Well, Mummy Central’s little break and redesign means I’m playing catch up.
One Project 52 was lost when the blog got attacked by a nasty malware bug.
And believe it or not I’ve missed THREE more. Then there’s my picture for this week.
So forgive me for hitting you with so many images.
But a lot has happened since we last spoke.
Brodie and Blake love coming out of the local leisure centre and playing in the ”magical forest” – which in reality is a bit of shrubbery outside the building, before you get to the car park. I love that their imaginations can transform the smallest area of greenery into a place of wonder and adventure.
#40 (I need two to show my handiwork)
I spent a good few weeks worrying about doing Blake’s birthday cake – since he wanted a knight’s castle. I’m not a domestic goddess. But in the end, it looked OK (a little basic, but good enough for a four-year-old). To find out how I did it, check out my guest post on Tots100. But I’m warning you, it looked a lot better than it tasted!
While his party was over the weekend, my youngest boy turned 4 on a Monday.
Blakey Blakester (as we call him) mostly got knights and castles for his birthday.
We bought him a Le Toy Van castle, while his grandma also got him a castle playset. On our advice, other friends and family members got him knights playing figures, books about knights, a Mike The Knight sword and dinner set and many more.
Happy Birthday Sir Blake of West Lothian – now pick up all that mess for your mum!
We had a half-term visit to Edinburgh Zoo, an attraction right on our doorstep yet we hadn’t been there for almost 2 years. The boys got in touch with their animal instincts when the talented facepainter transformed Brodie into a monkey, and Blake a tiger. We were mostly excited about seeing the giant pandas, who joined the zoo last December to much publicity and fanfare. As it happened, only the female Tian Tian was available to view – and she wasn’t much impressed by her visitors.
Brodie gets his ghoul on at an early Halloween party, then goes to his mate’s superhero birthday party as Brodie Wan Kenobi (see what we did there?!)