She was convincing until about an hour after school started when she said " I believe that trampoline jumping would totally fix this Mum" ...hmmmmm...
So I let her have the day at home with us. I had a craft for Jared and Amahli to do but they werent keen ( gee so unusual really) so I got something really cool out for Jumeirah and I to do.
At Nannas house ( hubbins folks) they have a wonderful backyard which is home and flight paths for the most amazing birds. Rosellas, lorrikeets, king parrots, and more recently, bower birds. Nanna has taught some of them to be hand fed but mostly they dive in and amongst the trees, much to the delight of Miss Mother Nature ( jumeirah). Only a few weeks ago, Nanna found a bower nest built by a make bower bird and then found blue pegs around the nest ( which is built on the ground)which the bird had nicked from the clothesline to attract a mate. I had seen lots of websites where kids had made hanging baskets filled with ribbons and wool that would help birds to decorate their nests and thought it would be cool to make some for these lovely birds.
A quick trip to Bunnings for wire, a quick scrounge in the wool basket and fabric... ummmm...room ( it was in a box but it seems to be reproducing all through my craft room)and some ribbon we were set to begin.
Gently, we then closed the top so the ribbon and things wouldnt fall out and attached wool to the top so we could hang it in the trees. A quick trip to Nannas and our beautiful bird helpers were ready to be hung.