Chocolatefied

Hey readers,

What happens when you have a child that has been non stop screaming all morning from a long weekend. Not to mention the fact that they ate duper doper tired…

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I know I am mental for letting him do it but you know what I don’t care. It stops my earrings from ringing from the screaming (I may have also lost my teeny tiny fucking mind ;))!

Hope your enjoying your Easter break.
Cheers for reading X

brummymummyof2
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Mcdonalds I love thee

Hey readers,

I love McDonald’s as it is the one place I can take my boys without too much stress. This is the reasons why you should go.

1) Where do I start, this place is heaven for me. It is child friendly and the kids frequently ask to visit. So they enjoy it too.

2) You make meals in boxes making it fun, what kid does not like opening it up and be filled with excitement.

3) McDonald’s have tablets (electronical) to keep kids entertained whilst you chill out without losing your shit waiting!

4) You get a free toy which get used frequently in our home even when months have passed it still stays a strong keeper.

5) My sons feel like they are grown up sitting on the stools. They are located near the window which is perfect for people and bus watching.

6) Therefore I can have time to calm down from the mayhem of shopping with toddlers and have a drink in peace. That my friends is living the parent dream!

7) It is cheap and great entertainment especially during holiday where other activities cost an arm and a leg.

8) It is child friendly so it’s ok if your kids aren’t perfect or shout.. No one cares as people tent to show more sympathy then disgust. Meaning you don’t have to feel like shit for daring to bring your children along.

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Therefore McDonald’s I heart you.

Cheers for reading X

Mummascribbles

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FTMOB – 28/03/2016

Hey readers,

Hope your enjoying easter hols. Here is the latest installment of chat from the boys.

1. My youngest is using more and more two word sentences. Whilst we were at the park the other day and he was racing around and he asked, “where’s Charles?!” searching high and low for his brother.

2. My eldest is using his knowledge skills in teaching his brother words. He is doing this by going through each shape from the shape sorter and telling him the colour. For example, “this is a purple triangle”. I just love how my son loves chatting and sharing his knowledge on to his younger brother. Even though he unaware of it.

3. That goes nicely into my next observation of my DS2 who when asked what colour anything is he will reply by saying, “pink”. I know that he knows the colours but I swear he just loves saying the word pink for fun, kids eh!

4. My DS1 has a love for all thinks ‘poo’ related as I have established in previous FTMOB posts. So it is no surprise when I introduced him to a children’s book called Poo Bum that for awhile every response was, “poo bum”. “are you OK?” He will reply, “poo bum”. “What would you like to eat?” again he would say, “poo bum”. Kids are funny in their obsessions!

5. The last week before Easter my DS1 has pestered me to search YouTube because, “I want to see where the Easter bunny lives”. Really cute!

Cheers for reading X

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Breakfast with The Easter Bunny at Wyevale Garden Centre

Hey readers,

We were fortunate to be invited to have breakfast with the Easter Bunny at our local  Wyevale Garden Centre (Stratford Upon Avon).  The whole event lasts for an hour and half.

When we were led to our table it was lovely layed our with a card addressed to myself and the family members. Also little name tags with Easter stickers on for the boys which I thought was really cute.
At the table there was a tub of mini eggs for the children to enjoy and colouring easter activity sheet. Which was a great touch to keep the children entertained whilst we waited for our food to be cooked. I also have to mention that the boys culturly was plastic and a great size for young children to use.

You first start the event with an English breakfast being served to you.We opted for the two adult Great British breakfasts for myself and husband. However, if you have a smaller appetite there is the option of adult mini breakfast.

Our breakfast consisted of toast, baked beans, hash brown, grilled tomato, flat mushroom, fried egg, black budding, X2 bacon rasers, sausage. With either a filter medium coffee or pot of tea. Hubby had the filter and said that his coffee was so smooth that he drank it black, which was rare for him to do.  The breakfast very good quality items, not greesy (maybe because we were late and had time to dry).

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The children had a children’s breakfast which was scrambled egg, sausage,hashed brown, soldered toast, baked beans. We thought the portions were massive for the children with plenty of variety – ours loved black pudding so they had some of ours off our plate. With the drink for my boys they had unlimited squash in either blackcurrent or orange flavour.

We were greeted by Alice who was happy and friendly throughout the morning making it a great service for all. My sons loved the dress up and it felt special and something different to the norm.

I felt there was plenty of time given for us to eat food even though we were late. So I didn’t feel rushed.
After food we had time to say hello to the Easter rabbit and take photos.
Next on the agenda was to hunt for Easter egg (pictures) outside and inside the garden centre. It was done as a group and when your child found a picture of a easter egg they would then receive a small packet of sweets from Alice in her basket. Once my boys got used to the situation they really enjoyed hunting for pictures.  I found that hunting fot four eggs was just the right amount  to find to keep the kid’s occupied but not get bored. I felt that it eas very organised with the route oF finding of the eggs between Alice and the Easter bunny.
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Finally, to end the day we went back to our allocated table to decorate an Easter egg biscuit. My boys had really good fun in using their own pipping bag icing and sprinkling. As they love to be independent and get the opportunity to do their own design. Then whilst doing this activity the Easter Bunny came round to say hello and give you the opportunity for photos. Also each child was given a gift of a cuddly bunny toy.
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I think for the cost for what you get is worth it for a great fun day out. I felt that the event had the right amount of activities and fun to make it a great day out.

Also I just want mention that the prices at Wyevale Garden Centre are reasonanable compared to other garden centres that can be overly priced.

If you are planning to do the Easter bunny visit there are two options; breakfast or tea with Easter Bunny. It is available at certain Wyvevale Garden Centre so check out if it is at your local one. It is on until 28th March.
The cost of a child’s breakfast is £9.99. This includes a cuddly toy, Easter cookie decorating, mini chocolate eggs and a fun filled activity sheet.
The adult Great British breakfast cost £7.99 or alternatively their is a smaller adult mini breakfast £3.99 which involves a freshly baked pastry with a tea or coffee.

I definately recommend it as an alternative Easter activity that children will love.

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Cheers for reading X

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