Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Spooktastic Halloween Jelly Monsters and Witches

Halloween is just around the corner, a week ago Maxwell and I were sent some lovely goodies from Hartley Jelly. We were asked to make some fun jelly monsters out of the selection of goodies which we were sent. We were sent a range of goodies from the fabulous Hartley Jelly collection as well as some sweets and icing to make our monsters look spooktastic.


We were sent a range of ready made jellys from the Hartley collection however we were also sent packs of jelly, the packs of jelly are my favorite to make as it means I can create fun shaped jelly when I allow it to set in molds. The flavours which we were able to use when making our monster creations were Fangtastic Strawberry and Shocking Lemon and Slime. Maxwell and I were excited to start making our creation. As Maxwell is just 2 I wanted to make creating monsters easy for him.

Maxwell's first monster was decorated by  Maxwell himself. Maxwell used milk chocolate buttons to create the monsters eyes, strawberry laces to create the monsters smile and Maxwell used icing to create the monsters green, spooky eyes. The jelly which we used was the Hartley powder type and we put it into containers and allowed it to set overnight before we decorated it.


Maxwell and I wanted to create something a little different so we thought it would be fun to create a scary witch. We used Hartleys ready made jelly to create the witches hair. We created her hair by mixing up the ready made jelly and spreading the jelly around the witches head. 

Maxwell then went on to give the witch earrings using chocolate buttons and icing and he gave her big red teeth using icing again. I have to say his witch turned out to look quite friendly instead of scary however everyone loves a friendly witch at Halloween?


Maxwell and I loved creating our Halloween monsters and witches and we will be making sure we continue to make fun creations out of jelly. Not only is the jelly super tasty and easy to make, it is also a desert which is not expensive to make. 

If you would like more information on Hartleys products you are able to visit their website here.  Hartleys products can be found in all good supermarkets. 

I did not receive any financial reward for writing this review.
However we did receive the above products for review purposes. Everything written in this post is my own, honest opinion.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Sleep Tight With The Thomas Go Glow Night Light.

Since Maxwell was born it has been clear that he dislikes the dark, recently he has been a little fussier at night and demands the hallway light to be left on. Maxwell already has a night light in his room however this is on the other side of the room and is not easy for him to access. For a while now I have been looking for something which would comfort Maxwell at night, something which he could keep in bed or near his bed and something which would be easy for him to operate. A few weeks ago we were sent a Thomas Go Glow Night Light.

When the Go Glow Light arrived I was instantly impressed. The Go Glow Light was bright and included a little picture of Thomas and friends. It had little stars and moons on which instantly made me think of bedtime. Unfortunately we were unable to use the Go Glow Light straight away as we had to charge it but this was not a problem for us as we charged it throughout the day to ensure it was charged for night time use. The Go Glow Light was easy to charge and once charged it should last up to 16 hours of use.


At bedtime Maxwell was extremely excited to use his new Go Glow Light. It was incredibly easy for him to use. Whilst in bed Maxwell was able to use the Go Glow Light as a torch. He enjoyed reading his picture books with the torch and he enjoyed making shadow pictures on the wall. Once he was ready to go to sleep we carefully put the light into its charging base, once in the base it then glowed next to Maxwell's bed which was a real comfort for him.

The Go Glow Light is not only great for children to use and have fun with but it is very practical. The charging feature means that there is no need for batteries which in the long run saves money. The Go Glow Light is practical for tiny hands to use and it is also simple to operate.


The Go Glow Light retails at around £22.99 and comes in a range of designs to suit little ones tastes. It is suitable for children aged 12 months +. You are able to find more information about on the Go Glow Night Light on Worlds Apart's website.

I did not receive any financial reward for writing this review.
However we did receive the product for review purposes. Everything written in this post is my own, honest opinion.

Monday, 27 October 2014

A Week Of Learning And New Experiences

  1. Maxwell has started signing nursery rhymes
  2. Maxwell went to a hearing appointment
  3. Maxwell has a newly designed bedroom
  4. Maxwell has enjoyed watching lots of DVD's this week
  5. Maxwell loves to dance
This week has seen Maxwell sing lots of different nursery rhymes however his favorite ones to sing at the present moment are Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes. Maxwell is able to do all the actions to Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes and is getting confident with saying more and more words every single day. If Maxwell is unsure on the words of the song he hums himself through that part. It is incredibly cute to see.

This week we visited the hospital, we were refereed there due to Maxwell's speech. Ben and I have always believed Maxwell's hearing is perfect however we also believe it is always best to get a second opinion. Maxwell's appointment went very well and there is no problem with his hearing at all. The hearing test was a lot of fun for Maxwell and he even sat still when he had to have photos taken of the inside of his ears. It is great to know there is nothing wrong with Maxwell's hearing and we will not have to return for any follow up appointments.

This week has seen Maxwell have changes to his room. I was sick of the mismatch furniture that we had in his room so we decided that we would buy Maxwell a new set of draws and wardrobes. It has taken me months to find something which I actually like and in the end we went for the same design of furniture which is in Maxwell's playroom. I am really happy with the new look and as it stands I have very little left to buy to get the house looking like I want it. 

Maxwell has never really shown a interest in DVD's and films however this week Maxwell has enjoyed sitting down with me and watching DVD's,  This week we have watched childrens programmes and films. It was nice to sit down and watch them with Maxwell.

At the present moment Maxwell loves to dance. Every time there is a advert break, Maxwell gets up and dances. He is fascinated by the Marks and Spencer's advert at the present moment and also loves the spec-savers one. It is really funny to watch him get on his feet and tap around.