Snack Time with OXO Tot! (Review)

If the monsters got a chance they would be eating all day! They are constantly asking for ''something to eat please Mummy!'' So to ensure they don't eat me out of house and home OXO Tot sent us their fab snack pots to try!



What We Wore Wednesday #4

I keep trying to get this post done and then get no where so here we go...another attempt at What we wore in July!

Hooded jumpers and gilets...IN JULY!!

Denim cut offs from her old jeans






#ToddlerApprovedTuesday #40

Another great week of Toddler Approved goodiness last week, thanks so much to everyone who linked up! And Thanks to everyone who joined in with #TATSummerFun over on Instagram this weeks prompts are: 



My faves from last week were The Brunette Says super simple Cake Tins and Toilet Roll Tubes, I set this up for Elsie (as I am trying to introduce more activities for her as they always seem to be aimed at Jenson and Evie) and she loved it! Who knew something so simple could keep a littley so entertained!

Image from The Brunette Says (link above)

I also loved Handy-Herbs list of Books to engage interest in eating and cooking. A great list of books and I shall definitely be checking them out!


Now On With The Show...

We would absolutely love it if you would join us, linking will open every Tuesday through to Thursdays and give us a good few days to see what your little ones have approved! We will share your posts on Twitter (make sure you follow me (@3princess_1dude and Leandra @larabeeuk) and every week we will each pick our fave two for a #ToddlerApprovedTuesday Showcase!

Rules:

1. Link as many posts as you like (well with in reason!) BUT  please remember to copy and paste the #ToddlerApprovedTuesday badge on each post you would like to link up. No badge, no comment, no share, and your posts will be deleted.

2. Pop by and comment on two or three other posts, more would be great if you can!

3. OPTIONAL: Share your post and the linky party (using the hashtag #ToddlerApprovedTuesday) on your social media, Leandra and I will retweet all your posts via Twitter (make sure you mention us in your tweets @3princess_1dude/@larabeeuk).  Even if you don't have a blog, please do join in by using the hashtag for your toddler approved tweets & Instagram posts, they will still be counted for the showcase! 

The Badge:

#ToddlerApprovedTuesday




Now its your turn to link up below. Remember to add the badge, (up there ^^^) and pop by a couple of other link ups and share the linky love!



   

   

5 Ideas For...Playing with Dinosaurs

I don't know about you but my monsters are FASCINATED with Dinosaurs! I am pretty sure that there isn't a child in this world who doesn't love them. 


Do You Remember...#2

To My Beautiful Ellie, You often say I must hate you, you often say ''you never do nice things with me'', you forget that for 7 years it was just you...you didn't have to share memories, it was just you and I. Making memories together, lots of ordinary moments that I hope one day you will look back at with fondness.  I thought I would record some of the moments here in a 'Do You Remember' feature, maybe you can read them when you think the whole world hates you...



Today In A Years Time! 2015

One thing I love about Timehop is that it shows me all my old tweets which means I keep getting reminders of old blog posts, that to be honest I had forgotten all about! One of those forgotten posts was Today In A Years Time (2014) so here we are 1 whole year later...

Date... 

Wednesday 15th July 2015

Today's Weather...

Sunny!

My Mood...

Well...stressed of course! You do know my monsters right!

Last year: STRESSSSED! The monsters have been devils all day!!

What We Did Today...

Last year: We spent the morning joining in with Read For RNIB. Big Bear Hunt. 
This afternoon we were visited by my Mum (she does the school run on Tuesdays as she volunteers just next door to the school...HANDY OR WHAT!) and also my Nan popped round for a chat (and with her usual bag of goodies for the monsters, today she bought, apples, chocolate swiss roll and a jam and cream swiss roll!)
For tea I made an Odds and Sods Fritatta...it was yuk and I wont be making it again!
After the kids went to bed, a good bedtime tonight all 3 younger ones in bed and asleep by 7.30 and Ellie went up at 8.30, tonight has been spend catching up on Hollyoaks and then catching up on some of my favourite blogs.

What I'm Hoping for The Next Year...

For Myself...
Last year I said: I hope that I will be at my target weight and hopefully have gotten myself a new 'style' as I am just stuck in a leggings and vest rut! I also hope that I'm not so stressed and arsey all the time...I also hope that me and Dean can get over our recent problems and get back to been ''Becky and Dean'' instead of Mummy and Daddy.

This year I am happy with my weight, I am aiming to be living a healthy all round lifestyle with treats when I want them, I attend boxercise and have just started Personal Training sessions, to be fit NOT to look a certain way...My style has progressed some what and I have a few more items in my wardrobe, maxi dresses, maxi skirts and a couple of playsuits. I could still steer away from the leggings though! Me and Dean? Well Dean gets plenty of time to be 'Dean' and I get a couple of hours a week to be 'Becky'. 

For the next year? I hope to become less stressed, and less angry with everything. I seem to be constantly anxious about everything, and end up been in a foul mood before I even start my day just from been anxious about how the day is going to go. 

For my monsters...
Last year I said: I hope that Ellie will still be doing amazing at school and I hope to get her blogging for herself, she absolubtly adores writing and has always been praised on her writing skills at school, I hand on heart hope its something she gets in to ''when shes older''. I would also love to see her more settled in herself and less bothered about what others think of her! 

Ellie is doing amazing at school and has got B's all round at school, and her writing she got A/B. Again the teachers continue to praise her writing and she has started her very own blog 'Adventures Of A Tween'. She could still work on been less bothered about what others thing but hey maybe that's her age! For the next year, her final year of primary school I hope she continues to do well in her learning and continues to make new friends. 

I hope that Jenson has had an amazing first year at preschool, as currently he is so clingy to me and some days wont even go with my Nan or Mum when they want to take them out so I'm a little scared for his preschool journey to begin...I think it is gonna hit him hard :(

Jenson's preschool journey has been a whole lot easier than I thought it was going to be! He loves preschool and is looking forward to big school in September! He is still a little clingy in new situations but is mostly a happy and confident boy. I hope the next year is full of excitement and his love for learning continues to grow.

 I hope that Evie is happy and ready for her preschool journey to begin. I want to make sure she is happy to be away from me and doesn't end up as clingy as Jenson is. 

And my little Elsie I hope she continues to grow into a gorgeous happy toddler, just like my other beautys!

Evie and Elsie have grown into happy little girlies, although Elsie is very very clingy. We have started attending a weekly group together and both girls love going,  Evie is excited to start preschool in September and I don't think we will have any problems when we finally get to her first day!

For us as a family: I hope to get ALL of our passports sorted and have an amazing holiday booked, I want to take my beauties on a plane and enjoy the rest of the world...even if it is 'just Spain'. I hope that we will be 1 step closer to a new bigger house and maybe...just maybe I might be on my way to becoming a driver so we can be out of the town and into a perfect little village somewhere!

Well, we don't have passports...we got a caravan instead! So we enjoy road trips with our little Betty!! I'm still no closer to driving, maybe later in the year when Jenson is at school and Evie is at preschool, then I only have 1 to find a babysitter for!!

My Babies...




#ToddlerApprovedTuesday #39

There were lots of fab ideas linked up to get me through the Summer holidays last week, thank you all!!! Another thing to get me through the holidays is the #TATSummerFun challenge on Instagram , it started yesterday, will you be joining the challenge?



Mrs Savage Angel has really inspired me to get Messy this summer with her awesome list of Messy Sensory Play For Beginners. Jenson loved the look of this Moon Sand...

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Now On With The Show...

We would absolutely love it if you would join us, linking will open every Tuesday through to Thursdays and give us a good few days to see what your little ones have approved! We will share your posts on Twitter (make sure you follow me (@3princess_1dude and Leandra @larabeeuk) and every week we will each pick our fave two for a #ToddlerApprovedTuesday Showcase!

Rules:
1. Link as many posts as you like (well with in reason!) BUT  please remember to copy and paste the #ToddlerApprovedTuesday badge on each post you would like to link up. No badge, no comment, no share, and your posts will be deleted.

2. Pop by and comment on two or three other posts, more would be great if you can!

3. OPTIONAL: Share your post and the linky party (using the hashtag #ToddlerApprovedTuesday) on your social media, Leandra and I will retweet all your posts via Twitter (make sure you mention us in your tweets @3princess_1dude/@larabeeuk).  Even if you don't have a blog, please do join in by using the hashtag for your toddler approved tweets & Instagram posts, they will still be counted for the showcase! 

The Badge:

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This week I am linking up with a fun water play activity, Alphabet Soup, its great for letter recognition. 



Now its your turn to link up below. Remember to add the badge, (up there ^^^) and pop by a couple of other link ups and share the linky love!

   
   

Number Recognition and Counting with Moshi Monsters.

With Jenson's first day of school fast approaching (*sob*) I have been trying to do a few more educational activities at home, in a fun way so he doesn't actually realise he is learning! He loves stickers and Moshi Monsters so this was a great way to include them both and learn some number fun!


5 Ideas For...Old Tyres

I've been meaning to share this post for a while put it has jut been at unfinished but during this months #ParentIdeaSwap Twitter chat we all seemed to be inspired by and want to recycle old tyres, so I have finished this post off with my favourite 5 Ideas For Reusing Old Tyres...



Cereal Box Basil Brush Fox Puppet

At the weekend we went to watch Basil Brush on Tour and I wanted a quick activity on Monday to continue the Fox Theme! I looked all over Pinterest and remember seeing something similar to this but I cant remember where it came from (and I can not find it now!) All you need is a cereal box, some paint and a marker pen to make these super cute Fox Puppets.


Alphabet Soup Water Play

I don't know about you, but my little monsters love nothing more than water play! Although I always feel like it must get boring just some plain old water, some rubber ducks and a couple of boats! So I have been trying to think up activities that we can incorporate into the water tray.  Then I remembered a programme I used to watch on TV and kids used to swim around a big bowl of cereal fishing out letters and thought this would be a really fun premise for this alphabet soup activity.

#ToddlerApprovedTuesday #38

Thank so much for linking up last week everyone, as you read this Jenson is pumping himself up for his sports day, after the Nativity Play disaster I'm a little worried that he won't take part once he sees us, Dean asked him ''you wont cry when you see us will you?'' Jenson replied ''no Daddy'' Dean then asked ''and you wont have a tantrum if you don't win will you?'' (he's a sore loser!) Jenson replied 'No' then a few minutes silence. 'No I wont cry because. I'M GONNA WIN, SILLY DADDY!'...


I loved Mudpie Friday's Were Going On A Bear Hunt small world play. Quite simply the most stunning invitation to play I ever saw!

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I also loved Mum, M and More's Yoghurt and Raisin Cupcakes post, the happiness in M's eyes, adorable!!


Little M's face in this second photo, just says Toddler Approved all over it!!!!

Now On With The Show...


We would absolutely love it if you would join us, linking will open every Tuesday through to Thursdays and give us a good few days to see what your little ones have approved! We will share your posts on Twitter (make sure you follow me (@3princess_1dude and Leandra @larabeeuk) and every week we will each pick our fave two for a #ToddlerApprovedTuesday Showcase!

Rules:

1. Link as many posts as you like (well with in reason!) BUT  please remember to copy and paste the #ToddlerApprovedTuesday badge on each post you would like to link up. No badge, no comment, no share, and your posts will be deleted.

2. Pop by and comment on two or three other posts, more would be great if you can!

3. OPTIONAL: Share your post and the linky party (using the hashtag #ToddlerApprovedTuesday) on your social media, Leandra and I will retweet all your posts via Twitter (make sure you mention us in your tweets @3princess_1dude/@larabeeuk).  Even if you don't have a blog, please do join in by using the hashtag for your toddler approved tweets & Instagram posts, they will still be counted for the showcase! 

The Badge:


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This week I am linking up with an oldie that the monster really loved! Our Space Playdough went down a STORM!



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Review. The Basil Brush Show, Live! The Full On Fox Tour.

As you know the kids are big YouTube fans! One of the channels they enjoy watching is The Basil Brush Show, they love watching Basil,  and his sidekick Mr Stephen's, hilarious adventures!


Tour Poster

Brewers Fayre. The Haven, Grimsby, Lincolnshire.

KA couple of weekends ago we were very lucky to be invited to Brewer Fayre 'The Haven' in Grimsby to try out the new Dennis the Menace themed play area, this was very exciting for the monsters as they have recently started watching the cartoon on Netflix!


#ToddlerApprovedTuesday #37

First up....apologies it took me so long to comment on last weeks linky, I don't have any excuse other than the sun was out and so we spent lots if time out of the house enjoying the sunshine! 


My faves (although I haven't read them all and still have a couple to read, if that's your sorry!!!) last week came from Becoming A Stay At Home Mum' Egg Box Caterpillars and I came away feeling very inspired by A Whole Latte Love's list of Preschool Painting Ideas, especially the cookie cutter painting, which I am hoping to give a go today.

 egg box caterpillarsPhoto courtesy of Becoming A Stay At Home Mum (link above)

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Photo Courtesy of A Whole Latte Love (link above)

Now On With The Show...


We would absolutely love it if you would join us, linking will open every Tuesday through to Thursdays and give us a good few days to see what your little ones have approved! We will share your posts on Twitter (make sure you follow me (@3princess_1dude and Leandra @larabeeuk) and every week we will each pick our fave two for a #ToddlerApprovedTuesday Showcase!

Rules:

1. Link as many posts as you like (well with in reason!) BUT  please remember to copy and paste the #ToddlerApprovedTuesday badge on each post you would like to link up. No badge, no comment, no share, and your posts will be deleted.

2. Pop by and comment on two or three other posts, more would be great if you can!

3. OPTIONAL: Share your post and the linky party (using the hashtag #ToddlerApprovedTuesday) on your social media, Leandra and I will retweet all your posts via Twitter (make sure you mention us in your tweets @3princess_1dude/@larabeeuk).  Even if you don't have a blog, please do join in by using the hashtag for your toddler approved tweets & Instagram posts, they will still be counted for the showcase! 

The Badge:


#ToddlerApprovedTuesday

This week I am linking up with another oldie our (mess free) Painted Paper Plate Butterflies.





Now its your turn, so grab the badge (above ^^^^) and link up below, remember to comment on a couple of others. And why not share in the #ToddlerApprovedTuesday Facebook group too?