You may recall last Summer I had a little rave about a new website I came across: Love the Sales. The site that lists fashion items, that are just in the sale! Well, I wanted to give you a little update because I think it's brilliant and you could grab yourself a bargain before the Summer holidays arrive – find your maxi dresses and a spare pair of shorts for the kids!
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Kids love to see how things work and craft their own creations, so building is a fun pastime for parents to share with their little ones to have fun and help them develop. Of course, actual construction and real tools can be dangerous for children, so there are only certain kinds of building activities that would be suitable for playtime. Some games like Jenga focus on structural design and challenge you to build properly to maintain the stability of the blocks. Even without a designated board game or special building materials, kids tend to find ways to build things out of whatever they can find. Thus, to keep their hands out of mischief and give yourselves something cool to do as a family, consider the following seven kinds of building projects that are kid-friendly:
Today, Snoopy had a visit from the vet, they gave him 2 injections (which he didn’t like at all): one was anti-inflammatory and the other anti-nausea. The first to reduce the swelling, to stop the flickering in his eyes and the latter to make him feel less sea sick! He managed a wee tonight, but still hasn’t wanted to drink or eat. But we are making progress. Baby steps!
Welcome to 2017’s collection of #SilentSunday photos; today is 23 July 2017. I love this happy photo of Noah at Beavers on Monday night, it was a nice start to the week. Unfortunately with our little puppy being so poorly, it hasn’t ended up that way. The photos that are linked up are great and I really appreciate everyone that joins in, my favourites so far today are: Chic Geek Diary, MummyShire, this Mama, Raisie Bay and ChelseaMamma. I would love to see this grow each week with new people linking up. I am hoping to get a sponsorship for #SilentSunday so that in the future you could win a fab prize for entering your photos! I also love your comments, so a big thank you to everyone who joined in. Don’t forget to grab the badge and join in below…
Today was all about little Snoopy, getting him comfortable and settling him down at home. He started off OK, had a bit of energy and wanting to walk around. He drank a lot of water. But later in the evening he brought it all back up again. The poor thing. It’s so sad.
Today after work I went to visit little Snoops at the vet hospital. He is recovering well from the operation, no temperature or anything. But, he is not very well at all. His nerve that connects his ears to his eye has pressure on it and his eyes are constantly moving left to right, it’s making him feel very dizzy. As a result of this he is not eating or even drinking, he couldn’t even work out where the food bowl was in front of him. It’s heartbreaking. I wish I could make it all go away for him. Fingers crossed this is a short and temporary issue and he’s home soon.
Your child is flying the nest to venture out to build a life for themselves. Fortunately not something I have to worry about for a good number of years yet. This can be an exciting, scary and emotional time for the both of you. It’s difficult as a parent to finally give your child that full amount of independence. It’s likely that your maternal instincts will kick in the week before they are set to leave, and you’ll be tempted to offer them to stay so you can protect them, take care of them, and make them all of their meals.
Nappy cakes are by far one of the best gifts to take along to any baby shower. You can rest assured that this is a gift that is going to get loads of use from new Mum and, of course, new baby. I used to make these and I loved it, being creative with baby toys and essentials. The image above is one I made for my daughter Isla Rae, I loved making it as it felt extra special. If you’ve not heard of a nappy cake before, these cakes are made out of nappies that are put together to create several tiers. The tiers are then stacked to look like a cake and then decorated with a range of other items such as ribbons to make them look beautiful. Not only are these great gifts, they also make lovely centrepieces at a baby shower. You can use it as the centrepiece and then send it home with Mum after the shower.
Today was a mixed bag of emotions. Not only are we all tired, hot and bothered. I had to drop Snoopy off at the vets for his 4th operation in 10 months. I feel so sorry for him, the way he looks at me as I walk out and leave him. It felt so weird at home without his cute little puppy face. I know he’s not a puppy! Isla and Noah are excited that the week is coming to an end. One more day at school.
Poor little Snoopy: you may remember last year he had an aural ablation operation, which basically removes his inner ear canals. This means that Snoopy can no longer hear normally, more a muffled and distorted noise. We went down this route to stop the ear infections that occurred every few months or so. Well, it hasn’t! To put a long story short.