For some, the first 12 weeks of pregnancy is notorious for being like something close to torture. Your body shuts down, you’re puking, exhausted, EVERYTHING hurts and to say your emotions are running high would be an understatement. And yet your brain keeps telling you […]
Wherever we go, be it baby classes, clinic, to friend’s houses there’s one thing everyone seems to be talking about and that’s tummy time! I’ll admit, to begin with I hardly ever placed Florence on her tummy, she wasn’t keen and I was nervous around […]
So it seems Florence has well and truly mastered the whole grasping thing. Just in time for the oh so glamorous Post Partum Hair Loss to kick in she’s become quite taken to grabbing handfuls of my hair! Over the last 3-4 weeks we’ve been […]
We’ve been practicing grasping with Florence recently and I’ve made some rainbow ribbon rings to incorporate into our play. They’re great for little hands and offer plenty of opportunities for clasping! Baby can grab the wooden ring itself or one of the ribbons.
It really is SO easy and you only need two things.
Ribbon in four different colours (We used 2 organza ribbons & 2 silk ribbons for a more varied sensory experience)
Step One: Cut your ribbons into 25cm lengths making sure you cut the ends at an angle to prevent fraying.
Step Two: Tie each length around the ring at the centre and double knot.
That’s it. Two steps. If you wanted to, you could glue the ribbons in place with a hot glue gun but it’s not essential.
Next time I make them I might add some jingle bells to them too!
We are very lucky to live in the very Heart of Kent. Our county really does live up to it’s status of the Garden of England, filled with glorious countryside, working farms and fields and fields of beautiful blooms. A couple of weeks ago, my […]
Now that Florence is officially out of the new born stage – *sobs!* – I though I would give you a bit of a run down on the products & other things which made our lives a whole lot easier in those early days with […]
We had Florence’s Christening at the weekend and in the lead up we were busy sorting out all of the little details that made the day as special as can be. And while the decorations, the cake, the food are all important factors, no party is complete without music. Don’t get me wrong, none of us were exactly be throwing any shapes but it is always nice to have some background music at a Christening to create a bit of ambiance. We’ve chosen a selection of upbeat & chilled out songs from a variety of artists. Some of them are quite personal to us, many of them remind us of Florence and others are simply crowd pleasers.
Pharell – Happy
Naughty Boy feat Emeli Sandé – Lifted
Sweet devotion – Adele
Coldplay – Sky full of stars
The Wanted – chasing the sun
Train – Hey soul sister
Olly Murrs – Wrapped up
Diana Vickers – Jumping into rivers
Calvin harris – Feels
Ella Eyre – Came here for love
Little Mix – wings
Rusted Root – I’m on my way
Killers – mr brightside
Dryden Mitchell – Friday I’m in love
Paolo Nutinni – Pencil full of lead
Ellie Goulding – Starry Eyed
Micahel Buble – Daddy’s Little Girl
JET – Are you gonna be my girl
Newton Faaulkner – Dream Catch Me
Thurson Harris & The Sharps – Little Bitty Pretty one
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Stevie – Wonder – Isn;t She Lovely
Guns & Roses – Sweet Child of mine
Newton Faulkner – Gone in the morning
Sister Sledge – We are Family
Toto – Africa
Louis Armstrong – What a wonderful world
Randy Newman – You’ve got a friend in me
Four Tops – Sugar Pie Honey Bunch
Beatles – Here comes the sun
U2 – Beautiful DAY
Daryl Hall – You make my dreams
Ed Sheeran – Galway Girl
Ed Sheeran – Lego House
Michael Buble – Haven’t Met You Yet
Take That – Shine
Jason Mraz – I’m yours
Taylor Swift – Shake it off
Mumford & sons – Little Lion Man
Nick Mulvey – cu cu ru cu
Natasha Bedingfield – Unwritten
Calvin Harris – This is what you came for
Florence & the Machine – Dog days are over
Paloma Fith – Upside down
Beyonce – Who run the world
Katy Perry – Firework
Katrina & the waves – Walking on sunshine
American Authors – Best Day of my life
Taylor Swift – Best Day
Lennon & Maisy Stellar – Joy Parade
I hope our Christening Party Playlist has given you a little bit of inspiration for your own little girl’s christening. Stay tuned for more baptism inspiration!
We have had a wonderful weekend of celebration with our family & friends. Yesterday we had Florence baptised. Our friends & family gathered together in the very same church that I was Christened in almost twenty four years ago. The Christening was part of the […]
Little Florence, it would seem you are longer a teeny tiny newborn. You’re growing at a rate of knots and this last month you have continued to surprise us with how quickly you are coming into your own. At 2 months old you are absolutely full of […]