Sunday, 19 February 2012

Library Trips

Once a week, we like to visit the library; we started going due to the story time but we have since found they have an abundance of board books which are safe for Nate to play with as he likes to read with his mouth. 
The story time is great as there are a variety of books and unfortunately I never really know where to start with most children's book shops as there are so many books to choose from, at the moment I'm rather lucky as I'm limited to the board books as I quite like Nate being involved with the reading. We have a few book ideas for when we can finally trust him not to scrunch up the pages. One of my favourites so far is Billy Monster's Daymare, I'm not sure Nate enjoyed it as much as I did.

Nate enjoying his very own Library Card. 

Friday, 17 February 2012

Real Nappies

It's about time I posted about nappies, it's the thing we seem to do the most change nappies. When I was pregnant we had planned on exclusively using reusable nappies, that hasn't happened mainly as I'm not brave enough to test any all night. We do mainly use reusables though, even Nate's dad puts them on without having to be prompted. Everyone tried to talk us out of it, they smell, you'll spend forever washing and you can't get them clean were the main objections. All from people who hadn't used them, of the people who used them I just got a shrug and why not but don't discount disposables.
The nappies that get used first here are the Bumgenius sized All In Ones which unfortunately they no longer make. After that it's the Bumgenius V4's. Washing, well in the first few months, yes we did spend forever washing but that was mainly just baby clothes, and sheets for his bed.
We love them, I love them for the aesthetics they look so much nicer than the disposables you don't want to hide them when taking pictures. It's a shame it's winter as there isn't much opportunity for nappy pictures when it's so cold.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Snow Day!

Today is the first time Nate has experienced snow. He seemed to be smiling lots while we took a very quick walk to the nearest place that sold papers earlyish in the morning. We were quite lucky to get a paper there were about 10 Sunday Telegraphs and that was about it as the delivery had been delayed by a couple of hours and a couple of hours later there was still no sign of a delivery.

After going for a lovely walk, we took a quick picture of him standing in the snow. Look at that smile I think he might like the cold more than his mum, skiing here we come.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Book Review: Peepo!

One of our loves is reading, one that I think is important that Nate shares with us. Peepo! was written and illustrated by Janet and Allan Ahlberg who have also written The Jolly Postman and the Funny Bones (one of my favourite books). Peepo! seems to be Nate's favourite book at the moment he loves the illustrations which surprises us as they are incredibly intricate with lots going on which hopefully means this book will remain a favourite as he grows.
It's plus points for me are that we got it in board book form, which means Nate can play with it and we don't have to worry about dribble; it has a story and isn't just single words on a page which is what a lot of board books are.