One of the reasons I wanted to start up the blog again was to help me remember those little moments that make you smile (or cringe!)
We went on holiday last week, just out to the countryside for a few days, so I took the opportunity to write down a few of our little ones top phrases and habits now that he is stringing words together.
This month …
#1 – This way! Whenever we head out I am astounded by the number of dinosaurs that live in the trees and shrubs around the flat and in our local park. When we go dinosaur hunting our directions are clearly provided by the little man asserting ‘this way’ as we weave in and out of the bushes!!
#2 -Saying goodbye to EVERYTHING! Including Duggee when the episodes end. 😀
#3 – Singing goodnight to all the toys in his bed (yes, Duggee!) Aww!!
Hey Duggee website
Are there any little moments you would like to share? Leave a comment below😀
So, I knew that our little man was destined to be hooked or Star Wars sooner or later thanks to my partner… But I didn’t expect it to start this soon!! 😀
Our little man is 2 and already the most frequent words in any given day are currently ‘more Star Wars’ or ‘more Vader’ quickly followed by a reasonably tuneful rendition of the imperial march!
First thing in the morning, out and about and in bed at night (when he should be asleep!) we are met with requests for more Star Wars or the music of John Williams. (I would like to add that The Empire Strikes Back is of course his film of choice! 😉)
The combination of epic music and lightsabers seems to hold his attention more than most kids cartoons and he absolute LOVES it!
Perhaps not the best toddler viewing (we do fast forward some bits, especially during The Force Awakens!) so we are currently watching the Star Wars Rebels animations which are going down equally well!
(Technically not a weekend adventure as we went on a Wednesday but…)
Our little one goes to nursery for most of the week and recently the nursery did a trip to Godstone Farm for the children and parents. I had heard good things from a friend but it suppassed what I had imagined it would be like and it’s a great family day out! I had though it might be a larger version of Mudchute Farm, with more land and animals, but there was so much more to it than that! There was a huge indoor play barn with a jungle gym and little cafe, a tractor ride, a dinosaur train with models and sound effects around a little lake, a petting area, large outdoor adventure playground and a great variety of animals large and small. (oh, and a shop of course!)
I was particularly impressed with the petting area as the animals were in raised areas at a height the children could reach and of course, with a little boy obsessed with dinosaurs, the dino trail was a particular favourite of ours (I think we went round at least 4 times!) The farm is clearly geared up for lots of visitors and schools groups. There are a whole series of sheds for each pre-booked group/class to have as a base which was great and well thought through – even if ours did seam to be the furthest away! 😉
The only downside for us is that we don’t have a car, which you certainly need to get there, but we can’t wait to go back!