Today we left the animals at home with auntie Zoe and uncle Tommy and The Constants went on a road trip to Leicestershire. We spent the afternoon at Conkers and then Sketchley Grange hotel. Our room is lovely. The kids are so excited.
Today we are off on a mini adventure for half term. Not far away, but far enough away to make it a mini break. The stay, play and explore offer is great for families to go and enjoy the sites of Leicestershire and it includes an overnight stay too. A perfect way to spend some quality time together and do something different.
Welcome back to #SilentSunday for 23 October 2016, today is a photo from our walk in the woods yesterday. I love this photo so much. It was Snoopys first walk since having his cone removed and I think he really enjoyed it. Thank you for all of your photo posts last week. I loved all of the photos and comments, so a big thank you to everyone who joined in. Don’t forget to grab the badge, this links back to the original post.
Today we had a really busy day, MOT at 8:30am, followed by a trip to the vets and little Snoopy had his drain taken off and his cone of shame. Then we had a lovely afternoon at Hinchingbrooke park. Daddy and I went out for our anniversary tonight too which was lovely – 9 whole years together.
Planning a family vacation can be quite the process, especially if you are trying to please and entertain multiple kids. One destination that is filled with activities for all ages is Niagara Falls, Canada. We often think of it for its beauty, but many people aren’t aware of the sheer volume of family-friendly activities and attractions there are!
I love watching Isla playing with her dollies, she has such a cute little imagination and she really believes they’re real. She talks to them and for them, creates her own little world. Reminds me of when I was a child. I used to love playing with my dolls.
Have you ever seen a kid in a movie or a TV show asking for their parents to read a bedtime story? And how many times has your child asked you to do the same? Reading aloud to children before they fall asleep is not just a thing of the past or a cinematic nod to suburban culture; it’s a routine which is good for children and their development. American Academy of Pediatrics even recommends reading to infants from birth. Some researchers suggest that bedtime stories are boosting child’s brain development in many ways. So, here are some actual benefits both children and parents can receive from this lovely routine.
You may have read a post I wrote last month about not being just a Mum, it came about because there are so many things you do throughout the day. Everyone deals with them differently and every parent has a slightly different approach. We are all unique! I recently found out about a fun quiz that SunLife have on their website, it made me think back on my recent post and it took my thoughts one step further. The quiz is full of questions about what you would do in certain “parenthood” situations and then tells you what kind of Mum you are.
So my little man is home and safe. But not a very happy chappy. I had no idea what they were going to do to his ear and had quite a fright when I picked him up from the vets. I have to keep him in a quiet room, away from the other dog as he likes to lick his ears, so the next few days will be tough. But I am sure Snoopy will appreciate the space and quiet! Its amazing how good the children are being and caring too, they want him to get better. It’s lovely to watch them offering him cuddles and kindness.
I sometimes sit and wonder what life will be like for my two when they are my age? Will they have floating vehicles, instead of ones that require wheels? Will life on earth be completely different to what it is now? When I think back to how life was when I was a child, mobile phones had not been invented, the internet was not established and cars did not have all of these computer whizz-tech gadgets that they do now. Will my children have a #BrightFuture?
We love BEAR, they are always perfect for snacks and lunches when we go out at the weekends. My children do not have packed lunch at school, but if they did they would most definitely want Yoyos in their lunchboxes. We use them when we go out on our scooters and need a snack break, they are perfect.
On Sunday we had our first trip to ODEON in Milton Keynes, we saw the BFG and it was a magnificent movie. I loved the cinema: comfortable seats, great family atmosphere and also great deals on snacks. Always a bonus. It is a relatively new cinema at the stadium MK, it was all nice and shiny.
Isla loves SnapChat, its funny watching her do silly faces at all the filters on the camera function. I love this one – she looks pretty with the flowers around her head. We had a nice surprise visit from Uncle Stephen and Great Grandma tonight which was lovely, the children read their school books and went straight to sleep!
Isla was recently sent a rather fun hospital bag set from Doc McStuffins, it matches the one that Dottie uses in the TV show. Isla loved fixing all of her dollies and making the YouTube video (featured below). It created an entire hour of imaginative play when Isla first opened the set, she used all the items on all of her Disney dolls. You could see her really get into the role of Doctor.
Today was a funny one: it started off with the monsoon rain and we went to see The BFG at the Odeon in Milton Keynes (which is amazing), we then had a chilled afternoon with friends and got back home to a beautiful meal. But, a traumatic one. Isla had Savoy Cabbage lodged in her throat, she couldn’t breathe and her lips were going blue. Daddy was patting her back, she was upside down. Noah and I cried our eyes out, it was so traumatic, it was only minutes. It felt like hours. Daddy had a clever idea to put his fingers down her throat to try and get the cabbage out and he did. Along with a bit of sick, bless her. I have never been so grateful for a first aid course and someone who can be calm under pressure. She may be quite bruised and sore tomorrow.
Welcome back to #SilentSunday for 16 October 2016, today is a photo from a very autumnal day at the Danish Camp in Moggerhanger. We had a lovely few hours scooting around and soaking up the fresh air. This is my favourite time of year, wearing snuggly hats and scarfs (maybe gloves too). Thank you for all of your photo posts last week. I loved all of the photos and comments, so a big thank you to everyone who joined in. Don’t forget to grab the badge, this links back to the original post.