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May 2016 Goals

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My goals for April were:

  • Drink more water – I have been getting better at this and do find it helps reduce my headaches
  • Complete an April Photo Challenge – failed this after day 10 so currently taking part in Fat Mum Slim’s May photo challenge
  • Read More – I have managed to get more reading done starting and finishing Shopaholic & Sister. See my reading list here.
  • Blog More – I am currently working on this and have a few posts lined up
  • Write up a list of 35 things to do before I’m 35 – my post on this should be live within the next week & will link up when posted

My goals for May are:

Evening Routine

To be more organised for the next day and to try to improve my sleep I am going to work on a better evening routine, including not using my phone after 10pm in favour of reading to help wind down before bed.

Play Area for S

Currently his stuff is spread out all over the living room. I am working on re-arranging our living room so he has more of a play area which all his toys etc can be organised into.

Blogging Schedule

Furthering on from April’s goal to blog more, I am going to work on a blogging schedule so I can fit some time into my week to get blog related things done. I do love an organised diary, you should see my colour coded calendar in Outlook!

Healthy Eating

During April this has slipped and I’m the kind of person who needs something to follow or stick to or it all goes wrong so on Monday 25th April I started following Slimming World Online after finding a discount code. I am going use this to improve my eating habits and to cook more meals from scratch. You can follow progress on my separate food diary Instagram page @chelle_259sw

 

Our Weekend in Photos (30-2 May)

This was our May Day long weekend in photos, 30th April – 2nd May 2016…

 

Saturday:

  • Quiet Saturday morning building towers
  • Football trip for Mummy (Aberdeen won 4-1 against Motherwell)
  • Usual chilled Saturday night in with my boys

Sunday:

  • Me & S met a friend for a catch up and breakfast at Harvesters
  • S cheered on his Uncle’s American Football team, Aberdeen Roughnecks against Carlisle Sentinels (Result: 26-0)
  • We then headed to Scallywags Soft Play for a play date with S & J from our Anti Natal class. It was the first time we had been there and we loved it. S love adventuring through the soft play frame, and they have coffee which always makes me happy!
  • In the evening I went to see Captain America: Civil War with a friend, which was the first time I have been to the cinema without S since he was born! I actually got to sit in the seat for the whole film!

Monday:

  • This was the first day since Daddy started working weekends that we have both had a day off together so was nice to spend the day as a family.
  • We took a walk into town and I tried out a back carry with the Harris Tweed Toddler Connecta which I currently have out on hire from It’s a Sling Thing
  • For lunch we visited the Sand Dollar Cafe down Aberdeen beach front, although we did have to wait a while for our food the meal was good. Although S despite liking both bread and ham wouldn’t eat them together as a sandwich so I had to pull the sandwich apart for him to eat it!
  • After lunch we headed to Aberdeen Science Centre (formally known as Satrosphere) S’ favourite part was the light beams which when broken made a musical sound. I don’t think he realised they did this but enjoyed going round in a circle stamping his feet on the coloured circles!

 

Our Weekend in Photos (23-24 April 16)

Our weekend in photos, 23rd – 24th April 2016…

Saturday:

  • Eddie the Eagle at Cinebabies
  • Meet up at the park with a friend & her dogs
  • Then night in with my boys with pizza & TV

Sunday: 

  • Attempting to tidy up round S making a mess!
  • Lunch & catch up with a friend
  • Trip to the park with the Scuttlebug after Daddy finished work

Aldi Baby & Toddler Event Shopping Haul

Thursday’s special buys this week were baby & toddler items. On Friday, armed with a list A & S headed down to our local store to see what was still in stock.

They managed to pick most of the items we were looking for (although there were no sleepsuits left in the next size for S)

Here’s what they picked up:

Nuby Meal Time Kit – £4.99

We were needing a few more trays and plates for S so thought this was a perfect set. It also came with a handy bag for either storing them in or to use for taking food out and about, which is what we will use it for.

Scuttle Bug – £19.99

S had previously had a go of a friends scuttle bug on a play date so we decided to pick one up for him to scoot around on at the park. He’s already had a go round the living room but the space is limited so looking forward to trying it outside

Peppa Pig soft play ball – £1.49

There was a variety of different soft play balls and this is the one S choose for himself

Clock book – £1.99

S loves clocks or Cuckcoo’s as he calls them after Granny’s Cuckcoo clock so we just had to get this!

Mamia Sensitive baby wipes (box of 12 packs) – £5.99

Perfect time to stock up on some wipes as our current box was looking low on packets!

 

Munchkin Nappy Changing Kit – £9.99

We have a Babymel travel changing mat which came with our changing bag but we appear to have lost it somewhere so I was looking for a replacement. As we are often switching between bags this will make it easier to make sure we have everything we need as well as a changing mat.

Did you visit the Aldi baby & toddler event, if so what bargains did you pick up?

Our Weekend in Photos (16-18 Apr 16)

Our weekend in photos, 16th – 18th April 2016…

 

Saturday:

  • Daddy was working Saturday morning but me & S went to Harvester’s for breakfast with Granny, Grandad & Uncle R.
  • The weather was miserable so after getting a couple car bulbs fitted at Halford’s, me & S snuggled up under a blanked and chilled out in front of the TV… I think he lasted all of 5 minutes watching Monsters University!
  • Saturday night is pizza night and also picked up a couple of the new Rekorderlig cider cocktails.

Sunday:

  • Mummy had to head of to London ahead of a course for work on Monday
  • Daddy & S headed up to Granny & Grandad W’s for a visit.

Monday (not technically the weekend but it was a local holiday):

  • Navigating through rush hour London & far to warm on the tube for me!
  • Daddy & S spent the day with Granny & Grandad W.
  • Home time for Mummy & got home to see my boys at 10pm

 

Zara Boys Wish List

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As S has recently reached 18 months and with some of his 12-18 month clothes starting to get a bit tight I think it’s time to update his wardrobe. To be honest I’ve never really shopped in Zara, but I’ve heard loads of good reviews so decided to check out their website.

Here are a few items I’m thinking of ordering for S:

  1. Star Top £4.99
  2. Trousers with Pockets £9.99
  3. Sneakers £17.99
  4. Superman Sweatshirt £12.99
  5. Stripped T-Shirts £2.99 each
  6. Drawstring Trousers £9.99
  7. Tiger Sweatshirt £8.99
  8. Cat Top £4.99
  9. Letter Print Leggings £6.99
  10. Contrast High Top Sneakers £17.99

I’ve always had the impression that Zara was a pricier shop but I think these prices are reasonable for kids clothing.

Do you have any recommendations of shops to check out for boys clothing? If so please leave a comment below as I’m always on the look out for new places to try.

Our Weekend in Photos (9-10 April 16)

 

Saturday:

  • Coffee catchup & a walk along the beach with S & my friend
  • Afternoon tea & Birthday to celebrate Grandad’s birthday
  • Night in with S

Sunday:

  • Sunday brunch
  • Play date with the Anti Natal Mums & Toddlers (didn’t get any photos of just S)
  • Shellac nails
  • Brownie & coffee whilst S naps