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

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Our Easter Weekend In Photo's

With having spent the first two weeks of the boys Easter holidays stuck indoors thanks to the chicken pox, it was lovely to get out for the Easter Weekend.

We went to Jon's parents for a nice lunch and an egg hunt.
Jon's sister and her family came too, so it was nice to spend the day with all the family.


Jon's mum had been super busy organising two egg hunts. 
One for the twins and Ru and one for Sam and Noah.



The younger boys had to run around the middle part of the garden hunting out 8 plastic eggs, then once they had them all they had to piece together the puzzle which was inside the eggs which would then point them in the right direction of their eggs!






Then the older two had a quiz sheet which lead them to different points all over the garden.
They then ended up with a bunch of random letters, which they had to put into a word.
Luckily for them Jon gave the answer away and they didn't have to work their brains too hard!



After the eggs were demolished the boys all went in the pool and hot tub!
Hard life or what?!?!


The boys are little water babies and really enjoy splashing around.




Even Ru loved hopping around in the hot tub!


After all the hot tub fun we then had an amazing dinner and a few glasses of wine.

Our Monday was spent heading into Kings Lynn to get my eyes tested.
Which resulted in me having to order new glasses.


What did you guys get up to over the Easter Weekend.




Thursday, 13 April 2017

JCB Easter egg Hunt

The boys chicken pox are finally starting to scab over and they're starting to feel back to normal.
*Yippee*
So after nearly two whole weeks of being stuck indoors, I decided to set up a fun Easter egg hunt game in the garden with the help of Stacking Stanley.


Whilst the boys were in the front room jumping about with excitement I got busy hiding different coloured eggs about the garden along with some other JCB friends.
I had planned to fill the plastic eggs with mini eggs, but unfortunately I may have eaten all of them before the hunt started!


The aim of the game:

Find your colour egg and race them back to Stanley one at a time,
once all your eggs are in Stanley tray you have to build up the tower, once you have done that you can pick a chocolate egg!


Here's a little video of the boys on their hunt.


Ru had a few tantrums, mainly about the fact his bunny ears wouldn't stay on and he wasn't really a big fan of someone other than him was building the tower!

Other than Ru's mini temper tantrums, the boys all had great fun.
I thought I had hidden the eggs in pretty easy to see spots, but apparently not as they all had difficulties in finding them and Oscar didn't find his last one.


Once the hunt was finished they all sat down to enjoy their special JCB Easter eggs before having a play with their new JCB toy - Stacking Stanley.



The eggs instantly disappeared and then surprisingly they all took it in turns in building the tower on Stanley.
Ru and Oscar both really enjoyed playing with him and they both stayed in the garden long after everyone else had gone in.



**I was sent Stacking Stanley as part of my brand ambassadorship with JCB KIDS

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Sunday Morning Vibes

Sunday morning lay ins are still non existence in this house.
Instead we're all up by 7 (at the latest) and greeted by an array of superheroes / animals.
As the boys pretty much fall out of bed and into a costume.

These boys would live in costumes 24/7 if they had it there way!

Breakfast is always finished by 8 and I'm left with the aftermath to clean up.
Which always resembles a bomb site, how they can make so much mess just from four bowls of cereal is beyond me.

But before the bomb squad sets up, a big cup of coffee always comes first.


What are your Sunday mornings like?


Photalife

Thursday, 2 March 2017

World Book Day 2017


Incase you hadn't noticed, today is World Book Day.

For the first time since Noah was in Reception (4 years ago) I've had to dress the boys up as someone from a book.


I reallllly wanted to dress the boys as Thing 1 and Thing 2 from the Dr Seuss books but they were having none of it and they told me who they wanted to be.

Oscar was adamant that he was going to be Sam I Am from Green Eggs and Ham and Alex wanted to be Cat In The Hat.
Noah wanted to be a Star Wars character but I told him he had to pick a character from a book that he's actually enjoyed reading and not from a film he's watched.

He eventually settled on Rude Ralph from Horrid Henry.


When it came to getting their costumes sorted we did look for ready made costumes but then decided against it, one it was faaaaaaar too expensive and secondly we thought it might actually be more fun trying to make the costumes from every day items....

Of course I had to buy most of the items, but it didn't come to nearly as much as the costumes would have, and they'll all be able to wear most of their stuff again.

Alex - Cat In The Hat.

We bought him a Cat In The Hat dress up pack which included,
The Hat,
The Gloves,
Braces,
and the bow tie.
The pack cost £6.99
We then bought him a clip on tail for £2.99
He already had black trousers and we got him a cheap black t-shirt for £1.50
For the white tummy I cut up an old white t shirt and sewed it on to make the cat tummy.
Total cost - £11.48

Oscar - Sam I Am

The Yellow t-shirt was actually the hardest item to find, because we pretty much left it to the last minute we had to pay a small fortune for the postage to make sure it was her on time.
The t-shirt cost just over £3 and then the postage was close to £4.
His little gnome hat was £2.
I made his sign and his green eggs and ham were made from some green material we had lying around the house.

Total cost - £5 for the items, £9 when you include the postage.


Noah - Rude Ralph.

Noah's was the easiest to put together, but the most expensive.
Unfortunately for us he didn't own a red hoodie, so we had to buy him one and it cost us £12. 
Though to be fair, he will wear it a lot so its money well spent.
Everything else he had.

Total cost £12.

Over all Total - £32.48
So still pretty silly for just one day, but much better than paying out for 3 ready made costumes!

Did your children dress up for World Book Day?
Why not share a picture in the comments?!

x


Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Games Night // Dobble Kids Review and Giveaway

Weekends are family time and there's no better way than spending an afternoon than playing games together.

We were recently sent a bundle of board games from Esdevium Games to work out way through.
The first picked was Dobble Kids, which you can buy from Amazon for £11.94.

A fun fast moving matching game.


The aim of the game;

30 cards, 30 animals. 
Find the one matching animal from your card and the other cards in the game.
To win, find it before anyone else does!

Dobble Kids can be played with 2 - 5 players,
suitable for ages 4+

There 5 games in 1 tin.
The main game and 4 mini ones, which are perfect for the younger players of the group.


I played this with Alex whilst Oscar was in hospital and he loved it!
So when it came to playing all together he was already a pro at it, and even gave Noah aka Mr Bad Loser a run for his money.


The Mini games are not as fast paced as the original so if you have a child who isn't as confident at being able to spot things quickly these games will be right up their street.



The boys give Dobble 5 out of 5.
They loved trying to find the matching animals and ended up in fits of giggles when the other didn't quite manage to do it before them.

The twins have really gotten the hang of the game and enjoy playing it between themselves, which they prefer as they always think Noah cheats!

A super easy and fun family game that I can see being played most weekends.


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Monday, 20 February 2017

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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