WEEK 5 ๐Ÿ˜ณ

WEEK 5 from a life with a newborn baby and 2 years old toddler. What have I accomplished ? 

1 – I have mastered the very tricky act of leaving the house by 9am. 

2 – Have had the best evening of my life when Chloe has had a meltdown for over an hour … without a reason. 

3 – Shopping trip to Westfield and I actually managed to buy something for myself not just the kids; Kids 2 big shopping bags full of clothes, Mum 1 dress and one jumper … shouldn’t that be the other way around ??!! (Oh and Dad got one thing ๐Ÿ˜‚) 

4 – Biggest achievement of all was 2 days without doing washing !!! Yuppie !!! 

5 – Discovered that Skylar is now 5kg !!! ๐Ÿ˜ณThis child is massive !!! It must be all of this tiramisu in my milk (I am addicted to it) ๐Ÿ˜€. 

6 – Managed to see lots of friends in hope that I can talk about something different than babies and nappies… that didn’t happen, but it was still nice to see all of you! 

7 – A 45 min nap on one occasion !!!!!! Rest of the days she is still awake when Chloe naps. 

8 – Have been on time on half of the occasions ๐Ÿ˜€. We are getting there ๐Ÿ˜€

9 – Oh and let’s don’t forget about mastering how to take off my denims with one hand while holding baby and folding washing one handed !!!! 

The V&A – A Museum of Childhood – Highly recommended day out in Londonย 

 Are you trying to find fun things to do with your toddler ? You must visit the V&A’s Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green, East London. 

 I was so pleased and surprised by how well organised the museum is and how much it caters to kid’s needs. 

 As you come in you have lots of space to leave you pram which allows you to move more freely. 

There are 3 floors :

 Ground Floor on which you have situated coffee shop and shops. 

Mezzanine : 

1. Creativity section – this section is divided into four sections โ€“ Imagine, Be Inspired, Explore and Make it Happen. It has a Sensory Pod and Build it Up and Knock it Down (building blocks) interactivities. Art Classes also take place every day from 14.00-16.00.

2. Moving Toys section – Moving toys section shows ranges from rocking horses and pull-along toys to more complex clockwork and battery-operated toys. Gallery has a wide variety of interactives for children to engage with, including rocking horses, Robbie the Robot, a train set, a peep show and zoetrope. Touchscreen interactives featuring moving toys games and quizzes are also situated throughout the gallery.

First floors :

1. The Childhood Galleries – are arranged into the following themes: Babies, Home, What We Wear, Who Will I Be? and Good Times. You can find here another set of interactive exciting things to do like a sandpit for kids to play in, puppet box so you can make your own show, kitchen and under 3’s area. 

2. Temporary Exhibition Space which right now shows a heartbreaking exhibition telling the stories of Britain’s child migrants who were sent to Canada, Australia and other Commonwealth countries between 1869 and 1970.

 On first impression I thought what have we done? Chloe is way too small for it at 15 months …but I was wrong. 

 As you walk around the museum looking at the toys there is lots of kids activities scattered around. Everything from sensory pod, sand pit, to kitchen and doll houses that kids are allowed to play with. Every time we thought that Chloe couldn’t get any more excited she would. 

 If you come at the right time there is a puppet show, which kids can enjoy for free. There is lots of free drop-in activities taking place during term time, including arts and crafts, tours, trails and storytelling (for list visit the website).

 Another added bonus is a lovely coffeeshop/restaurant which does lovely freshly made food. What is very handy is that they do a big selection of kids food with everyone being able to find something for the fussy eaters. 

 And if you all still have some energy left afterwards head to the lovely park just next door ! 

 This is  a great place for a family day out and I will recommend it to everyone ! 

http://www.vam.ac.uk/

   
    
 

  

MESS FREE ART

I love this toy!!!!

  
Chloe has recieved it as a present for Christmas. I must say it’s a brilliant toy and both me and Chloe love it.

Chloe doesn’t like to get messy (I know its very unusual for a toddler; she obviously got OCD from her mum:-) ) and I don’t like mess.

This mat is amazing for big babies (yes I still cannot bring myself to call Chloe a toddler) who just start to learn what drawing is and how to do it. This matt has a pen which you fill with water, kids can draw on the mat with “water”( yes water ! This means no colourful marks on the floor, furniture and walls … for now anyway) and as the water dries up the drawing disappears.

I would highly recommend this !

http://www.elc.co.uk/Mini-Artist-My-First-Aquamagic-Mat/132970,default,pd.html

BEST BATH TOYS.

Kids love bath time, and what’s better to make it more fun than a great toy. Unfortunately a lot of toys designe for a bath don’t work very well in the water. I was shopping for new bath toys for Chloe and decided to share my findings with you. 

1. Ocean Explorers Sparkle Bay Fountain.

2.Little Tikes Sparkle Bay Water Spinners


3.Edushape Magic Fish Bath Mirror


4.Munchkin Turtle Shower Bath Toy

5. Nuby Kissy Fishy Bath Toy

  6.Lamaze Bathtime dragon


 7. Tomy Splashy The Penguin Bath Toy

8.Playgro Bath Sort n Stack Floating Hippo

   9. Hamleys Water Fun Musical Blossoms

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