Learn to write with Appealing Rabbit alphabet cards

alphabet cards

I’m all for trying to get N interested in writing and learning his letters but crikey it’s a hard slog.  He loves reading books with me, and scrawling ‘shopping lists’ but actually sitting down, even when playing games it’s an effort. So I was interested to see if he’d be willing to give the Appealing Rabbit alphabet cards a go.  These cards were created for the purpose of bringing fun to children who’re learning to write letters.  The cards are… Continue Reading “Learn to write with Appealing Rabbit alphabet cards”

Project 365 2015 week 30 – camping delights

rock pooling viewer at sea life centre

We’ve just come back from a week camping holiday so this week’s Project 365 is full of camping and holiday treats. I’d been hoping for some wifi as advertised on the campsite but no-one could connect to it, so my mobile data got hit (ouch my phone bill will be expensive this time), and I’ve basically not been able to do anything I’d planned while being away. Not only that, but I’ve come back home to find that my upgraded… Continue Reading “Project 365 2015 week 30 – camping delights”

Living Arrows 2015 week 30 – messy

Pasta bolognese mouth - Living Arrows

I really struggled to pick my Living Arrows shot for this week.  Having taken around 500 photos last week across 2 cameras and my phone while on holiday camping, whittling down the ones of N that really portrayed him was hard.  But I’ve chosen one finally. N’s always been a good eater, but I have found that with age he’s got messier rather than cleaner.  When he was weaning, everyone said that baby led weaning was really messy, but I… Continue Reading “Living Arrows 2015 week 30 – messy”

Frozen banana ice cream lollipops

eating banana lollies

For N’s non-birthday party i decided to do lunchboxes for the children. So quick and easy to do, and the kids only had to pick the drink flavour and the sandwich filling they wanted. The rest was set and they either ate it all or not. There was very little waste leftover so they went down well along with the veg sticks and fruit i also put out for them to add to their lunchbox if they wanted (and to… Continue Reading “Frozen banana ice cream lollipops”

We’re saying it with bears for some Jellycat love

say it with bears for some Jellycat love - Bubbabluenadme

N is quite partial to soft toys, and gradually the number of them around the house is growing.  He’s got some of my old toys (my rag doll), a tigger and winnie the pooh from his Grandma when she died, and various others that he’s had from birth or been bought as treats (The Gruffalo and Gruffalo Child for potty training). So when I was asked to review Say it with Bears, there was no way I was going to say… Continue Reading “We’re saying it with bears for some Jellycat love”

Living Arrows 2015 week 29 – thinking

thoughtful - living arrows

N had his last ‘official’ nursery school day last week, which included sports day, getting a leavers certificate and book, having a leavers party lunch and then water play in the afternoon.  Needless to say after that, and a busy week, he was a little tired. That didn’t stop him from scavenging a drink leftover from the party.  N is obsessed with any sports top bottles, I’ve no idea why.  I grabbed this photo of him looking really thoughtful after… Continue Reading “Living Arrows 2015 week 29 – thinking”

Project 365 2015 week 29 – school settling, nursery ending

a bug on poppy seed heads

This week’s Project 365 includes some big milestones, a school settling in period and the last official day of nursery school…kind of.  Here’s week 29’s photos. Sunday was N’s non-birthday party.  Beforehand, N helped me with setting up and getting lunches prepped.  I’m not sure what he was trying to do with his bike, and why he wasn’t riding it.  He usually just rescues picks single leaves, but he found a twig of oak leaves to bedeck his bike. Monday… Continue Reading “Project 365 2015 week 29 – school settling, nursery ending”

Fun with friends at a non-birthday party

Friends and fun at a non birthday party

With N’s birthday being in January and having amongst about 10 other friends’ birthdays, it’s nigh on impossible to a) find a date that works and b) to not have to spend a fortune on a venue versus being able to do something at home. There’s no way I want 10 kids+ running round the house. Last year we won a party at N’s day nursery’s tree house and did a party in May, this year the plan was a… Continue Reading “Fun with friends at a non-birthday party”

Music Exploration 16: Festivals at home

chilling out listening to music at nursery

This month’s been a quiet one for music. Our plan to go to Cornbury didn’t happen because N had his non-birthday party the same weekend, so we’ve been limited to talking and listening to music on the radio and tv. Listening to: ACDC on the radio.  It’s not often Radio 2 plays hard rock on the radio, but one day ACDC came on the radio on the nursery run.  N was so pleased, he was singing along. We’ve also heard… Continue Reading “Music Exploration 16: Festivals at home”