In every child’s life there is a toy that becomes a friend and in our house that toy is Mette (although her name has been changed to Sally by Mouse).
Mette is a little scamp doll from Haba, a fully material doll with lovely colours, fun clothing and a wonderful air of quality. She is very well made and even after having been flung about and being cuddled to within an inch of her being, the seams are well and truly secure. She is beautiful with a shock of orange hair (much to Monkey’s delight as it matches his) and is lovely and soft!
Mette has provided endless amount of fun and is great for inspiring imagination!
The best bit for Mummy is that she is also washable!
Mouse has danced, played, sang, cuddled and more with her new found friend and I think she will be a member of the family for a long time to come!!
Watch our review here:
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A picture this week taken on my phone! We celebrated my nephews 5th birthday and this guy was watching over us all whilst we were singing Happy Birthday!
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Guess what I saw this weekend? Something I have not seen for months, it was bright and warm and so beautiful! You guessed it, it was the sun!
I am sure you can all guess what sun means to Monkey and Mouse too, extra outdoor play! We have had some additions to the garden recently, so it was definitely time to hit the garden and have some fun!
They were in and out the play house, playing ball and in the sand pit. The Toadstool has sent us some sand toys from Haba to ‘Toad Test’, so this was the perfect opportunity!
We were sent some ‘food’ type toys and the kids couldn’t wait to get playing with them. We had a real meal to get through, Pizza, Chips and cakes, we even had a shaker for toppings!
The kids enjoyed it so, so much and mummy enjoyed her tray of sand cakes! They are all very easy to use, and made well, they are plastic but pretty. The only thing is if your sand is too wet and clumpy the shaker doesn’t work as well, but this hasn’t deterred the kids at all!
The toys have stayed out in the sand box for a few days and are still in perfect condition!
These are ideal toys for getting kids into the garden and they don’t break the bank either, they develop imagination, motor skills and interaction between family members! I have never seen this type of sand toy before, they are so unique and the kids are going mad for them – they want to know if we can get big cakes and sauce to finish of the meal!
The Toadstool are running a competition to win £20.00 of fantastic Haba Summer toys so head over to the a Rafflecopter giveaway to enter!
Disclaimer: We were sent the sand toys by The Toadstool for the purpose of this review, we always remain honest.
Posted in Ramblings | Tagged Cometition, Food, Haba, Outdoor Play, Outdoor Toys, Outdoors, Play, Review, The Toadstool, Toad Test, toys | 3 Comments »
As you all know the kids love books, they are a major part of the bedtime routine, the chill out time and the ‘I don’t know what else to do’ time!
Dr Duck is a book full of delightful animals who are a bit poorly sick. Dr Duck comes to the rescue with his own touch of fixing things! It is really well written, the illustrations are fantastic and best of all it is hilarious! This book has very quickly earned a spot as top book in our house! Both the Monkey and the Mouse are asking for this book over and over again!
The storyline, the flow of the words and the smells are all awesome and we have all been entertained by it on several occasion, it gets the kids (and the grown ups) giggling every time!
I am certain Dr Duck will come out as soon as the kids uncle comes over this weekend, they will no doubt want to share the Gorillas troubles and I know Uncle N will love it too!
It has made us all laugh a lot, and we are sure it will remain a firm favourite for quite a while! Dr Duck really is the best doctor ever and I think he could make anyone smile!
A perfect book for a poorly child, a birthday or a Daddy!
Disclaimer: We were sent this book by Little Tiger Press for the purpose of a review, our review however remains honest!
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There is nothing like a bit of junk modelling on the weekend to enjoy the time with the Monkey and the Mouse! We were looking to find inspiration and found it from The Toadstool Blog with their talk of saving the penguins and Earthday ( #EarthDayatWW )!
So we headed for our craft box and a pile of junk and had some fun!
So we took some boxes, plastic cups, paper plate, lids, egg boxes, yoghurt boxes, packaging and more and we let loose! Wrapping lids in tissue paper, gluing lids, cutting shapes, colouring plates, giggling away!
The Monkey got so creative, topping his original idea with a better one and the Mouse smiled the whole way through as her idea developed! We did one project as a family and then each of the kids made their own mini project!
Although all the projects were the same thing, they came out very different. Three beaks all made differently, one a plastic cup wrapped in orange tissue paper, one; half a paper plate coloured in and one; a yoghurt pot stuffed with orange tissue! The mini projects are the best because they really show the kids imagination, every aspect of them was decided and done by them. Monkey was very keen on a heart shaped tummy and big eyes, Mouse loves stickers and included them too!
The finally mission was to give the penguins a home, so please meet Henry (Centre), Dora (Left) and Jack!
Three penguins who live on some rocks (wearing hats) in the sea in a house in the Midlands, in the UK! I actually think they might have moved in forever, so what do you feed cardboard penguins?
Posted in Ramblings | Tagged Arts and Crafts, Children, egg boxes, Family Fun, Fun, Junk Modelling, mini projects, Penguins | 9 Comments »