Sunday 26 March 2017

Freddie at 16 months

So the biggest thing that's happened with you this month Freddie is that you are now officially walking like a pro! You love nothing more than toddling around the house, very often you are following James! 

You are in mostly in 12-18 clothes, but I think you might be going to start wearing 18-24 soon in trousers especially! You wear a size 4 pull-up and a size 5 nappy. You are very hit and miss with your naps some days you will have two other days just one long one!

You start every night in your own cot, but normally end up in with mummy and daddy by 4am! You are teething badly again so as normal you have a nasty cold and snotty nose! You seem to be getting two more top front teeth taking you to a total of 13 teeth!

You have had your first sleepover with James at nana and gaga's house which went well! You slept for eleven hours straight through! I would love you to do that at home again! Mummy and daddy were meant to be going for a meal but both ended up ill. 

You are literally obsessed with your brother and love nothing more now than toddling up to him and putting your arms round him! 

We all love you so much Freddie Bear
Love always 
Mummy xxx

Friday 24 March 2017

Messy Mat Review

With a weaning baby, you are guaranteed messy meal times! With a four year old you are pretty much guaranteed mess wherever you go! 

When Messy Me got in touch and offered us one of their messy mats to review we were thrilled! We chose to receive the mat in navy with white stars. 

Freddie is a very messy eater who likes launching food across the floor! My rug has been saved a number of times especially when Freddie took it upon himself to kick his bowl of porridge out my hands one breakfast time! 

The mat is basically a giant oil cloth and we love it! It is wipe clean and it has literally been a godsend since it arrived! 
Before we got the mat we were having to get our Hoover out at least three times a day now all we need to do is shake the mat of outside! James is a little disappointed though that the Hoover is not out as much as well he does love our hoover! 
We are looking forward to using the mat more over the coming weeks especially as the Easter holidays are coming up in a few weeks which means lots of messy painting with James! I generally don't like getting the paint out, but I can see the messy mat saving my table and floor from the paint!

Disclaimer: We received the Messy Mat free of charge in exchange for this honest review. All opinions and photos are our own! 

Sunday 12 March 2017

Living Arrows 10/52

So I'm a bit late this week. James had a 24 hour bug on the weekend which he then passed onto mummy then Freddie decided to have a 1-4am rave n be a monkey the rest of the week!

So James has been back at school a week now and what a busy first week back they had! They had a school trip to Whitehouse Farm on the Tuesday, Wednesday they had PE and then Thursday was World Book Day. James dressed at Willy Wonka! By Friday night James was shattered! They also introduced a new lunch system at school where the kids choose their meal at registration and are given a coloured wristband which they exchange for their meal. James however seems to be choosing the blue option every day! 

Freddie has been learning to walk this week! He has mastered ten steps on his own in the house and loves nothing more than toddling along holding your hand when you are out. Think it will be a trip for new shoes at the weekend! He does seem to have been a baby much longer than James ever was, but I guess that's because James was walking at ten months old! And by age Freddie is now (15 months) he was running everywhere!

Saturday 4 March 2017

Redesigning James Bedroom - The Shape and Layout

We have been living in our house now for nearly two years and to be honest we have done nothing to James bedroom at all apart from putting in a roller blind! I do have a series of posts lined up on paints and furniture we are aiming to get for his room so this post is basically on the layout and shape of his room!

As the room is such an odd shape we are going to have to use the space wisely when we start to redecorate and redesign his room to make it more suitable for him!

The room currently had built in wardrobes, a horrible carpet and horrible white puffy wallpaper! Below you can see the shape of his room without anything in it!
As you can see it is a very odd shape. The alcove on the right is actually above our stair case and currently is a dumping group for all his toys! 

Below you can see how his room is set out at the moment. Having the wardrobes where they are currently makes a a long dark passage into his room. His bed is actually in front of his window and radiator so his bed is sucking all the heat away from the rest of the room
Below is what  we are hoping to start doing to his room in the next month or so. We are going to take the wardrobes out and move them to the alcove. This new layout will give James so much more floor space to play and enjoy his room. at the moment all he does is actually sleep in his room as there is not much space for him to play with his toys or even set up his wooden train set.