Tuesday, 4 March 2014
Thursday, 27 February 2014
Tuesday, 25 February 2014
Sunday, 23 February 2014
Here some lovely cakes I made and decorated with fondant using our heart cookie cutters.
We got a heart shaped egg mould for fried eggs which is very sweet, silicone cake moulds which to be honest didn't work very well without cases as the cake was a bit too fluffy to get out in one go.
We also have some lovely cupid stencils for adding those finishing touches to your Valentines treats!
George at Asda
George clothing has some gorgeous baby items in at the moment. The boys range is so sweet! We got Ted these joggers that came in a pack of 2 for £5. Ted looks positively scrumptious in them and although most clothes we get him are 18-24 (he is 14months) we got these in 9-12 months as they came up quite big.
The star on the bottom is adorable and we have had so many comments about them.
We also got a total bargain with his new Pyjama's that were just £5 for two pairs! They are soft and snuggly with elasticated cuffs that stop the bottoms from being too long. Here is Ted modelling them beautifully as he pretends to go to sleep on the floor!
As usual we have been able to find some total bargains in Asda and even better to be able to pick them up with out weekly shop!
Friday, 21 February 2014
Calling all adventurous little ones...
Baby and toddler food experts, Ella's Kitchen, is creating a totally incredible, edible experience for little taste explorers to enjoy.
Created to celebrate the launch of the 'my little BIG meals' range, the super-secret taste adventure is designed to introduce little ones to a world of scrummy fruit and delicious veg, and features a whole host of fun things for little explorers to taste, touch, smell and discover.
The incredible edible event opens to the public at The Horniman Museum and Gardens, London on Wednesday 26th February from 10.30am - 1pm and is free of charge for parents and little ones to explore.
WHEN? Wednesday 26th February, 10.30am - 1pm
WHERE? The Horniman Museum and Gardens, Victorian Conservatory
ADDRESS: 100 London Road, Forest Hill, SE23 3PQ
CLOSEST TUBE: Forest Hill
Thursday, 20 February 2014
Jools Olivers Little Bird range is just lovely with its retro twist. I always dress Ted in bright colours and he has been known to have green trousers, a yellow hoody and red t-shirt...if I am feeling really crazy I may add a blue bib! I think bright colours really suit him and its also quite fun dressing like a Tweenie!
I adore the coloured stitching and especially the super cute toadstool button on the back of their trousers. Our Goddaughter Bella looks adorable in their bright floral romper, perfect for the summer months or teamed with a cardigan to brighten up those dreary early spring days!
Baby K from Myleen Klass is fashion forward as usual. Funky styles with a little bit of added glamour for your little trendsetters. The stitched K on each item and the wings and star tags add that 'designer' look...who doesn't love a bit of label love?
Ted has a lovely pinstripe shirt from Baby K which he will be wearing for my parent's upcoming wedding teamed with a waistcoat and bow tie! Bella is wearing a set of vests that are fit for any little princess complete with a crown, ruffles and a bit of leopard print!
Seaside from Mothercare. As well as the celebrities the regular designers at Mothercare have outdone themselves this season. The basics range is full to the brim of good quality affordable clothing. I love the Seaside range which includes long sleeve tops complete with a sailboat design at £7 for 2! The Urban Adventure Denim jeans are a really great fit and can be turned up nicely to grow with your child.
I love Ted's mustard coloured camera print top which cost just £2.50 and I even had a voucher left from Christmas which was a bonus!
Beautiful pictures of Bella...What about Ted? I hear you say..
This is what Ted's modelling is currently like! The minute he is standing up he is running, jumping, climbing and banging on the french doors! Here is Ted modelling his Baby K long sleeve t-shirt! Boys!
Monday, 17 February 2014
I see other children of his age babbling away saying Mummy, Daddy and a few more little words but Ted really isn't remotely interested in using words.
Don't get me wrong he is far from a quiet child, he shouts, squeals and makes little squeaking and grunting noises but just doesn't want to say anything. I know I shouldn't compare him to other children and it is really hard to stop myself from saying but so and so's son says "Cat" or what's her names little girl talks all the time.
I decided to go to the HV to see if they had any advice on encouraging him to speak. I have no concerns about Ted's development as he understands exactly what we say to him and follows instructions well. He waves, claps and even blows kisses and is constantly running, dancing and climbing like a lunatic...he even learnt to jump the other day!
|Doing Round and Round the Garden|
We have also had a couple of comments from people about how serious Ted looks sometimes and he occasionally goes very quiet and dead pan like he is grumpy but that is far from the case.
The first thing the HV noticed was his walking and she said he is doing really well. He took his first steps a few weeks before his 1st birthday and is now so confident on his feet. She checked his hearing and understanding and then came an odd question...."Does he cry?"
This one appeared odd at first but after some thought I realised she was perhaps checking for signs of Autism. I answered that he does cry but doesn't let us comfort him when he is hurt. I then felt the need to point out that he does cuddle and give kisses as if somehow she would judge him based on his lack of needing affection when upset. The Mummy Lion came to the surface but I calmly pushed her back down and we discussed a way to move forward.
She said that she thinks Ted is developing perfectly and perhaps he is concentrating on his physical development at the moment and the speech will follow. From what I could make out this is quite common in little boys as they are quite a bit more boisterous and active than girls. She recommended giving him 3 months and if he hasn't started speaking by then to bring him back in for a check up.
I felt relieved that there isn't anything wrong and that we are doing really well with encouraging him and talking to him constantly to help him learn to communicate.
Overall she said Ted is a really happy friendly little boy and we have nothing to worry about. Then he walked over and gave her a cuddle before letting me know it was time to go by heading to the door and banging on it loudly!