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Living Arrows | 21/52

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”

Mini K has had a lot going on the last few weeks and I feel like over the last couple of months she’s just grown up!

She’s just started reading the Harry Potter books and she received a certificate in assembly for her writing skills! Her teacher is so impressed with her.

And Little M… well he’s just gotten a Jumper and absolutely loves it and his big sister got him a Dinosaur – she’d seen this when I was pregnant but I kept forgetting to order it until the other day! 

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Top 10 Baby Buys…

I’d thought I’d do my top 10 favourite baby buys that I’ve got. These are things I use daily and absolutely love!

In no particular order;

  1. Sleepyhead Deluxe: £110
    You can read my review here.
    I absolutely love this and Little M is so snuggly in it. I’m definitely getting the Grand one next month.
  2. Tommy Tippee Perfect Prep Machine: £125 / however always on offer for around £50/£60
    I don’t know how I managed to do night feeds with Mini K without this machine. It’s so straight forward and easy to use. I got this machine on offer for £50 off Amazon and it is 100% worth the money. We have the black one and have it set up in our bedroom.
  3. Shnuggle bath: £24.95
    You can read my review here.
    The main reason I love this bath is that Little M can sit up and is supported. He likes to see whats going on so absolutely loves chilling in his wee bath!
  4. Teether; Sophie the Giraffe, Pip & Matchstick Monkey : £10 – £20
    You can read my review on Pip here.
    I will also be doing a review on the Matchstick Monkey next week.
    These teethers are great because they are very easy for little hands to hold. I love the look of them too and they can all be attached to dummy clips so they are perfect for out and about too!
  5. Beaba babycook: £70
    This is the one I used with Mini K and I’m so glad I kept hold of it!
    It steams food in 10mins and then you just need to blend it together. So easy and straightforward to use plus it looks smart and is easy to clean.
  6. Ikea highchair: £13
    With Mini K I had one of those big fancy highchairs that were padded, reclined and could turn into a chair… it was a nightmare to clean.
    This highchair is amazing and such a steal! I got this for Little M and absolutely love it, I also got the padded seat bit to go in it as extra support for him with is £6.
    It is so easy to clean and looks modern and smart.
  7. Ingenuity Cozy Kingdom Baby swing: £70 / however often on sale for around £50
    This swing is great, it has different speed settings, the music it plays isn’t too bad and Little M loves to chill out in it.
  8. Philips Avent bath thermometer: £18 / often on sale for around £10
    When I was pregnant Avent sent me a wee package and this was in it. I love having this for checking Little M’s bath temperature. It’s so handy. I definitely recommend getting one.
  9. Mamas & Papas Octopus playmat: £60
    You can read my review here.
    Such a good playmat, so many different things to feel and do with it and it will last for ages. It’s very easily cleaned and Little M has had countless hours of fun with this.
  10. Skip Hop Dash Signature Chevron Nappy Bag: £60
    This nappy bag is great because it has pram clips so theres no need for a big strap or the bag to keep slipping down. There is also so many pockets and is perfect for fitting all of the babies stuff in, plus my purse and a few of Mini K’s bits in.

So there you go, a few of my top fave buys!

What were you must have things?

Also, is there anything I’ve mentioned that you’d like me to write it’s own review on?

5 Months Old…

Weight: 16lbs 6oz

Clothes size: 3-6 months / baby grows though are 6-9 months

Nappy size: Size 3

Vocals: We’ve got giggles! And some lovely singing…

Milestones: Teething / rolling over

Favourite thing to do: Rolling over to play with his giraffe (pictured above)

 

Living Arrows | 18/52

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”

This weekend Little M figured out he could catch things in-between his toes!

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Easter Holidays

I’ve been awful at blogging over the Easter Holidays.

But, whilst I’ve not been blogging I’ve been spending some much needed family time (and of course Instagram has been busy!)

Mini K has been off school for 2 weeks, the first week was quite chilled and we made a start on redecorating the living room. But the second week we decided to make a list of what we were going to do each day.

So, Monday we went to Kelvingrove Art Gallery, which shockingly we hadn’t been to before. It was a great day out. Mini K loved it! She was running round looking at the art and couldn’t get over how the paintings were and then the stuffed animals and bones – she loves bones!

Tuesday – we had an arts & crafts day at home. Mini K is so creative and would sit for hours drawing and making things.

Wednesday – we went a big walk and went for ice cream

Thursday – we were going to do another museum in Glasgow but Mini K really wanted to go back to Kelvingrove so C took her there whilst myself and Little M stayed home and tidied the house a bit and I popped out to get the Easter Eggs!

Friday – I was getting my nails done at Swoon and my sister and her wee Cub was coming too so we popped into town got our nails done and then went for coffee and when we got home watched The Amazing Spiderman 2 (Mini K loves anything to do with superheros)

Saturday – Mini K got a donut maker for Christmas and shockingly we still hadn’t used it so we popped to the shops to get what we needed and made some yummy donuts and then chilled out and watched a movie at night.

Sunday – C’s sister was over from Canada so we went down to his mums to see them and have an amazing roast beef dinner.

Monday (Today) – we are going to pop out for lunch because tomorrow is my birthday and Mini K is back to school, which she was very upset about the fact that she had to go back on my birthday!

So there we go, a busy few weeks but it’s been great to spend time with my Mini K.

4 Months Old…

Weight: 14lbs 10oz

Clothes size: 3-6 months

Nappy size: Size 3

Vocals: Chatting away and trying so hard to giggle!

Milestones: Teething!

Favourite thing to do: Little M loves biting Sophie the Giraffe, that is currently his favourite toy

Living Arrows | 14/52

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”

Mini K is obsessed with this dog snap chat filter!
I took her shopping on Monday after school to get her new school shoes as she’s out grown her other ones – she’s going through such a growth spurt just now.

I had picked her up a pair of hot pink high top converse for her birthday, which isn’t until July but I’m trying to buy one a thing a month, turns out her feet are growing  a lot too so I ended up giving them to her on Wednesday after her school showcase because I was worried they wouldn’t fit by July!

Her school Showcase was amazing, it was all about France and she spoke so confidently up on the stage. I’m so proud of her. She asked me for advice on public speaking because she knows I’ve done a lot of it through work.

As for Little M, he’s been very clingy this week and also appears to be going through a growth spurt.
He’s also biting everything, but no sign of teething yet. He was weighed and checked over on Wednesday from the Health Visitor and she’s said she won’t be back out now until he’s just turned 1!

we had little bursts of sun last week so I got Little M some new sunglasses which he was very happy about and also got him a new toy that he can bite and he loves it!

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“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”

I love these little boomerang clips of Mini K!

We had a busy weekend, Friday Mini K went to see Beauty & The Beast with C – I feel Little M is still too young for the cinema so we went and got my nails done at Swoon.

Then Saturday we were out for lunch for my brothers 30th Birthday and Sunday Mini K had a birthday party to go to!

Today I’d planned on starting to strip the wallpaper in the living room but I’ve ended up having quite a lazy day and catching up on house work.

 

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