Saturday, 15 April 2017

Thomas & Friends Adventures Shark Escape

The boys all love Thomas the Tank and were over the moon when this Thomas & Friends train set turned up at the door.


  Key features of the product:

o    Lift the crate to send Thomas down into the loop-de-loop, translucent wave track
o    Shark jaws chomp as Thomas zooms past
o    Helps develop gross motor and sensory skills, and helps inspire imagination
o    RRP £29.99
o    Suitable for ages 3+


It was nice and easy to assemble and took me about 5 minutes to put the track together.
No batteries were needed which meant play could happen as soon as it was built!
Always a bonus point for the twins!

Before I even had a chance to show them how to do it the twins took over as they already knew what they were doing thanks to seeing an advert on TV.

The twins tried their hardest to show Ru how to get Thomas to Loop de Loop, but he was having none of it and kept opening the crate before the ramp was fully lifted in the air.
Which resulted in Thomas just making it to the start of the loop.



When he eventually let the twins have a go, they showed him again and eventually he got the hang of it.


Watching Thomas loop de loop all sent them in to giggling fits and they were sure the shark was going to get him.
I think they secretly wanted Mr Shark to chomp on him every time! 
A few times the shark won but the other times Thomas was way to fast for him.


The twins played really nicely together and even made a little game that involved Harold leaving the crate and coming to Thomas's rescue.


This would make a wonderful present for any Thomas Fan.




Keeping The Worries At Bay With A Little Help From The Fairies.


Since Ru has started to go to sleep in his room, he has developed a slight fear of the dark and having his door shut, so when asked if I wanted to review some the new arrival items from the The Irish Fairy Door Company I was instantly drawn to the 3-D toadstool nightlight!


This beautiful Night Light provides a warm and reassuring glow which helps children fall asleep. 
The Night Light operates on a timer and switches itself off after 30 minutes, making it easy for everyone - nobody needs to remember to turn it off.
A gentle touch of the fairy door illuminates the light beautifully, helping little ones have a peaceful slumber. 
Banish any fear of the dark with this magical, glowing companion for your child


I love that you can attach the light to the wall, and it fits perfectly in with his room theme.
Ru was in love with the light the moment he saw it.
It lights up his room just the right amount and gives off a nice warm glow.

He can turn the light on himself if he needs too and he often does.
I leave it on whilst we do our bedtime singing and then he's usually asleep before it turns it's self off.


The Worry Plaque

Give your worries to the fairies with this interactive Worry Plaque! 
Fairy magic can take your worries from you with just one touch, leaving you worry-free.

The plaque glows red when you place your hand on it and think of your worry. When the fairies have heard it, the plaque glows green, signifying your worries have transferred to the fairies successfully.
Did you know fairies use human worries to grant wishes? 
The energy in worries is ground down to make perfect wish-granting dust!


I love love love loooove the idea behind the Worry Plaque, unfortunately Jon's anxieties have rubbed off on the boys and they worry about everything and anything.
So with this I'm hoping they will let their worries drift off to fairy land and be a little more care free.

After watching the BFG Oscar no longer wants to have dreams as he's positive the BFG is going to come to his window and that terrifies him.
So each night I have to say "No Dreams For Oscar Mr BFG" and that often works until the morning and he remembers he had a dream.

So with the worry plaque Oscar has been using it just before bedtime to rid himself of his worry about the BFG.

Even Noah has been using it, he's always been a worrier and it's nice to see him letting them go.
All the boys come away looking happier!


You can buy both the 3-D Toadstool Light and Worry Plaque from The Irish Fairy Door Company's website


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