Monday, 11 June 2012

The Olympic Torch comes to our wee county - Part 2

So, after all our making yesterday.
We had places to go today!
Buses to catch
We thought we would just have a wee sit down whilst we waited.
Mrs Goo was so excited to have her new hair in for today's adventure.
Doesn't she look all lovely and festive?
The bus arrived moments after the children had sat down.
And we were off!

Wanna know where the mystery adventure is taking us?

Well, the first stop is a queue
Decisions Decisions
Can you tell what it is yet?
Ice Cream!!
Mrs Goo had Strawberry ice cream in a Strawberry sprinkle topped waffle cone 
with Strawberry Sherbet topping.
Mr Goo got a Mint Choc Chip ice cream tub, 
with Chocolate sauce and Dinosaur crunch topping.
I had a tub of Raspberry ice cream with Raspberry sauce.
Yum all round!
Waiting, whilst eating our ice creams

AH, now we see what is going on.
A parade of torches!

Proudly raising her torch
In front of all the torches is a pipe band, Mr Goo is 'marching'

Our own little Statue of Liberty!
There was a Highland Dancing Display, followed by a children's orchestra
Say 'Cheeeeese' for the camera, lol

Now here comes the clue............

As we were sitting on the grass wondering what was happening next, we were invited to move, so that the children could wave their torches merrily in the background of................

The passing of the Olympic Torch!

Do you see it?
It is right there!!

Right There!

I could have touched it!

Sorry, it is sideways here.
If anyone can tell me how to right it, I will try to
But there it comes, back from Orkney
Passing the flame

There it is!
The Olympic Torch right there before me!
A once in a lifetime opportunity and, because of our torches, 
we were invited to be right there at the very front of it all!
My two felt they could have done as good a job as the torch bearers
But I think they were just as pleased by the play equipment as by any of the Olympic torch excitement.

Home again, Home again
Jiggedy Jig
Back home and, even after all the fun of the day, they are still delightedly brandishing their torches and flags!

As we walked home from getting 'Chip Chop Chips' for our dinner, we saw Daddy's van in the car park!!
Daddy is home!!
Earlier than we had expected.
What a great day!!

What a great weekend!
See what we did the day before this adventure to see the Torch

Sunday, 10 June 2012

The Olympic Torch comes to our wee country - Part 1

So, we had a busy day on Saturday.
Up and out the door for 0930 so that we could get to the pool on time for their 
Family Friendly session,where I can take the children on my own. 
Otherwise I need an adult each for them.
Bloomin nuisance

Anyway, we made it and we had a great time.
Mr Goo is Nuts!
You know those noodle things? 
You used to call them woggles, till they decided that was politically incorrect?
Well, he asks, ever so nicely for one of those (Blue, please, he adds)
It goes into the pool, then he jumps straight on in, catching it under his armpits.
Plenty of heart in stomach moments there.
Mrs Goo is mega confident too, she likes being under the water.
Last time we went swimming I watched her do three breaststroke pulls under the water!
When did she learn that!?
The Classes she has been attending? Duh! Can't believe I was surprised, but hey ho
I can be a bit dim at times ; o)

This is her hair afterwards.
I will have to do another post about it, because it is only meant to be for making curls, but I figured that she could have it in after the pool, then have beautiful curls for our plans for tomorrow.
Pretty, huh?
I figured, as we had somewhere to be at 2pm and it was now 1130, there wasn't much point in going home.
So cafe for lunch then?
Specifically the one geared to children that might have a bouncy castle up
Two children in the basket.
The small child on the right is correct, 'What Are they doing?'
This is, of course, the best way to eat your lunch.............
The bouncy Castle is up!
Caught mid bounce and with a Mrs Goo pulling a weird face, this one made it to our Project 366

Now, were you paying attention? Did you wonder where we had to be at 2pm?

We had to be at the Town Hall to make Olympic Torches!
Because the Olympic Torch is coming to our neck of the woods,
it being the Far North of the Country.
Mr Goo managed a little while of interest, but it was short lived and involved a lot of 
popping from one table to the next to confuse random people 
with random unintelligible excited ramblings 
(probably about Cars, or his sisters currents movements)
But I had made the mistake of buying them both a treat from the bakery.
I thought we would have had time to eat them before we went to the hall, but I was wrong.
So I figured we would keep them for later.
Mr Goo had other ideas and raided my bag as I put his torch together for him.
Doesn't he look excited with my handy work?
Mrs Goo was much more heavily involved in the making of hers and is clearly in Love with it ; o)
On to Flag making.
She told me later that she had got a very sore arm as she was colouring in, 
but she kept going anyway.
Little love : o)
He looks almost patriotic in this one, haha
(yes. I did colour that one in for him)
A great couple of hours crafting.
Two Happy Crafters
Ready for bed.
Sharing this pic incase you can see the difference between a very careful Mrs Goo,
finishing of her Biscuit treat with the plate to catch the crumbs
(that she got herself so that she wouldn't get crumbs everywhere. It was Not my idea)
Mr Goos crumbs are All over the floor and his lap.

Boys and Girls of just Mr Goo ad Mrs Goo?
Either way, their differences make me smile

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Check out Part 2 to see what we did with our makes of the day.

Adding this to Coombe Mill's Country Kids linky
Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

Friday, 8 June 2012

We don't have eggcups, what will we do??

The children fancied Boiled Eggs and Soldiers but we don't have eggcups.

But we did have an empty toilet roll holder.
Looks to be about the right size for our local fresh duck eggs, Yum!
I let them loose with pens to decorate

But thought that might be a bit dull, so I got out the paints.
Mrs Goo helped squeeze out blue for Mr Goo.
He has decided that it is his favourite.
There seems something a bit segregated about it to me : 0(
Well perhaps that fact that he says 'I am a boy so I like blue' is a bit of a give away.
Not sure who put that into his head, I think it is a bit of a shame though.
Perhaps I think to much.............

Glittery silver for Mrs Goo

Ta Da!
ok, they are not quite dry, but I am not known for my patience when it comes to crafting, 
I get so excited that I just want to use it/show it off Now!

They work perfectly.
Happy Crafters, I think

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