Saturday, 25 August 2012

Bit of a leap

Finn seem to have gone through a massive developmental leap of late.

On 4th August he started commando crawling, a week later he pulled up in the bath, and a week after that he learnt to roll and how to go from sitting to crawling and now he's very near to cruising.

I can't believe how quickly he has learnt all this, we have his development review in a few weeks time and I fear they may well laugh at me! However we're still going as I have some concerns about his feet, one points outwards at nearly a 45 degree angle when he's crawling, and it rolls inwards when he's trying to stand. Also despite the huge amount of food Finn eats, he hasn't gained any weight since way back in March, so I'm hoping the doctors will be able to allay my fears.

I'm so very proud of him for finally hitting all these milestones, I had a little cry when he learnt to roll, i've been waiting for it for so long!

I'm hoping walking won't be too far behind but if i know my lazy lump well enough, he'll be happy crawling for some while yet.

Mel x

Monday, 20 August 2012

Just another messy monday

Today I had decided we were going to play with Oobleck, however I was being a little dim and decided to add cornflower to water instead of the other way round and didn't have enough cornflower. Plan B was shaving foam which went down very well!

I bought a can of 26p shaving foam and coloured it with food colouring, put it in bowls with various utensils and put Finn in the paddling pool to play with it.

The paddling pool was a bargain from Tesco's, £2.99 I think and it's perfect for messy play as it can be hosed down or showered off.

This activity kept Finn's interest for about 15mins, but he was fairly grumpy and tired before hand
 I was quite impressed that he didn't try to eat any of it either!

The sun finally decided to shine after our rainy day messy play so we went for a walk to the park and to the library.

I wasn't too impressed with our local library to be honest but it does the job, I think we'll try out Story Time there next week.

Do you do messy play activities? What's your local library like?

Friday, 3 August 2012

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

Please excuse my absence over the next couple of weeks. I'm going home on Sunday and I bloody can't wait. I'm super duper excited to see all the beautiful people I've been missing for months and to see my family!

Traveling with a toddler isn't easy and I'll be driving back by myself. it's about 5 hours drive so I'm setting off at 7pm and driving through the night, if I'm lucky he'll sleep the whole way and go straight into his cot at the other end. Wish me luck.

Planning this trip has been like a military operation, I don't have time to breathe but that's the way I like it.

I'll post again when I'm back to the grim north! Eeeeeeeepp I'm excited, can you tell?!

Mel x

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Little dribbler

Just how amazing are these, I'll post more when they arrive but i'm so excited by them I wanted to show you!

Mel x