A quiet Saturday. Jo Jo came for a visit with Piers after soccer. The children had a swim with Bono. Jo Jo and Cosmo compared notes in their app worlds and Thiango kicked back with some movies. In the evening we read some Italian Fairytales.

We met up with the Unschoolers at Goomboora Park. The new playground is fabulous. The kids explored the creek on boogie boards and Thiango spent some time with baby Jessica.

Cosmo has been playing Bakugan for hours. We made a visit to the Botanic Gardens and discovered many trees in flower. On the way we stopped to watch a Golden Retriever having a wash in the mobile Smooch a Pooch.

Cosmo wanted to show Laxmi the vintage Readers Digest Atlas Ursula gave us. It’s pretty fascinating with a big picture of the moon and the original typed order form for extra copies.

Thiango, Cosmo and Laxmi played a Harry Potter game combined with a spy robber cooking scenario.

Cosmo made a special list of things that give you special powers and JB showed Thiango a new tuning on the guitar before we dropped them at the airport.

Miyako and Tao came for the morning and took Cosmo and Thiango to Goomboora park to check out the new playground. They made a shop and came home for noodles.

In the afternoon Cosmo chose a Barbie movie and a matching bucket of Fairy Floss from the DVD store as a special treat for Laxmi who arrived after dinner with Caro, John and Varsha - all the children enjoyed it!

Thiango and Cat played with some notation: a poem, the scale of C, and some free notation of experimental form music. We used a jumping/clapping exercise for brain integration before we did the free notation.

In the afternoon we drove to Kuranda for circus and Thiango had ballet afterwards.

Lazy old Sunday. Had maths with breakfast: Medieval Maths Battle, Cuisinaire rods and some quick vertical notations of units and tens.

Thiango watched some Victorious, Cosmo played Bakugan Century in Cal’s van and we settled in for some skipping and ducking before a big swim. There was an ice party in the esky and Bono swam laps until he was exhausted.

Cosmo took an afternoon rest with Harry and a bucketful of dinosaurs and Willem. Thiango and Cat watched a vintage Donald Duck in South America with a focus on watercolours.

We watched Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets while Cosmo checked his dragon worlds.

Today was epic. Satoshi and Georgie took all the children - 7 in total - to muddies, while Cat, Will, Miya and James were training at CoCA.

They flew a kite, played on the sand and the playground equipment, in the water, ate hot chips and Thiango carried the baby a lot.

After that everyone came back to our house for more play and Miyako’s mob stayed at Walsh St while they took a fridge up the range. They stayed a long time after returning and the children had a ‘midnight’ swim and ate rice with chopsticks, played Bakugan, dinosaurs, watched Operation Antarctica and Pink Panther.

We read Tallula - our favourite chapter about the square mayor wanting everything to be homogenised in his town.

We had breakfast and did the shopping at Rusty’s before meeting the homeschoolers at Kick Arts for an exhibition of dog sculptures and paintings from Aurukun.

We came home for a coffee and sandwhich before rejoining them at the Pirate Ship for a play and lots of imaginary games on the water edge and sand.

There has been a lot of maths going on with a new medieval maths game Cosmo found and the abacus came out of the cupboard.

In the evening Thiango, Cat and Cal went to the contemporary dance triple bill at CoCA and the boys stayed home.

After that there was a big party with cake and dancing and a late night bath. We are reading the Super Spies comic - I love the 80s.

Thiango wanted to write an essay on the computer about dogs today. She used the auto format to ask for help with spelling corrections.

Miss Cal took Cosmo and Thiango out to the Flying Monkey and the DVD Store.

It rained a lot. Thiango and Cosmo both worked on Reading Eggs for a long time in the afternoon.

In the evening we watched Tracks while Cosmo refined his Bakugan sculpted from blue tac. Thiango cried a lot when Robyn’s dog died. Cally did too. Everyone agreed the Aboriginal old man was the best character.