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Toadstool 1st Birthday

At the end of last year, it was my daughters 1st Birthday. We had a little party themed around the beautiful red and white toadstool. Below are pictures of some … Continue reading

03/02/2014 · Leave a comment

Homemade Christmas Cards

I love a homemade Christmas card. My children love making them and I always think they add that little bit of extra Christmas cheer! This year we did hand and … Continue reading

04/12/2013 · Leave a comment

Construction Themed 2nd Birthday Party

My son recently had his 2nd birthday and we decided on a ‘Construction’ theme as he is crazy about diggers, tractors, cranes, trucks… you name it! I thought I would … Continue reading

08/11/2013 · Leave a comment

Making a Kit Kat Cake

I recently made a Kit Kat Cake for my Father-in-Law and it struck me that this cake would be fantastic as a birthday cake for any age. It is a … Continue reading

19/10/2013 · Leave a comment

A Basket of Vegetables

The other week it was my husbands birthday so we decided to make him a present. When talking with my eldest daughter, who is three, about what Daddy likes, she … Continue reading

09/10/2013 · Leave a comment

Coloured salt

This is a nice activity to develop emergent writing and practise making marks and letters when your child is ready. It is also a really cheap activity- a bag of … Continue reading

25/09/2013 · Leave a comment

Making a Cinderella Cake

My daughter loves everything that is Disney Princess at the moment. So for her third birthday I decided to make her a Cinderella cake. It was actually easier than it … Continue reading

10/09/2013 · Leave a comment

Word Building

My daughter has just turned 4 and is starting to show an interest in letters and words. We made a word building game using large Duplo blocks and sticky labels … Continue reading

01/09/2013 · Leave a comment

Ice Cream Play Dough

We have had fun creating an ice cream shop in the garden during this hot weather.  The market stall was a birthday present for my daughter last year and has … Continue reading

11/08/2013 · 1 Comment

Outdoor Play

We are really enjoying this lovely weather and it seems cooler outside in the shade than inside at home. We have there therefore been finding lots of things to do … Continue reading

17/07/2013 · Leave a comment

Family holiday in Bournemouth

If you are looking for somewhere to go for a long weekend or a week in the summer, Bournemouth is a great place to go. An hour and a half … Continue reading

12/07/2013 · Leave a comment

A vase of flowers

I always like to make homemade presents with my eldest child to give to close family members. We have a fun time making things together and she really enjoys presenting … Continue reading

27/06/2013 · 1 Comment

Ice Cream Cupcakes

We are very excited that summer is finally here! Ice cream is a big favourite in our house and so is cake, so we’ve had lots of fun baking these … Continue reading

04/06/2013 · 2 Comments

Yummy Mummy

Since giving birth I have been itching to get back into ‘normal’ clothes! For the past three and a half years I have mostly worn either maternity clothes, nursing tops … Continue reading

27/05/2013 · 2 Comments

Alphabet Art

It’s been a while since i’ve blogged … my newborn is now a 5 month old and life has been pretty busy! Before Christmas and no 2’s arrival, we started … Continue reading

13/05/2013 · 2 Comments

Easter salt dough

We made these little gift tags to add a personal touch to Easter presents this year. They were so simple to make. My daughter liked getting involved in making the … Continue reading

26/03/2013 · 1 Comment

Homemade Easter Cards

Below are some ideas for making Easter cards with your little ones. Cards like these are always well received by family and friends and are really fun to make! Handprint … Continue reading

21/03/2013 · Leave a comment

Poorly Children

In the last few weeks we have both had poorly children and both been poorly ourselves. Unfortunately it’s that time of year when germs are flying round the nurseries, playgroups … Continue reading

13/03/2013 · Leave a comment

Easter Chick

With Easter less than a month away, we have started to think about Easter crafts. This Easter Chick is easy and fun to make. What you need Toilet or kitchen … Continue reading

11/03/2013 · Leave a comment

Dinosaur world

My two are very keen on dinosaurs at the moment. My little boy (17 months) is always asking me to read his favourite book- Dinosaur Roar by Paul and Henrietta … Continue reading

08/03/2013 · Leave a comment

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