This afternoons activity with Daddy looked like lots of fun: they gathered sticks and the kiddies built their own pile of firewood for a camp fire. They then sat around the fire pit to test whose camp fire would flame up the best!

Isla created a very structured camp fire, logical and a pattern to where she placed her sticks. Noahs looked more sporadic but covered a wider area.

Neither camp fires took fire, it was quite windy. So the kiddies enjoyed a hot chocolate and marshmallow around their piles of sticks.

They had fun though and that’s the main thing. I’m loving all of these practical tasks they’re doing with Daddy.

I’ve been waiting, all day, for someone to tell me it’s all a dream and we are still going to Dubai. But, unfortunately, no one jumped out screaming April #fool and alas, we are still at home. I’m gutted.

Lots to look forward to though and right now it’s about focussing on our main objective: stay at home at all times, unless to buy essential food & walk the dogs! I have actually loved being at home everyday. It’s my favourite place.

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This afternoons activity with Daddy...

“We are very excited to try out this new food from Forthglade, it smells woofing delicious” 🐾 Straight from the doggies mouth!

I am very excited to announce that I am a new ambassador for @forthglade. What does that mean? Well, I get to try out the products and tell you all how good they are and get special offers and discounts for my followers too!

It’s such a strange time with lockdown, however finding out about Forthglade couldn’t have come at a better time. When I went to get our usual dog foods in the supermarket it had all sold out. So, resorting to online orders seemed a very natural thing to do to ensure our furbabies are fed.

This food is a minimum of 75% meat or fish and is free from junk. With Snoopy, he has a tummy condition which means we have to be careful what he eats, it’s perfect. We will keep you posted on what they thought! 🐾 #gifted

“We are very excited to...

🌼 April is here and along with it comes another set of photo keywords for #MummyPhotoADay photo challenge.

We should have been flying to Dubai today, so my insta squares would have been very different to what they now will be. I’m expecting to see lots of Spring colours and stay at home families instead this month.

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #mummyphotoaday so I can comment and share my favourites throughout the month.

Does anyone have any creative stay at home plans for April?

🌼 April is here and...

My favourite pics from March #MummyPhotoADay - a massive thank you to everyone that took part. We have had a lot of new members this month and it’s been really hard picking my favourite 9! There are now over 4,000 photos to choose from.

All photos are tagged, but from left right:
📷 @cultivatingdelight
📷 @newmummyblog
📷 @confessionsofacrummymummy
📷 @houseofbaughs
📷 @sahrazade
📷 @otisandus.blog
📷 @_lisaslife_
📷 @socalshopgirl384
📷 @descendants_of_war

I’ve really loved seeing photos from @anywaytostayathome, @the_mummy_editorial, @freyalexandra, @becsbrewtifullife & @canonjacq.

All you have to do to join in is add #mummyphotoaday to your caption and the keyword of the day... I’m very excited to see what April has in store for us. Lots of fun “Stay at #Home” themed photos!

Thank you to everyone that joins in 📷

My favourite pics from March...

The kiddies had a lot of fun playing in the bath today. Swimming pools are closed, it’s too cold to get outside in a paddling pool so we put our swimming costumes on and pretended!

The kids had loads of fun making sparkly bath water and foaming soap shapes with @kidsstuffcrazy products. It’s amazing how fun products like this can keep the kiddies entertained for hours.

They literally played in the bath for an hour. The water had gone cold by the time they got out. It was the perfect indoor fun activity, especially as it was wet outside today.

If you’re homeschooling and self isolating with young children why not make a fun bath and invite the kids to make a mess with whatever you have in the bathroom! We also tried to make our own bubble bath using washing up liquid and #citrus juice - it wasn’t a nice smell 😂 the kiddies will try again in the week.

You can get the Magical Sparkle bubble bath and Foaming Soap from Kids Stuff Crazy at @superdrug - check out my review on the blog. #linkinbio

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The kiddies had a lot...

Today has been a busy day, but nice and chilled at the same time. We let the kiddies have iPad and Xbox time this morning; our homeschool doesn’t give out homework! They built some cool stuff in Minecraft and worked together. Which was nice to see.

After lunch we took a longer walk than in the week, across the river. This is a walking route that is direct from our doorstep and took us 90 minutes in total, part of our one exercise a day under lockdown rules. It was nice to get some fresh air and just talk about whatever comes into our heads. We spoke about a lot of random things. 7 & 9 year olds do come out with some funny comments. Noahs favourites are “would you rathers”. We got home and Daddy made a delicious roast dinner and I did a deep #clean in the bathroom. Then had a long hot bath!

No rush for any of these things as we seemingly have about 12 weeks of working at home and possibly months of homeschooling. I just hope we can have family over soon as we miss them all.

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Today has been a busy...

I am running a day behind 🤦🏼‍♀️ I keep falling asleep and not posting my photos. I’ll catch up today... This is #fresh. Getting out in the fresh air has been a complete dream over the past week. When you’re told you can’t do something, it makes you want to do it more. Like when Hubby said we have to be careful about the food we eat, I wanted to eat it all!

This photo was the kiddies playing football with Daddy whilst I walked with them with the doggies. It’s something that’s becoming a habit after we finish homeschooling.

It’s a shame as Daddy normal gets out all of the time. On a typical Sunday he’ll go out for a 3 hour bike ride in the mornings. Possibly go swimming with the kids too. Walk the dogs with us later in the afternoon. I think this “1 exercise” rule will be effecting him more than anyone else I know. It’s also makes family decisions hard, if Daddy goes out on his bike he can’t walk with us. It’s very necessary with the lockdown rules. 
Just think how much we’ll all appreciate a long bike ride and driving to the beach for the day when all of this is over.

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I am running a day...

Until tomorrow...

Until tomorrow...

At 14 weeks, Isla is still not sleeping all night, there is no pattern to her sleeping at all really. One night she sleeps until 1am, another it will be a 3am wake up call and some nights just a 6am – on occasion its 1am, 3am and 6am: I really don’t like those nights. I have no idea why, she has the same amount of milk, the same bedtime routine – which is bathtime at 7pm with Noah and get ready for bed, final bit of milk and sleep… so by 8pm she is in her cot.

The only thing I can think of is her weight, with Noah he slept all through the night from 8 weeks but he was a lot bigger than Isla. At 12 weeks Noah weighed over 12lb and Isla isn’t even 11lb yet at 14 weeks. So maybe when she gets a little bigger, she will be able to last longer at night time between feeds, I guess only time will tell and I will take her to weigh in this week too, so I can monitor her weight gain and see if it relates to her sleeping patterns.

I was looking through photos of Noah tonight when he was 14 weeks old (to the right is Noah cuddling his little bunny, which he lost, boo) and I can really see how Isla and Noah look alike, its just like looking at twins looking back at these photos, I love it and he has some funny facial expressions, oh and some wacky hair going on too. Isla, where’s yours missie?

I still can’t believe how much smaller Isla is, she really is dinky, shoes do not fit her, she has only just started wearing her 0-3 month clothes, but she is really tall. Noah was quite short but obviously had a little more weight behind him at her age. Bless!

Isla got a new best friend this week, her little Lamaze Mermaid – she hasnt got a name as yet but I am sure she will get one soon enough. She has started to grab her, playing with her noisy fins and jingly star, she also gnaws on the teether. Its a great little doll and I got it through Babyhuddle. It’s really helping with Isla’s co-ordination and she is getting better and better at reaching out, grabbing and getting things in her mouth – the target.

She was a little bit hot today, it was really yucky this afternoon, but we moved the garden around and tidied it all up and had our back doors open – for the first time in months (the trampoline blocked it before) and she was playing on her activity mat in the breeze for a long time with Mermaid, it was really cute. I love watching her rolling around on her mat, she does complete 360’s, she will be crawling before I know it. She might be small, but boy she is strong and clever! (Just like her Mumma)

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2 Comments
  • Bex @ The Mummy Adventure
    August 19, 2012

    Bless her! Not sure size is related as Dylan was 16lb by 10 weeks and didn’t sleep through properly until about 7 months (and considerably heavier)

    • MummyConstant
      August 19, 2012

      Oh!! Haha.

      It’s good to know that it isn’t weight related. But 7 months eek!!! I hope she sleeps through before then as I’m back to work when she’s 6 months. 🙁

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