Photo perfect

I wanted to get some photos done of N when he hit 2, and missed out on our Pixifoto free visit when it came just after Christmas.  But our local softplay has a several relevant businesses that work out of there (hairdresser and music groups etc).  There’s also a resident photographer. A couple of weeks ago we went, and saw she was free so grabbed her to get some photos of N. Luckily he was in reasonable clothes and not mucky.… Continue Reading “Photo perfect”

Toddler friends

Being 2 seems to be the start of having friends.  Before N’s been happy to tag around after his old cousins, and vaguely do activities at nursery alongside other children, but it’s great to see him really connecting with other children. What amazes me is how quickly children get used to being with others.  It’s so easy to make friends at their age.  It’s also brilliant to see them getting along with other similar age children who they don’t really… Continue Reading “Toddler friends”

Big kids soft play

climbing at soft play

Today we joined one of N’s friends at a soft play place in town for her 2nd birthday.  N’s never really that fussed about soft play.  He tends to head straight for the things he has at home or are just toys on the ground as such (Little Tikes houses, hoovers, trikes, rocker etc).  Although he’s been round both the toddler and the older children’s frames, he just ignores them, or climbs up the first part then turns round and… Continue Reading “Big kids soft play”

Soft play brings out the best and worst

It was a toss up today as to whether we went to a wildlife park or stayed nearer home and went to Rugrats & Halfpints soft play.  Given the weather was a tad cold and potentially rainy, soft play won out.  As it was half term and a bank holiday I wanted to get there before it got too busy so 10.30 and we were there, socks on, shoes off and ready to play. Nathaniel’s always funny at soft play.… Continue Reading “Soft play brings out the best and worst”

Could it be Magic…land?

It always used to be easy to meet up with friends and babies when they were tiny.  They slept or fed but generally would stay in their prams out of the way while we conversed, drank coffee and ate cake (mmm, no wonder it took til 8 months post birth to even get motivated to lose my baby weight plus some!). But now they wriggle, are on the move, and don’t sleep in buggies any more (well, mine doesn’t), we’ve… Continue Reading “Could it be Magic…land?”