30 April 2017

A potty training toddler, a week on

If you read my post 'It is time for big boy pants!' then you will know that the past couple of weeks we have been attempting to toilet train Little 3. 'Attempting' was the word the first few days when things really didn't seen to be going all that well and I was beginning to think 'perhaps, he isn't ready yet' even though I had been sure he was.

28 April 2017

I can do it myself (review)

Now that he is two years old Little 3 has suddenly had another developmental surge and begun to develop a taste for independence. 'Me do it' is a very common phrase these days as he wants to have a go at doing things himself.

He has started to try and dress himself by pulling things over his head and has recently become very good at putting on his own pants and trousers after showing no interest at all in doing it a few weeks ago. He tries really hard to put on his socks and shoes but can not do it at all yet, he will try for quite some time before giving up and asking for help if there is time for me to let him have a go himself.

26 April 2017

A super sunny Easter trip to Cornwall

Now that we have been back at school (myself included) the past few days I have had time to think about the super Easter holidays that we have just had, normally we don't do anything at Easter as Daddy is working but this year we did things differently, Daddy took a week off and we had such a good time.

After returning from a long weekend at Butlins celebrating Daddy's 40th birthday with family we spent a few days at home together, an afternoon doing an Easter duck hunt at the local wetlands centre and exploring a new National Trust house near us too. 

We then had the opportunity to join friends in Cornwall for bank holiday weekend and decided to go, we were so glad that we did.

23 April 2017

What the Little Ones wear- Gorgeous girlie dresses from Lilly & Sid

If you ask the girls what they want to wear the answer every day, almost certainly, will be a dress. A dress and tights for Little 2 (she loves choosing tights to match her dress) and just a dress for Little 1 who can sometimes be persuaded to wear a pair of cropped leggings underneath if it is colder (she doesn't really like tights).

20 April 2017

It is time for big boy pants!

Little 3 only turned two years old a month ago but he has been showing a lot of signs that he might be ready to have a go at toilet training over the last couple of months. The past two weeks I have spotted further signs and decided that although he is still young and as I have the Easter holidays off work now is the right time to give it a try.

14 April 2017

Playing on the beach at Bognor Regis

Last weekend we spent time enjoying ourselves for Daddy's 40th birthday, we went to Butlins all the way down in Bognor Regis and the weather was amazing. Even though it was just the beginning of April the sun was out, there wasn't a cloud in the sky and it was warm, warm enough for summer dresses and t-shirts.

Although the children were having so much fun on the soft play and rides, when they were not in the swimming pool or hankering for another game of crazy golf, we couldn't go all the way to Bognor without a trip to the beach.

6 April 2017

Spring has sprung.. running free

Now that the weather has turned and Spring is well and truly upon us we have been taking the opportunity to get out and about in the sunshine as a family a whole lot more in the last few weeks. The Little Ones have had great fun running around, exploring and just enjoying being outdoors free of coats and thick jumpers. Little 3 in particular has been having great fun now that he can keep up with the girls and is really happy and chatty when we have been outdoors with him running free.

4 April 2017

Fuzzikins cosy cats craft kit review

My girls both love creating and crafting, they like making and decorating, gluing and sticking and making all sorts of different things. Sometimes they get out all the crafty bits and do their own thing but they are also great fans of crafting kits. We were recently asked to test out a new kit from Fuzzikins called Fuzzikins Cosy cats.

2 April 2017

Beauty and the Beast: write, inspire, create with Parragon book buddies

As you know we are Parragon book buddies and are lucky enough to be sent books for the Little Ones to review by the lovely people at Parragon. This month we were asked to read a gorgeous book right up Little 1's street, Beauty and the Beast-Write, inspire, create.