Sunday, 15 June 2014

Happy Birthday Harvey

5 Today!

Happy birthday to my wonderful, beautiful, boisterous, crazy (not so) little monster!

I cannot believe that it has been 5 whole years already since the day i first held you in my arms, we have had so much fun and learnt so many new along the way :)

Today you have opened your presents at home and your favourite was the Hot-wheels loop track!
We then went to the cinema to watch The Lego Movie, you enjoyed your popcorn and the movie loads and even had a dance in front of the screen to the music at the end credits :) **Everything Is Awesome**
On the way to nanny's house we did some Geocaching and we found 'the jar of hearts' and inside there was a trackable smurf travel bug.
At nanny's house you opened more presents and you got the biggest box of k'nex you can imagine and some lovely treats off nanny's neighbour Mary, including a chocolate mustache that you pretended to be granddad with!
We have had lots of fun and games and finished the day off with a lovely chocolate cake!

Happy Birthday Harvey! I hope you had a lovely day :)

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

A Week of Carnival Fun

Sheringham Beach

Last week Harvey had his friend Lee over to stay for the week, lee is a couple of days older than Harvey and i was worried how i was going to deal with 2 boisterous four year olds for a week, i had planned lots of activities to do and with Cromer carnival week the same time, it gave me another 2 days of fun things to do!
We have spent the week wondering through the woods, swimming in the sea and building sandcastles on the beach, playing down the park in the evenings, we went swimming at the local pool, we have watched the carnival parade, aerobatic displays from Wildcat Aerobatics, been on the funfair and watched a spectacular fireworks display (which my camera had died so i couldn't get any photos!) we have all had a lovely week of fun together and lots of lovely memories made :)

Building sandcastles 

First paddle in the sea
Making his own rock pool

Lee in a police car on the carnival field

Harvey being cheeky

Tickle fight!

Lee enjoying our picnic
Wildcat Aerobatics

Wildcats in diamond formation

Sophie & Zackary waiting for the parade
Harvey waiting for the parade

Lee excited waiting for the parade

Lee & Minnie mouse (mega excited!)

Harvey on the fair ride

Lee on a fair ride

Both kids on the roller coaster

Zooming around the track

Lee on the giant bouncy slide (i wasnt allowed on :( and harvey didnt want a go)

Both Kids shattered after carnival night

 My next mission is to finish school shopping for when Harvey starts school in a couple of weeks!

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Pettitts Animal Adventure Park - A Day Out With Nanny And Grandad

Last Monday me and Harvey were taken out by my mum and dad to Pettitts Animal Adventure Park, The last time i went there was when i was a child, probably only a little bit older than what Harvey is now, and the only thing i can remember is being bounced by a goat! 
We had a fantastic day and Harvey even plucked up the courage to pet and feed the goats, i got eaten by an over friendly little goat and we had endless rides on the trains, and Harvey really enjoyed looking at all the different animals. 

On the funfair train


Harvey petting the goats

My mum and Harvey feeding the goats

Being surrounded by goats!


Coaxing out a shy goat

Very friendly little fella

Driving his very own tractor

Crashing the tractor into grandads legs on purpose!

Funny face!

Gnome garden


Grandad, Harvey and Nanny

Ball pit raccoon?

More goaty piccs!

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

My Favourite Childhood Holiday Memory

As kids we always went to Butlins Skegness for our holidays and what fantastic memories were made there! i can remember my little sister as a baby curled up on my bed one afternoon after swimming, and as a toddler she cried her eyes out when we went to meet Noddy! I remember my brother falling asleep whilst getting his face painted as a tiger, and our dad splashing us about in the pool! I remember that there used to be little electric boxes in the cupboard that we had to put a card in to have power! There was a giant armchair! The photo shop where after getting our photos taken, the next day we would go and look for them among all the others taken! i loved the little roller coaster and would go on it again and again! My most favourite thing of all was the monorail!
All 3 of us on the giant sofa!
My brother just after he had woken up from having his face painted and me!

There has never been just one special holiday memory as a child, they were all magical!

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Safety 1st Extra Tall Pressure Fit Stair Gate Review

Safety 1st UK recently sent me an Extra Tall Pressure Fit Stair Gate to review. 

This is a nice sturdy gate once up and keeps the younger children out but the older ones can open it with ease, ideally i wanted to keep Harvey (4) out of the kitchen as he likes to help himself to the fruit bowl a bit too often but he could easily open it! Also it has kept my mums dog out while i have been looking after him as it is too tall for him to jump and my friends children are all too young (from 5 months to 3 years) to be able to open it so it is perfect for them!

The gate was pretty easy to put up except when it came to putting the extension on, i had to keep checking back and forth on the instructions which are just diagrams, in my opinion a few written explanations would have been helpful, i also had a bit of trouble getting the plastic out of the gate to put the extension in, but other than that it was easy to put together and took me just over 30minutes. As it is a pressure fit gate, all you have to do is just wind the bolts and it pushes the gate into place!

Harvey also was very happy with the big box that the gate arrived in and he has turned it into a rocket ship!

The stair gate can be bought from Argos for £29.99 HERE

Product description / spec

  • Pressure fit.
  • 2 way opening.
  • Single locking.
  • Easy close.
  • Auto shut.
  • 1 handed opening and locking.
  • Step over bar.
  • Height 91cm.
  • Fits openings from 73 to 80cm.
  • Maximum width with extensions 94cm.
General information:
  • Supplied fully assembled.