The girls love animals. They also love noisy repetitive toys too. Well S does in particular. When the chance came up to test Martina the little turtle from Club Petz I put the girls forward. We have recently brought annual passes for the sea life centre and with that is a new love for turtles. So it seemed perfect.
Saturday, 30 July 2016
Thursday, 21 July 2016
As you may be well aware by now, S adores Num Noms, the latest collectable toy. After Num Noms found out how much she enjoys them they sent us the Num Noms Lip Gloss Truck to try out too. To say she was just a tiny bit excited would be an understatement. We had to get it out the same day it arrived before J could even get home from school to try it out.
Friday, 15 July 2016
This day and age most kids have watched You Tube at some point. Whether its to watch tutorials on how to get to the next level in a game, or tutorials on how to make something, or even someone just opening surprise packets of the latest craze collectable toy. I know my kids want to be You Tube stars after watching everyone else do it. They have since dabbled in it and really enjoy making the videos.
Now there is a chance for your child to be the next big VLogger, and become one of The Digital Kid Shows official VLoggers.
Thursday, 14 July 2016
We were invited down to London to experience the Shrek's Adventure attraction. We are big fans of Shrek in the M household with the adult humour that keeps us entertained as well as being innocent for the children to enjoy too, but I'll be honest with you. I had no idea what Shrek's Adventure was. However I saw myself saying yes please, as I know if its anything by DreamWorks it would be good.
Monday, 11 July 2016
I know I am not alone. I was one of the 1 in 3 women who suffered from bladder problems. I say that in past tense because I no longer am one of those women that would cross their legs every time they sneezed or coughed, who would make excuses not to jump on the trampoline with the kids or run out the exercise class to nip to the loo at every star jump going. Yep, I did suffer from stress related incontinence. I blame the girlies. I never had that issue before my children.
I used to sneak a Tena lady in the basket every time I would buy the monthly products to hope they wouldn't get noticed at the checkout. It is an embarrassing problem. Especially when I wasn't even 30. Its something you would picture as an elderly lady not a young mum running after her kids all day. Now I wasn't bad enough that I would soak my clothes but yes, I was bad enough to need a pad when exercising, or if I had a cold.
Friday, 8 July 2016
This year the M family welcomed another family into it when the girls Uncle N married Auntie R. We couldn't attend the official wedding as it took place in Oman during term time. However they had their vows blessed here in the UK during June and asked the girls to be their flower girls. The girls had been looking forward to the day for months knowing they would have 'princess dresses' and fairy wands.
The blessing took part in Grandma and Grandad M's village church at Crosby Ravensworth and the party nearby in Morland in a big country house that they had hired out for the weekend. Dressed in 'almost' identical mid calf ivory dresses (thanks Ebay) and Ivory ballerina shoes from H&M we decided to add a touch of colour with a dusky pink flower headband, again from H&M. Auntie R wanted the girls to have fun so opted for them to have wands instead of a heavy bouquet of flowers. They looked the part of flower girls. Trying to get a picture perfect pose those proved difficult due to the excitement.
The Digital Kids show is coming to Event city on October 29-30th. If you are anything like me you would have asked
"What is the Digital kids show?"
The Digital Kids show is a two-day event which is the first of its kind bringing to life the exciting digital world in a fun and friendly format for children and parents. Our J is technology obsessed. Any computer, console or tablet and she's perched over the top watching or playing on it herself, now S is starting to get into technology too. That's not a bad thing in this day and age though considering when they are adults it will be a way of life for them, just look how its come on for us since we were kids. (In moderation though, we do still like the great outdoors and board games too!)
Wednesday, 6 July 2016
S has never been a fan of swimming. Our very first family holiday to Florida she would scream and sob every time we got her in the pool. This meant we could never stay in the pool as a family having fun splashing around. Roll on a few years and we have her paddling up to her knees in very shallow holiday pools. Anything deeper she would freak out. However after years of S watching J have swimming lessons she perked up that she wanted to have a go. I took that and ran with it. I had already had her name on the waiting list for months hoping this day would come. I had a word with the leisure centre and a space had literally opened up and it was hers. There was no going back now.
The lessons are nothing fancy. Just the bog standard leisure centre £20ish a month lessons. A few kids in the pool together with a teacher on the side. For stage one we are lucky that we have an extra instructor that can get in the pool to help with confidence.
The first lesson rolled around. S was so excited. As she ran home from collecting J moments before leaving for her lesson she tumbled and grazed her knee. That was it. She is a smart cookie and knew the water would cause her pain. The entire lesson she screamed at the top of the steps refusing to go in past her ankles. The teachers not knowing her didn't know what to do apart from try to encourage. That was lesson one. The start of May 2016.
Puppy in my pocket is nothing new, its been around for years. However they are returning with more then 100 to collect, including the super rare glitter puppies. S has her little collectables, now its time for J to have something as her own. She adores all types of dogs and is always stopping strangers in the parks and on walks to stroke their dogs so when I heard about the puppies in my pocket range we excitedly said yes please to review.
We were sent two blind packs which include 1 puppy in each. These retail at £2.49 each which makes it perfect pocket money or reward toy. We were also sent the cute puppy carrier set which includes the bright pink and purple bag with two special 'on show' pouches, and 4 puppies. This retails at £12.99.
Friday, 1 July 2016
As you have seen from our previous post, the girls do love Num Noms. They were sent a sneak preview from Series 2 which is now out. The freezie pop set, and two surprise packs. You can see the girls reactions for yourself here. It is obvious that the girls prefer the sweeter scents compared to the savoury scents... Check it out here...
*We were sent the Freezie Pop set and 2 x surprise sets for the purpose of this video.