Archive for December, 2013
Bitter sweet of tears and notes …… Yesterday I wrapped the childrens Christmas presents, I was going to do it this weekend whilst they were with their father but I decided to crack on with it whilst they were at school. I managed to do all of Big Birds ok and just as I started to wrap Little Birds it suddenly hit me what has happened this year and how I will be spending my Christmas as a single parent with just the children. I want to make the day special for the children, I want them to enjoy it and laugh alot, I want them to look back and think actually Mum did it ok all on her own. One thing keeps getting in the way of that and that’s tears.
Whenever I think about Christmas I cry, I have been dreading it for months and now its bearly a week away the tears are flowing every day. I have cried so much in the last few days that my eyes look like I have done five rounds with Mike Tyson. I didn’t think after months of crying at the beginning of my marriage breakdown that I actually had any tears left, I was wrong.
The first official App from the hit Cbeebies show Woolly and Tig show is now here, children can have their very own interactive Woolly to play with. For those of you that do not know Woolly is a young child’s loving friend who is there to help, entertain and involve them in hours of fun, games, laughter and learning. Woolly will respond directly to a child’s touch and speak to them. Tickle him and he’ll laugh, hug him and he’ll love them back, stroke him and he’ll sleep.
Woolly makes everyday activities fun. Getting Woolly dressed, cleaning Woolly’s teeth or washing Woolly’s face is fun for children too. Woolly helps children learn with his hilarious jump and count as he interacts and shouts out numbers, he also loves to play in the sun, in the rain and in the snow. Whatever the weather Woolly will help children make the most of outdoor play.
As you all know my children are mad about Moshi Monster, they were really excited when I told them there was a Moshi Movie coming out and at the weekend when we were at the cinema they got to watch the trailer for it on the big screen. When the children saw the movie they were really excited and asked if they could go and see it. I have a feeling its going to be one of them films that I am going to enjoy too.
Last week I went to the school to watch Little Bird in his school Christmas play. His part this year was a pig ….. not just any ordinary pig though he was a dancing pig. The Yr 1 and Yr2 children performed ‘Tinsel and Tea Towels’ and they did an amazing job, it contained lots of humour, the children had us parents laughing pretty much all the way through.
Little Bird got up on the stage to perform his dance with all the other animals, he did a really good job. He looked really cute in his piggie outfit I think you will agree.
Recently we were lucky enough to be asked to be part of the Chuggington Bloggers project and we jumped at the chance. Little Bird loves Chuggington and when he heard that Tomy had brought out a range of Chuggington toys he was really excited to see what they had to offer. We were sent the Chuggington StackTrack to review and we couldn’t wait to get it out of the box.
Smash, Crash ROAR …….Walking with Dinosaurs has now come alive with these fantastic Gorgon Stomping Dinosaur feet. I first saw these at Dream Toys in London a few weeks ago where there were some children stomping around the room with these on their feet. I knew my dinosaur mad little man would love them instantly. I also knew a couple of his friends would go crazy for them too.
Hold on to your hats because your about to hear about a toy that is pretty cool. Recently we were offered the chance to review a fire breathing dragon from How to Train Your Dragon, how could I refuse. I was desperate to see how it worked and personally I couldn’t wait for it to arrive. When it did land on my door step I had to get it out of the box immediately …. alright I admit it the children were not about they were at school but I was really excited to see how it worked and knew that I could explore it first and work it out without the little people snatching it out of my hand.