Friday, 12 August 2016

Word of the Week: Rainbow

When, at the start of the summer break, I asked Izzie (4) to make a list of things she wanted to do, I wasn’t quite prepared for what was to follow…


  1. Build Sandcastles
  2. Go to Rockpools
  3. Paint nails
  4. Make Fimo models
  5. Watch Finding Dory at the cinema
  6. Visit the Airfield for Theo and… wait for it...
  7. A RAINBOW DAY WITH RAINBOW PIZZA!!!


She either has the best imagination ever or she possibly saw it on CBeebies. That blooming Mr Maker has a lot to answer for! She even described how she wanted a rainbow hanging from the washing line made out of different coloured things. When I looked at her blankly she said, “you know Mum like fabrics and stuff”. I promised her I’d see what I could do and this week we had our Rainbow Day.


Happy Rainbow Day!

Fortunately I had several coloured plastic table cloths, balloons and ribbon in my “party” cupboard and we managed to create some sort of rainbow to hang on the washing line! We made our rainbow pizza for lunch. I painted the kids’ faces and they had a rainbow playdough session. The rainbow painting had to wait until the following day as we ran out of time before Izzie’s swimming lesson. Anyway the activities were a huge success and it just shows that kids ALWAYS know best.


Our Rainbow Pizza

Theo's cotton bud painting

The rest of the week has been fairly chaotic. Monday started with a rather hairy incident when I had to administer back thrusts to Poppy to stop her from choking during breakfast. The less said about that, the better. However, I would urge all parents to learn some basic first aid!


Izzie has had a swimming lesson every day and has done really well. I, on the other hand, have found it quite challenging to get us all to the poolside in one piece! Theo has picked this time to throw mega tantrums, have toilet catastrophes and even had a bump to the head that ended up in the gym’s accident book! I'm just pleased that it's a one week course and not two!


On Tuesday (9th August) we went to the library for story time and to mark National Book Lovers Day. Spurred on by this, I have spent most of my spare time trying to get through my ever growing reading list. This week I've read “Billy and Me” and I'm about to start "Always With Love" both by Giovanna Fletcher. I've also added Modern Lovers by Emma Straub to my pile.




I have also been watching all the Olympic gymnastics I can. Izzie was even allowed to stay up late to watch some of it. She called the gymnasts “superheros” and some of them certainly look like it. They are simply amazing!
So, what did you all get up to this week?


The Reading Residence

Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday

24 comments:

  1. Seriously you are one cool mama with one cool daughter. That pizza looks incredible, you need to pin that on Pininterest X #wotw

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    1. Aw thank you! I have now made a pinnable image, great idea I always neglect Pinterest :) #wotw

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  2. Love the rainbow day, that pizza looks brilliant! Sounds like you've all been having a lovely week :-) Thanks for sharing with #WotW

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    1. Thank you for hosting! It was a lovely week, disaster struck today but that's one for next week!! #wotw

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  3. What a week Kate!!! Like the spotty rainbow.. touch of the Seurat...I think! xx

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  4. Love it that all your activities had a theme. #wotw

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    1. Thanks Helena, all down to my girlie :) #wotw

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  5. Wow what an amazing Rainbow day you had, you are so creative and that pizza is just awesome. I agree about basic first aid everyone should know the basics it's so important. #LIML

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    1. I now think I should another course! My kids are walking disasters :) #wotw

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  6. Go you doing the rainbow day! sounds like a lot of fun! I am hoping to find more time to read again soon #kcacols

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    1. Finding time to read is tricky.I didn't read books for myself for a long time so now I have to literally make the time :)

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  7. Rainbow pizza - you're ace! what a week, brilliant fun times:)
    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday. Mainy

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    1. Thanks :) The rainbow pizza was good. Thanks for co-hosting :)

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  8. Mmmm that pizza looks good. I can't wait for BookBairn to be a little older so we can do slightly more directed artwork like this! But I do love her messy paintings.

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    1. Lol they still do the wild ones too :)

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  9. I love the rainbow day idea, children really do have the best imagination and something so simple is probably the highlight of their year too! Totally agree on the importance of first aid, you must have gotten some shock, glad all is ok. Also loved the gymnastics in Rio. #KCACOLS

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    1. She has such an amazing imagination and her brother is getting very good at imaginative play now too :) Just love it!

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  10. Goodness me how awesome was your rainbow day! Oh my word and that rainbow pizza is just amazing. Xx #KCACOLS

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  11. What a great idea to ask your child to make a list. I'm curious what my 4yo would choose now. You did great creating a rainbow day! #KCACOLS

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    1. I'm definitely going to ask her every holiday - she's the one with all the ideas anyway :)

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  12. Really love the rainbow day! Choking is my fear, glad you coped with it xx #kcacols

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    1. Yes I'm still nervous now after that incident. She loves finger foods so I guess I'm just going to have to lether try and watch her like a hawk!!

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