Make believe with Disney Planes Fire and Rescue Blade Hero toy

Planes 2 rescue helicopter toy review - Bubbablueandme

While N’s not fussed about cars when playing at home, and is only just getting into Disney films, he is partial to playing with aeroplanes; we were looking forward to receiving a Disney Planes Fire & Rescue Blade Hero toy to review. When N spotted the box, he was straight in there, asking his dad to get the helicopter out.  This set features Disney Pixar’s Blade Ranger helicopter, from the Disney Planes: Fire and Rescue range. Joining him in the… Continue Reading “Make believe with Disney Planes Fire and Rescue Blade Hero toy”

I’m going to Britmums Live 2015

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So it’s that time of year again, and I’m getting into prep mode for Britmums Live.  I’ve finally got round to doing my ‘I’m going to’ post, so here’s me if you’re going and want to look out for me. Name  Emma Blog   Bubbablue and me Twitter ID  @etusty Height  The OH says I have duck disease, being short to the ground (cheeky given he’s only 6ft), but I’m an average 5ft 5 Hair  Mid brown, although it needs… Continue Reading “I’m going to Britmums Live 2015″

Breaking news: We’re Reading Eggs Golden Eggsplorers

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We’ve worked with Reading Eggs a couple of times in the past, and I’m pleased to announce formally that we’re part of their new Golden Eggsplorers team along with 7 other bloggers. If you’ve not come across Reading Eggs and have children from the age of 3 to around 13, I’d definitely recommend checking them out.  The Reading Eggs programme includes reading and support for ages 3-7, splitting the levels into age/reading standard.  Then Reading Eggspress is for 7-12 year olds. … Continue Reading “Breaking news: We’re Reading Eggs Golden Eggsplorers”

Living Arrows 2015 week 20 – dandelions

giving dandelions - Living Arrows 20

N is loving picking flowers at the moment.  Dandelions are easy, and he picked me a bunch the other day (after buying Granny a sunflower with his own money as a thank you for his sleepover).  I put them in a vase, the only problem being he didn’t like it when they closed up in the evening. This week’s living arrows shot is him handing over the bunch he’d picked.

Introducing the Ultimate Kids Bucket and Spade List

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As regular readers will know, we love getting out and about, exploring new places, and rediscovering old favourites.  I tend to have a list on my phone of all the places I note that I want to see and take N to, but other than that we don’t have a bucket list of places or experiences. When I was growing up I did have a few dreams: ice skating in Central Park (hmm, went to New York, didn’t manage to… Continue Reading “Introducing the Ultimate Kids Bucket and Spade List”

Music Exploration 14 – Easy listening and folk

pointing out the sheet music

I knew something had slipped my mind the last couple of days.  Yes, my Music Exploration with children post and linky.  I had it in my diary, but other things cropped, up so we’re a couple of days late. This month we’ve had a lot of musical things, listening, dancing and playing.  Here’s the snapshot for the last month where we: Played The piano.  I’m planning a full post on this but we finally (after about 12 years) have my… Continue Reading “Music Exploration 14 – Easy listening and folk”

Project 365 2015 week 20

relaxed riding his John Deere Gator

It’s week 20 of Project 365, photo a day, and it’s been a mixed week.  We’ve had a bit more outdoor play (although it always seems to be on only a couple of days that I have masses of photos to choose from), but some work days were hard to find a photograph. On Sunday N and I went to Badbury Hill to see the bluebells.  I’m still to write up my post about it.  On the way home we… Continue Reading “Project 365 2015 week 20″

9 signs that you’re the parent of a four year old

9 signs you're the parent of a four year old

Four year olds are a total breed apart from children at other ages. Two year olds have the terrible twos (well, many do, we seemed to avoid that one). Three year olds become threenagers.  We had an extremely challenging little boy compared to normal when N turned three (only a month thankfully).  Saying no to everything, wanting and doing the opposite of everything.  Just generally challenging and testing. And now N’s four, there’s a whole different ballgame going on.  I’m… Continue Reading “9 signs that you’re the parent of a four year old”

Doodle drawer and preschool artwork

making a hanging picture with pipe cleaners

N’s never really been that keen on art work or doing crafts.  Over the last 6 to 9 months I’ve had more bits of paper brought home with drawings, paintings and scribbles on, but he’d still rather be playing outside. But the last couple of weeks I’ve been surprised at how much N’s wanted to make something.  That’s exactly what he calls it ‘Mummy, can I make something’.  And off he goes to the utility room to steal craft supplies… Continue Reading “Doodle drawer and preschool artwork”