Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Messy play!

After a suggestion from the staff at the Children's Centre we go to I decided to make a cornflour/water mixture for Sophia to play with. Having no idea what quantities of each to use I experimented and ended up taking ages to get it to the right  consistency but we got there eventually!

Sophia wasn't quite as interested in playing with the mixture as I hoped and decided that eating the newspaper I'd put down to protect the floor was a better idea (cue lots of tears when I stopped her...)
We had a few smiles after the tears but the newspaper remained more attractive than the cornflour so we called it a day pretty quickly!

I don't think I'll be repeating this for a while but if I do I'll add some food colouring to make it a bit more interesting!

Monday, 20 February 2012

Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Suface Spray: Mummy News Review

I was recently sent a bottle of Tommee Tippee Close to Nature Surface Spray to review for the Mummy News website.
You can read my review HERE
Have a look round Mummy News while you're there!

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Sophia's First Valentine

I admit to not being a massive fan of Valentines Day in the past but Mr T has managed to bring out my more romantic side so this year we celebrated. However, as could only happen to us, the day did not go as planned!
All started well and Sophia got in the spirit by wearing her Valentines themed bib

I cooked a three course meal (for the three of us!) and we exchanged gifts. Mr T bought some heart-shaped lanterns so we decided to set these off after tea. Unfortunately, this is where things went a bit off-course and instead of floating off in a nice, romantic manner, the first lantern heart that we lit set on fire and plummeted from our balcony to the ground (hopefully not an omen...!) This would have been bad enough but there is building work going on outside our property which means lots of flammable items strewn about - cue the two of us frantically pouring water over the balcony to put out the flames before a full-blown fire started!
To add to this, Mr T was forced to admit that the delivery I had ignored earlier in the day was some Valentines roses (my hair was at the in-between stage of drying and straightening so I was not answering the door!) Fortunately these were re-delivered (still alive) the next day!

Despite these mishaps, we had a lovely day and plenty of giggles! Sophia even received her first ever Valentines card - doesn't she look pleased with it?!