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Nursery, Toddler & Puppy!

Hello you lovely people who visit my blog! =]

Woohhoo I have been blogging for one year today, I started this last year!
Thank you for everyone who has followed me so far and I hope you enjoy it! =D

This past month has been crazy, my little girl has started nursery, my little boy is trying really hard to walk, I have started a new venture, puppy training and all the other things that come along with life! I’ll fill you in on the exciting bits! =]

Nursery.. it’s a bit strange at the moment as they are starting them very slowly! So much so that she has told me that it is boring as they don’t have enough time to do anything and they just do story time. I do think that half an hour is not long enough at all for them to settle. I think it would be better if they were in everyday and build the hours up. She is in random days at the moment and doesn’t have a clue if she is coming or going! Thankfully they do start a bit more normal soon, so I’m sure she will love it then! She just can’t get her head around when is going! I am excited for it to start normally, though I do wish she had got a morning place as it would make it a lot easier to get up and go out. It would also mean that you could actually do something else with the day!

My little man is very eager to walk, so eager actually that he will let go of the sofa at the edge move his foot then fall flat on his face! He just needs to get the balance down! I can’t believe that he is nine months old now! It seems to have gone a lot quicker with him than it did with my little girl, though I am going to thoroughly enjoy spending 1-1 time with my little man! Not sure he is going to enjoy it quite as much as I do though.. he spends his days following his big sister, watching everything she does and stealing her food!

Puppy training is going well! She very rarely has accidents during the day now, and when she does it generally is my own fault as I haven’t picked up on her little hints! She loves going for walks and is perfect on the lead and walks happily by your side.. untill she sees another dog or human! But thats just normal, she also is learning the basics very quickly! I am taking her to a puppy class which is one day a week for an hour for five weeks. It is really good! It is more just for the tips and to be reminded of what is sort of the obvious really! It’s great though as she gets socialized with the rest of the dogs that go and she gets to see lots of new people!
Pictures of her first visit to the beach to make you smile! ๐Ÿ˜€
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Have you ever took a puppy to puppy classes? Did you find them helpful!
How are your little ones settling into school now?
Anything exciting to share?

I’m going to do another post now about my new venture! Eeek.. it’s exciting! =D

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Magical babywearing moment <3ย 

Thirteen days on from getting my Connecta baby carrier and I am falling even more in love with it day by day! I have been carrying him more and more as I get used to putting it on easier, he appears to be getting more comfortable in it and I am starting to realise all that I can do with him in his little carrier! This morning he just wasn’t a happy bunny being left to sit by himself in his bumbo, his swinging chair or laying on the floor! I needed to get my little girl her breakfast sorted and then entertained! I knew he needed to go to sleep, I just didnt have the time to cuddle him to sleep! I put him in the connecta convinced that after ten minuites he would be unhappy and would want to be cuddled to sleep as he had never slept in it before! I thought though, ten minuites is better than nothing and I can at least get my little girls breakfast in a bowl and ready for her to eat! While she was eating I also got the dishes sorted all while my little man was looking about at everything that was happening! 

It was a very successful morning, we then went on to play with Kenectic Sand & Floam, my little man loved touching these and feeling the different textures all the time while being in his carrier! It meant that he was out of harms way, my three year old little girl got to play without mummy having to leave several times to cuddle/settle/fed her little brother!  

I then decided to be even more adventerous and try some arts & crafts with him being so well behaved! While I was doing this the most fantastic thing happened! He fell asleep while in his carrier! It was such a special moment because normally when he is getting tired and in it he gets adgitated so I have taken him out and cuddled him to sleep, but today I didn’t have too! I could carry on playing with my little girl while he peafullly slept and was close by so I didn’t have to keep going back and checking on him!

It probably sounds like the most ridiculous thing to many of you, but it was the most magical, meaningful and heart fulfilling thing that has happened since he was born! He found comfort in simply just being close to me, listening to my heart beat and my voice while I chatted with my little girl about what we were doing! I have been having a tough time with many things recently, but this.. It just made it all go away for a little while โค

  

How dam adorable is he!

What special moments have happened to you guys that meant so much? It could be anything at all, I would just love to know! =] 

WeeOhana xx

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Flying with a baby/toddler!ย 

Traveling with little ones is always going to be a bit of a tasks! Especially whenever you are flying as you then try to ensure that they are quiet and happy so that they don’t disturb everyone elses flight too! Having been on four flights with a three year old a three month old last month I’m going to share with you what I did and how I entertained them! Two of the flights were three hours, that was our lovely visit to Portugal and the other two were an hourish each, and that was to Wales! 

I will start with my little three month old, he was a delight to travel with! You Just obvioulsy have to make sure you have enough milk, some teething rings, a rattle and if they use a dummy one of them too! My little man doesn’t really use a dummy much at all but I took one for the take offs and landings so that his ears didn’t pop! He was such a dream to travel with, minus the extra luggage and so forth that you had to bring! If any of you are taking a little babies away I hope they travel as well as he does! 

Now onto the three year old, hyperactive little girl.. She was actually really super to travel with, which I was shocked by! I expected her to be running up and down the plane and then going nuts whenever she had to sit still! So here is all that I did to encourage her to sit still! First of all I went out and bought her, her own little suitcase! It had wheels on it like everyone elses (She loves to be the same), it also had straps on it so that if she got tired from wheeling it or we were getting on the plane it was easy for me to pick up and put on my back! I also choose one that was appealing to her, it is a lovely shade of pink with a purple front pocket and a picture of Sofia the First on it! She was overjoyed by this as Puple is her favorite colour and Sofia the First is a popular T.V show in our house! I then went about filling it with some lovely goodies that she hadn’t seen before & kept the bag hidden before the morning we went! One of the first things I should tell you is that she also currently loves, Yo Gabba Gabba so I tried to get some items that were related to this! Firstly I got her a set of Yo Gabba Gabba books that were simple and repatitve so that she would be able to join in when reading! Brightly coloured pictures in them coupled with reading them in rather stupid & embaressing voice kept her assumed for a short while & they were also great night time reading before bed on holiday! Another great thing that she has is a kids tablet, Nabi. I took this the night before we were flying and put on some new apps that she hadn’t seen before and a few movies to entertain her during the flight. This then with a pair of headphones was a charm! I hadn’t really thought about using headphones with it before, but it stopped the constant quizzing and everyone else having to listen to what she was playing/watching! It seemed to make her concentrate a lot more on it! She watched the Moshi Monster movie after playing a few apps(i’ll do a post soon with the apps we love) and then fell asleep while watching, so that was an hour of peace when I didn’t have to worry! Also in her bag was a Frozen Magnetic scribbler which attached to the bottom had a little book with a story in it and step by step pictures of things to draw! I wasn’t sure that she would use the book much and expected her to do the usual manic scriibbling, but she actually concentrated really hard to copy the pictures, similar to this I also had in a colouring book which came with colours on the front of it! My little girl also loves sticker books and finding the right place for stickers to go, so I also had one of those hidden in her bag! One thing that I had in her bag that she was too little for really was a younger verision of a tommagotchi, she played with it for about five minuites then go bored of it! The last two things that were in her bag was a much loved lalaloopsy doll and a teddy. She loved these greatly because she is a lover of role play and getting everyone to make her toys talk to her! When at the airport I also let her choose a magazine!

When on the airplane, I would advise to sit them beside the window, then during take off and landing you can look out the window with them and explain what is happening and they can see the views! Wave bye bye to your house and then Hello to the hotel! She got a ‘Snack Pack’ when on the plane too and she found this very exciting and that it was special airplane food! 

Well, I hope this has helped at least a little bit & been interesting!  If your going on Holiday, Have a fantastic time!

WeeOhana xxx

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Toucan Box craft

Bit of a different blog for you guys today. Though I had to blog about this box as it was just downright fantastic.

As I was pondering on what to do with my three year old when she got home and the hubby had goneย out to wet the babies head, I got a wonderful delievery from the postman. I had seen an advert on my facebook for a little box called a Toucan box; Basically it is a little box which has all the materials and instrutions in it to make a craft item. You can choose from a couple of options on there website of how often you want them, how many craft ideas and extra supplies for more children, I think the extra supplies thing is fab idea and I will be doing this whenever my little man is old enough to join in! When you have signed up for a box you then get to select what things your child enjoys so it gives the boxes a lovely little personal touch as you know they will enjoy all the crafts you receive.

So whenever she got home and the hubby had gone to enjoy himself, I told my litle girl that the post man had brought her a special parcel. She found this exceptionally exciting, seeing as she very rarely recieves post! Though I know that I find it exciting still as an adult to get unexpected parcels in the post,I was also pretty excited to see what these little boxes contained.

I was very excited whenever we opened it and found this;

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All the wonderful things we would need to have a jellyfish race in our own house! Not only is it super cool to have a jellyfish race in your own house but my little girl adores the seaside! Her nanny and bampy live right by the seaside so she very much adores the seaside and anything to do with it! I was super impressed with how all of the craft bits incuded in this box were of very high standered. The ribbion is super thick and really impressed me! All the colours on the peices included in the box are very vibarent which obviously to my three year old and other little ones makes it even more appealing! I was pleasently surprised to find that the bits that were the body of the jelly fish, were of a sturdy cardboard and were already pre cut. They also already had holes along the bottom of them to make the jellyfish legs! I thought that I would have to create these holes myself and cut out his body, so it was super that it was all ready and all I had to do was simply trim the ribbion and the straw. With an impatint and excitable toddler, this was a mega bonus. So i quickly trimmed all of these things down so that we could get started on creting these racing jellyfish.

So, we got started.
I showed her the instructions and they were so beautifuy dispayed that she could even understand them! Every stage was illistrated so well that you hardly need to even read the instuctions that are written below the pictures.

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As you can see; this craft really held her attention! I think it is because she could follow the instructions and all of the bits were ready waiting for her to just put them where she was meant to! She needed help with a few parts of this craft but with only being three I expected this and got the Toucan box so that it would give me ideas of what to do with her and hopefully help me think of new crafts to do with her.

Inside the box also comes a litle postcard idea with activities on the back for you to do with your children while you wait for your next box! :] On the front of the instructions it also gives you a messiness rating, a grown up assistnce level and also little facts about what you have just made. So for example with the box I got which included the kit to make the jellyfish came facts about the jellyfish to share with my three year old! Another great addition to the box is a “What we are learning” card. So for exaple this one is Science, Art & Design. It also gives you ideas of what to talk about to your child while doing the activity to help increase the knowledge they gain.

Here is our finshed product; I didnt want to give to much away as I really advise you try out one of these boxes!

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They deliver to all of the UK at 98p for a petite box, which is what I got for my first box and ยฃ2.95 for a standard box. If you live outside of the UK they have an email address on the there website to contact the and to see how much it is. here is a link that will enable you to get your first box for free to try it out and if you really don’t like it well then its very simple to cancel.
Trust me though, you should give it a go and I hope you are as pleasantly surprised a how fab it is as I was!

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Oh and another thing to add about these super cool boxes is that they come with little stickers/tokens and whenever you have enough you can then choose a prize. You can see which prizes they have on there website for you to choose from!

WeeOhana xx