Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Waking up with Belvita! | The Morning Win!

Breakfast is my most favourite meal of the day.. and the most important! No matter how little time we have i always make sure we all have breakfast even if its on the go!

I couldn't wait to give these new scrummy looking breakfast biscuits by Belvita ago, they come in a few new different flavours Hazelnut, chocolate chip and Apricot.

Each pack contains 3 biscuits, each biscuit roughly has 3.3g- 3.9g of sugar, Hazelnut containing the least.

Each biscuit contains a great amount of flavour and as you can see from the pictures there is a good amount of each specific 'flavouring'.
The biscuits smell and taste great and 3 tend to fill me up brilliantly till lunch time.

All the family loved these biscuits not only for breakfast but even as an afternoon snack.
My husband found them so handy to grab and eat while working as usually he wouldn't eat till late.
Me and the children love having a biscuit each in the car on the school run!
This post is an entry for #MorningWin Linky Challenge sponsored by belVita Breakfast.

We all a throughly loved trying the new flavours from Belvita and have recommended them to friends & family!

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Back to school One Month on | Thoughts/ Feelings

Alister has been back at school for nearly a month now its actually flown by!
Although its great getting back in to a routine and i we all love having more of our own 'space' this past month has been tough!
Starting with getting back on track with school uniform to wash & iron , making sure we've all eaten and out the door by 8.15am has been the hardest but we've found a way and one again its become the norm.

Alister has loved being in Year 1 so far he hasn't complained too much, i might hear the odd ' I'm tired' or 'i don't war to go to school' once or twice a week mainly at the end, but that is to be expected!
He is rather tired most days and on Fridays usually so exhausted he puts itself to bed before 7pm!

School for Alister has definitely become more challenging and not really any play anymore compared to Reception Class. I personally think it is really quite young for them to be sent home with homework already and for them to already feel pressurised to do so well in class.

Alister doesn't care for writing, he's coming on great with reading, but i think his most enjoyable Lesson is Maths, he seems to be doing so well with sums, he definitely doesn't get that from me though! I hated Math!

I have to admit one pressure that has been taken off me is packing school lunches! You might be aware that children upto 8 Years old (and likely to be extended next year) are entitled to free school meals, I have think this is great, 1 because Alister's school provides great healthy meals which I'm pleased about, although he has a pudding everyday which does bother me slightly! 2 it also saves money and time which is always a good thing. He seems to love having hots dinners which i was worried about. I did tell him next spring/ summer I'm likely to pack him packed lunch though as it will be warmer.

The first month back at school has been great it also gives me a chance to have more one on one with Violet and treasure the weekends with Alister.

Heres a 'proof' school picture that the kids had done together last Monday, Violet was a bit of a madam and really didn't want to smile!
Its crazy comparing Alisters photo from last year he's grown up so much!

Hows your child's first month gone?

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Birthday Ideas for a 3 Year Old Girl

So you may be aware Violet is approaching her 3rd birthday.. GULP . I can't even truly believe that my baby is nearly 3! Yes i know its over a month away but i like to be prepared and buy when i see offers!

Anyway i thought id share a few items that I've been eyeing up to buy her or items ive brought, things that she is really truly into at this lovely age.

Violet is obsessed with her babies she has loads! But she doesn't have many accessories, she has one very old stroller which was Alisters! So i found this really lovely set on Toys RUS half price! Comes with a 3 wheeler, highchair, travel cot,baby bouncer & bag! I think she is going to be very excited when she's sees it!http://www.toysrus.co.uk/Toys-R-Us/Toys/Dolls-and-Accessories/Baby-Dolls-and-Accessories/Graco-Room-Full-Of-Fun-Playset(0068714)

Violet loves dressing up but doesn't have many girly outfits so i picked her up this Sophia princess dress, its very cute and looks like it would be easy to get on herself.

Like i mentioned above she loves babies but she doesn't have a 'baby' animal! I picked this cute baby soft interactive monkey from Costco a few weeks back for £12! Ive found it here on Ebay slightly more expensive though. They do have other animals to if you scroll down on the link. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/281428103173?limghlpsr=true&hlpv=2&ops=true&viphx=1&hlpht=true&lpid=108&device=c&adtype=pla&crdt=0&ff3=1&ff11=ICEP3.0.0-L&ff12=67&ff13=80&ff14=108&ff19=0

Ive got Violet a couple new books as you can never have too many! These are a few we have read in Waterstones, and obviously i brought them on Amazon because they are so much cheaper!
A couple of Girly ones by Julia Donaldson we lovely many of her books!

Although I'm totally over Frozen.. i know Violet would love this read & sounds book, i used to love these as a child to! Ive pre-ordered this one.http://www.amazon.co.uk/Disney-Frozen-Play---Sound-Little/dp/1450868193/ref=sr_1_17?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1411068259&sr=1-17

On the night you were born- We haven't read this one but i have read some lovely reviews about it and thought it would be perfect! http://www.amazon.co.uk/Night-You-Were-Born/dp/0312601557/ref=sr_1_46?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1411068470&sr=1-46