Wicked Uncle – A Birthday Surprise – Part Two

On Tuesday I shared an exciting post from my Brother, aka Uncle Alex to the Robot: Wicked Uncle A Birthday Surprise Part One.  He kindly made a video review of the Wicked Uncle website in order to buy his nephew a pretty awesome 1st Birthday present.  You’re back here today …

Wicked Uncle – A Birthday Surprise – Part One

This week is a pretty exciting week for us in the TwoTinyHands household.  The Robot is about to turn a whopping one years old!  I’ve spent the last year getting to know my son and amongst all the sleepless nights and early starts, feeding schedules and day time routines I …

Quiet Time #30DaysWild The Final Day

The final day of a challenge is a special one. A time to reflect back on all the things we have done but also find a little peace quiet amongst our busy lives. With little people though it can be hard to find the quiet times in the day. At …

Let’s Go to The Park

Let’s go to the park!  The Robot has been able to use the swings for a couple of months now and with nicer weather it’s one of our daily go to activities, sometimes more than once.  10 minutes of outdoor play, get some fresh air and clear the head and …

Wildlife Weave

As part of The Wildlife Trusts #30DaysWild challenge I’ve decided to get creative.  I’ve made a Wildlife Weave. I collected up a few different wild flowers and grasses. Four fern leaves are crucial, everything else is changeable to what is available. Very carefully you can plait the fern leaves into …

Sticky Nature Cards – Fathers Day

It’s Day 14 of The Wildlife Trusts #30DaysWild Challenge and today we are going to have a go at making a sticky nature Fathers Day card.  We got the idea from @CraftInvaders, go and have a look at how it’s done on their blog: http://craftinvaders.co.uk/30dayswild/day-01-30dayswild-sticky-nature-pictures/ We have our card and …

Elderflower Cordial

A passing conversation with my Mum meant that I was on the look out for Elderflower.  I’ve never picked Elderflower before let alone knew what it looked like.  So a bit of research later I knew I was looking out for a little creamy flower with 5 lobes on.   To …

Nature aka Exploring the Garden 

Getting out and exploring nature is such a great idea. We go out and about everyday but on this occasion we decided to explore our back garden. We’ve not got the biggest of gardens, but at least we have some.

Mirror Play

Mirror Play Ever since the Robot was a very little squishy one we’ve always enjoyed a little bit of fun with mirrors.  I think it’s the fascination of seeing himself.   I used to position him under his play gym mirror, he would always grab at it.  Then when a …

A – M of Baby Friendly Meals {14 recipes}

When starting out with baby led weaning I was pretty determined to stick to the, “the baby eats what I eat” rule.  When I decided to tackle the #ABC123 Challenge 13 weeks ago to make and create a recipe each week starting with each letter of the alphabet I hadn’t …

Macaroni Cheese

Macaroni Cheese My favourite cookbook of the moment is The Baby Led Weaning Cookbook.  Anything I have made from this goes down well with both Robot and Dave.   This recipe comes from this book, I have slightly adapted it here, but seriously go and buy the book!  Here is loads …

Light Play

Light Play When coming up with something for the letter L it took a bit of time.  It wasn’t until I realised that the Robot always stares at the light in the room that I realised we can try another sensory treat.  While I was pregnant I read about light …

Leftover Lamb Stirfry

This is another of my favourite go to ideas.  It doesn’t have to be Leftover Lamb, it is just this fits very well the letter L!  Plus stirfrys are quick and easy Ingredients  2 garlic cloves 2cm fresh ginger baby corn, halved yellow pepper, slices Broccoli 3tbsp sweet chilli sauce …

Kitchen Play

Kitchen Play The Robot just loves to bang and make noise.  He is also at an age where sitting in the high chair and dutifully watching me cook isn’t working.  So to counteract this we have decided to try play in the kitchen.  I’ve pulled out all the pots and …