Monday, 20 February 2017

Gubbo Kids // Cheeky Monkey Balaclava

We were recently contacted by Gubbo, a new brand in the world of kids design and products for modern parents.

Asking if we wanted to try out one of their super cute Cheeky Monkey balaclava.
Ru is a bit hat fan so I knew he'd be more than happy to add another one to his collection.


The hat is made of Polar Thermal Micro Fleece with a double material layer textile construction. It is also breathable so your little ones head won't get too toasty!

Super soft and adorable.
Ru loved it so much he put it on as soon as he saw it.


Its a hat, scarf and face mask all in one!
Perfect for cold days, and much safer than handing a scarf to a toddler!


You can buy the hat in either pink or blue from the Gubbo website for £19.99.
As Gubbo are still pretty new they only have the cheeky monkey balaclava's for sale, but there are new products in the pipeline!!


As well as being sent the hat, we were sent a goodie box full of organic treats, which the boys a matter of seconds to start tucking into.

Our Half Term

After Oscar spending the week before half term in hospital we knew we weren't going to be getting up to anything too excited but we tried to make the most of the week.


On Tuesday Rupert had his first full day at nursery so I decided to take Noah and the twins to the cinema to watch the new Lego Batman Movie.
Oscar started out ok, but within 20 minutes of the film starting he wanted to go home, I text Jon to come and rescue him and as soon as Oscar got back to the car he was sick.

Noah and Alex loved the film and have already demanded I buy it on dvd as soon as its out!
Poor Oscar spent the rest of the day asleep.


Rupert had another full day at nursery on the Wednesday, so whilst he was out we stayed in and I practised my face painting skills.
We had Sam round so the boys were pretty busy entertaining themselves after I had finished painting their faces.

Oscar again spent most of the afternoon laying on the sofa.



We also cracked out Noah's Land of Dinosaurs kit which he was sent from Clementoni Toys.
The boys all loved watching the volcano explode and planting up the seeds.
We are now on daily seed watch and noting down any changes that we see.
I will be doing a whole post on the kit so keep an eye out.


Rupert is still being a massive pain in the bum by not sleeping.
He's been getting up at 3am every day since I've been back from hospital and to say I'm running on empty is a little bit of an understatement.

We have met our new Health Visitor and told her all about his issues and she is going to come back in a few weeks with another lady and see if they can both help us tackle it.

My mum sent me this diffuser from ThisWorks.....so far it hasn't had much of an effect other than making his room smell gorgeous.
I will stick with it as it might click in his head that, that scent is associated with bedtime.

I'm also thinking about getting him a single bed, as he won't come and get into our bed, not without a fight anyway and I always end up sleeping on his floor....which is resulting in my hip starting to hurt and me not getting any sleep.
If he had a bed that I could fit in as well as him it might help my lack of sleep and he'll be happy because I'm there with him.


By Friday we did some more face painting and a little baking.
The weather was pretty good over the half term so the boys were all able to play in the garden when they wanted.

Oscar has gone back to school today but he's still not 100% back to normal.
I went in early today to talk to the head teacher and his teachers and they are all happy to see him back and have said if he needs a rest he can have a lay down or they'll call me to come and collect him.


x

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Feeding The Ducks


Today we decided to test the waters and see how Oscar handled going out for the first time in a few days.
It's back to school tomorrow and we still aren't 100% sure if he's well enough to go back.


A trip to feed the ducks and a play in the park seemed like a perfect way to test the waters.

After we spent the morning breaking up our stale bread we dropped Noah off at Sam's (withdrawal symptoms had kicked in) and we headed off to the duck pond.

The ducks here are really friendly and as soon as you step out the car they are heading towards you to see what you have bought them.




The boys loved watched them gobble up the bread, I'm sure Ru wanted to try and stroke some of them at one point.











Once the bread was gone, we sat and watched them for a little bit longer and then headed off to the park, which is just around the corner from the duck pond.










They all had fun and Oscar handled it well, though he's taken himself off to the quiet room to have a lay down, so we shall see how tomorrow goes!


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