Hidden spinach & Daddy time

1) Turning frowns upside down Little boys (& I!) aren’t feeling tiptop today. It’s been quite hard with non-stop whining, but we did some creating & had a good time! It changed the mood of our afternoon and stopped us all getting grotty with each other. Think we will do more arty stuff together as we don’t get chance to do it often, & I’d like to encourage them all to have a go being a little more creative!

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2)Daddy time Joby took Rocco out to a DIY store, & they had a good time! Rocco is what we affectionately call a “Daddy Magnet”! He’s not been feeling very great so he’s extra attached today, following him everywhere! They made a fire together & he ate his dinner on his lap!

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3) Rainbow – found another little top that was passed down in Sylvie’s clothes. Forgot I’d had this & it’s not going to fit her much longer either, but it was lovely bright & cheery!

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4) Hidden Spinach Joby made a smoothie for lunch & I persuaded him to let me stick a handful of spinach leaves in. Nobody was keen on the idea… But there was not a drop left! Big success! In his smoothie was a concoction of banana, frozen strawberries, sultanas, horlicks, honey, spinach, natural yoghurt & milk. Sounds odd.. Tasted amazing!

5) Willpower – First time since the 3rd I had felt like I missed popping on Facebook. Even the lure of needing Candy Crush lives was proving strong, but I resisted. Now, if I could apply this willpower to my diet, that would be great!

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Crayon melting art (or how to stop poorly toddler meltdowns!)

It was meltdown central in our house this afternoon…so in a bid to help calm the situation I decided to get canvasses out that I found in our decluttering process & try out a crafty idea I had seen on Pinterest.

It was very messy, but lots of fun. Next time I think we need to find a better method of holding & melting the crayons but nevertheless we enjoyed our crafty time. We only had three canvasses the big boys (10 & 8) did one together, I helped the little ones (23m & 4 tomorrow!) with one each…

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Ready to create!

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Melting

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Blasting with the hairdryer!

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Drawing on the back too!

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He was very pleased with his creation!

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Cookies & crafting!

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The big boys art on their wall!

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Rocco’s painting (aged 23m)

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Albie’s art (aged 4 tomorrow!)

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Close up of Albie’s masterpiece!