I had never been before and the place was really nice with lots to do. We started off playing out the outdoor park, which Ethan had great fun on. We then went to our time slot to pick a pumpkin, i was thinking we would be walking round a field to find the perfect one, but they were all laid out on display for you to pick. Once we had picked it, we had to get all of the insides out and then draw what we liked to be cut out and then handed it over the the staff who would carve the pumpkin for us. We had lunch outside on some benches which was nice before heading on a spooky tractor ride, which was really good. We finished off the day looking round the animals and then another go on the park before picking our pumpkin up and heading home.
We hadnt been to Ryton Pools Country Park since before lockdown, so today we took the drive over. Everyone else must have had the same idea as it was packed. We took a walk around the other lake which we dont normally do, it was a nice walk, Ethan went on his bike and the paths were good for him to ride on. We went to the park, had a go on the zipline and Ethan had a hulk ice cream.