24 February 2018

A boy and his love of scootin'

At nearly three years old Little 3 wants to walk to school and nursery much of the time now but equally he has days where he just wants to be carried and not walk at all, particularly after his mornings at nursery, it is heavy going lugging a toddler and his rucksack or a gym kit and three lunchboxes (and even a cardboard space rocket today!) home from school. Some days, particularly wet and chilly ones, I still take the pushchair to give my back and arms a rest and others he is happy to take his favourite method of transport.... scooting.

20 February 2018

Boredom busting this half term with gift in a tin

February half term has to be the school holiday I like the least, it is the weather that lets it down. It is either bitterly cold or raining or in the case of this one, both, with freezing winds thrown in too. With Daddy at work with the car, getting out and about means going out on foot and my suggestions at going out into the cold are often met with looks of horror and groans of 'Noooooo' as I am thoroughly outnumbered by three reluctant children.

10 February 2018

Tick tock a gorgeous wooden clock

'What's the time, Mummy?' is a phrase I hear quite often at the moment. Little 2 has recently learnt to tell the time to the o'clock and half hour but anything in between is still a bit of a wonder to her. 

7 February 2018

Little 2 has a birthday - 6 years old

Last weekend was a busy one for us, it was Little 2's 6th birthday. It started after school on the Friday with a playdate and a little birthday tea with a couple of her school friends. There was lots of dressing up in a variety of princess dresses and ballerina outfits and all the dolls, teddies and cuddly toys were brought down to share the tea and have a sing along and dance with some of the girls favourite tunes too.

26 January 2018

A spring wardrobe to brighten the dull winter days

Isn't it so dark and dull out right now, as I peer out the window I see thick low grey cloud and as I beat my way through the rain on the school run I am thinking of the Spring, the warmer drier weather and the Little Ones shedding their thick layers in favour of cute cardis and pumps or bright coloured tees in the case of Little 3.

I have been thinking about the Little Ones wardrobes, Littles 2 and 3 need a little sort out, some of the sleeves on their tops are getting too short and some of our old favourites are looking well worn, I think a new outfit or two could be in order.

22 January 2018

Hands up if you like outdoor fun

We try to get outdoors every weekend but lately we have been indoors a lot more than usual with one or other of the Little Ones suffering from some winter illness or another, the weather has been pretty dismal too, rainy dreary days do not make us want to leave the house.

10 January 2018

Too long at the computer and an issue with carpal tunnel syndrome

I have been spending a great deal of time at the computer recently, not only do I spend an hour or two each evening blogging and doing blogging related tasks like photo editing and networking on social media etc but during the day when Little 3 is at nursery I am currently very busy getting on with my coursework to qualify as a teaching assistant. 

31 December 2017

A look back at 2017, a year of changes and family fun

As I sit here writing this it is New Year's Eve and I can not believe that yet another year has come and gone, I say it every year but each seems to pass that little bit quicker than the previous one. This year the Little Ones have grown some more and there have been a few changes and some lovely short breaks and holidays too.