When Isla was 9 months old I quickly found that she was much happier in a world facing position in her pushchair. After a week or so she would no longer parent face so I began my search for a stroller. My main requirements where two things: 1. I wanted something compact and lightweight and 2. I wanted something eye catching and stylish as I really hate the look of most strollers.
19 months! This month marks the end of ‘she’s such and such months’, I’m now answering with ‘shes one and a half’. Isla is now closer to her second birthday than her first and I’m definitely missing having a baby. However, once again, this is my favorite age (I say this every time).
So, I’ve wanted to write a little post about my more personal views for a while but never felt like the time was right. Partly because lots of people will disagree and I don’t want to cause a debate but also partly because these opinions only developed once I became a parent and I need to be sure that something annoys me before I vent about it. So here goes.. (I appoligise for the crappy cartoon images in this post, but it really helps to get my point across).
We’re lucky enough to live pretty much on the beach so I’m unsure as to why this idea hasn’t crossed my mind before. Today we went for a walk along the beach and Isla collected sticks and shells like she does every time we go there and I thought it would be a great idea to incorporate them into our crafts. It also means we can visit one of the nearby forests too and make a craft page with the things we find there.
- Brownie Mix
- Soy Milk
- Rapeseed Oil
- Dark Chocolate Chips
So, this is probably the least technical recipe I’ll ever post so much so that there isn’t any measurements or specific ingredients as you can literally use anything. In this instance I’ve used ready brek with water and strawberries and apple as the fruit as it’s what Isla had left over from her snack this afternoon. To further prove easiness I made these on the coffee table with Isla as it’s pretty hard to go wrong which is why I love this recipe. It’s perfect to get toddlers interested in baking as they enjoy mixing and adding the fruit.
So as part of a new feature on my blog I decided I’d quite like to pop a little post about the creative activities me and Isla do together. Not sure whether its of any interest but I’d quite like to have them as little memories to look back on as Isla gets older. It will also be nice to see how her creativity improves over time and what activities I’d like to repeat again.
Transitioning from an infant to a toddler is anything but a smooth and painless transition (I’m sure you’d agree?). Despite this toddlerhood still manages to creep up and bite you in the ass and before you know it your once happy to play alone infant needs something to do. I’m sure this happens at all different ages but for us its happened quite recently. Isla is 17 months old now and I’d say over the past month she’s needed a good activity or task to put her mind to rather than just playing on her own.