Sunday, 27 February 2011

Sunday Projects

  • (Unsuccessfully) attempt to sleep in – apparently the ability to sleep late into the day is not a genetic trait that passes on to ones children.
  • Drink coffee and read the papers – well Gábor read a paper, I don't suppose it is really "reading the paper" when it is online. Anyway this project was just about possible except for the occasional "Muuuuum!" or "Apaaaaa!" yelled from the other room. Lily's desk used to be her sanctuary for her drawings and her small things, unfortunately Ernö has learned to climb but Lily hasn't adapted to this new set up yet.
  • Listening to Gábor reading Folk Tales (from the book from the library which is the same as the one that Lily's Teacher reads) while snuggled up under the duvet.
  • Manó cabin construction – A Manó is creature a bit like a gnome but it lives in the forest not by a garden pond. Lily has a little one made of felt who apparently does not have an adequate home at the moment. Not to worry though, Gabor and Lily are taking it upon themselves to give this poor creature the most stunning home a Manó could dream of. So far the have made bricks from clay, built a brick wall with a chimney and started construction of the 3 other wooden walls. Lily has already woven a rug for it and I have promised to do some felt landscaping.
  • Piroska és a farkas books planning (INCOMPLETE) – We found these lovely little books in the Library. 5 books, all telling the story of Little Red Riding Hood; no words, only picture, each book done by a different artist. Lily has had the wonderful idea of us making our own. This project I am getting a little carried away with (I have been planning stitching little books and making hard back covers for them). I am trying to convince Lily that a project like this needs some planning and that story boards would be a good place to start but she doesn't believe me and is resisting. So far we have only gone as far as telling the story to each other and thinking what are the essential elements of the story and considering what materials we are each going to use. Lily has opted for water colours, Gábor – simple pencil, and I am thinking about some kind of cut paper collage.
  • Dinner – yes, we have dinner everyday but today it seemed like a bit of a project, unfortunately I had misplaced the camera when all 4 of us were sat round the table tearing the stalks out of an enormous bag of spinach for the lasagne. (I found the camera inside the arm chair – I think I was sitting on it at some point to try to stop Ernö from playing with it. He loves the camera at the moment, he likes to say hello to the little people on the screen)
  • Apple Chip Experiment - FAILED
  • Re-watch Doctor Who (11th Doctor) before the next season starts – Gábor had sudden panic today that we haven't started this project yet and we may be running out of time so we should get started. Ernö had a sudden tantrum, exhauseted himself and went to bed, delaying the commencement of this project.
  • I have one more project to do before I go to bed. Make the yogurt for the week (although I didn't get round to make the granola today and the apple chips failed so it will just be naked yogurt in the morning) this one gets saved for right before bed. Once the culture is added to the milk it needs to be kept cosy by hugging it all night. It is definitely the simplest and snuggliest yogurt recipe I have found.

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