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

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

... Boys In The Wood ...

First walk in the woods in 2018!

The boys are at their happiest when they are making up some adventure game in the woods.
Today's adventure was hunting for Smurf Village.

They love nothing more than climbing trees, getting muddy and finding faces in the trees.



They all have so much energy its nice to get them out somewhere local and let them run it off.
The more we go the more wild their imaginations become.
Last time was just after the boys had watched Jumanji and after they heard a gunshot go off in one of the near by fields they decided that was the hunter and they were being hunted, I've never seen them run off so fast!



Each time we come to these woods we find another trail to get lost on.
We have been a few times now and every time we have never been able to find the pervious trail we took!
Which helps keep it exciting for the boys and the dog!



Now after getting extremely muddy after rolling down hills we are back home in the warm catching up with Grandpa's Great Escape!
The boys all munching on biscuits and I have a lovely hot coffee!

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Rainy Day Fun With John Adams Games .....


The boys love spending time with both Jon and myself playing fun games, so when John Adams asked if we wanted to review some games for them I was more than happy to say yes!

Last week was a bit of a wash out, which meant it was the perfect time to stay inside and keep ourselves busy with some fab new games!



We were sent;
Mr Bucket,
Giggle Wiggle and Don't be a Donkey.
All 3 games are for 2 - 4 players.
Recommended age range of 4+.


Up first was Giggle Wiggle.

Aim of the game...

Be the first to place all your coloured balls onto Giggle Wiggle’s moving hands to become the champion of the game

The boys loved this game.
They thought it was hilarious trying to get their balls onto Giggle Wiggles hands as he danced around to Salsa music.

I've also been using it to help Ru sort his colours.
The game comes with four sets of different coloured balls and he really enjoys placing them in their different compartments.

The game requires 3 AA batteries that aren't included.
RRP £24.99



Up next was Don't Be a Donkey.

Aim of the game...

Players get to choose a card from their hand to pass onto the next player, then keep on swapping cards until someone gets a full house of matching donkey cards and shouts out ‘DONKEY’. 
Then it’s a race to grab one of the carrots on the table, but watch out as there are not enough carrots to go around, if you are too slow you must lift-up one of your donkey ears. 
Miss out three times and you get to wear the donkey nose completing your transformation into a donkey and losing the game.

This game took a little explaining for the twins to understand, but once they had watched Noah and myself have a few rounds they soon cottoned on.
This is a great game and something for all the family to enjoy.
The twins enjoyed being the donkey far more than they should have and I'm sure they lost on purpose.
It has been a great game for Jon, myself and Noah to play on our Friday games nights.

The game comes with everything you need.
4 Headbands,
4 sets of ears, 
3 carrots,
a set of Donkey playing cards and one Donkey snout.
RRP £24.99



Last but not least Mr Bucket.....

Aim of the game....

As Mr. Bucket moves and waves his arms, he likes to pop balls out his mouth. 
Grab a shovel and chase Mr. Bucket, scooping up and returning all three of your coloured balls. 
Be quick as he pops out balls almost as fast as you can drop them in! 
When all the balls have been dropped in, lift Mr. Bucket by the handle to win the game!

Rupert has never really been a big fan of games, as he can't quite sit still enough so this game is perfect for him.
He could run around putting the balls into Mr Bucket all day quite happily.
The twins got a bit fed up with it, as they couldn't quite manage to get all their balls in before he spat them back out again.
So, so far Mr Bucket is the remaining champion on Mr Bucket.
Again this is another game that Ru likes to sort out the colours with.

Mr Bucket comes unassembled in the box but literally takes 5 minutes for you to click him all together.
The first time you get him out you have to stick on his eyes.
He requires 3 AA batteries which aren't included.

It's the perfect game for preschoolers like Ru.
RRP £24.99.





**  We were sent the PR Samples in return for a blog post, all thoughts are my own!


Sunday, 2 April 2017

Lego City // The Twins First Lego Sets

The twins have always been jealous of Noah's lego collection and desperate for their own.
So when I was sent some Lego City sets I knew they would be over the moon.


We were sent the Lego City Race plane (RRP £7.99)
Lego City Stunt Truck (RRP £7.99)
Lego City Sweeper &Excavator (RRP £24.99)


The twins each picked one of the little boxes and said they'd share the big box.

Alex took the Race Plane.
Get ready to put on an amazing show from the skies with the Lego City Race Plane, featuring a spinning propeller and opening cockpit.
includes mini figure.

Oscar opted for the Stunt Truck.
It's time to put on a daring show in the amazing stunt truck! Strap yourself into the cab and take off for your first trick!
Show off and make each jump higher than the last. This set features a truck with a big rear wing and big knobbly tyres, plus a mini figure.


We all sat at the kitchen table and the boys helped me build them.
I was the builder and they were my helpers by finding me the right bricks that I needed.
The instructions are great and even the boys could understand what was needed and how to do it.

They took it in turns to help and were very impressed with the final masterpiece.

Once we had completed the plane and truck we moved on to the Sweeper and Excavator.
Keep the Lego City streets clear for the traffic with the help of the city work crew and their Sweeper & Excavator, featuring a truck sweeper with spinning brushes, various work tools and detachable trailer, an excavator with movable arm and shovel bucket, rotating body and opening cage, a street sign, cones, brick wall elements and two mini figures.


When it came to building the bigger set, I tried to get them to get involved in the building part.
They were a little hesitant at first but once I showed them it was pretty easy and pretty impossible to go wrong if they listened and looked at the instructions, and even if they did put the wrong brick on, they could easily re do it.

They loved how the brushes on the sweeper actually spun around and that they could spin the exactor around and around.

It was lovely to see them so proud of something they had made.
They put it straight on display in their bedroom, just like Noah has his.


Lego City sets are just perfect for brand new Lego fans and it was one of the very first sets Noah was given.


It really is amazing what you can build from simple little bricks!

You can find Lego in all good toy stores!


Thursday, 30 March 2017

ChickenPox

I've been a little quiet on the blog for the past two weeks, due to a few reasons. 
One of which is Rupert has chickenpox!

My youngest and first to catch them.
None of the others have had it yet, so now as Ru's start to scab over I'm on spot watch on the others.
I'm dreading Noah getting them as I know he'll be the one to make the most fuss.


Ru was pretty grizzly to start with but if I had a stream of snot running down my face all the time I think I would be too!

I was given lots of suggestions from lots of lovely mummies over on Instagram, I made sure I had some tricks up my sleeve to help deal with the itch when it came!

What I used -
Boots allergy relief for ages 1 and up
Oats, which I made into bath bombs with a pair of old tights. Then every bath time he had an oat bath which is meant to help sooth the skin.
Virasoothe!
This was amazing, Jenny came over on Monday and suggested I try it as her mum recommended it.
it cost around £8 and I found it in Sainsburys.

Instantly after the first use his spots looked less angry and he stopped itching completely!



Most of his spots are now starting to scab over so hopefully by next week he'll be back to normal and back to nursery.

Even with him having Chicken Pox, I stuck to his new bedtime routine and made sure he was asleep by 8.
Most nights its worked, but he is still getting up at 10 to get into my bed.
A few times I have tried to get him back into his bed, but then that only works for an hour and then he's up again.

Once he's full better I think ill be giving that another go and will be trying my hardest to stick at it.



Friday, 3 February 2017

House Tour // A Peak Into The Boy's Bedrooms


We have been in the house just two months now and we're slowly starting to make it into our own.
The boys rooms are one of my main focus points at the moment as I feel if they love there room they'll feel really settled here.

Rupert's has been the easiest to do, as I already had most of it from his old room, I've just added some Totoro wall stickers and a couple of new pictures and it's looking pretty much how I want it too!

Rupert's Room ...

It's much smaller than his old room, but I really love how its looking.
The size of the room is actually pretty good and he gets everything he needs in there, and once he's bigger it will fit a normal sized bed in it without any issues!







Noah's Room.

I wouldn't really say there was a theme for Noah's room but i guess gaming heaving would fit.

His room is probably slightly larger than his previous bedroom, so we didn't have any issue with his bed taking up too much room.
He still has more than enough room to play, do his art and play on his beloved playstation!

I've just ordered him another Pokemon wall sticker, so once thats arrived ill be sure to post a picture of it on Instagram!





Lego to keep him going till Christmas lol.

The Twins Room,

We've gone for the typical superhero theme for them, as they are hero bonkers.

This is the room I think I need to work on the most, its ridiculously big and feels a bit on the empty side.
They have their beds on one side and their unit on the other, and a large empty space in the middle.
Im thinking a nice rug might do the trick.
They also have more superhero wall stickers coming in the post.




I hope you enjoyed this little peak into their rooms, like I said they aren't completely finished and I'm sure to do an update once they are.

Stay tuned to the blog for more House Tour posts!
:)

Monday, 14 November 2016

Daddy's Boy

Does your child have a favourite?
Oscar certainly does!


When telling him I love him, his response is 'I love Daddy'.
It is like he can only love one if us, so Daddy is his choice and nothing will sway him.
Even when I tell him its ok to love both of us, he still responds with I love daddy.
Even if I'm comforting him, he will still sob into my chest that he loves daddy.

When the twins were younger they each picked a grandparent from my side and Jon's side and said that was their granny.
They have only recently just figured out that both my mum and Jon's mums are their grannies and that's ok!
They can have two and they no longer have to pick which one is theirs.

Is it a twin thing?
Do they only think they can have one parent, maybe they don't fancy sharing their special people?

Even though its like a slap in the face every night come bedtime I stay strong and respond with and Daddy loves you too.
There's not much more I think I can do, other than take it on the chin and hope he gets over it and realises its ok to love the both of us.


Saturday, 5 November 2016

Mythical Monster Map || Review and Discount Code

The Mythical Monster Map is a journey around the world according to local folklore and legend, featuring forty­ five incredible monsters.


If you're kids are as monster crazy as mine, they'll will love the monster map!
The monster map shows an array of monsters / legend from across the world and then around the side it tells you all about them!

Noah thinks the map is amazing and has been studying it since it arrived, and telling me all about the different monsters and his favourite monsters.


The illustrations are fantastic and really capture the imagination.
Being monsters you might think it would be too scary for kids, but even the twins (4) enjoy pointing out all the different monsters and asking about them.

I love that this isn't just your average poster and will give any room a talking feature!




These detailed posters are printed on quality art paper with a durable laminated finish and make a colourful feature in a bedroom or playroom.

As our move is just around the corner, the poster is being kept in its tube to protect it, and once we move it will be framed and placed in Noah's new  bedroom.

The monster poster comes in three choice,
Mythical Monster Map Laminated Poster – from £22
Mythical Monster Map Colouring In Poster – from £13.99
Mythical Monster Glow Map – from £19.99



The guys over at Maps International have given me a special 10% discount code for my readers to use.
The discount code can be used on any product not just the monster maps.

Just use MONSTERS10 when checking out!


**I was sent the post for free, in return for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.