The summer has gone so fast -to fast!

Hi I know I have been quieter than usual this summer on posts and I have not got round to posting as much as planned or promised. In all honest truth I have just got caught up in life, bathroom renovation and enjoying the break from everyday school driven life with my two best friends. The summer has gone so fast – to fast!

For the most I have been enjoying touching based with my ever growing boys, learning more about them everyday, sharing memories, playing lots (top trumps has been a big one this summer, kite flying and inventing garden games – for example a recycle bath panel became a table tennis table) and reading with them has been a big one this summer to – we have covered a lot of fun novels this summer sat snuggled on the sofa together. I have also been proud to watch my eldest enjoy reading advance novels on his own. Whilst my youngest has shocked me with how grown up he has become since the beginning of the holidays – asking lots of whys? coming up with his own theories on things and fighting more to speak with such advance language (his brother normally dominates the conversations).

Don’t get me wrong it hasn’t all been a rose-tinted holiday and  I have had a few ‘mummy is going insane’ moments – including one this morning! When one child insist on being all over you, talking non stop and demanding endless attention all before 9am resulting in me not getting any coffee or food till 12.30 – when I insisted daddy came to the rescue. I really am not a morning person at the best of time, brain does not function till about 1.30pm especially at the moment when we have no bathroom in action due to the renovated.

However for the most part its been relaxed and great sharing time together (in between them being the best of friends one minute or trying to kill each other the next, giving me no space to breath and the house looking like there’s been a natural disaster). I still stick by the Holidays are great and I really don’t want them to go back to school!!!!

For the next week in regards to the website I am going into hibernation – so I can enjoy the final week of noise, laughter and fun whatever the weather with my boys before it’s all over till half-term.

As you might have noticed in regards to the website I have been playing again. The changes have been based on your feedback, my personal preferences – The other design wasn’t working for me it didn’t feel very me when writing projects/blogs and plus all of your lovely comments have influenced given me the confidence to follow my gut to revert back to the old style. Thank you so much for all the comments I really do appreciate them. I have been shocked by just how many people have visited the site since it started and leave me such positive and kind feedback. I am so glad you like it and keep revisiting. It gives me the confidence to know im heading in the right direction.

 In regards to me posting the comments on my site for others to read, I follow strict guidelines and will only share with others if all the security checks are completed and passed. So pleased do not be offended if I don’t post your comment, I will have read it and appreciated it. However I am trying to ensure my website is a safe place to visit. Security and keeping other people’s data safe is very very important to me and my website- I will do all I can to ensure my T&c’S are met to the best of my ability.

Please DO keep revisiting and commenting. However don’t forget to follow so you don’t miss any updated projects and blogs.

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Many thanks emmas xxx

 

Summer catch up

Hi Hope you are all enjoying your summer! I can not believe we are now over the half way mark. I do not want it to end and am trying hard not to allow myself to start to feel the returning to school blues. Trying to ensure we continue to enjoy the freedom the holidays bring with the relaxed timetable: relaxed mornings and late nights. Apart from living with the chaos that comes with a bathroom renovation and having children home for the holidays. We have mainly kept ourselves busy with playing, lots of play dates, birthday parties and garden time. We have not done many Art and craft activities as the boys have found plenty of creative play ideas themselves.

    However I am able to add two projects to the project section that we have done; take a look at Super soft play dough recipe. and Shaving foam painting.

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Enjoy emmas xxx

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Space theme day.

    Here’s the second run down one of our ‘themed days’ – Space. Based around my eldest sons favourite theme, we had great fun all day. For those not aware or who are visiting my site for the first time – My boys love our theme days, begging me to do them every holiday. It is a fun way to filled a ‘holiday day’ cheaply and means you can relieve childhood boredom of staying at home if needed.

  For our  Space day we started by creating space alien pencil pots created out of a recycled baked bean tin and an old sun reflector which was heading to the bin – I will be  posting ‘how to’ to my project section.IMG_0903

   We followed this with some not so space theme ‘train’ picture watercolour painting (sons choice – another like) – I printed two free train colouring pages of the web which the boys then painted with watercolours. The pictures looking very effective and colourful.

We followed this with a lunch based on our themed – Space rocket sandwiches made by the boys with cheese for the windows and space raider crisps.

 After lunch we created our own spotted space pictures out of stickers.

We then watched a space themed Dvd.

Finishing  our day with pizza planets and ice lolly rockets for dinner. Plus of course reading ‘Space theme books’  and some stargazing before we went to bed.

emmas xxx

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Boat theme day.

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    So slightly later than planned here’s the First run down one of our ‘themed days’ – Boats. Based around my youngest sons favourite book and a popular book in our house we had great fun all day. My boys love our theme days, begging me to do them every holiday. It is a fun way to filled a ‘holiday day’ cheaply and means you can relieve boredom of staying at home if needed.

For our day we started by creating Paper plate Sea Scenes. Which has already been posted to my project section.

We followed this with a watercolour painting – I printed two free sailing boats colouring pages of the web which the boys then painted with watercolours. The pictures looking very effective and colourful.

We followed this with a lunch based on our themed – boat sandwiches made by the boys with grapes for the sea, plum whale and a banana base .

 After lunch we created our own ‘toy boat’ out of bits and pieces (and floated it later in our night-time bath).

We then vacated into the garden for ‘creative play’ to take a swim in the sea (our pool).

We then did some iceberg evacuation looking and finding sea creatures and items (mostly playMobil seaside items and toy sea creatures).

Finishing  our day with fish, chips and ice cream oysters for dinner and a bath filled with boats. Plus of course reading ‘Toy boat’ before we went to bed.

emmas xxx

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