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Ella's kitchen - first tastes review

I have used Ella's kitchen foods on all my boys, the twins still eat the snacks and have the squeezey fruit smoothies such as the purple one, the red one and the green one! it seems it's little Ru's turn to try it out.  I wanted to wait till Ru was 6 months (the recommended age to wean), but my chunk is ready now :( it's sad that he's growing up but it's also exciting to be on to an new adventure with him. 
I weaned Noah early and the twins didn't really wean till they were over 6 months. I've had enough little ones to know what signs to look for and so on.

Your baby is ready to start weaning when they can do three key things: Sit up - with their head held steadyFeed themselves - look at food, grab it, and put it in their mouth by themselvesSwallow food - babies who aren't quite ready for solids often push their food back out with their tongueIt's always a good idea to talk to your health visitor before you wean, specially if you do …

Saving the world one nappy at a cloth journey

I have been using cloth since Ru was 5 weeks old. Someone on my instagram led me onto the baba and boo web page  Babaandboo Where you can buy a trail nappy with two inserts.  The hardest part about getting a trail nappy is picking what gorgeous design you want! There are soooooooooooooo many to choose from.  I picked mr fox as my first ever cloth purchase! I think I may have waited at least.....oh say an hour before I was back on the website and ordering a bundle! 
I am well and truly hooked.
I do have to stop myself buying nappies every now and then as I would happily blow all my money on pretty nappies! The point of cloth nappies being cheaper than disposables pretty much goes out the window when you see all the range you can get! 
You can sell them on as pre loved once you are potty trained so you'll make some money back off them.....that's if you can bare to part with them. 
I now have a lot of baba and boo nappies in ru's stash 
Some of my other nappies are tot bots, gnappies a…

My babies are big boys now!

The twins started nursery yesterday!!!

They went for an afternoon session, 12pm till 3pm.  I knew they wouldn't cry (like Noah used to!) They are a lot more out going than he was I think that's due to there bring two of them!   I wasn't prepared for them to walk in without saying goodbye or even a kiss.  My heart broke just a little, my babies are all grown up!
I went home and felt like id forgotten them. I pretty much spent the 3 hours drinking coffee and eating. Which was nice as I didn't have 4 little hands reaching for everything on my plate. Ru enjoyed rolling around the lounge without bumping into a million toys.
Next week I'm going to spend the time a boy more wisely and take Ru swimming.

When it came to collecting them I was running out the door, they may drive me nuts but it keeps life interesting! 
They didn't want to leave and cried most of the way to collect Noah, but once in the car they crashed out! 

The teachers said they had a great time and that they wer…

Silent Sunday #4

One lovely blog award!

I was nominated by mental parentals

Thank you :) was lovely to be nominated and it's nice to know someone actually does read my blog!
Right here are the rules - 
Thank and link with the person who nominated youList the rules and display the awardShare 7 facts about yourselfNominate 15 or so amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they've been nominatedOptional: Display the award logo on your blog and follow the person who nominated you
Ok here we go .....
1. I got my first tattoo at 17 with the help of a fake ID 2. I fell pregnant with Noah 3 months after my 21st birthday 3. I've had a placenta smoothie ........ Twice 4. I met Jon on plenty of fish  5. I hate fish  6. I've been to Cambodia 7. My ears are stretched to 12mms 
I nominate .....

Baby chaos
goblin child

Panda drinks - review

I'm sure everyone remembers panda pops!?! I used to buy them secretly on the way to school, my favourites were cherry aid and lemonade.
Well forget them, Panda drinks are back and they're now better than ever,  as they're minus all the rubbish and only contain nautral fruit flavours! 
There key messages -
• made with only nautral fruit flavours  • contains no added sugar • contains no artificial colours or flavours. 

The lovely people at Panda sent me 8 bottles. The flavours I have are  *Raspberry juice x2 *Panda Splash blackcurrent flavoured water x2 *Panda Splash orange and pineapple flavoured water x2 *Blackcurrent juice x2
As soon as they turned up and Noah saw them he got excited..........
what is it that makes a drink in a sports bottle so exciting???
I really try to limit the boys sugar intake as they are already crazy enough thank you very much. I don't want to fuel them with artificial rubbish to make them even more crazy. 
I let Noah have first dibs on which…

This week has been no better....

..... It's only Wednesday I knowBut this week is pretty much going the same way as lasts đź‘Ž 
Sunday we had to take Noah to a&e as his temp was sky high and he was I able to sit up with out his tummy hurting. Jon took him and I stayed with the little ones. Once they got to a&e Noah was put on a nebuliser straight away as his breathing wasn't right 

Jon sent me this, which made me cry and ring up my parents to come and look after the littles and let me go up and be with No. Once I got there he was giggling and messing around with Jon - panic over. He was still really hot. The doctor said she thinks he has an infection in his intestine and we just have to monitor him.  We kept him off school on Monday so we could keep an eye on him and he was back to normal, his temp spiked a little bug calpol bought that straight down again. By Tuesday I thought he was fine, sent him off to school and I went off to the twins 27 month developmental check with the health visitors.  Whilst waiting …

One parent down, sick mummy, nursery visit....

This week has been pretty pants.Jon went away on business, he's back tonight!  Yay!!!! I came down with a cold and I'm feeling like poo, It's been 4 boys against an out of action mummy. It's not been a fair fight!
So I haven't been able to blog. I've also been nominated to write a blog......which will be done as soon as I'm back on form! :)
The good things this week have been -  Visiting a nursery and getting a space for the twins, they start on the 25th September. 
They're excited.....I'm excited
They're only going to half a day once a week as that's all we can afford at the moment but to be honest that's probably enough to start off with. 
We also went on a little lunch date with Mimi to the garden centre.

Ru got weighed on Sunday and is now a chunky 17lb5 and is fitting snugly into 6-12 month clothing. He's not even 5 months yet :( 

Noah has had a good week at school and got lots of home work đź‘Ž  We have been doing it daily so it's not a la…

Silent Sunday #3

Surcare laundry sachets review

THEIR PROMISE TO YOU *We promise not to put anything unnecessary into our products that will irritate your sensitive skin. No enzymes, no dyes, no acids. None of that stuff that other brands seem to think is okay for something that’s going to go next to your skin. Not even perfumes. Even if they’re the nicest smelling scent in the world Surcare laundry products will stay completely fragrance free and suitable for sensitive skin. Because in our view nothing smells as good as the 'just-off-the-line' smell of fresh air. And we know that anything we put in that’s not absolutely necessary to get your clothes clean risks irritating your skin. And for us, as the champions of sensitive skin, that simply wouldn’t do. We also promise Surcare will get your clothes outstandingly clean each and every time you wash.

I received my surcare sachets the day after I came back off holiday!
Great, lots of washing to test it out on.
I was in two minds about this due to having no chemicals, how wo…

Twice as nice.....

Having twins has turned my whole life upside down.....would I change it, heck no!  They drive me nuts,  They egg each other on (I'm sure they just enjoy seeing the look of horror on my face when I think they are about to hurt themselves.)  I get double hugs,  I get to see them interact with each other which is adorable....yep even when they are plotting to do naughty things. I can't help but smile even when I'm pulling my hair out over them!
When i was pregnant the most asked question I got asked was "will you dress them alike?" My answer was always oh no way! I hate that.............oh foolish foolish me! 
When they were babies it was easier to dress them differently because they couldn't talk back or scream at me for not putting the right T-shirt on the right body!! I got drawn in pretty quickly to dressing them alike though! Gosh how cute was it to see two tiny babies dressed in matching outfits!?!? As they grow and become more and more vocal and opinionated I reall…

Sassy bloom box #2

Today my sassy bloom box arrived, I had an email this morning saying it had been dispatched and would take a couple of working days, it turned up at lunch time which was a lovely surprise and made my day a whole lot better (Alex breaking his bed this morning had put a black cloud over the day) :) 
Once again I'm very pleased with it. It was filled with teething toys, just what I need right now as little Ru is constantly chewing on his fingers making them rather red. 

I've been umming and ahhing about buying socks on, so I'm glad I don't have to now! Looking forward to trying these out on Ru. 

The cd case has a slight crack in it which is a shame! I shall be trying this out tonight to see if it helps send Ru off to sleep :) 

Ru has taken to a goodie straight away, this time being his little taggie cow 

The only disappointment I had was the courier who delivered my box had obviously been smoking in his van which made the outer box it was delivered in smell like smoke. For a no…

Wicked Wednesday #3