So if you didn’t already see, we announced that I am pregnant with baby number two yesterday! Here’s our little video announcement if you missed it. I will be documenting this pregnancy both here and on my YouTube channel along with all of our usual […]
It’s something I’ve been considering for some time, switching from disposable to reusable nappies. I figured even if I used one cloth nappy per day, it was 7 less disposables ending up in landfill each week, 365 every year. And when you put it like […]
With a Cluck & a Moo & a Cock-a-doodle-doo, Florence is turning 2! : Plans for a second birthday party
I can’t quite believe we’re at this stage again already. In just over a month my biggest baby will be 2 and we plan to celebrate her birthday in style again this year with a Farm themed party filled with lots of animal fun & […]
You might remember the little sensory herb garden we made for Florence this time last year.
Now that she is almost two, Florence is starting to understand things a bit more and so I’ve really focussed this year on giving her ownership of her little patch. We’ve planted a combination of kitchen herbs and talked about the process as we’ve gone. We’ve talked about what plants need and the conditions they need in order to grow (obviously keeping it super simple and toddler friendly) and monitored them as our seeds turned from tiny little specs to seedlings, then stems and now full plants. She’s been so good at taking care of them and watering each day.
Trago Mills have put together this handy info graphic advising when the best time of year is to sew and harvest the most commonly used garden herbs to help you create your own kitchen garden.
Now that some of our herbs are ready for harvesting, we’ve been using them in our cooking. Florence loves to help me in the kitchen and it’s been so lovely to be able to show her the process of growing plants to eat.
We’ve also used them in our play, making sensory Easter Eggs, painted with them and even added them to our water play.
Do you grow herbs at home?
JUST SO YOU KNOW
This is a collaborative post in partnership with Trago Mills.
Sean and I are big film lovers. Before having children we would go to the cinema at least once a week and it’s pretty much the only thing I really miss since becoming a parent. I’ve been toying with the idea of taking Florence to […]
Little Florence. Look how you’ve grown! We are on the countdown to your second birthday and I’m in a little bit of disbelief that this time next month I’ll be the mum of a 2 year old! So much has changed for you in the […]
Oh William, it seems second child syndrome has already set in and I’ve not written a little update for you since you were 5 weeks old! You’re now 11 weeks and oh my goodness, you have grown.
You truly are a little ray of sunshine, Laid back and happy to just go with the flow which is just as well as things get a bit manic here with your big sister who pretty much rules the roost just lately. We have got ourselves into a bit of a routine now and are generally up and out the door to go wherever we are going by around 10am and you seem quite content to just go with it.
Everywhere we go, we are stopped in our tracks by people (mostly old ladies) amazed by your head of thick black hair. ‘Look at all that hair!’ And I explain each time that it really is naturally that ‘sticky up’ and pings back up if we try and flatten in down. It’s become quite the talking point.
You are such a happy little thing and gave us your first giggles at just 8 weeks old. Apparently our wake up call from Tilly was hilarious! You continue to find those silly dogs funny and along with your sister they get all your best smiles as they run around all day.
You are so super duper strong and can hold yourself so well but when it comes to tummy time you just aren’t interested. You get so cross if ever I lay you on your front to play and sometimes roll over on to your back all by yourself. I will keep trying!
You love your food! While day time feeds have slowed down a little, our evenings are spent feeding you every two hours until bedtime. You just can’t seem to get enough!
When it comes to sleep, you’d still much rather snooze tucked up on mummy’s chest. During the day you generally sleep on me or in the carrier while we are out, However 9 times out of 10 providing you’re not poorly (you’ve had a rotten cold and a mysterious 24 hour fever this last few weeks), you do settle yourself to sleep in your snuzpod after your last bottle. Your sister never did that so it always surprises me when you drift off of your own accord.
In short, young man, you’re really quite wonderful and I’ve a feeling you’re going to have me wrapped around your little finger for the rest of time.
Love you, little boy. To the moon & back.
As you probably know by now, Florence loves animals. Last year while looking for birthday presents for her I stumbled upon a range of chunky wooden toy animals that looked like they were more than up for the challenge of surviving a one year old’s […]
With Easter a mere two weeks away, I’ve been gradually putting together some activities to do in the lead up to the big weekend as well as gifts for the children to have on Easter Sunday. As I know that family & friends will likely […]