my boy loves his numbers!

But why won’t he say ‘ONE!’ …It’s the only one he’s never said from 1 – 10 ! Strange.

I could listen to his little voice all day long ..even when he’s whining! 

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Isaac’s bedtime story – Thomas saves the day

Story time is without doubt my favourite part of my Isaac based day. I love watching his little eyes light up as I turn each page and the way he quickly tries to look at each and every image on the page all at the same time. It’s not only because I know I’m going to get some ‘me time’, it’s also because I know how much he loves story time!

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This bedtime we read: Thomas saves the day – It came as a book box set with a cuddly Thomas toy. 

I usually steer clear of interactive books for bedtime because he gets far too giddy. Tonight he asked for choo choo though… who am I to say no? I want to send him to bed a happy boy. It’s a decent size book, not too long but not a “oh is that it?” situation. Me & Isaac prefer the shorter stories as Isaac loses interest after a while if it overstays it welcome.

This book has the 3 sound button images presented throughout the pages which prompts you to press the one at that point in the book. Two of the sounds being trains tooting and the other is a catchy little tune which Isaac loves. I let Isaac press the buttons when I told him to and told him which to press, which is really pushing my no interactive books rule but there you go! 😉

I cannot fault this one on anything, such a lovely little read and perfect for a little boy with a growing fascination with trains. Thumbs up from mummy!

& in the end It turns out I was so wrong with the interactive books …he was straight to sleep all the same as any other book. So in future all rules out the window at story time.. ANY BOOK GO’S. (some limits do apply haha).

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Trains, baby monitors & bath crayons..

I thought Id share our lovely day yesterday with you all…

So this is how our morning started – cuddled up on the couch watching milkshake! He doesn’t usually cuddle me in the morning he wants to be up and out. It was perfect, although he did his usual “where’s daddy?” as soon as I walked into the room. This is the strangest thing, he asks where daddy is every morning but it’s always me he see’s first thing. Maybe he’s checking if daddy’s at work again, I don’t know. 10952331_405246722986005_426496159_nWe had plans to go to feed the ducks with granddad today, the weather had other ideas however. It was snow snow snowing! I sent my dad a tethinking it was raining having not looked out the window yet telling him ‘we’ll see if the weather dies down a bit for feeding the ducks – not sure if it will’. I looked out the window and BAM! street covered in snow! hmmm. Dad suggested a trip to Liverpool on the train, it’s not far from us. It’s about 20 minutes on the train.

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Isaac loved it! He looked out the window and said “choo choo!”. He even shouted “train!” when he seen other trains passing. He was so well behaved, he just sat there and occasionally stood up so he could get a better view. I think the whole motion of the moving train was exciting to him. He’s got a real interest in them at the moment, Thomas is his most used Christmas present I’d say. I’ve taken him on trains before but never at an age where he understood what it was or even appreciate the surroundings. 19 months is such a beautiful age. The last couple of months actually it’s been amazing watching him grown in himself every single day. He’s not had one day off where he’s not thought “I’ll try/learn something new today!” He’s a trooper.

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Isaac with granddad 🙂 Overall we had a lovely day in Liverpool. We went shopping, went for lunch and just had some lovely quality time the three of us. I think the highlight of it for all 3 of us though was the train ride there and back without a doubt. On the way back Isaac decided to sing ‘the wheels on the bus’ for us, sure he changed the words but the tune was still there. Bless his heart!          

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                                                                                                                                   You may question why there is a random photo of my baby monitor in this post?! The wire of my old charger completely snapped last night. So random I know, but still relevant. So it’s pretty much the same one however there is no  wire! CLEVER? well, no I didn’t actually know until I opened the box and seen it just plugs directly into the wall…The only problem is that I cant walk from room to room with it and in my house you can’t hear Isaac in his room unless you’ve got the monitor on or are on the landing outside his door. I will just have to go from room to room plugging it in to each and every plug socket… but still, no broken wires! YAY!

And to end this post on a nice negative note… look what the bath crayons have done to my grouty bits 😦 *rolly eyes face*

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Aquadoodles – rainy day fun

For christmas Isaac got a rainbow aqua doodle and a mini chuggington travel aqua doodle.

We haven’t had chance to get round to trying them out properly but yesterday being a rainy wet windy day – it was perfect!

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He enjoyed drawing, although he did have a habit of stomping the pen down rather than brushing it across. He began to get the hang of it but the stomping continued at points (I guess he liked it like that!)

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The chuggington aqua doodle was a little different – which I like! You colour in with the same pen and the trains appear where they should be. Isaac has a bit of an obsession at the minute with trains. He’s forever saying ‘choo choo’ and ‘train’. He loved the fact that it was trains I think and the fact that they appeared infront of his eyes. After a while he was bringing it over to me and saying “where’s choo choo? TA!” and passing it for me to ‘discover’ the trains. I got a little video of when I first let him have a play in his high chair, after he got out he continued to play with them both.

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I would defo recommend, especially the chuggington one. (I’m pretty sure they come with different characters/themes). I bought him this one before Christmas from the entertainer for £1 on sale. So glad I did now!

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Looking for a photo book/idea

Here’s the problem:

Aidens side of the family live over an hour away so don’t get to see Isaac as much as we all might like. I don’t want him to not know their names and faces as much as people he might see everyday. I need something for him to look at or listen to. hope this makes sense.

I was thinking a photo album but as you know he will probably throw the photos everywhere.

ANY IDEAS ?!

please share.

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Too many toys!

Christmas means love, family and happy times to me…

It also means presents… lots and lots of presents, which means no space to put lots of presents.

I did my toy clear out before Christmas getting rid of so MANY toys and giving them to a charity shop. Toys that Isaac is too old for and toys that he doesn’t really bother with any more. I sorted them out into one big pile ready to put in a bag to take to the shop when Isaac suddenly decides that EVERY single toy in that pile is his favourite toy ever! He uses words like ‘WOW!’ and ‘YAAAAAY!’ whilst playing with them! Why do they do this? I suppose we’re all guilty of it at some point, thinking of it, I do the same when clearing out my clothes. Maybe i’m not so vocal about it but I do think to myself “Oh I might wear this” or “what if I get invited to meet the queen?” or “what if I DO go to the gym?” YEAH RIGHT!! I end up with one thing in my pile and you could probably put your money on it being something that I stole out of my mums wardrobe a long time ago!

Isaac’s bedroom has so little room, i’m struggling to find a storage system that will actually help the situation! The one I do have atm is brilliant. It wasn’t too expensive & can be found HERE. we just have TOO MANY TOYS!

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Atm we have all his christmas toys piled together on the other side of the room 😦

So leading to the point of this post… Any suggestions of toy storage would be very useful!

Thankyou in advance,

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Where’s my baby gone? – 18 months old

so I’M BACK!! I’ve not posted in a while as I lost my blogging way a little over christmas.. I’ve been so so busy!!!

santas milkIsaac is 18 months old now – nearly 19 months!!!

It’s crazy he’s such a real little person – he’s a miniature copycat version of his daddy with his very own opinions and his own preferences to what he does and doesn’t want to do! If he doesn’t get to do what he wants to do, he stamps his feet and pushes things over or throws anything in reach (sometimes) ! He is a miniature daddy with his looks btw – daddy does not stamp his feet and throw anything in sight… thankfully!

He’s beginning to really understand what we’re saying to him. I ask him if he’s hungry or he’s ready to turn the page in a book – his answer? “YIS!” I ask him if he wants to go to bed – the answer? “NOOOOO”.

He has a proper little personality – he finds random things hilarious and will sit giggling to himself with his own little thoughts. He’s not a baby anymore. He can play by himself for hours or if he lets you, he might play with you BUT only if he wants to. If not he’ll pick up his toys and move across to the other side of the room.

He practices his words all the time – at this moment he’s repeating ‘work!’ over and over because I told him that daddy was at work! Every morning without fail he asks me ‘wheres daddy?’ and i say ‘daddys at work!’

I love my little man so so much! It’s so amazing to see them develop and learn. It does go too fast though! where’s my baby gone?!

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