Lego is more than just lovely bright colourful bricks to us, Lego has been a massive part of our family life for the last four and a half years. Little Bird discovered Lego just before he turned 4 years old and I was soon to discover that it was going to be a lifeline for my son. When Little Bird turned 4 years old he was building Lego sets designed for children up to the age of 8 years old all on his own.
It didn’t take me long to release there was something special about my boy and their was something truly amazing between him and Lego bricks. After a long fight with hospitals and doctors we finally got a diagnosis two months ago that Little Bird has Aspergers Syndrome and high functioning autism. Every appointment we have had with the specialists and doctors we were quizzed about what he loves doing the most, every time we were asked that question and we would always reply with Lego!
Both of my children have been big fans of the Angry Birds game for a very long time, we love it at Christmas when they bring out the Angry Birds Seasons and we look forward to our daily countdown game. A few months ago the children were excited to see a trailer for the new Angry Birds Movie that is out at the cinema now and Little Bird was even more excited when he heard that the Angry Bird range had arrived at Lego.
You know Summer is on its way when the grass in your garden is up to your knees and you have to blow the cobwebs off your lawnmower and put it into action. I was late cutting my grass last year and decided this year I was going to be on top of it early. The weather this year has been strange to say the least. We had daffodiles popping up in January and everything seemed to peek early. Our grass has got a mind of its own and decided in February to have a spurt on and start growing. You know what its like once you have made that first cut, it just doesn’t stop after that.
When I became a single parent I used to worry about finding the right person to be around my children. I never really thought I would ever meet someone else so never really pictured how it would pan out in the future. I feel really lucky having Mr M in my life and around my children, hes a great influence on me and the children. He never fails to make myself or my children laugh or smile and when I sit back and watch him with them I know I picked the right person to be around me and my children.
When an email dropped into my inbox last week about Spirograph I couldn’t help but get a little bit excited about it. It was like my childhood had flashed before my eyes and I was really looking forward to reliving it again with my children as we were sent The Original Spirograph Deluxe Set to review.
Living in a five bedroom house comes at a cost and I am not talking about money. I am talking about time that I spend cleaning it, because its a big house it means I spend many hours each week cleaning all of our three floors. As soon as I have cleaned the house from top to bottom the children normally follow me around trashing it behind me. When we have all of the children home at a weekend I can spend most of my time when I am not entertaining them picking up and cleaning after them. So image my excitement when I got the opportunity to review the new Gtech Multi, I have been putting it through it paces the last few weeks and here is how I got on.
We have been a big fan of the Bubble Bum booster car seats since the day they were launched. In the past I have lent my Bubble Bum to other parents at our school when they have needed it for holidays because they fit perfect in between two toddler car seats. I always keep one in the boot of my car just in case I need an extra seat for my nieces and nephews or the childrens friends when they come home from school for tea with us.
Nothing quite says Easter more than a Lovely Half Leg of New Zealand Lamb. The children think Easter is about eggs, chocolate, bunnies and chicks but for adults or should I say for me and Mr M Easter is more about a lovely roast dinner. I was given a fantastic opportunity to cook an Easter Roast Lamb dinner following a recipe and then sharing it with my readers so here goes.
Last week I was offered the chance to try out a recipe for some Gluten Free Cupcakes. I have always wondered what Gluten Free cakes taste like so I thought I would give them a shot. One of the mums from my childrens school is Gluten Free and she posts lovely photos of cakes, biscuits and treats that she makes on her Facebook page and they are all Gluten Free and look lovely. Its something I have always wanted to try so I can compare them to my normal style of cupcakes that I make so this week I decided to make some Gluten Free Easter Cupcakes.