Very Happy 3rd Birthday #ABC123Challenge

My little boy turned 3 yesterday.  I can’t believe I own a 3-year-old now.  He’s been really testing my boundaries this week probably because he’s been so so excited about his birthday and his party.  It has been fun watching his excitement but if you saw one of my Instagram …

Vehicle Painting

Don’t you just love how  you come to an idea sometimes? I was sat playing in the garden with the Robot and he had dunked his tractor in the paddling pool and was riding it over the blanket where I was sat. The tyres made a really good water print …

Umbrellas #abc123challenge

This week has been another one of those blurs where we’ve done so much but done so little! I’ve not really wanted to do anything either hence why this going out on Sunday instead of Saturday. Everything has been last-minute and we have all needed umbrellas to stay cool in …

Creativity is my way of life

You know when you get so absorbed in something it’s all you want to do. If you don’t get to do it each day then you feel it. Feel it in your soul a weird kind of feeling that means you didn’t make something today. That’s what I feel about …

Unicorn Sea Foam Sensory Play

It was when needing a U project for the ABC123Challenge last year when I came up with Under Water Sea Foam Sensory Play.  A simple game of look through soap bubbles for super hidden sea creatures, aka bath toys.  Roll on to this version of Sensory Sea foam and we …

Teething and Toilets #abc123challenge

Phew this week has flown past so quickly, I can’t quite believe it’s the weekend already. I’m still revelling in the fun of last weekend! I’m gonna put this down to one thing. Teeth. Poor baby CABS has had her first two bottom teeth break through and she’s been so …

T is for Tuff Spot

The Tuff Spot We’ve had our tuff spot, a builders tray, for a couple of years now and we go through a lot of phases with it.  At the moment we are in a not using it phase so I figured for my letter T this week I would revisit …

Sick #abc123challenge

Sick, sick, sick and oh oh the diarrhoea! Yup I can very much justify the use of sick in my title after the wobble last week of using a negative title in a happy post each week. S is for Sick!! We started on Sunday night with the Robot being …

S is for Smoothie

Attempting to cook in the kitchen with the Robot is pretty stressful but one thing we’ve been enjoying doing together is making a Smoothie for snack time.  It’s my ploy to get fruit and milk in him during the day in what he considers a fun treat.  I really should …

Really Rubbish #abc123challenge

I think that I’ve got into the habit of giving these weekly round ups a negative title, having a mini moan then launching into all the happy bits from the week. Really Rubbish. Are you okay with that? Really I should just have a moan post and a happy post …

R is for Reading

Reading books is something I truly believe in as a form of entertainment to my children. Books are not just for bed time and some days when I get to the end of the day and we haven’t managed an extra reading session or two I’m always a little sad. …

Quite Tough #abc123challenge

We’ve been on holiday this week just gone. I demanded to Dave that our first proper camp with the kids needed to be a lot less remote than our usual Scottish trips so we opted for Northumbria. With family and friends nearby I figured it would be better should everything …

Marcelle Medallion A Start

Marcelle Medallion The rabbit hole of the Quilty Instagram world has led me down a path I didn’t mean to recently. I spotted a sewalong for this Marcelle Medallion Quilt hosted by Nicole. I was smitten instantly. It’s a beautiful pattern of points and techniques I’m interested in trying. So …

Quoits for a Toddler

Q is for Quoits, yes, I’ve said it and who knew I’d be writing a blog post about quoits this week. It’s week Q on the #ABC123Challenge and I’ve had to come up with a play activity based around the letter Q that would be fitting for my toddler to …

Peanuts #abc123challenge

P is for Peanuts, because peanuts are small and that is what this weeks round-up is all about. The sun has been shining the air is lovely, the kids have got over their bug or whatever it was, it’s been a pleasure! With pleasurable peanuts about there be no time …