Friday, 10 July 2009


Denver asked if I could help her make a rocket the other evening. It's school holidays, so we aren't snatching at the minutes, worried about early nights, and the girls are enjoying spending more time together.
We have some boxes from the move, so I took a few and constructed a rocket, the girls dubbed it *SKID18* because it had their initials S K and D and the 18 is for all their ages added together. The next morning they set about painting it.
After a trip to the library, where we picked up a stash of space books, we stopped in at the dollar shop and got some more things to decorate it. They spent the afternoon putting the finishing touches on, before launching off into space ;o).

SKID 18 ~ Decorating

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The Word Party

Loving words clutch crimson roses,
Rude words sniff and pick their noses,
Sly words come dressed as foxes,
Short words stand on cardboard boxes,
Common words tell jokes and gabble,
Complicated words play Scrabble,
Swear words stamp around and shout,
Hard words stare eachother out,
Foreign words look lost and shrug,
Careless words trip on the rug,
Long words slouch with stooping shoulders,
Code words carry secret folders,
Silly words flick rubber bands,
Hyphenated words hold hands,
Strong words show off, bending metal,
Sweet words call each other 'petal',
Small words yawn and suck their thumbs,
Till at last the morning comes,
Kind words give out farewell posies....
Snap! The dictionary closes.