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 …

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 …

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 …

P is for Play Doh

Play Doh Those two little words Play Doh certainly have me shiver.  I try to embrace it as much as I can. I even want to be that well-intentioned Mother who makes their own “safe” play doh, but I’m not. We have the shop bought stuff, I even requested it …

Oh dear Oh dear #ABC123Challenge

Oh dear, we’ve been pretty lucky on the sick kid front this Winter. Only a few colds to really contend with. This week however the Robot and probably CABS too have been a little poorly and out of character. I genuinely have had to feel sorry for the Robot and …

Nice Weather and Good Moods #abc123challenge

This weeks been a big blur of nice weather and good moods. Full on explorer mode as I feel we’ve been on the go all week on adventures that would make some people quake in their boots! Our biggest and best adventure was on bank holiday Monday when Dave got …

N is for Nature Hunt

We do love to get outdoors and do things and now the Robot is older his walks often mean going slow and pointing out everything. Putting this to good use one day we decided to go on a bit of a toddler nature hunt. A Nature Hunt Equipping the Robot …

M is for Mud Kitchen on a Budget

There are some pretty amazing Mud Kitchen creations out there! I have a whole board of them devoted on Pinterest page. I love them all and considering I have a plumber to help acquire some scraps I can’t quite bring myself to ask him to build me the Robot a …

L is for Lego Play

Growing up I remember my brother having all the Lego. Loads of it. On rare occasions I remember getting to play with it.  Not until I was a lot older because of all the bits.  For the Robots 1st Christmas he got given a set of Lego Duplo.  At 6 …

Keeping Up #abc123challenge

There was one comment on last weeks round up post from my blogger friend who said “reading through the lines it’s been a tough week”. She is spot on, I don’t like to dwell on it much though because I like to write off the bad days as just that, …

K is for Playing with Keys

When I was trying to come up with an idea for play and the Letter K I kept on coming back to the kitchen or keep fit.  Kitchen play is something I do too often and I would be making stuff up if I told you I was keeping fit …