A letter to J at three and a half

A letter to J at three and a half

Dear J

 

 

I can’t believe how quickly the past 6 months have past; you are already three and a half. So much has happened in those six months. We celebrated your birthday with friends and family at our old house and then only 1o days later we moved into our new home. That was quite an upheaval for you and even now, 6 months later, you continue to ask why we moved to our new home. You like it because you have a bigger bedroom and are closer to nana, but I still think that you find it strange not to go back to our old house. Only a couple of weeks ago, you asked me when we were moving back. I said that we weren’t and you said that was good as you like your new big house (it really isn’t very big). We are just in the design process of decorating your new bedroom. You have asked that the room be blue and green, your favourite colours. You have been adamant about that since we first moved in which has been really helpful, however, we are also looking at beds and you want almost all of the shortlist which is making it rather hard for us to choose. We want you to be happy and don’t want to get a bed you don’t like as we have only just got you sleeping! In fact, the first week after we moved in you slept through from bedtime until morning for 5 nights in a row. That was a first! I hope that you love your bedroom once it is finished.

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Best Boy’s Beds

Best Boys Beds - This cabin bed has steps rather than a ladder up to it perfect for younger children. It also has 3 drawers and lots of shelving. The white will lighten the room.

When we moved to our new house 6 months ago one of our key criteria was a bigger room for J. His previous bedroom wasn’t a box room but we expect that once he gets older he will want to spend more time in it and we decided we wanted him to have a bit more space to grow into. We found what we were looking for and more as J has a playroom too, so we have even more options for his play space that we had planned. Our whole house needs to be renovated and J’s bedroom is our first priority. I have been trawling the Internet to try and find design inspiration for layout, colour schemes, beds, theme ideas and furniture and am slowly pulling ideas together. If you would like to see more check out my Pinterest board Where Children Sleep, Play, learn, Grow & Explore.

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Summer Bucket List for Preschoolers

A blue child's bucket with yellow spade inside it on a wet sandy beach

Now that we are in June, I decided to make a list of all the fun things I would like to do with J this year and so I have created a summer bucket list. A couple of the activities we did last year and they were such a hit that they had to make it onto this year’s list. However, most of these activities are new and I can’t wait to get out and about with J having fun in the sun. I have purposely chosen activities which are mostly available locally to me but you could easily adapt them to your area too. I have also ensured that most of my summer bucket list ideas are not too expensive to make this more achievable.

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AWJ in May: Florida, Sunshine and Bank Holiday Weekend

J playing on the beach in his swimwear with the sea in the background

This month is going to be hard to beat this year as it has been absolutely fabulous! We came out of a very long wet and cold winter to start May on a major high with a trip to Florida. We spent the majority of our holiday at the Disney Parks, but we did venture out to see some alligators in the wild, to visit the white sands of Siesta Key and to Cocoa Beach on the Atlantic Coast to try to see a space launch.

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Learning with Mrs Mactivity

Mrs Mactivity scissor cutting worksheets with a Christmas theme and a pair of green child's scissors

Since we are heading to Orlando this year, we will have two 10 hour flights to amuse J on. Therefore, I was rather excited when offered the opportunity to review a new educational resource website for teachers and parents called Mrs Mactivity. There is only so long that J will spend watching TV or playing with a couple of cars on a plane, so I thought it would be great to print off some fun resources for him to colour or craft with while flying across the Atlantic Ocean. There are some great resources on Mrs Mactivity for us to choose from.

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