Friday, 29 August 2014

15 Things Every Baby Should Do Before They Turn 1.

Think of this some kind of baby bucket list. Must-Do's shall we say! 
Written by a baby (aged 10 months) for babies everywhere! 

1. Make sure that your nappy explodes at least once....and when I say explode I mean a poopy explosion so big and so gross it has everyone in the room heaving and begging for air!

2. If you would prefer you can attempt number 1 on a quick trip out you know to the park/shops etc this is even funnier because the grown up's don't take a change of clothes and sometimes are dumb enough to say ''oh we won't need a nappy they just got changed and we won't be long'' 

3. Pee all other your Dad...it's funny! And Mummy thinks so too.

4. Empty every bowl of food you are given all over the floor...those grown ups just love cleaning it up!!! Unless they have given you something ridiculously messy to eat (think spaghetti bolognaise) in this case pour and rub all over your body (or clothes if your grown ups are too stupid to change you out of them!) and remember to pay special attention to your hair. 

 

5. When that bloody camera/phone/iPad comes out remember it's photo time, smile all cute and look your bestest...until they click that little button. That,  my friend, is your cue to scarper as fast as you can, leaving a superhero zoom on the photo they just took. 



6. Cry for the entire 1 hour journey home to really stress mum/dad out then when you are just about home stop screeching and fall asleep.

7. Cry and scream like your life depends on it because you NEED a cuddle right now and you don't want to be in the pram, under a raincover you WANT to be in the rain! 

8. Poop in the bath, preferably one your sharing with a grown up....watch their faces it's hilarious!! 

9. Every now and again decide that that routine that you just got into and love, yeah it's not so great any more. You WANT a new routine and you want one NOW!

10. Be all cute at old ladies, Mummy loves talking to strangers that just randomly stop her to talk about you, it's like her best thing ever!!! 


11. Attempt to break Mummy or a Daddy's nose either with a real hard toy u can hit them with or with your head, just an ever so gentler harks back of the head butt should do the trick.

12. That Argos catalogue/magazines they just got? They make an awesome sound if you scrunch the pages and if you pull real hard, sometimes the pages come out and you can eat them.

 13. When you learn a new trick like erm standing/crawling/ walking/talking mum and dad will mention it to everyone, so when this happens (because you are not a performing monkey right!) refuse to do it, pretend you can't. Make them look like liars! 

Whadda ya mean I can stand up? 

14. Empty your toy boxes until there isn't 1 toy left in it then decide they are all shit and your just going to cry do not under any circumstances allow Mummy to pick ANY of them up...Daddy likes a mess when he gets home from work! 

And now we come to the end of the list and if you don't do any of the above you MUST, MUST, MUST do this at least ooohhh once a week, maybe more, it all depends on how tired the grown ups are!

15.  When the grown ups are tired and ''so ready for bedtime'' this is your cue to play a game I like to call Let's Pretend I'm Not Tired! ****Warning**** this kind of backfires as you do then end up a bit too tired and just want to cry a lot! But don't worry, you do know a crying baby cures that headache they say they have right? 



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Guest Post. Alphabet Activities for Preschool Toddlers.


Hello all!
This week's letter of the week E, we didn't get up to much but here's our favourite couple of activities.


Egg matching.



You will need;

Either a printout of 10 eggs, or a pen and paper to draw 10 eggs
Scissors
Sticky dots in different colours

Step 1) if you haven't got a printout, draw your eggs and label them 1-5 (there should be two of each number) cut the eggs out

Step 2) hand you toddler the sticky dots and help them "decorate" the eggs - the dots correspond with the numbers on the eggs

Step 3) either spread out all the eggs and ask your little one to match the pairs, or (as I did with Hendrix) spread the eggs out, I picked one and asked him if he could find me the matching one to go with it. He was good at this but I think he was colour matching as opposed to number matching!

Great activity for learning numbers and counting as well as colour recognition.

Elmer.

One of my childhood faves! I was pleased to introduce my toddler to these stories.

You will need;


An Elmer colouring printable
Coloured squares of paper
Glue
Scissors

Step 1) firstly cut out lots of different coloured squares of paper, this can take a while!

Step 2) hand the Elmer printout to your toddler along with the glue and coloured bits of paper. Hendrix took absolutely ages doing this, he thoroughly enjoyed it and we talked about the colours as he was sticking them.

Note - keep the scissors handy as some of the shapes aren't exactly square so they need altering which I did when Hendrix had picked the piece he wanted to use for the space!

The finished result looks fab!

Thanks for reading :)

Lisa xx

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Mention's And Guest Posts I've Done.

I thought it would be nice to include some of the posts I have had included elsewhere. I love to join in on guest posts, If you would like me to Guest Post for you, please get in touch via the contact button on the side.


To Ground or Not? Guest post for Mummy Bloggers


Our Space Tunnel was included on Toddler Tales  space unit.


Hannah at Mums Days shared my My Birth Story



Visit to Dinosaur Adventure.

A few months back we visited Dinosaur Adventure in Norfolk, It was a great day out and a must for all your little Dino lovers!


The park was really easy to find, (especially seeing as we get lost ALL THE TIME!), situated near Lenwade (in between Norwich and Fakenham).

I warn you now THIS POST IS PICTURE HEAVY!!

The entrance is really welcoming and gets you in the mood (these pics are from as you enter after purchasing your tickets) before you pay, i forgot to take pics sorry, is just as great...think Flinstone's sights to Jurrasic Park music and your just about there!



Once you enter there are a choice of places to go, the whole place is open so you don't have to follow a specific route.

There was Dino Bone Excavation...

Complete with spades, brushes, trowels to find all the bones!  Both of my beauts loved this are we sat in the shaded covered sand pit for quite a while, as other childdren came and went my 2 sat their happily searching for more bones!




There are plenty of play areas scattered around the park, 











 The walk through Dino Trail was great fun! 

Plenty of dinosaurs to find, aswell as lots of interactive sections, like the bongos and the explorers huts.












I Spy...the hubby and the kids!!!





The Deer Safari was amazing, seeing them all up close!

Secret Animal Garden, with plenty of Animals and even a fake cow to 'milk'!!





 Go Karts! (Dean really enjoyed...cant you tell from his face!!)



And indoor play areas too, (remember socks!!) the kids were obsessed with this slide and poor Dean went down about a million times!




 There is also loads more, cafes, food areas, crazy golf, a maze, walk through areas, Dino sculptor workshop, Zip wire (for the big kids and adults!!!) and of course the gift shop beware though you have to access the shop to leave the park (the only bad thing about the place, its the one thing I really hate that places aimed at young kids do!).

In all a great day out and you certainly get a full day out of it, though as the majority is outside I would say your best to go on a nice day, I cant imagine it being great in the rain to be honest!

We will definatly be back!

Find more information on the Dinosaur Adventure website.

We stayed at the great value Norwich Airport Premier Inn (we reviewed that too!!) just 15/20 minutes from Dinosaur Adventure.
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