Monday, 20 October 2014

Pumpkin patch kids

I recently saw a picture of a pumpkin patch on the muddy puddles twitter feed and thought how awesome it would be to find our local field.

A quick Google search and I found Pickwell Farm was fairly local and they had a PYO pumpkin patch. My excitement was building and so was the boys!

He has seen the Curious George pumpkin special enough to replay it word for word and wanted to take all the pumpkins just like George.

We headed into the field in search of the perfect pumpkin which had to be as big as our head and perfect for carving.

There was plenty to choose from and the pictures looked great - I just wish I took my DSLR instead of relying on my phone.

As we went with friends we managed to get a picture together whilst the husband was at work.

My favorite picture was taken by my friend with the boy and her son with their chosen pumpkins.

We paid £2 per picked pumpkin regardless of the size and we all had a great time picking our pumpkins.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Having fun with squeezy cheese

We were recently sent a surprise package of squeezy cheese from Primula and encouraged to create some recipes with the kids. I must admit at first I wasn't keen on the idea of cheese coming from a tube but as all profits go to the Kavli trust charity I thought we would give it a go. 

The boys were keen to get started straight away with the boy wanted to make a dinosaur - it didn't look much like a dinosaur so we opted for faces instead.

A healthy after school snack which they helped to prepare and had lots of fun doing. 

The faces were a success so we moved onto homemade pizza's. With no bases in the house we improvised with some bread rolls cut in half. Covered them with a tomato pesto and squeezed away. 

The young one was so keen to get eating we made some eye balls whilst the pizza's cooked.

The boys and I had lots of fun with the cheese and will defiantly be buying more. Thank you Primula for our surprise gift.

Disclosure: We were gifted the cheese and encouraged to have fun with it but were not obliged to write about it. All opinions are honest and my own.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

First parents evening

This week we had the boys first parents evening. If I'm being honest I wasn't expecting much after the biting incidents and the fact he can't sit still without something to hold at home.

With the sticker charts being a huge success Mrs Cupcake has noticed a massive improvement in how the boy handles situations. He also has no problem with sitting still and is the first on the mat so he can sit directly in front of Mrs Cupcake.

He is eager to please and has the requirements for  1-10 down to a tea with 14-16 causing him a bit of trouble when continuing to count to 20. He can hold a pen properly and write a few letters with 's' looking a bit like a snake with an extra half an 's' added on.

He shows empathy towards others and will try and cheer up any children who are sad. He has a new little chum who he adores and as soon as we get to school he is seeking her out.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Ella's kitchen snacks

We were recently sent a box of the Ella's kitchen snacks as part of their #standupforgoodsnacks campaign for the boys to try the new toddler snacks. Even though these are aimed at toddlers the boy had no trouble stepping in and helping to test them out.

The boys enjoyed all the snacks and it was good to see snacks with more adventitious ingredients. The boys had no qualms getting stuck in bit but I found that they had a funny smell like bird seed or rabbit food. The boys favorite new snack was the tomato and basil nibbles.

Ella's kitchen recently invited toddlers to take over Hyde Park's corner to have their say on snacks. It's a fun video if you would like to take a look:

Disclaimer: We were sent the box of snack to try for the purpose of this post but all views are honest and my own.