Do your kids have favourite books? Books that they have had since they were tiny but can’t give them up? Mine certainly do! Bitten by the home video bug, my kiddos wanted to show you their five favourite story books.
This year, for their 4th Blog ambassador programme, Mark Warner Holidays have asked us willing entrants what our top ten travel must haves are. Like most mums, my absolute holiday essential is to make sure my kids are happy, so we thought we would hand the task over to them.
I love baking, and I really enjoying baking with my children. OK so it’s far messier when they are around (I’m not the tidiest baker myself to be honest!), and it does tend to take twice as long to get anything done, but I genuinely enjoy it. As a bonus I think they do too, beyond the licking of the spoon and enjoying the results! This marshmallow rice crispie heart recipe is a simple take on a classic that the children can get involved in making and eating!
I’ve read loads of these bucket list posts before, and I always think that they are a great idea and I should write one! So after turning 39 just over a week ago, I got thinking about all the things I would like to do before I turn 40. So here is my bucket list for my 40th Year.
OK, so I’m pretty sure this isn’t a groundbreaking statement and that I’m not alone. We all know children can be irritating sometimes, and they know how to push your buttons. Recently however I’ve realised that there are a few things my kids do, or don’t do, that really irritate me! You know, properly wind me up to the point of near explosion!
For her 5th birthday party the other week, Isla requested a My Little Pony rainbow cake. Always up for a challenge, I obliged and tried my best. I decided to carry on the rainbow theme for some of the party food and created rainbow cupcakes, cake pops and rainbow coloured fruit skewers to balance all the cakes on offer!
Today is Isla’s 5th birthday, my little baby, my first born, all grown up into a fully fledged little girl. If i’m honest I feel quite emotional about it, i’m not sure why. Maybe it’s because I’m a complete stress head at the moment and i’m emotional about everything. Or maybe it’s because I feel time is moving to fast, she is growing up to fast. I love seeing her blossom into the amazing little girl that she is. Maybe I just wish I could pause time, just for a while, to savor every moment.