I have been feeling a little emotional recently about our littlest lady turning one as we are pretty sure Summer is our last baby but I am also really excited to watch her grow, reach special milestones and to see more of her gorgeous personality!
Strawberry picking has been on my Summer (things to do with the kids) bucket list for a while now, the girls are strawberry mad and I knew they would love picking their own. Luckily we are not too far away from Kenyon Hall Farm in Warrington; with a fruit farm and shop, a plant centre, an outdoor play area, a cafe and a picnic area too, it is perfect for a trip out with the family.
A couple of weeks ago we enjoyed a family break at Center Parcs, Whinfell Forest. Our last visit was when Skye was a tiny toddler, making this break away Sophia and Summer’s first ever holiday! Ste and I were so excited to see their little happy faces; we knew that they would absolutely love this place.
Since trying out our first Sassy Kids box a few weeks ago, Skye has been hoping to receive another activity box through the post, luckily for her the postie made a special delivery just in time for the (rainy) bank holiday.
Each box has a theme and comes with an activity plan plus materials needed. Here is what we received in our latest Sassy Kids box…
If you currently have a stash of old and broken crayons you are not sure what to do with, like us, then this is a great way to give old crayons a new lease of life. A fun activity for children to help with by recycling their own crayons! Recently I was inspired by lifestyle blogger Becca at Keeping Up With The Joneses who made super cute heart crayons with her daughter 🙂 So I had a look online for different shapes/moulds we could use. I found some silicone Lego moulds on ebay which are heat resistant and perfect for the job. I thought the girls would love making these as Skye and Sophia are big Lego fans at the moment! The crayons are super easy to recycle into new shapes. Here is how we did it…
When Sophia was a baby I subscribed to the Sassy Bloom box that would arrive full of goodies perfect for my baby’s age, with a mix of toys for her to play with and helpful gadgets for us to use; the idea was great and we loved receiving them! So when I heard that the same company were launching an activity box aimed at 3-8 year old children, the Sassy Kids box, I was looking forward to getting my hands on one! My eldest daughter Skye is 4 years old and loves getting stuck into activities, so I knew that she would be happy to see what is inside. When the postie had delivered our box we planned to spend some quality time together and complete the activity (whatever it may be) inside.
Lily’s Driftwood Bay is a delightful mixed media animation series produced by Sixteen South which airs on Nick Jr and Channel 5’s Milkshake. The series follows Lily, a little girl who lives in a beach hut with her Dad and creates an imaginary world from treasures she finds washed up on the shore. Every day, the sea washes up a new treasure, which sparks Lily’s imagination about what might be happening ‘across the way on Driftwood Bay’.
Christmas may have been and gone but its never too early to start planning for the next one! If you like to be super organised or you are planning on putting a book advent together for your children then you might want to check out these Christmas books…
Over the holidays, I received a fabulously festive parcel from the lovely people at Egmont Publishing, containing 3 Christmas themed titles for me and the girls to enjoy.