Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Please stop growing .......

Trying to capture those split second moments on camera is a nigh on impossible task unless your a photographer?. ......

Well after researching lots of local photographers and getting ridiculous prices for photo packages that I will not use all the photos in I decided to give it a go myself ( how hard can it be), so after picking out outfits that I already had in the wardrobes, finding and ironing an old white cotton  double bed sized duvet cover and making sure my camera had plenty of charge in it I took over the conservatory by masking taping the bed sheet up ensuring that there was enough to cover a section of flooring that they sat on, we were away. Here are some of the photos we got today and could not be happier with them and the fact we done them all ourselves made it even more special.

The children were relaxed and in an environment they both felt happy in and well we were also relaxed knowing were not holding up a photographers time, costing us more money and the children were not touching things they should'nt be.

Have a great week

Crazy Daisy Mum


Saturday, 18 February 2012

Crazy Daisy Mum Of Two: Super Powers

Crazy Daisy Mum Of Two: Super Powers: Well this half term has been a very busy and cold one.

Super Powers

Well this half term has been a very busy and cold one.  As you can see we did brave the cold and go down to the coast for an afternoon which was lovely as a family.  As it was Valentines day we choose to visit a place me and Mr JRT  used to come to quite a lot before we had additions. It was so nice to introduce Madison and Jasper (all be it what he could see from his cosy toes)  to Westgate , exploring the sea shore, rock pools and the sandy beach collecting lots of shells on the way.

However the uninviting weather did put us off spending a lot of time outside so we enjoyed a couple of cosy days baking,  painting and book creating. I will be the first to admit that i am absolutely rubbish at making up stories but can tell them in a way that keeps the children's imagination forever blossoming.  However Mr JRT is fantastic at this and he dose this in such a way that you can remember them. As Madison proved one day this week she and I sat down one afternoon whilst Jasper was asleep and wrote a mini book. I was thinking she would base it on an interest she has which currently Barbie ..........Nope !!

She sat down next to me and said "I want to write about Diarra The Dragon!" . Well I had never heard about a book called Diarra the Dragon but this is when it all came out about my Husbands Super ability to make up stories and this was one of them.

( Madison's version of Daddy's story)

" Diarra said the clouds have fallen"

" He went to tell owl"

" Owl said it's snow!"

A fantastic keep sake and a great achievement for Madison.

Looking forward to some family time tomorrow with all my special people.

Have a great weekend

Crazy Daisy Mum


Thursday, 2 February 2012

Sensory Bottles

As today was the coldest day of the year so far even so much so that  my little guy who was wrapped up to the nines had a pink nose, cheeks and cold fingers even with gloves. As for me I was quite glad of a day indoors. I dug out the sensory bottles I made for Jasper well before Christmas. Well the enjoyment he got out of these very cheep and easy to make bottles was amazing and after raiding the recycling bag again this week ( all clean of course) I have found a couple of 2L bottles also which I'm going to use.

You only need clean dry bottles, and anything really that will stimulate your child's senses.
The bottles in the picture contain dry pasta, water and straws, food dye,water and vegetable oil and lavender infused cloth.
When doing any smelling sensory bottles you must remember to drill very small holes in to the lid and using a pin make a few on the sides this way your little one will fully appreciate the the aromas.
( Lavender dried and essence, Orange essence, Lemon and Mint are a few I use both personally and professionally)

To make any liquid sensory bottle just a little more secure ( from older siblings undoing it and causing a mini pond on the living room carpet not naming any names..... Madison) I now use a super glue after I have filled it just on the tread of the bottle and screw the cap back on and leave it to dry for a couple of days.
( water and brightly coloured straws cut down /  half water, half vegetable oil & few drops of food colouring / water and sequins / water and glitter just a few ideas )

For the noisy bottles pasta, dried peas, lentils , sand, bells, twigs and small pebbles are a few I use. but again please make sure that you glue the lids on these bottles also to prevent chocking hazards.

Anything bright and colourful such as feathers, pom poms,shredded colourful paper and anything else that catches your eyes.

I have experimented with soil, leaves, seaweed and grass all very good but do need to be changed often.

I hope these few ideas will inspire the creative you.  

keep warm

Crazy Daisy Mum