Wednesday, 25 November 2015

A holiday wish: Getting splashed by Shamu

J's wish this holiday was to get soaked by Shamu. Her wish was granted.
We visited SeaWorld Orlando not really knowing what to expect after Disney. We were pleasantly surprised. The parks were quiet and clean and the animals were impressive. I am not going to go into the documentary bad naming SeaWorld, I think that has already done its damage, and I saw nothing that should be bad mouthed to be honest. Yes, the animals should be in the wild, but seriously now let loose? I'm not so sure. They seem happy and if an animal doesn't want to do something, they don't force. (An example was with the Dolphins, needing rope as reins put around the nose, one dolphin shook its head to refuse and the rope was thrown backwards and something else was done instead).
Instead I am going to capture the memories we experienced.

Monday, 23 November 2015

Our Florida holiday - a quick intro...

We have just got back from the very hot and sunny Florida. We went away for two weeks with Daddy M's parents again just like two years ago, but did things differently this year. We learnt from what went well and what didn't with three generations under one roof from our holiday together two years ago. The main thing was that second car... its a must so we can do different things and get our own space. As much as I love them, its great to get out and about just the four of us too, for example Disney World.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Our magical Elf door!

Halloween is officially over so that means I can now talk about Christmas without being told to shut up! Yeay! I love Christmas and I am always thinking of different ways to make it magical for the girls. This years plans involve a door. A very special door indeed....

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Instant Flower Press by Interplay

S loves picking flowers. Any little walk she does or play in the garden involves picking flowers. They soon die and need to go in the bin. When I got the chance to review the Instant Flower Press by Interplay I thought it was a great idea so we can keep the little tokens she gifts us.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Nick Jr Pumpkin Party at home!

Wow, our Nick Jr pumpkin party was a success!! We had invited J's friends along but due to short notice and a non convenient date it turned out to be just the girls. This would not stop our fun though. We made the cakes the night before, a perfect after school activity.

Sunday, 25 October 2015

NF Adventure Farm at halloween

This Halloween we were invited back to National Forest Adventure Farm. We went last year for our very first time, and loved it. There is so much to do when you get there it was an obvious yes please. We knew from experience to go dressed up as although it is on the farm there is also lots of themed activities going on too.
J recycled her Zombie bride costume she made last year, whilst S went back as the same witch as last year too! Oh we do like to recycle here! They were then set for the day!

Friday, 23 October 2015

Aliens Love Dinopants review

S is dinosaur mad. I mean she loves them. Anything dinosaur related and it is a must have. When we were asked if we wanted to review Aliens Love Dinopants it was an obvious answer. Yes please. S is still going through her phase where she doesn't like pants on. So it has an added bonus that hopefully as the aliens and dinosaurs love pants so much, hopefully she will learn to love hers too and keep them on.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Rambling on about Benefit Britain!

I got stopped by one of those people you tend to avoid in the high street. You know the ones? The ones that are always trying to get you to sign up to something or sell you something. This guy wasn't trying to get me to sign up to anything though. All he wanted was my signature. Why? Something to do with tax credits. They have started a big petition nationwide to stop it being taken away or reduced. Usually my head is in the sand when it comes to anything benefit wise as we are not entitled to anything. Nada. And yes, I have thrown a little strop when our child benefit was removed too. I gave up my job relying on that child benefit money when J turned one. Daddy M is the one and only breadwinner bringing in a regular and reliable income which has to cover everything the four of us ever needs. However, if his income was split between the two of us then we would be entitled. How is that fair? So yes, I have thrown a strop sometimes over benefits when I couldn't afford to go for a coffee and cake with friends.

Nick Jr Pumpkin Twitter Party and giveaway!

We are going to be #NickJrPumpkinParty at home hosts and we can not wait. The party will be on twitter on Monday 26th October between 5-6.30pm with the main host being @UKMUMSTV. So why are we hosting this twitter party? Well its Halloween week which means lots of Halloween premiere episodes of your children's favourite shows as well as half term, so that's an excuse to party, right?

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Doc McStuffins Pet Vet Twitter Party

Last week saw us host our very first twitter party. I was very nervous as I didn't really know what to expect apart from it being very fast moving. Due to this and the time of the twitter party we hosted our party before the event so I could concentrate on tweeting. The kids were full of excitement as they walked home together from school. J was able to show off her new toys from her birthday whilst the adults had a cuppa first. Then it was straight into party time, Doc McStuffins Pet Vet style!