Stuff on a Sunday – Googly Fruit & School Places

We had a super lazy Easter Sunday and Monday, Sam worked on both days and my mum visited on Sunday bringing balloons and chocolate Lindt Bunnies. I was still feeling pretty run down and rough so perfectly happy to have a quiet weekend, and I think we all needed it after a busy couple of weeks just before! I only had one working day this week because of the Easter school holidays, but both kids were at the childminders for a day on Tuesday so I cracked on with as much as I could but worked most evenings this week to make up for it! Considering it’s the holidays we’ve not actually done much, lots of playing, painting and a few sittings of ‘Ballerina’ which is Athena’s new favourite film. I worked all day on Saturday at the Bump & Baby Show in Brighton, it was at The Grand and full of lovely exhibitors, pregnant women and some super cute newborns! I am so broody, especially after holding and feeding Lyndsays gorgeous baby Violet! Why didn’t I take a picture… I could have used it to show Sam how wonderful a 3rd baby would be…

Anyway whilst I was busy there Sam had a day out with the kids, a bootfair and a walk in the woods is what I can find out from Athena this morning, as Sam is at work! Arlo has acquired a new plane toy that is super noisy from somewhere, I imagine the car boot!  Talking of Arlo; cutting out naps in the day completely has meant that bed times are SO much easier, taking around 10 minutes now rather than the previous up to two hours! Now we just need to see if he can fall asleep without us in the room, then he and Athena sharing can commence as he’s still in with us at the moment!

So on to this weeks #LittleLoves…

Read

This week I finished ‘Are we nearly there yet?‘ by Ben Hatch. Its a funny (but also poignant at times) novel about a couple who go on a 5 month long road trip round the UK with a 2 and a 3 year old (can you see why I was attracted to it?) Rather them then me, I say! It explores their relationship with each other, the family dynamic with  husbands dad, with a load of interesting facts along the way about the places they go and the attractions they visit! Oh, and its not fiction, it all actually happened! Plus they live in Brighton. It’s also free on Kindle unlimited if you’re a member!

Watched

Not watched a lot of programmes this week, apart from the first three ‘The Good Fight’s which were awesome, though I still miss Alicia!

Film wise Sam and I had a ‘blackout’ night with no phones or distractions on Tuesday and watched Why Him (really funny, and who doesn’t love James Franco?) and Split – err, bloody hell. It was horrible, as you’d expect from a Shyamalan film! Edging on the could actually happen…. maybe and left me feeling so creeped out!

Heard

We heard from our local authority that Athena got into her (Well, our) first choice primary school! I was fairly confident we would as it is our catchment school but it was a relief nonetheless! We’ve actually got a holiday booked for the ‘parents information session’ so I need to get in contact with the school and find out if there is a later one. Athena is so excited though, she can’t wait to go to ‘my big school’ and I know she’ll love it too, it has a Forest school and all sorts!

Made

A start on my new career (very flimsy, this connection but hey ho!) anyway I quit my job this week, I have two weeks left then FREEDOM!

Wore

STILL nothing new, BUT I did do a little bit of shopping last night so hopefully something new will feature soon! I’m trying to work towards a capsule wardrobe so if you’ve done it or read any good blogs/websites about it do let me know!

And Lastly…googly fruit googly fruit googly fruit googly fruit

We had a lovely parcel of goodies arrive from Googly Fruit, and not only did we end up with googly eyes dotted around the house and on various toys that actually look pretty cool with eyes on but the kids have loved snacking on tasty treats! They do a range of snacks, from dried fruit (which athena turned her nose up at at first and soon realised they were pretty tasty, to pouches that can be had on their own or added to yogurts or ice cream, which is what we tend to do mostly. They also have super cute heart shaped ‘crisps’ too. Available at Ocado at the moment I really hope these become more widely available, as they’re not expensive for what they are and so much healthier than many snacks aimed at kids! Take a look at their facebook page and their website, lots of ways to help get kids into fruit! The book they sent had a new fruit or veg for every letter of the alphabet, definitely not your normal ABC book! So thanks Googly Fruit for helping my kids want to eat more fruit in fun ways!

 

 

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8 Comments

  1. 23rd April 2017 / 10:22 pm

    I can’t believe you only have two weeks left of work. AMAZING!! x

  2. 28th April 2017 / 1:39 pm

    Yay to Athena getting into your first choice school, I bet that was fantastic news! Glad bedtimes are easier now too.. not sure I could handle no naps anymore though haha. Have a lovely weekend xx

  3. VieChoufleur
    29th April 2017 / 7:51 am

    I really need to watch The Good Fight! I LOVED The Good Wife so I don’t really know why I haven’t got round to this one yet…probably because I tend to watch things in binges rather than weekly. Really exciting about quitting your job – good luck for the future! Oh, and congrats on getting the first choice school too 🙂 #LittleLoves

  4. 29th April 2017 / 8:18 am

    Great news about Athena’s school, it sounds lovely. And 10 minutes til bed down from 2 hours, that’s pretty damn amazing, well done! That book sounds brilliant, have just added it to my massive amazon wishlist. Have a great weekend x

  5. 29th April 2017 / 10:24 am

    That’s fantastic news on school place. We were so relieved that MM is in her brother’s school. Book sounds ace I am in need of a few new books to read. I have been slacking. Happy bank holiday weekend #littleloves

  6. Mummy Hearts You
    29th April 2017 / 10:27 am

    Congratulations on getting your first choice school, such a relief when you get that acceptance email! How exciting about quitting your job! I bet you are on countdown till your last day! Have a wonderful weekend.. Popping over from #LittleLove

  7. 4th May 2017 / 9:56 am

    Great news about Athena’s school place, it’s all change soon for you guys eh? With quitting your job and the new adventures that will bring as well as Athena starting school in September. Exciting! x

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