Thursday, 23 October 2014

Bath Time Battles

Lately bath time has become a real challenge in this house with Cameron.

Cameron will come up with a variety of excuses as to why he can't or shouldn't have a bath

Some of the most recent ones are:

  • It's not my turn, it's Lucas's turn
  • I dont want a bath with Lucas
  • I am not getting in the bath without Lucas
  • I hate 'Bafizz'
  • I hate getting wet
  • 'Bafizz' are boring 
  • But I don't smell
  • But I am not dirty 
  • But I had one the other day
  • But I wont have time to play
  • But my friends don't have to have 'bafizz' tonight

Or usually he just looks at me and says 'no thank you' as if I was asking him! 

When he was a baby/toddler he used to love 'bafizz' and it was a battle to get him out the bath!

What excuses does your child come up with when it's bath time?

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Wordless Wednesday - 22/10/14

Single Mother Ahoy Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

SpongeBob SquarePants Mega Bloks

SpongeBob was first introduced back in 1999. I was 12! I remember watching it and it's lovely that Cameron now watches it. 

So when I was asked by the lovely team at Mega Bloks if Cameron wanted to review some of the SpongeBob SquarePants Mega Bloks toys I jumped at the chance! I knew Cameron would absolutely love these! 

The Invisible Boatmobile Rescue set is a 337 piece set that you build to get two vehicles and three figurines (SpongeBob, Patrick and Plankton). It also comes with 4 Jelly Fish, two plants and a sign saying Jellyfish Fields.

The Invisible BoatMobile is aimed at children % years and over and has a RRP of £19.99.

337 pieces seems quite a lot, but it comes with step by step instructions with diagrams so it is really easy to assemble.

Cam did get a bit impatient after a while, he really wanted to play with it, so I took over whilst he helped read the instructions to me and find the pieces.

I really like the fact that this set encourages hand-eye coordination as well as developing fine motor skills.

The blocks well made, sturdy and secure. This is important to me is important as I do not want pieces breaking off randomly creating a potential choking hazard for Lucas.

Cameron has had hours of fun playing with this and has said that he will be asking Father Christmas for more SpongeBob SquarePants Mega Bloks for Christmas.

SpongeBob SquarePants Boat Racer Container

The Boat Racer is a 91 piece set with a RRP of £9.99.

It comes in a cylinder tube with full instructions and diagrams to build the Boat Racer.

As with the Invisible Boat Mobile, the blocks are sturdy and secure, this set also encourages hand-eye co-ordination and fine motor skills.

This is a fun little set that a child can build on his/her own or sat down with family members.

My only quibble with this is it was hard to see the difference between some of the bricks in the instructions. This meant we put the wrong brick around the back and was not able to attach the 'tail'.

SpongeBob SquarePants Boat Racer

SpongeBob SquarePants Micro Action Figure Packet

These are the ultimate stocking fillers for and SpongeBob fans and they have a RRP of only £1.99.

There are 8 different characters to collect, and each come with an accessory. Each character also comes with a clear brick to stand on for display.

I love this fact that you do not know which one you are going to get.

You have to assemble the character, which Cameron found easy to do.

This is series one. Both Cameron and I are looking forward to the next series to see what characters he can collect from there.

SpongeBob SquarePants Micro Action Figure

Overall Cameron really loved these SpongeBob SquarePants toys and will be writing to Father Christmas to ask for more.

Key things we found:

  • The characters look exactly like they do in the show
  • Strong and durable bricks 
  • Promotes hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills
  • Perfect for any SpongeBob fans
  • Provide a lot of imaginative play
  • Great value for money

If you would like to find out more please visit Mega Bloks on Facebook or Twitter 

Note: I was sent the SpongeBob Squarepants toys for the purpose of the review. I received no money and all views are independently formed by My Life As A Mummy 

Monday, 20 October 2014

Meal Plan - 20/10/14 - 26/10/14

Meals for this week are:

Spaghetti and Meatballs
Lasagne and Chips
Chicken Casserole
Beef Stew
Sausage, Mash and Beans
Faggots, Mash & Veg
Chicken Fajitas (For Matt), Ham wraps (for Cameron) and Jacket Potato with Cottage Cheese for me

Whats on your menu this week?

Sunday, 19 October 2014

My Sunday Photo

This is not the best quality photo! I hold my hands up!

But this is the only photo I have of my children and I! (Even if Lucas does look grumpy)

So to me, it's the best photo in the world.


Saturday, 18 October 2014

Lucas 8-9 Month Update

I can not believe that Lucas is now 9 months old and that in just three months we will be celebrating his 1st Birthday! You can see Lucas's 6-8 month Update here

Lucas is still refusing to sit up. He has the muscle strength there, it's just like he can not be bothered and as I am scared of him falling and hurting himself, I just end up supporting him. It has got me a little bit worried about his development though, especially seen as Cameron was late with sitting up as well. Health Visitor doesn't seem to be too bothered and I have to remember he was 6 weeks early!

Lucas was weighed this month and now weighs 21lb 15oz! He is also in 12-18 month clothing already. This is due to his length and also his chunky legs!

We have had some food issues with Lucas this month. He started gagging a lot on 7month + jars, so I decided to go with Baby Led Weaning and see how he got on. Well he didn't get on well with it. At all! And we had lots of heaving and projectile vomiting to the point he was just eating Organix Carrot Sticks and Yoghurts. So we have gone back down to food with no lumps. He seems to be getting on better with this now.

Lucas has been babbling a lot the last month. At first it was buh buh buh, but that has now developed into DaDa! (Sigh!) He also says mmmmm for yum, and he says 'hiya' when you pick him up! He did say hello once, but I think that was a complete fluke as he hasn't said it again and it wasn't in context.

Still no teeth, but really rosy cheeks, especially the right side, so maybe one is brewing? We had a night this month where they were really playing him up. He was screaming in pain, I had never heard him cry like that before. Lucas rarely cries, so you knew something was really wrong. Matt ended up driving him round for two hours to settle him.

Lucas's relationship with Cameron is growing and growing! I love the fact they are so close and I love the way Lucas laughs at Cameron, he doesn't laugh like that for anyone. I am really hoping they grow up close.

Lucas had his first go in a swing this month! Wasn't really impressed by it as the photo shows!

I think that's about it for this month.