30 May 2013

Perfect picnic (with Teddy and friends)

This month the theme for the Center Parcs May Challenge at Tots100 is 'Perfect picnics'. Summer is nearly here but so is the rain and our perfect picnic turned into a teddy bears tea party indoors. Sunnyboy put on a good spread for Teddy and friends, prepared in his play kitchen.



While we enjoyed our indoor picnic, Sunnyboy and I talked about his birthday party picnic last summer at the Country Park. It one of the hottest days of the year and a perfect day for a picnic and a nature walk. Sunnyboy had a wonderful time celebrating his birthday with friends and family. These are our picnic party posts:

Picnic Party: invitations and nature walk gift bags
Picnic Party: food (and 48 summer recipe links)
Picnic Party: nature walk
and Picnic inspiration on Pinterest







Sunnyboy has big plans for his birthday party picnic this summer and with only a couple of months to go he's ready to start preparing for another perfect picnic.

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26 May 2013

Sunnyboy's homemade Skylanders calendar

Sunnyboy made his own calendar this year using a spare 2013 calendar. He covered the original pictures with plain paper and drew his own Skylander designs.





You can see more posts with a winter theme at our All Year Round Blog Carnival: Winter.

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Making potions in the bath



Sunnyboy loves to make potions in the bath and during the winter I put together a potion making kit for him.



It included foaming bath grains,



bath bombs and fizzers, bottles of bubble mix and bubble bath, soaps and a tub of dried rose petals.



I collected lots of empty bottles and tubs, jugs, spoons, stirrers, a pipette, a syringe and an egg timer for Sunnyboy to use when he mixes up his potions,



and more bath bombs.



I also added some fruity bath marbles, a funnel and more bottles, jars and tubs.



You can see more winter activities and posts with a winter theme at our All Year Round Blog Carnival: Winter.

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Found things box



We have always collected nature finds but last spring we started also collecting other found items for a Found Things Box. This is some of our collection of things we've found in the street over a year. Sunnyboy has plans to build a Found Things Robot. Collecting things when we're out and about has also provided opportunities to talk about litter and items that we shouldn't pick up or touch.









You can see more winter activities and posts with a winter theme at our All Year Round Blog Carnival: Winter.

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22 May 2013

Flowers

Corner View was created by Jane at Spain Daily and is hosted by Francesca at FuoriBorgo. We are invited to post pictures telling the stories of our different lives and cultures. This week's theme is 'flowers'.

Last weekend we went to the Festival of Plants at the Botanic Garden.











Corner Views from around the world:
Jane, Dana, Bonny, Joyce, Ian, Francesca, Theresa, Cate, Kasia, Otli, Trinsch, Isabelle, Janis, Kari, jgy, Lise, Dorte, McGillicutty, Sunnymama, Ibb, Kelleyn, Ninja, Sky, RosaMaria, Juniper, Valerie, Sammi, Cole, Don, WanderChow, FlowTops, Tania, Tzivia, Kristin, Laura, Guusje, Susanna, Juana, Elsa, Nadine


See more Flowers at Thursday Challenge





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17 May 2013

{this moment}



{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember...
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We've entered this photo into the Tots100/Curious George competition. #CuriousGeorge





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16 May 2013

Cheekyshoes giveaway

We are excited to be hosting a giveaway for 3 pairs of Cheekyshoes. Recently I was sent a pair of Cheekyshoes to review and was delighted to find stylish, fun shoes that are simple, flat and very comfortable. Cheekyshoes come in a fabulous range of vibrant, pick-me-up colours. I chose Sparkling Orange but I love all the colours!



See the current Cheekyshoes range (there will be a new collection coming out in June to replace the existing ones) and read my Cheekyshoes review.



If you'd like to win a pair of Cheekyshoes you can enter the giveaway by leaving a comment on this post answering the question:

Which is your favourite Cheekyshoes colour?

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The prize is a pair of Cheekyshoes in the colour and size of your choice. The competition is open to UK residents only and will close on Monday 3rd June 2013. The 3 winners will be chosen by random draw and announced on Wednesday 5th June 2013.

This giveaway is now closed.



Note: I received a pair of Cheekyshoes to review but have not received payment for this post. All opinions are my own.



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