Monday, 24 July 2017
Tuna jackets with salad
Taco's with salad
Beef stew with dumplings
Hot dogs with sweet potato fries and corn on the cob
Lamb Rogan Josh and brown rice
Monday, 17 July 2017
Stir fry beef with vegetables and noodles
Chicken salad with roasted new potatoes
Sausage and bean casserole with sweet potato mash and peas
Spaghetti bolognaise with garlic bread
Fish, chips and peas
Chicken korma with brown rice
Roast pork dinner
Monday, 10 July 2017
Sausage and bean casserole with mash
Fish with jacket potatoes and salad
Cheese and bacon pasta bake
Cottage pie with vegetables
Homemade slow cooker beef curry with brown rice
Naked burger with sweet potato fries and corn on the cob
Roast chicken dinner
Sunday, 9 July 2017
Lets talk about flying with a toddler. I was so worried about this from the moment we booked the holiday right up until we got on that plane a year later. Talking to a lot of mums its a big worry for most and some even put off going on holiday because of this. I have put together a few tips that helped me through the flight.
Go prepapred with a bag full of goodies, toys, sweets and drinks. We took along lots of snacks and got him plenty to drink when we got to the airport.
I put together a rucksake of toys and things to do which I reserached on social media for ideas. I made a video of what I packed for the flight which is linked at the bottom of this post. A good idea is to go into Poundland and pick up a few new toys so they should hopefully find this more exciting and interesting when you get them out on the flight. Try and get a toy out each half hour or something depending on flight time instead of all at once.
We used Darrens old tablet and downloaded a few CBeebies programmes on it to help entertain him on the plane which worked really well. One thing I will mention though is he has some toddler headphones but because the sound isnt very high on them he couldnt hear them very well due to the noise of the plane.
To help with the ears we made sure Sonny had his dummy for take off and landing which seemed to have worked really well. Other ideas I would suggest is a drink or bottle or even some sweets to suck on if they are old enough.
After a while Sonny did want to get up and move about so we went to the toilet and changed his nappy. At one point we walked up and down the plane to stretch our legs, only problem with that is he kept wanting to do it after that but I wouldnt let him.
Hopefully they will sleep for a little bit so remmeber to take a blanket or pillow to help with this. We were lucky Sonny slept for an hour there and most of the flight on the way home as it was a night flight.
I hope these help anyone who is worried about a flight with a toddler. If anybody else has any tips or advice please comment below. Always remember no matter what happens its ony a few hours of your life :-)
Thanks for reading
Friday, 7 July 2017
Sonny's 2nd Birthday, how has this moment arrived already??
I dragged the celebrations out for a whole week.
On the Sunday before his birthday we went to Southampton to visit Darren’s sister so that Sonny could see his aunty as she was busy his birthday weekend. We popped along to a lovely farm called Longdown Farm for a few hours. Sonny loved looking and feeding the animals and we had a fun day out with Steph and her friend. We then went home and had cake. They made him a hedgehog cake which he was obsessed with as it was covered in chocolate buttons. We ended the day with a takeaway and then headed home with one tired boy.
The night before his birthday I put all of Sonny’s decorations up in the lounge and led out all of his presents. The banner was amazing and a bargain buy from EBay. I went with a Mr Tumble theme which was easy as just lots of random colours to go along with the theme. Sonny is obsessed with Mr Tumble at the moment so he loved his banner and kept pointing at it the next day.
On his actual birthday (Thursday) Darren was at work all day, so we decided to leave Sonny's presents and open them when he got back from work.
Me and Sonny popped to the new soft play in town. We met up with one of my friends and her little girl. It was small but nice and quiet and Sonny’s had a fun time there. We also had lunch there but Sonny didn’t eat any of his. He napped when we got home then we waiting for Daddy to come home to open his presents.
Sonny got some lovely presents and loved them all. His main present’s from us was a Micro Scooter and a slide for the garden. He was so good on the scooter first time. He is such a clever boy and amazed me all the time.
We ended the day with his second cake the caterpillar from ASDA. He loved it and again it was chocolate his favourite.
We celebrated with family on the Saturday with a family BBQ. The weather was so lovely and we had a lovely time with family eating and drinking. My mum had paid for a special cake to be made with a Mr Tumble theme. It was amazing I was so pleased with it. We all sang Happy Birthday and again ate more chocolate cake.
We had some a great week celebrating.
I also filmed the week which you can view on my YouTube channel, the link is below.
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Monday, 3 July 2017
Stir fry steak with vegetables and wholegrain noodles
Roast chicken with jacket potatoes and salad
Fish cakes with rice and vegetables
Cheese and tomato omelette with salad
Cheese and ham tortilla pizza and skinny fries
Date night at Smash Burger in Bath
Spaghetti bolognaise with turkey mince
Friday, 30 June 2017
Sonny you are 2 and we are so incredible proud of you.
You have changed so much in a year. You are now able to walk and run. You run so fast Mummy can’t keep up with you. You are so active and do not stop moving. The only way we get you to stay still is if you are eating or watching Mr Tumble (Something Special) on TV.
Your favourite TV programmes this year have been Something Special, Teletubbies, Bing, Twirlywoos and of course In the night garden.
You have started to speak more and you are learning new words every day. Some of your favourite words are car, Daddy, Nanny, bubbles, keys, ball, shoes,
You had your first holiday abroad and also watched Mummy and Daddy get married. You even walked Mummy down the aisle and Mummy was very proud of you as you were so well behaved.
You love the park and you are really getting into the slide more now, but you also still love the swings.
We love how outgoing and sociable you are. You will talk to anyone and play with everyone. You love running around with all the other children especially at nursery.
Your kisses and cuddles are the best and we love you so so much.
Happy Birthday SONNY JAMES xxxx