Yes again I’ve been busy and the blog as fallen by the wayside, I blinked and now it’s almost July! But with two gorgeous little ones in my life sometimes other things have to take a back seat, so there’s always next month to write up all those half done posts, right? Chloe has discovered an interest in the solar system and can name all the planets (nearly) in the correct order. Izzy now has a few more teeth and is pulling herself up to stand at any chance – standing on her own and walking is not far round the corner. She’s growing up so fast and Chloe is such a brilliant big sister, especially now Izzy can play a little bit morr. Although Chloe has decided that Izzy is like a puppy as she’s crawling around and now calls her Izzy-puppy! Here are a few pics from the other day when Chloe was super excited to find a massive strawberry and Izzy, well, she was just happy to ram as much in her mouth as possible!
I was recently asked if we’d like to try the new the Walkers Hoops and Crosses crisps. Now normally I ignore most of these offers but I had a look at the info for them and actually they are something that if I saw when out shopping (or when sat at home doing an online shop in my PJs) then I would get them to try. So I said yes and a little while later a packet arrived with a bag of the crisps and the most adorable monkey toy that Chloe swiftly scooped up to play with and a little book with information which she then proceeded to ‘read’ to the monkey!
Back on topic, the crisps – they are baked from multi-grain, contain no artificial flavours or preservatives, have 30 percent less fat than traditional crisps and contain no MSG, making them a healthier or better snack choice. We eat wholegrain bread fairly often and I know some cereals are wholegrain, I’m not surely exactly if we eat enough but if I had two packets of crisps to choose from and one was wholegrain then I would go for that as the ‘better’ version – I mean why wouldnt you?
We were sent a bag of Roast Beef flavour Hoops and Crosses - initially I thought ‘oh no’ as me and the girls are veggies but as it turns out they are veggie friendly, infact all the flavours in the range are. Whilst I wouldnt personally pick Roast Beef flavour for myself or the girls they were actually alright, OH declared they tasted like Monster Munch crisps and Chloe ate them happily. I do like the hoops and crosses shape as Chloe was making little games with them, lining them up etc, turning a snack into something that will keep her attention for a few minutes is always useful so I think I might keep a packet of these in my bag for when we’re out and about.
I’ve already added some salt and vinegar ones to next week’s food shop as I think they’re fun and do have an element of being healthier than other crisps. I wont be letting the girls eat them more often just because these are slightly ‘better’ for you but it’s nice to know when they do have them it’s not all terrible.
I’d be happy to put these in a lunchbox as a treat or take them out of picnics etc. But I do hope they come out with a cheese flavour and especially in a big ‘adult’ sized bag as I’d happily sit and munch on them whilst watching a film! And dont worry, Izzy got a little play with the monkey too.
We were sent the crisps and the lovely monkey toy but as always the thoughts and opinions are my own and these are something that I would have bought to try anyway and actually we do like them and will buy them!
So Izzy is now just over 6 months old and about ohhhhhhhhhh 16lbs!? Which I’m sure is perfectly ‘normal’ and all that but damn she seems so big compared to Chloe, who didnt get to 15lb+ till she was 12 months old! I feel like I’m constantly putting something on Izzy and then going ‘nope this doesnt fit anymore!’. She is just so squishy and yummy though and Chloe is an even better big sister then I ever could have imagined – actually she’s a bit of a bossy boots/mother hen, telling me what Izzy wants and doesnt want! Oh and Izzy has just gotten her first tooth!! As with Chloe I didnt even know it was on its way till there it was and she’s still being a little angel with sleeping mostly through the night.
So Easter is here, which really equals chocolate in our family, although Chloe was super over the moon to get a big girls backpack with Peppa Pig on it. And I got Izzy this really lovely Tidlo Wooden Magnetic Wobbly Stacker, which although of course she cant really play with at the minute, she does like looking at it and chewing on it! But her favourite toy is the good old Jumperoo, when she gets going in that it’s like she’s trying to launch herself into space. Chloe was the same in hers and it sure does wear her out bless.
So that’s our mini update really, other then we’re still house hunting and wish spring would actually hurry up and arrive rather then the snow, (yes snow!) we’ve been having! Hope everyone had a lovely bank holiday long weekend, the cold weather stopped us doing a lot of lovely things we had planned and as always it’s gone far too quick but family time is always lovely whatever we do.
Yes it’s happened again, that cold white stuff has been falling from the sky on and off for the past few days. It happens every year and we were even told it was coming but still it always takes us by surprise. Chloe was full of wonder at seeing the street blanketed by snow and was eager to get out in and play. I have to say it was lovely watching her play with Daddy as last year she was unsure and didnt like falling down, but this year she was well away and had no fear about running about, falling down or asking Daddy to pull her even faster in the sledge! So hear we are, a few snow pics, I’m sure they’ll be more to come and next year Izzy will be out in it too – cant wait!
Stay safe and warm!
So yes Chloe is now three! Where had the time gone!?! We had a lovely day on Thursday and all went for a trip to the zoo, it’s not Chloe’s first trip to a zoo but it’s was our first family trip to Chester Zoo and it’s massive! You definitely need two full days there to see everything! Izzy was very blissed out and happy just to sleep most of the day and Chloe was a star and despite us walking probably miles and miles around the zoo, didnt complain about being tired or wanting to be carried or anything. I think her favourite animals were the Giraffes, Tigers and Merrkats but everytime you ask her she changes it to something different! And there was a Dinosaur exhibit which was very cool but was maybe a bit too realistic for Chloe as we had to keep reassuring her they were ‘just pretend’! She also got lots of lovely presents, dressing up clothes, tons of books a LeapPad explorer and a few others bits, so Chloe is a very lucky girl!
But anyway here are some pics (bit all are amazing but I love looking back through posts and seeing posts like these) and fingers crossed I get on with some catch up posts this week and get some fluff back into the blog!