Showing posts with label #FAMILYFUN. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #FAMILYFUN. Show all posts

Friday, 3 August 2018

CRATE CREATURE SURPRISE

WARNING!

 Ferocious new friends are only an unbox away! 
With a grizzly exterior of ferocious fuzz, squirting snot, glowing eyes and growling noises, they’re big softies really.  Crate Creatures Surprise are itching to meet you if only you could help them escape…




Lured in by their favourite snack, Crate Creatures have been captured and crated and are landing in a Smyth’s near you. 
Crank out the crowbar and unlock the crate to unleash your new “beast” friend for hours of horrid fun, over and over again.




Rupert and the boys were recently sent the adorable yet grizzly SNORTHOG the bog warthog, who loves nothing more than digging up treats to eat and blowing out fantastically unpleasant boogers!
The boys loved that they had to break into the crate to set him free! They all tried to figure it out but Ru was in their first and used the crowbar and they all jumped when he sprang out of the box. 
They were all instantly smitten and couldn't wait to get Snorthog to copy what they were saying and they loved how they could make him fart.
The boys and fart noises go hand in hand, this toy is right up their street!

Ru loves that he's super soft and that he can go back in his box when bedtime comes around.
The twins have made him say all sorts of things, mostly "Rupert smells" and "Stay out of our room" but Ru being Ru records straight over them all sorts of growling noises and runs away giggling.

These toys are really easy to use and all the boys got the hang of it pretty quickly, I was sat reading the instructions to tell them how to use it and they had already figured it out.





Key Features 
Four different creatures to choose from,
Each creature comes with 45+ unique creature sounds and with its favourite food, which unlocks chomping sounds when placed in the mouth
Each creature comes with snack, lock and chain and reusable crate 
Each creature requires 3x AA batteries (included)
Each creature vibrates
Each creature can record your voice and  has a playback feature
RRP: £39.99 
Suitable for ages 3+

                               

These crate creatures are great fun and I highly recommend them, all four of the mini beasts give them a double thumbs up!
I think they'd make a superb birthday present.

Available now at Smyth’s Toystores 

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

... Cousins, Beach Walks and The Funfair ...

Last Thursday Kelly and the girls came to stay.
It was a bit of a spur of the moment plan and it was lovely having them all here.

Esme slept in the twins room, as the twins share a bed normally so Esme got a whole bed to herself, Kelly took Ru's bed as that's usually empty and Isla shared with Noah on the first night then the next two nights shared with her mum in Ru's room.

Our table was full and it was nice to see all the kids happy and together.


Friday.

We headed out early to soft play getting there for when it opened in a bid to miss the mad rush but thankfully it wasn't too busy and the kids had two hours of running around like crazy loons.
Afterwards, I tried to get a nice photo for my mum of all the kids together but as you can tell from the picture about they really weren't feeling it!



After lunch, we decided to walk to North beach and let the kids run around and have an ice cream.


I bought them some bucket and spades after the ice creams and they all ran off to build sandcastles, the tide was out so they had plenty of space to run around on and try and build a sandcastle village.
Ru gave up pretty quickly but then ordered me to build him a sandcastle rainbow...





As the weather was nice and we had no real rush to get home we decided to attempt to walk along the beach to Hunstanton.

I had told Kelly it would only take 10 minutes....even though I had never done it before.
Thinking about it now, it takes 10 minutes in the car so I should have known it would have taken longer.

...... It took about an hour or so.



The kids were actually really good and hardly moaned at all!
Esme, Isla and Noah ran along the sand collecting shells and bits and bobs as they went, Ru was in the stroller and I knew he wouldn't walk from our house to the local beach let alone all the way to Hunstanton, and the twins both walked beside me looking at all the lovely holiday houses along the seafront.


They were all really impressed that they'd walked to Hunstanton and can't wait to go back to school and tell their teachers!



As a treat for the kids being so good, we took them into the funfair, we all went on the caterpillar roller coaster and everyone enjoyed it, though Ru is still a little unsure if he liked it or not.

His favourite was the car merry go round and he went on those a couple of times.
Everyone apart from me and Ru went on the bumper cars ..... turns out Noah's a bit of a dangerous driver!

Before we left Isla and Noah went on the twister and from the ground, it looked as though Noah was going to cry but apparently he loved it.





Saturday.

We spent the morning lazing around at home, letting the kids do as they pleased.
After lunch, we took them back over to Norfolk Lavander and went into the Animal Gardens and Play Park, hoping they would get the rest of their energy out there.

On entry, they were all given a little quiz and a sheet to use in the maze to collect stamps so that they'd win a goodie bag on the way home.


They all ran around looking at all the animals and trying to find the answers to the questions, we let them loose into the maze by themselves.... to which I'm pretty sure they all cheated as it didn't take them long to find all the stamps and they all came back out the way they went in.


Their best bit was getting to handle some of the animals, the boys all loved holding the snakes and Noah made friends with a bearded dragon.
Ru loved the Tenrec as he had a wet nose that wriggled around!
I tried to get a good photo but it was just too wriggly.

After they had finished looking at all the animals they went and played in the play park.

The girls and Kelly headed back to London on Sunday morning. 
It was lovely having them here and the house felt rather empty once they'd left.
It was really nice having a few busy days and we all felt better for it.
We are all missing them now and Rupert keeps asking when they are coming back.



Sunday, 4 March 2018

... Snow Day Fun With University Games ...

Saturday was another Snow Day, the boys had pretty much the whole week off due to the snow, so they were starting to tire of it.
Thankfully the post was delivered on Saturday and in our big pile of bills, we had an exciting parcel from University Games.


We had already planned on a pyjama day so with the arrival of some brand new games to play we decided it would be a pyjama party!

The boys have seen Googly Eyes all over Kid Tube so were desperate to play it.
We even dragged Daddy into the mix.



We split into two teams
Me, Ru and Noah Vs Daddy, Alex and Oscar

Rules Of Play

Be the first team to successfully make it around the board.
Players take it in turns drawing challenges for their teams to guess.
Get it right move on, get it wrong stay where you are.
Each different coloured spot on the board represents the different lenses you have to use.
Blue = Hard,
Yellow = Medium,
Green = Easy.
For each different lens, you have a different time to do the drawing in.
45 seconds for the Hard lens, 30 seconds for medium and 15 seconds for the easy lens.
You have 54 cards (162 challenges).
Players 7+ for up to 18 people.


As all the boys minus Noah are under the recommended age, we thought they might struggle but they all gave it a good go and we were all still able to guess what they were drawing.
To help them I would tell the twins what they were going to draw so daddy could guess and Jon would do the same for the Ru on my team.


We had such a laugh playing Googly Eyes, and even though are drawings were all pretty shocking we all still managed to understand what they were.
In the end, My team won!!



RRP £19.99 available from Amazon, Toys R Us and Argos.

After we had finished playing Googly Eyes Jon and Noah gave up on game time and just left the little ones to play, so we opened up Don't Rock The Boat.


This really is a perfect game for little ones.
It's super easy to set up and its great for them to learn balancing skills.

Rules Of Play,
Take it in turns to place your Penguins on the boat without them falling off.



They each had 5 penguins and took it in turns to place them on the rocky pirate ship.

It's not as easy as it seems and it took them a good while to figure out where the best places for the penguins to stand without falling off.
The boys all played really nicely and I was able to get some Uni work done without them fighting over the Ipad.

Ages 5+. For 2-4 players. RRP £14.99, available at Amazon, Toys R Us and Argos


Both games kept us busy for a decent amount of time and made our pyjama day even better and the best part was that Ipad was left well alone and everyone had fun, having fun as a family!

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