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

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🌼 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...

Noah was so lucky to be sent a fabulous imaginext Fire Station to review, it really made his whole year and it hasn’t even got to Christmas or his birthday yet! He loves it so much we are looking at the rest of the range on the Fisher Price website to see how he can expand his fire station into a little world of characters.

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Noah is really developing his creative and imaginative play at the moment, it is great to see him giving me toys and telling me something completely fictitious that the character or toy has done/said. Quite often Mr Fireman has just had pizza, or fallen over and hurt his elbow – but you can see that the creativity is flowing and toys like this really help to make it happen. Noah plays with the fire engine and fire station set in his bedroom to keep the smaller parts away from little Isla fingers, but he plays with it when he goes to bed and when he wakes up – you can hear him making nee nar noises and talking to the fireman. I love his age at the moment, it’s full of cute moments like this.

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The Fire Station set comes with the Fire Station that folds up to easily carry from place to place, a Fire Engine with nee nar sounds and winding up gadgets and doors that open. It also comes with fireman that have detachable jackets for doing tough jobs, the very first thing that Noah did was to take the jackets off all the firemen and put them back on again. The Fire Station has a lot of accessories too: beds, computer with desk, water hose with water, walkie talkies for the firemen and no station is complete with out a flag! You can see the other pieces that come with the set in the image to the left, there are lots of items to help the fireman do their job safely and to help little toddler imaginations run wild.

I suppose the only real limits are what your little ones imagination creates, I love sitting there and playing games with Noah and creating scenarios with him. My favourite was when I was on fire and Noah had to get the water hose from the Fire Station to put me out – I got a splash of water from the special water hose.

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The Fire Engine has a crane to transport the firemen up to tall buildings, this means Noah can put out fires all over his bedroom and he doesn’t have to worry about the poor firemen. The Fire Engine has a great mechanism built in too, when you place a fireman on the top, in the white switch, and turn the fireman around – it swivels the crane around. So you can get children to play together and work out fun puzzles to get the toys to do different things, which I think is a great idea. There is also the same mechanism built into the Fire Station where by if you turn the fireman the doors to the station open and out zooms a Fire Engine.

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It is like Fisher Price have really thought about this collection and where a 3 year old will be in their development. It is great that these toys are designed in such a way that they make him think, find new ways of doing things and working out puzzles. There are some more puzzles built in to the station too, including the hose and ladder – but I will let you work those ones out for yourself.

You can see all of the other fabulous imaginext products on their website: http://www.fisher-price.com/en_GB/brands/imaginext/index.html. I especially love the castle range, I love the idea of Noah and Isla eventually playing together with castle scenes and rescuing princesses.

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