Saturday, 25 April 2015

50 Things That Make Me Happy

Recently I was tagged in a post by Bex over at Futures asking me to take part in the tag "50 things that make me happy". Below are the fifty things that make me happy...

1| Spending time with my family
2| Watching Maxwell develop into a incredible little human
3| Having a tidy home
4| Going in the car on drives with Maxwell and Ben
5| Yankee candles

6| The beautiful area that I live in
7| Music - Especially songs which have meanings
8| Using coupons on most of my food buys
9| Playing with Maxwell outdoors when the weather is nice
10| Sunny, windy, cool days

11| Nice food
12| True friends who are always there
13| Learning new ways to save money
14| Daily phone calls from my Mum
15| Knowing that people around me are happy and content

16| Going to the theatre with Maxwell and Ben
17| Seeing childhood toys/objects that bring back happy memories
18| Towie 
19| Positive talk about curvy/plus size people
20| Not paying full price for anything in life

21| One Direction - Without Zayne the pain
22| Positive talk about people with ginger hair
23| Cutting any monthly bills
24| Dancing with Maxwell
25| Clean washing - especially bedding

26| Stock pilling items which normally have a big price tag
27| Having the occasional date night/day with Ben
28| Helping people who are worse off than myself
29| Opportunities which have come from this little blog of mine
30| Late night shopping on the internet

31| When Maxwell watches YouTube videos in English and not in languages no one else understands
32| Obsessing over things - In turn makes me complete tasks quicker
33| Watching soaps in the evening with Ben
34| Ben working day's instead of nights
35| Decluttering 

36| People that say please and thank you - I dislike people who have no manners
37| Sharing deals with good friends
38| Fast and furious films
39| Having holidays/days out to look forward to 
40| Feeling reassured that Maxwell know's I am here if he needs me

41| Having and playing on gadgets
42| Not having to take the bins out
43| Spoiling Maxwell
44| Walking around carboot sales and picking up gems
45| Entering competitions

46| Having the time to blog
47| Snuggling up on the sofa on cold days with Ben and Maxwell
48| Drinking fresh apple juice/fruit juice
49| Being motivated to do exercise
50| Creating memories which money can not buy

I tag Sarah over at Life In A Break Down to do this tag as well as Rebecca over at Mum Of A Premature Baby! What things make you happy?

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

A Week Of Learning And New Experiences

I have not written one of these posts for quite a while. Maxwell has been up to a lot of things since I last write one of these posts. Maxwell had a lovely Easter and is starting to enjoy the beautiful hot weather we are getting at the present moment. 
  1. Maxwell had a lovely Easter and got up to lots of things
  2. Maxwell has a new playroom
  3. Maxwell's speech is slowly improving
  4. Maxwell has become obsessed with Happyland toys
  5. Maxwell has been enjoying the beautiful weather
Over Easter  I blogged less and spent more time with Maxwell. Maxwell managed to spend a lot of time with our family and visited places such as the sea front, the farm, the arcades and he even got to go and see Octonauts at the theatre which he adored. For anyone thinking about taking their children to go and see the Octonauts at the theatre, I can reccomend going to watch. The show was bright colourful, fun and Maxwell obsessed over the penguin! I would love to take Maxwell to go and watch it again.

Over the past few months I have been working hard on our home and finally I have managed to create Maxwell a playroom out in our conservatory. So far he loves it out there due to the fact he has a huge sofa to lounge on whilst playing with his toys. I am looking forward to using the room in the summer as it will be warm out there and Maxwell will be able to move from the conservatory to the garden easily and play with all his toys.

Maxwell's speech is slowly improving however he is often getting frustrated that he is unable to speak in sentences and he is only able to communicate with single words. At the present moment Maxwell is seeing his speech therapist on a regular basis and the help that Maxwell has in place is very useful in helping Maxwell develop.

Maxwell has grown a new obsession and that is Happyland Toys. Happyland toys are so expensive so I spent a week searching the internet looking for second hand ones however I found that they were also expensive so recently Maxwell, Ben and  I have been visiting car boot sales and picking up bits and pieces. Although we do not have lots of proper sets, Maxwell adores playing with all the little bits and pieces he has now and is looking to find a farm set and a train set. 

The weather has been beautiful and it has meant that Maxwell has been able to get out in the garden and play, go on his bike on bike rides and he has also been able to play at the park. He has adored playing football with his Daddy and we have enjoyed visiting 4 of our local parks in the last week. I hope the weather continues to stay nice so Maxwell can play in his paddling pool soon!

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Dry Like Me Potty Training Pack Competition

Dry Like Me, the award-winning potty training pads worn in children’s own pants, have just filmed their first ever TV advertisement – and it is hilarious. The ad features a class of toddlers being taught about potty training by an older child and, during the shoot, the toddlers had lots of fun with the Dry Like Me potty training pads, playing with them like they were toys and sticking them all over their bodies.

Co-creator of Dry Like Me, Jude Hough says: “ We know they are a hit with parents as they can help children get out of nappies and into proper pants, but we were surprised at how much the children loved playing with them. Watching the two year olds run around with pads stuck on the heads and faces was hilarious, and their antics were great to include in the advertisement, which is really funny.” The advertisement, called ‘Miss Smarty Pants’, can be viewed on on Disney Junior, Nick JR, Boomerang, Cartoonito and Tiny Pop.

Award-winning Dry Like Me potty training pads were created by mums, Jude and Di , when they couldn’t find anything that helped to move their potty training children away from nappies and into their own pants. They commissioned independent research, which showed the pads reduced accidents after only one week, and Dry Like Me are now sold by most supermarkets and online at amazon and One size fits all ages of children, and there are three types to choose from: ‘Early Days’ for the start of potty training, ‘Original’ for the middle to end stages and ‘Night-Time’ to help children get dry at night. They cost around £3.49 a box, are designed to be soft and comfortable and are recommended by health professionals.

To celebrate the launch of their first TV campaign, Dry Like Me are giving away 1 pack to help get your little one out of nappies and into proper pants. Each ‘Smart Way to Potty Train’ pack contains four boxes of Dry Like Me pads, a ‘How to Potty Train’ book (written by Jude and Di) and a sticker reward chart, and is worth £24.

We have 1 set of prizes to give away. To have a chance of winning simply enter the rafflecopter below!

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For more information on Dry Like Me potty training pads, as well as lots of tips and advice go to the Dry like me website or their Facebook page..