Alternative advent calendar 21st Dec

My blogging every day did of my alternative advent calendars did not last as long as I had hoped but if truth be told it lasted longer than I thought it would. I have kept up with L’s advent scavenger hunt, he has loved it so much, I am so proud that over the days…

Alternative advent calendar 17th & 18th Dec

A surprise migraine hit last night minuets before I was going to start writing, I say surprise as I used to have them very often and had lots of queues they were coming, but since having L almost 3 years ago I have had nearly none at all. Both yesterday and today were very slow…

Alternative advent calendar 16th Dec

So glitter glue caused immense enthusiasm when L opened it a while back on the advent but glitter paint was a bit flat, hmm, pretty much just a big pit of glitter glue, surely, well apparently not from a toddlers’ point of view, but he did get excited when we used the paint to make…

Exercise advent 16th Dec

Negative pull-ups today, for anyone who has not heard of them, they are lowering yourself down for count of ‘5 Mississippi’ they are what you do when you can’t actually do a pull-up, I am very pleased I managed 5 today, it was not that long ago I could not do 1, I feel motivated…

Alternative advent calendar 15th Dec

Oops, missed a few days blogging, I have been ill, cold/flu type ill, nasty achy, high temperature and the like, not fun, buts definite proof my boys, in particular L, have such amazing empathy for such a young child, he has not got frustrated and has accepted lots of cuddles on the sofa or playing…

Alternative advent calendar 11th Dec

L enjoyed finding his advent present today and made eggs in his kitchen for me and also made daddy sweet corn soup and then presented me with birthday cake, I love watching my little man enjoying such imaginative play, he is so confident with how he wants things and so good at communicating it if…

Alternative advent calendar exercise a day 11th Dec

Before I had a chance to do my kettle bells this evening I got very ill this afternoon, for one horrible hour I thought it was a sickness bug and was watching my boys nervously, waiting for the dreaded moment they were sick, but thankfully they have not been and I have not got any…

Exercise advent calendar 10th Dec

I wanted to write this as a separate post from now on, as I feel that I have been just been tucking it in at the bottom of alternative advent calendar posts and I really want to embrace this month, well 24 days, of a new exercise a day. I also have decided to do…

Alternative advent calendar 10th Dec

I have decided to split my alternative advent into two posts from now on as I would like the christmas ones all together and the exercise one separate as I will be adding something new to it. Today L found the advent before I really his it, clever little man found it when he came…

Alternative advent calendar 9th Dec

We have had a lovely day today, we went to a local garden with grandparents today, lots of Christmas decorations (not a lot of plants!) and they bought L a few little presents that they gave to me for advent presents, I was super organized and took photos, but apparently they will not load from…

Alternative Advent Calendar 8th Dec

The spinning tops were a hit, forgot to get a pic, been one of those days! L was very excited at the idea of buying daddy and baby D Christmas presents, by the time the shopping had arrived and L finished eating lunch it was a bit late to walk to town so we drove…

Alternative Advent Calendar 7th Dec

  I was very pleased when L opened his advent present this morning he pointed at the writing and said “Make cake” ok so this is not what it said but it does show he, one understands about the activities, two understands that the words meant something and best of all he really liked making…