Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip

On Monday I talked about Alvin and the chipmunks DVD release of the computer animated Nick Jr TV series Alvinnn!!! And The Chipmunks. Volume 1, Summer Of Sport. 

Today I am telling you about  the new Alvin and the chipmunks film which was released on Monday (June 20th)  Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip. 

Ride along with Alvin, Simon and Theodore as they race to Miami on a wild road trip, with the trip taking a nutty detour leading to hilarious hijinks and music packed adventures. This is the fourth film in the series after the first one, the Squeakuel and Chipwrecked. 

This time round the film is about the chipmunks trying to figure out how to stop Dave from proposing to his girlfriend Samantha because they don't like the new "Mums" son. Instead they learn important life lessens along the way plus they learn how to become better friends. 

It's a great family friendly film especially if you and your children have watched the other three films. I'd recommend it to those that love the chipmunks or want to introduce their little ones into the chipmunks.

Baby Classes and Groups

Back when Blake was three months old I started going to baby groups and classes with him as a way to get out of the house, meet other mum's and for Blake to be around other babies.

I've never been one for liking big groups of people and the idea at first filled me with dread. 
I remember the first group I went to was a new mum's group for new parents with non mobile babies. It wasn't as bad as I was expecting and i got talking to two ladies who also had boys and we are still touch over a year a later. The first time going I admit can be scary especially if like me you are introvert but I'm glad I got out of my comfort zone and just  went. 

These sorts of groups have so many great benefits too and I still go to at least one a week. 
Blake currently goes to a Baby Beeps sensory class on a Thursday morning and we also are attempting to get out and go to one at a local church on a Tuesday afternoon or Friday morning. Another thing we chose to do with Blake is swimming lessons which have been so beneficial. First of all it's given us something to do as a family every Saturday afternoon but also Blake loves splashing around in the pool and is definitely a water baby. 

One of the things that got me to start going to groups  was lets be honest when you are a stay at home mum it can be lonely.  Not only that but being stuck indoors at home with your baby can be suffocating and can also be quite boring after awhile. Going to groups/classes has given us the much needed change of environment. The great thing is that these types of groups are either free or don't cost the earth to go to. 

Another reason is you get to meet other Mum's/Dad's and your little one gets to interact with other children of the same age and/or different age groups. 
Some groups also have the added bonus of free coffee and cake for us parents and if your child is old enough healthy snacks and drinks for them too. 

Now over to you Do you take your little ones to groups/classes?

Celebrating my 26th birthday!

On Friday (June 17th) I turned 26, I wanted to share with you a few photos from my day. 
I had a lovely birthday full of cake and food just as it should be. 

The evening before my birthday Stuart and I went out for a lovely meal at a place called Mama Rosas which is a lovely Italian restaurant in Leighton Buzzard. The food was amazing and the portions were huge so a lot of food was left over. We both went for pasta dishes and mine was just amazing. The pasta dish I went for was filled with salmon and cod with cheese and is definitely the best pasta dish I've ever had.

My birthday  morning started with opening cards and presents which I am very thankful for.  
My sister got me some new books two from Giovanna Fletcher which I can't wait to get stuck into. I got some DVDs I had wanted for awhile from Blake (with Daddy's help) so I'm also looking forward to getting the chance to watch them. The rest of my presents were money and a voucher. 

Once we had breakfast we headed out to Milton Keynes to look around the shops. I've been wanting to get one of the Urban Decay Naked palettes for ages and picked up the naked2 with some of my birthday money. It was very hard to choose which one I went for as I love the look of the other 3 naked palettes in the range too. I also popped into Cath Kidston and picked up a cute Pomegranate and Cassis candle which was in the sale £20 down to £12. 
It smells very similar to the Jo Malone Pomegranate Nior candle I own which was why I went for it. 

Once we had finished looking around the shops we headed home and grabbed one of the Indian takeaway bags from Morrison's for dinner and then enjoyed a slice or two of birthday cake. So that was my day i still have a bit of birthday money left to spend as well as the voucher I've got so when I find a moment I'll be doing a bit of online shopping. 

Alvin and the chipmunks:Summer of sport

I can vaguely remember as a child watching Alvin and the Chipmunks on tv and they are still going strong today and have changed since they first started out even before I was born. 
Even though Blake is only 18 months I was excited as it means as he gets a bit older he will be able to enjoy Alvin and the chipmunks too. 

I was more than happy to have a look at the preview of the upcoming DVD release of their computer animated Nick Jr TV series Alvinnn!!! And The Chipmunks. Volume 1, Summer Of Sport,  which was released on DVD on June 13th and contains the first 14 episodes from the show.

The new animated series Alvinnn!!! and the chipmunks takes us on a roller coaster of a ride with music, laughter and stories. Featuring all of the regular characters, including the guys - Alvin, Simon and Theodore, the Chipettes - Brittany, Jeanette and Eleanor, and their long-suffering carer David Seville. Like most parents David's patience will be pushed to the limit forcing him to end most sentances with "Alvinnn!!!" 

The DVD has 14 episodes  which overall is 2 hours and 36 mins

The episodes are: 
What a Gem
Family Spirit
Reality or Not
Safety Third
Mister Manners
A Room of One’s Own
Carts and Crafts
Kiss Conspiracy
House Guest
Mystic Mountain
Candy Confessions
Alvin’s Got a Brand New Bag

On watching the DVD the first thing I noticed was how different the chipmunks look and how more human and less animal they are. With the change of how the chipmunks look it places David as a single parent in charge of their care. The story lines are easy to follow and will be enjoyable for older children from about 5 years and over. Blake has no interest yet but I'll definitely be keeping the copy until he is at the right age. 


Now why not check out how far the chipmunks have come over the years with this infographic below. 

Blake 18 months

I can't believe that Blake is now 18 months old the last 6 months have just whizzed by and he is changing everyday and growing up way too fast.  This is going to be a rather long post so you may want to get your self a mug of coffee and a biscuit and get comfy. 

Blake is now in size 18-24 months clothing and has been for a few months now. He also still has his baby chunkiness. At the beginning of March we got him his first Clarke's shoes in a size 4G although he has gone up to a 4 1/2 now. 

He has about 12 teeth and more coming through so he has been very dribbly recently
Lucky it's not interfered that much with his sleep and he still sleeping very well at night and having approx 11 to 12 hours a sleep at night. 

Nap wise it really depends on him sometimes he will have a 2 hour nap and then be awake the rest of the day, other times he will have 2 naps at an hour each. So over all in a 24 hour period he's getting approx 14 hours of sleep. 

He has become a really fussy eater since Christmas and has gone from eating loads of different foods to hardly touching his food. He has stopped eating vegetables and has also gone off banana's which he used to love but now loves eating grapes instead but also doesn't mind apple, melon and sometimes raisins. Its so hard to know what to give him for dinner these days as he also wont eat meat unless its turkey dinosaurs or chicken nuggets. He still loves fish pie and will also eat fish fingers or fish cake. He loves yogurt but not keen on chocolate which i suppose is a good thing.  He also is still drinking milk from his bottle and water from a cup.

Blake still loves going to swimming lessons on a Saturday afternoon and loves splashing in the pool. We also started going back to baby beeps but after the summer holidays I'm thinking of taking him to the sessions for up 4 years. We've also started to go to a local church as they hold a little toddler group which is fun and only £1 a session. He also loves to go the park which we do quite a lot, we have a park with a sand pit and splash park which I am going to try out quite close to us. Blake also loves going to soft play and we have taken him to the farm local to us which he loves. We are planning to take him to the Zoo some point this summer and have got some other fab family day out ideas of things to get up to.

Blake loves reading, playing with his trains and has been trying to slot the play coins in his laugh and learn piggy bank. We have also been practicing building blocks and I've been trying to teach him new words. At the moment he isn't too keen on crafts but loves messy play activities. We recently got a scuttle bug for Blake to use when we take him to the park which he just loves. 

He currently still isn't walking fully. He is able to walk from one side of the room to the other but he is pretty lazy with it and much prefers to crawl. He loves playing ball games and is really good at throwing and catching. 

Talking wise he can say a few words and I'm trying to encourage him more.
He can say : Mum-Mum, DaDa, Nan-Na, Hiya, No, Yay, three.

Last Minute Fathers Day Gift Ideas

With it being Fathers Day this Sunday (19th) I thought I'd do a final gift guide of last minute items you could get for your Dad. This guide also includes items that Blake has got for Stuart, so Stuart please don't look at this post please. 

Blake (I)  picked out Legend for Stuart as he had been wanting this DVD since its release. 
I think DVDs are an ideal gift for anyone but also are great if you know your Dad loves a good film. 


Another great idea is Chocolate and if you can get a novelty bar than even better I found this games controller one for Stuart on amazon. 

A tie
Another idea is a tie and this quirky looking was sent to us and is from House of Fraser.
I actually like the blue shade but know this wont really suit Stuart so will pass this on to someone else.

Homemade items

Get crafty with your little ones for Fathers Day as lets be honest here there is nothing better than a gift or card that has been handmade by your son or daughter.  Here are some crafts Blake has done recently to give you some ideas. 

I hope you all have enjoyed my last minute guide and that you all have a lovely Fathers Day whatever you get up to. 

Play The Forest School Way

The forest school movement is gaining in popularity over the last few years. Forest School is a way to help your child to connect with nature and learn new skills by being adventurous and having fun. This is done with woodland crafts, games and other activities. 

I love the whole idea of forest school and children getting out and learning outdoors. I recently found out that once a month a playgroup will be running on a Saturday morning at a local woods which is suitable for all ages and am tempted to see what the next session in July is like. 

I was recently sent a copy of Play The Forest School Way which will be released on the 16th June RRP £12.99.  It's packed full of ideas for children from the ages of 3 up 11 years old. Some of the ideas in the book are: 

- Nature Jewelry
- constructing a bow and arrow
- building shelter
- Foraging for food. 

The book follows the forest school philosophy of encouraging self-esteem, confidence, risk management and social skills within an outdoor environment. The book is to aid parent's to follow aspects of forest school in the way they handle play sessions. Each of the activities in the book are targeted for different age ranges, for playing in groups and for with just one or two children. The book is written for parents and carers however the instructions are written simply so children can read them too. I love that the book is made robust so that it can withstand outdoor handling. 

Even though Blake is too young for the activities mentioned in this book at the moment I definitely feel it will come in handy for using when he is older but also gives me more knowledge and understanding on the whole forest school concept. 

Have you ever gone to forest school? if not is it something you would be interested in doing? 

What Blake Wore: Summer Items with Mothercare

When it comes to buying big items for Blake such as his travel system and his cot our go to place is Mothercare. However we've rarely purchased toys and have never actually brought any clothing from there.  

I was recently contacted and asked if I was interested in choosing some items from Mothercare's website.  I thought it would be a prefect opportunity to see what their clothing range is like.  I also have been eyeing up their Freddy the fish bubble machine for awhile after they had one at a local sensory class that Blake and I go to. 

The Freddy the fish bubble machine is a fish shaped machine that blows out hundreds of magical bubbles. Sit Freddy in the garden and watch the bubbles float around in the breeze or create a fun and bubbly atmosphere at parties. All you have to do is make Freddy drink some bubble liquid (sold separately) and switch him on to start the fan up. The bubble wands will then rotate releasing an array of bubbles. The machine will need 6 AA batteries (not included) and retails at £16. The Machine is not suitable for under 3 years old but feel that this would be fine as it will be used with supervision and out of Blake's reach.  Mothercare also have a Flora the fish bubble machine which is in a lovely shade of pink. 
The Freddy the fish machine is a lovely and colorful blue shade with a touch of green and red.

For clothing I picked out the camera graphic top which is a gorgeous shade of blue. The short sleeve  top features a cute camera hanging mock design. Which looks great  for mixing and matching with shorts, joggers, jeans and chinos. The top is made from soft cotton and ideal for everyday wear.  I really love the soft material of this top and found it to be of high quality. I picked a size 18-24 months as this is the size he is currently in and found it to be very roomy so should last him awhile so the perfect fit. The top is also great value for money at £5. As the weather has been lovely recently Blake has been living in shorts so I teamed this cute top with his navy shorts which go together perfectly. 

The other item of clothing I picked out was this cute check shirt which is suitable for everyday and smarter occasions. For an everyday casual look pair with jeans or denim shorts and then for smarter occasions pair with a pair of chinos. The shirt just like the other top is made from soft cotton and is of amazing quality. The shirt has a button opening for easy dressing and on the shirt pocket there is a cute palm tree emblem.  I also picked this out in 18-24 months and found the sizing like the other top to have plenty of room for him grow. As with the other top I paired this shirt with jeans as yesterday was much cooler than it has been recently. Again the top is also great value for money and is £8. 

Have you purchased anything from Mothercare recently? Have you checked out their clothing range? or maybe you want I'd love to know. 

Having fun in your garden this summer

The weather has recently started to brighten up and I'm trying to get out and about with Blake and enjoy the sunshine more. One thing I wish we had was a garden as there are so many fab things you can do in the summer from the comfort of your own back garden.
Here are a few ideas of what you can get up to:  

With Kids

- Get the swimming pool out 
- Water and sand play 
- Have fun using chalk to draw on the pavements
- Get the bubbles out
- Grab yours and the kids lunch and have a picnic outside
- Messy Play, we do messy play in our flat but its easier to clean up outside


- Get the BBQ out and enjoy dining al fresco 
- Sit in the sun and sun bathe, read a book or watch the clouds
- When the kids are asleep why not head outside and star gaze 
- Ball games for both children and adults
- Why not buy an inflatable hot tub from to relax in 

These are just a few great things you can get up to  in your garden this summer. 
What are your favorite things to do in the garden during the warmer months? 

Shopping Online and Catalogues


As a Mum shopping in store can be too much hard work when you have little ones with you. I tend to do most of my shopping online as it is much more easier and convenient. Another way of shopping is to order from catalogues as they are also convenient for busy Mum's but they also sell a wide range of products not just clothing. Why not check out catalogues247 they are there for those of you who need a particular catalogue and aren't sure which one to go for. They also  provide an overview of the different credit options which are available to you as well as which catalogues offer them. 

Another reason I love shopping online is because you can buy a large quantity of products from the comfort of your own home. I've always hated trying on clothing for example in different shops changing rooms. I can get rather claustrophobic when in the changing rooms and also find that the mirrors and lighting can make an outfit look different on you. I love being able to try clothing on in my own home where I feel comfortable but also means I can ask my husband his thoughts on my outfit and he can take photos so I can see what I look like from all angles. 

I also love shopping online for homewares, electronics and gifts. As we don't drive we are limited to what we can carry back from the shops so it makes sense if you need to buy a lot of items for gifts etc. Catalogue shopping on finance gives you the freedom to buy what you need immediately without having to wait until you have the money. This makes catalogue credit accounts ideal when high priced items such as your washing machine or dishwasher have packed up. It also comes in handy for Christmas shopping as paying monthly with a catalogue for all your kids presents eases the financial burden many people have that time of year. 

Do you prefer to shop online? Have you ever ordered from a catalogue? 
I'd love to know comment below. 

Wet Head Game Competition

Wet head is a fun water roulette game suitable for ages 6 years and over. Its the perfect game now that the weather is much nicer. The game is pretty simple all you need to do is fill up the water tank, strap the hat on securely to your head, spin the top and pull one of the pins. The aim of the game is each player has a turn at wearing the hat until the 'trigger' pin is pulled which causes the tank to release the water onto the head of its anxious player.

Now Two of you lucky readers have a chance to win the game.

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Wicked Uncle Toys

If you have children you will know it can be very easy to buy toys for little ones as there is  so much out there to choose from. Of course this can make buying toys hard as well. That's where Wicked Uncle can help you out, aimed at all the family to give a helping hand when buying toys for little ones. Wicked Uncle have a selection of toys suitable from babies to teens in a range of categories from age range, A-Z, gender and popular toys. This makes finding the ideal gift much more easier. As Blake is 18 months in a few weeks, I decided it would be a good idea to choose toys suitable for 2 years +.  Then he will still be able to play with them next year. 

My first choice was the Grow it: My very own garden set. This is great for imaginative role play and is bright and colorful making it eye catching. The set comes with 9 chunky pieces great for small hands. Another fab thing about the set is that the watering can is like a proper one, so that children can also practice watering real plants as well as the toy ones.  The set is made from durable soft plastic which can be easily washed.  Blake loves trying to use the watering can, planting the carrot, radish and two flowers using the shovel with the three colorful pots.

I also chose the Fix it: My very own tool box from the same brand, which is also great for imaginative and creative play. Again the set is made from soft and durable plastic with eye catching colors making it a fun and stimulating toy. The chunky six piece set contains a realistic sounding drill,  hammer, screwdriver, saw and wrench as well as a tool box to keep it all in. It's great for little ones who love to fix things. Blake loves using the drill but doesn't seem to have much interest yet in playing with the other tools (unless you count throwing them at me). I've been encouraging him buy "showing" him how each tool works, I think as he gets older he will certainly start to gain interest. 

Both the Grow it: My very own garden set and Fix it: My very own tool box retail at £19.95 
which i feel is a great price for toys that are of such high quality and fun to play with. 

What do you think of my choices?  Have you purchased anything from Wicked Uncle? 

Healthy Snacks: Cliff Bar

When it comes to snacks during the day its important to go for healthy options but sometimes fruit can be a bit boring and that is where Clif bar comes in. America’s favourite energy bar brand, Clif Bar are releasing a new flavour to welcome the summer the Coconut Chocolate Chip Energy Bar.

The bar contains organic rolled oats and organic coconut pieces with dairy free chocolate chips and 10g of protein. Providing a much needed energy boost to your day. 

Available now from Ocado, and soon to be available in Tesco and WHSmith, CLIF Bar’s Coconut Chocolate Chip Energy Bar is the latest flavour to join the already 17-strong range of energy and performance-related products which can be purchased from High Street and online health and sports retailers nationwide.

I really enjoyed the bar and found that it did help my energy levels as a busy mum who has no time to stop. It has a sweet taste so it feels naughty like a chocolate bar does but is healthy which for me is a must when it comes to healthy snacks. 

The Mummy Tag

There is currently a tag doing its rounds that I decided I wanted to do. I don't tend to do tags that often if at all really but this one I wanted to be involved in. The Mummy Tag. 

1. Are you a Stay at Home Mum, or a Working Mum?
I am a Stay at home mum 

2. Would you have it any other way?
I love staying at home with Blake and being able to see him reach his milestones. I do however miss being around other adults that aren't just my mummy friends or my family. 

3. Do you co-sleep?
No it's not for us, Blake slept in his moses basket right next to me until he moved into his cot at 6 months old. 

4. What is your one must-have item for your baby?
Other than essentials like nappies. A must have for us was definitely a bouncer it was great as I could do a couple of things around the home.

5. How many kids do you plan on having?
It's still undecided on my part if we will have another child. I know Stuart would like another so if we do it will be just one more.  So 2 is maximum. 

6. Date night? How many nights per month?
Not very often we are lucky to have family nearby but we prefer to stay in and watch a film than go out anyway. 

7. Your childs favourite show?
In the night garden. Blake's favorite character is Iggle Piggle and we are going to In the night garden live next month which will be exciting. 

8. Name one thing you bought before you had your baby and never ended up using?
When buying things for Blake we tried to make sure we got things that were essential.  The only thing I can think off the top of my head we got but didn't use was a bottle warmer. 

9. Your child’s favourite food?
Blake is extremely fussy his favorite fruit is grapes and he could eat them all day. 
Meal wise his favorite is fish pie. 

10. How many cars does your family have?
None. I can't drive because of having epilepsy and Stuart would love to drive but lessons are too expensive. 

11. Weight gain before pregnancy, during and after and now?
Before pregnancy I lost 6 stone so I could fall pregnant.
I then gained about 3 stone during pregnancy, lost a stone after pregnancy and right now 
I weigh about the same as I did during pregnancy ( I blame the cake at Mummy meet ups and classes). I'd like to loose 3 stone maybe a bit more though. 

12. Dream holiday with your kids?
Like most parents it would have to be Disney World Florida. I never went as child and really would have loved to have gone.  It would be great if we are able to go with our little family in the future. 

13. Dream holiday without your kids?
This is a tough question. I would love to go to so many different places I'm going to pick the Maldives as its a place I've wanted to go for ages.  

14. How has your life changed since your baby has been born?
It has changed for the better I am so much more happier and everything I do is for Blake. 
He is my world and sometimes I miss my sleep but he is more than worth it. 

15. Finish the sentence: 'It makes my heart melt to see … '
Blake first thing in the morning when he gives you a big grin and gives you the biggest hugs. 

16. Where do you shop for your kids?
I mainly buy second hand from Ebay. I like brands such as Next, H&M, Tesco.
When I do buy new my go to place is H&M  as I find there sizing is much better fit on Blake than most other shops. I do also pick up bits from Tesco if we need something. 

17. Favourite makeup and skincare products?
Currently I don't own any high end products. I do love Mac foundation and would love to have  Urban Decay Eyeshadow pallets. My high street favorites are: Maybelline Lash sensational waterproof mascara and the collection lasting perfection concealer in fair. 
I tend to change my foundation regularly and the same with my eye shadows and lip products so don't have a set favorite for them. 

18. Huggies or Pampers?
We prefer Cloth nappies or the Aldi Mamia range when using disposables. 

19. Have you always wanted kids?
Yes I love children and use to work as a nursery assistant. I always knew I wanted at least one child. 

20. Best part about being a mum?
Everything, even the bad moments. 

I'm tagging anyone who would love to join in. 

Vita Coconut Oil #Swearbyit

Coconut Oil is a must have in our home as it has so many uses we in fact have used coconut oil on Blake quite a bit. In Blake's early months we used it for baby massage and when he had cradle cap. We still use coconut oil on Blake as a moisturizer, for soothing skin, when his bum is getting sore and whenever his skin needs a bit of TLC. 
Its also great for using on yourself as a beauty product and in cooking.

Some beauty ideas I'm going to try: 

- soothing lips by mixing coconut oil with brown sugar for a perfect lip scrub
- lip balm
- As a hair mask 
- As an eyecream
- Handcream 
- For if you get sunburn or heat rash 
- Body/face scrub, just mix with sugar or sea salt 
- For different skin issues
- As a massage oil 

For cooking you can use it in place of any fat or oil in most recipes. Coconut oil is high in saturated fats, so should be eaten in moderation. Obviously it’s dairy-free, so perfect for vegetarians/vegans.

Coconut oil  best kept sealed, at room temperature and away from direct sunlight. It will solidify once the outside temperature goes below 23°C. Doesn’t take much to make it melt.
When using coconut oil for cooking, it’s best to warm it until it becomes liquid.
If using as a beauty product for your hair or body, it’s best used in its solid form.

For more information about coconut oil you can check out Vita coconut website which has tons of information. 

Do you use coconut oil? 

May Favorites

Happy 1st of June everyone, so another month has gone by and we are almost half way through 2016.  Blake and I have quite a few favorites so I'll get straight into it. 

I brought two new tops this month ready for the warmer weather and they will be ideal for when we go away later in the year. They are both from Peacocks and should be still available.  The first one is this Lace Up Paisley Print Top which was £14. It has a dipped hem at the back and a criss cross fastening at the front I love the paisley print and have a maxi dress in the same print which I am yet to wear. The other top is a Red Lace Insert Vest it features a v neck and has a dipped hem at the back and was £12. 

I have been using the Mitchum solid deodorants since the end of 2015 and I don't know why I haven't included it in a favorites post til now. I find that spray deodorants don't really work that well for me as I have to keep topping up throughout the day and with this one I don't have to. They are pricey but I've never brought it full price which is usually £4.99 I look out for them to be on offer and get them in bulk at £2 each. 

I've had a bit of a summer cold during May and my nose has been bunged up quite a bit so 
I've been using both the Olbas inhaler and Olbas Oil to help with that. The oil is great on my pillow at night. 

During May I got around to reading the Unmumsy Mum and loved it I will certainly be keeping it on my bookshelf and dip into it from time to time. Also not photographed I have been loving watching Once Upon A Time on Netflix when I have some spare time. 

I was sent the new E45 Derma Protect spray moisturiser from Bzzagent and have been loving it. I'm pretty lazy when it comes to using a body lotion as I find it too time consuming but I love spray lotions as I find it more quicker and easier to apply. I tend to buy these type of lotions when on offer as they can be pricey I've seen this one sold in my local superdrug for £5.99. 

Onto Blake's favorites he's been loving his books a lot this month and one his favorites is the Usborne Noisy Farm. I picked it up from a charity shop and Blake has loved hearing all the animal noises.  He has also loved Terrific trains which I also picked up from a charity shop.

Blake's Granny picked up this cute Noahs Ark story The Great Flood which he has loved me reading to him.

Another charity shop find is this Leapfrog discovery house, he has the farm one but this month has been playing with this one non stop.  He has also loved playing with his Fisherprice piggy bank and is now trying to put the coins through the slot. 

Last of all I've included his new storage boxes as we love them. They are a great size and currently store some of Blake's Happyland toys in. They are also great quality and go perfectly with his room. 

What are your favorites for May?