Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Dressing Up the Kids: Top Costume Tips

Fancy dress parties for children are becoming increasingly popular, largely due to celebrities sharing pictures of their children dressed up in various costumes on social media sites such as Twitter, as reported in The Daily Mail , and it looks like it's a trend that's not going anywhere in a hurry. 

The words fancy dress can strike fear into the hearts of parents. What is your child going to dress up as? Do you buy a costume or should you make it yourself? Where can you get the materials and, quite frankly, where are you going to find the time to put this marvellous creation together? Don't panic! Finding a fancy dress outfit doesn't have to become a drama!

Taking Your Child To The Theatre

When is the right time to take your child to the theatre for the first time? It can be loud, dark and they have to stay seated for a long period of time! How do you know they are ready? You may already have taken your child, you may be wondering when to take yours or you may just be generally interested in some advice. What ever it may be keep reading as I recently asked my readers on Facebook when they took their child for the first time and they've all given some great advice!

Birthday Girl

After going slightly overboard for Amelia's first birthday last year and rightly so after all you only have your first birthday once right?! I didn't see the point on having a party this year as not many people would be coming over on her actual birthday I didn't really want to waste money or time. Instead we had a lovely chilled day at home with some visitors throughout the day. We will be going to the zoo on Thursday for her birthday treat is the weather is nicer so fingers crossed it is! 

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

A Birthday Bento Lunch

Hi everyone, hope you've all had a lovely bank holiday weekend! It still feels weird having them off work since Amelia's been born as I used to work the whole weekend so just working the Saturday felt strange to say the least but very nice! I had a lovely weekend with Amelia, Andy was working the whole of it unfortunately so we didn't get to spend it together. On Friday we had a nice day out down by the lake then on Easter Sunday we had a nice relaxing day at home stuffing our faces with chocolate, watching films and having an egg hunt. For Amelia's birthday today I made her a special Bento lunch full of some of her favourites as a treat. After all what are birthdays for if you can't have your favourite foods!? 


Today my little girl turns two, I can't believe it. Two! It still only feels like yesterday when we were at the hospital and I was being induced these past two years have literally flown by! It's been the best two years of my life and I wouldn't change it for anything although the terrible two's have been rather interesting so far! It's been amazing watching Amelia grow, watching her personality develop and her character change. Being able watch her roll over for the first time, crawl at 5 months, walk at 10 months and then seeing her change from this little baby into a toddler it's been amazing. 

Even though I do miss her being a baby I am excited to see what she'll be like in a few years from now, it's hard to imagine Amelia being in school. I often wonder when will her hair grow longer, will it be lighter? Will she be a lefty like her daddy or a righty like me. 

We have so many fond memories since she's been born, and many more to come! I cherish everyday and am so happy that I get to see her wake up in the morning and put her down to bed each night. 

Happy Birthday baby girl! x

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