Category: Family & Days Out

Kitchen Dancing

Kitchen dancing. A regular sight and pastime in our house. I couldn’t begin to tell you the amount of times it happens a day, let alone in a week! My children are able to reach the CD player – something that I mostly get frustrated by (how many times a …

Boo Draws ‘Rabbit’

We love taking part in This Mummy Loves’ Draw With Me linky. Boo adores her drawing, so always likes to join in with this, and tells me she’s the ‘best’ at colouring each month, so naturally assumes she’ll win…! This month’s theme is ‘my favourite teddy’, which to Boo, actually …

A ‘First Art’ Keepsake

Little Man has created his very first masterpiece! Yes, it was time to set him free with paints (when I say free, I mean strapped into his highchair, which I’d covered with a bin bag, and wrapped up in a huge coverall that fits his sister!), and he was excited! …

Siblings – February

This month, Boo is 4 years and 4 months, and Little Man has just turned 17 months. They play with each other so well – lots of giggling and squealing, and I love watching him delightedly toddle after his big sister when she beckons him to play. First thing in …

The Golf Lesson

The Husband had Monday off, to have a nice long weekend, and to make up for family-time lost as he was out much of the Saturday playing golf. So when Little Man had his nap, Boo decided she wanted a little one on one time with Daddy and requested a …

Our First Croome Park Outing

In amongst all of the rain that we’ve been having lately, we had a dry day forecast on Sunday so we decided to take advantage of our National Trust membership and get out and about. We went to Croome Park, in Worcestershire. A huge estate to ramble around… And as …

The Delights of a Tent!

We popped over to Ikea the other day, and while there, decided to buy the kids a play tent. Boo has always liked playing in them, so I knew it’d be a hit with her, and hoped it might entertain Little Man, too, for longer than 5 minutes… It does! …

Story Time

One of my favourite times of day is the hour before the children’s bedtime. It’s a pretty set routine. We all go upstairs and play on our bed for a bit, a time full of tickles and giggles. And then the kids dash about playing in each other’s rooms while …

The Puddle Quest

A sunny, dry day has us itching to get out, and few things make me, and the children, happier than a stroll around our local park. It’s beautiful there, and huge, so there’s always plenty to explore. A walk, and run, a listen to the birds, a look at our …

A Family Portrait – January 2014

I’ve decided to get a photo of the whole family together here every month, as we rarely take photos like this, and I think it’ll be nice to have. So here we are in January… I love how suspicious, even a little disdainful, Little Man looks! This was a selfie …

Boo & Little Man Create – January

When I saw that KidGLloves had started a Mini Creations linky, I knew I’d want to join in. Boo is very creative, and is often drawing, building and making, and at just 16 months-old, Little Man adores scribbling away, too, so I thought it would be nice to do a …

Little Man’s Playtime

My children get on very well together, which is lovely to see, and a relief for me! They’ll happily play together, or alongside each other, comfortable in each other’s company. It means that I can let the pair of them get on with it, and create their own mayhem and …

The Happyland Hunt

Over the weekend we were very busy organising and clearing out. Though Boo was very much involved in this (she is quite the adept shelf-maker and knows her way around our local tip now!), it’s not the most scintillating of weekends for the kids, so I decided to make it …

Enjoying Imaginative Play

I love watching my children play. Whether it be drawing, crafting, building, making music, I enjoy every second (well, the music one can become a little much after a while…!). But if I had to choose a favourite activity to observe, it would be imaginative play. For starters, I know …

We’re Armed & Ready for Nature-Spotting!

For Christmas, I bought each of the children identifier books – a trees one for Boo and a birds one for Little Man. We’re often out and about on various nature hunts, or woodland strolls, and I thought they’d be useful to have as they got older. We also joined …

Climbing Has Some Benefits..

If you read Climbing and Adoring last week, my Word of the Week and saw my Silent Sunday/Project52 posts, you’ll have spotted a theme! Little Man is a-climbing! But I just wanted to share with you something positive that has come out of this chaos and stress (stress for me, …

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