Thursday, 14 March 2013

"The smartest pants" ( Potty Training Update)

  So we have the books (mummy's and JT's) and we have the decorated potty, all we need now is big boy pants so it was ......

and we found some that sir loved of course they had to be Thomas the tank engine ones!. he loves them and is a very proud to own such stylish pants!

He has been doing very well with wee's on the potty and none on the floor as yet, the stickers and praise have all helped too. 

So all in all a great start and a very happy little man strutting his stuff in his "momos" (Thomas) pants.

Crazy Daisy Mum

x X x

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Mummys on a diet hide the cake!

As with the majority of the country I too have been subjected to the well needed new year diet!.

So I set myself a target day for the 1st February to begin my diet, the 1st of January would have been such a tormenting date to start for me as the cupboards were still bursting with all the goodies from Christmas.

January was a month to invite friends and family over for nibble party's which gave us all a chance to catch up after the festive season and to get rid of all those naughty sweet treats lurking in the cupboard.

1st of February came round so quickly but I did need to start this diet as I am now the heaviest I have ever been, all my own doing mind you, too much indulgence and not enough exercise. So with a downloaded app on my iphone, and good friends who too are on diets and are very supportive, we conquered our first month, with watching what we ate and implementing exercising to our daily routines. we go power walking together 2 days a week and swimacise once a week, and by adding it in my daily routine is a real help to so its not so much of a chore but just part of my day to day now.  

And it is paying off I'm now just under a stone lighter and well on my way to my goal. This is the most determined I have ever been on any diet and to keep the exercise up is inset in me now for instance this Wednesday we had a parents consultation at Little Miss M's school (which went very well), on  the evening we walk normally, so determined I went with my husband who was fitting a carpet for his aunt and uncle in Faversham so I took little JT with me in his pushchair and power walked down to the marshes and back, and the views we had were stunning and a great talking point for me and my little man.

and when we got back the sun was out so we enjoyed a lovely stroll down the track chasing our shadows which JT thought was great fun. 

So getting fit can be fun too for all!
I will be a yummy Mummy x x

I'm linking this up with   

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

Crazy daisy Mum 

x x x  

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

"wee wee mummy" it's that time again!.

I would normally apologise for being absent for the first 2 months of this year, however you can appreciate how family life can just sweep you along without a second to stop. We have had a few things (exciting)  going on in the Crazy Daisy household that have had to take priority over my beloved blog. All will come apparent in the next few months ( fingers crossed)  I will keep you posted.

Well it's that time again in parenting where we have to admit that our babies are growing up. My little JT has been saying for a little while now when he is doing a wee in his nappy, but this week he has been taking his nappy off when he has been wetting it.

We brought him a potty and a book just before christmas just so he can get  used to seeing it, sitting on it and he enjoyed reading the book ( sometimes whilst sitting on the potty) , with the occasional wee on it. However today we have made some changes to his bargin £1 potty with yet another bargin of 99p thomas the tank engine stickers, and the end result was a very proud little boy, who straight away shouted " WEE WEE MUMMY!!" he was very pleased as he stood to find his first wee in his improved potty, and all for £1.99.

So as you can all imagine a very proud mummy sits here typing this to you, but also a little saddened as this means my baby boy is not such a baby but is growing up in to a Toddler. Just one more step in him gaining independence and not needing me as much.

I will keep posting updates on little man's progress and our adventures with Potty training.

Crazy Daisy Mum

x x x x

Monday, 17 December 2012

Where has 2012 gone ?????

 As we pulled on our wellies and wrapped up warm ready for another one of our family adventures I just took a moment to think .... I can remember our visit to father Christmas last year just like it was only a short time ago. however it has in fact been over a year ago where has the time gone and what a fabulous year it has been, not just for our family but for the whole country we've had the Queens diamond jubilee and the Olympics which have the biggest focus for many and one we have enjoyed celebrating too.

But back to December 2012 and we have enjoyed preparing for the biggest and most exciting day of the year in our house CHRISTMAS!!!. Today we are going to the main man himself Father Christmas ("Santa" as little man can say this).
After looking online at hundreds of grotto's and all with different prices ranging from £1 - £20 but all ultimately with the same experience ... or so i thought ... I had found this one grotto which was only a short distance away from us.

Shorne woods country park

For only £5 per child, I know its not about the cost but when your on a budget unfortunately it is a big part of it.

When we arrived the children just thought it was another one of our usual walks until we entered the visitors centre where we were greeted by one of  Santa's Elves. Well little Miss M's face was truly a picture a huge smile spread across her face and was instantly captured by the Santa magic. Little man was just fascinated by the clip board and the magic stamp he was given. We were told that Father Christmas was here and that he had lost Rudolph, could we help find him?. Instantly little Miss M eagerly shouted yes and armed with her clip board and work sheet in which she would write down her answers from all the riddles that were hidden around the country park in which we all had great time looking for.  

where is the clue ?

look what I spied !

Quick write it down

All 25 clues were hidden in different locations throughout the park but were within the children's attention time span, there was so much to do on our little riddle hunt from jumping or in Little Mans case falling in to the puddles, balancing on the beams and seeing all the winter time wildlife. Every answer there was had a highlighted red letter which when sorted correctly had Rudolph's location in the park.

if you go down to the woods today you better open your eyes.

we found the last one !

We were all so excited to find the last riddle and Little Miss M was quick to sit and sort through all the answers to see where Santa's beloved reindeer had landed, to her relief he had landed in the park by the lake. phew! so it was back to the visitors centre for a spot of letter writing. Little Miss M asked for a telescope, board games and clothes. Little man asked for a "choo choo" Thomas the tank engine to me and you. Then we were shown to a little wooden shed which had a lovely open fire, fairy lights and ...............SANTA!.

A truly magical experience had by everyone and what a way to lead up to christmas.

However the magic did not stop there as this morning we had a very special letter drop on to the door mat for little Miss M .......

such a lovely keepsake for little Miss M and also the latest thing that is going in for her show and tell at school tomorrow.

I'm linking this up with

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

 Only 8 more sleeps til Santa and I think were equally as excited as the children.

Crazy Daisy Mum


Saturday, 3 November 2012

I wish I could hear what others are thinking.......

Yesterday was spent shopping with my little ones as I had a little birthday money to spend on some much needed clothes for myself, as I don't know if other parents are like me and my husband we would rather buy the children clothes and accessories ( more little miss m with the accessories).  

Any way I can hear people shouting you took your children shopping during the half term!!!. yes... yes I did, and they were the best behaved, well mannered and all round superstars. However I did get some odd looks from people in the shops and around the shopping centres as I do constantly talk to my two when were out and about together, whether it be about things we have seen, things we would like to buy or even just silly things such as ( we went past a smoothie stand which displayed a picture of a cow coming out of the milkshake and I just said how did they get a whole cow in to a cup that small which gave us a few giggles).

But as me and my two pottered round the shops I did take note at how many people don't talk to there children just pull them in and out of shops and not even engage them in any sort of communication, just made me feel a little self conscious that I'm one in a minority that has this sort of relationship with my children and I know how blessed I truly am. 

We came to a decision we wanted pancakes :-)
well our fun and games did not end there as we left Bluewater we were caught up in a traffic jam which took us over half an hour to go past which does not sound long but when you've got two tired and getting to dinner time hungry kids it is an eternity, so I did everything in my power to keep them from a melt down so we sang, we danced in our seats and did over the top gestures and silly faces.
It was during one of these moments that I caught a glimpse of the woman in the next cars face, It truly was the look of complete bewilderment to which I just smiled and carried on singing little miss m's favourite song of the moment "gangam style".
I will not feel embarrassed about how silly I may look to others the main thing is I survived the traffic Jam and had two giggling children in the back of the car.
As part of entering parenthood I agreed to be there own personal entertainer whether that be a singer, actor, story teller or comedian and I will not default on my contract . 
Please feel free to comment on this post about your opinions, own personal stories on the lengths that you have gone to to keep your little ones entertained.

look forward to hearing from you.

Have a great and safe bonfire weekend

Crazy Daisy Mum
x x x

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Happy Blog Birthday

I cant quite believe it has been a year since creating the Crazy Daisy Mum Of Two blogspot and what a year of adventures we have had from autumnal foraging, starting school, teething and lots of crafty creations.

I would love thank all that have taken the time to read my blog posts it means a huge deal to me and my little family and has eased the huge change from working mummy to full time stay at home mummy.

Thank You 

x X x  

Some of my blogging highlights

all but a few of our favourite adventures.

Next blog post is on our ways of keeping christmas thrifty.

Crazy daisy Mum

x x x

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Mummy's a little delicate today.......

After having a much needed yummy mummy's night out that involved a few glasses of vino with the mummy's from Little miss M's class last night, so you might say that I was feeling a little delicate today so opted staying local. after having coffee and toast and sun creaming the children as the weather has been clear blue skies and scorching sun shine of late, we headed off to our local park which for us is only a 5 minute walk away. 

So stocked up with the usual things you normally take with you on any outing nothing short of the kitchen sink plus extra water.
we slowly made our way to the park but that in it's self is an opportunity of seeking wondrous things as my little man pointed out as a plane flew over head as we gazed towards the blue sky it was criss crossed in air craft tracks which looked absolutely brilliant so armed with my trusty iphone I snapped away and got some fab pictures.
Little miss m ever the imaginative one made up a whole story about how these tracks were caused by lots of planes all playing "it!". and that's how Little miss M left that synopsis.

As we approached the entrance of the park I had noticed that my little man had gone quiet and was not moving about as much as he normally dose, upon further inspection he had fallen asleep on our very short journey. No sooner than we were through the gates she was off first stop the biggest of the climbing frames with it's "sliding pole" , at which point I had found a bench with enough shade to cover my sleeping beauty and where I can watch an ever so speedy Little Miss m zooming all over the climbing frames excitedly and promptly shouting out "MUM!! I have a new friend" . When I looked up her and another little girl had made a temporary friendship. And it always makes me smile how easy they make relationships and can straight away start playing together as though they have known each other a life time.

Well after little Miss M had fully exhausted herself running round the park we decided that we would walk the scenic route home (round the outside of the park) along the way the adventures she had were just purely amazing she found a rather large branch which she started walking along pretending to be in the circus walking along "the tight rope". further along our walk she found a forked stick..........

And after I had totally confused her by telling her that people have been known to discover water using forked sticks she proceeded to have a go but quickly changed it's use to a boomerang , a tunnel for hedgehog's and a picture frame to which she foraged round to find smaller sticks and leaves to make a picture with.

And all this fun was to be had for free for a couple of hours at our local park.

Im linking this up with Country Kids from Coombe Mill 

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

Have a great weekend
Crazy Daisy Mum