My 7-year-old daughter Francesca wrote, typed, edited and illustrated this story. I am ever-so proud!!
Francesca and the Bunny
One day I bought a cute, little bunny. I called the bunny Rose. One day I went outside to feed Rose, but when Rose ate her food, she turned into an elephant!
So I went into my house and thought and thought, and suddenly I heard a crashing noise coming from my garden. It was my elephant knocking over trees!
So I gave Rose some more food and she turned into a turtle! Rose was a very big turtle. And Rose was a very colourful turtle.
So I tried to think of an idea. I thought and thought, but I couldn’t think of one. Just then I heard a splashing noise. Rose slid into our swimming pool.
I gave Rose some more food and she turned into a lion! Rose was extremely fierce and she tried to catch me and eat me.
I was very scared of her, but suddenly the magic wore off and Rose turned back to normal. I was delighted that she turned back into a bunny.
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So last night, the “Watkii” introduced cousin Ciaran to the wonders of Skylanders, as well as Leo and Jamie sharing a room with C for the night. They took the opportunity to make up a “show”, but I ended up having to sit outside the bedroom door, as sharing with cousins was clearly too exciting and I thought 9pm was late enough for a 5-year-old!!!
One delaying tactic Ciaran came up with was coming downstairs to find me (after being put to bed) to tell me that “before bed, I brush my teeth, get my pyjamas on and go to the potty”…I had to point out to him that he had already done all of the above!!!
Ciaran and Jamie demonstrate their monkey faces!
…and their cheeky faces!
Ciaran found a friend for Poor Monkey in Jamie’s top bunk
In bed, but far from sleep!
Leo and Ciaran
Jack and Ciaran
Ciaran says Jamie is his favourite cousin :o)
Francesca was lucky enough to receive a candle making kit from Auntie Elly, Uncle Jules and Ciaran for Christmas. So on Friday we had a go at making a stacking candle. The minimum age on the kit is 7 years, but if I’m honest, I would say that it’s more suitable for older kids, maybe 10/11 since it involves melting wax on a hob.
So under Francesca’s guidance, I made this candle. It wasn’t quite as fiddly as it seemed when I first read the instructions and (to my surprise) it actually lit and burned perfectly well!
It’s as exciting as watching wax melt 😉
The finished candle
She wants to try a floating candle next…pass me a glass of wine… ;P