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The Clangers Home Planet & Figures, Oscar’s Birthday Competition

Oscar got so many amazing presents for his birthday but one of his favourites was his new Clangers Home Planet play set which he got from his great-auntie and he also got the extra play sets to go with it. I used to love Clangers when I was younger and love that Oscar now watches and loves it too!

The Home Planet play set comes with Granny Clanger and has lots of different features. You can press the button and see Soup Dragon pop up, lift up the dustbin lid and there’s a secret slide and the Telescope can be put in different locations. You can also swing Granny on the hammock. The other play sets available all go with the Home Planet and can be all used together.

Smyths Toys currently have all the Clangers Toys in their clearance sale at amazing prices. I picked up the Home Planet for £10 instead of £25 and the family pack of figures for only £2 instead of £9.99. So I have brought an extra set as I thought they would be a great toy to giveaway. So to enter to win The Clangers Home Planet play set and the family figure pack enter below. Good Luck!

      

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Happy 6th Birthday Oscar!

Today Oscar is 6! Where has the time gone?! This time six years ago I was laying in a hospital bed after a three day labour and then a emergency c-section in shock with how much I had instantly fallen in love with our little boy and we couldn’t wait to get him home. It only seems like yesterday!

Oscar has had a jam packed birthday weekend. On Saturday he had his birthday party with 29 of his friends and we had the amazing Captain Calamity who is just then most amazing children’s entertainer and kept the kids focused and amazed for almost two hours! For the first hour he performed Magic, Balloon Twisting, Interactive games, Action Dances, Scorcher The Dragon Puppet Show and so much more. We then sang Oscar ‘Happy Birthday’ and the children went through the tea time tunnel to lunch.

After lunch Captain Calamity did another half an hour of the party with the most amazing Bubble Performance, set to music, culminating in a giant bubble which Oscar was inside and Daddy even got inside too. Captain Calamity is worth every penny and I couldn’t recommend him any higher, he is fantastic. Oscar loves Paw Patrol, so I had a cake made and then in the personalised party bags each child had a Paw Patrol book and action figure.


Yesterday we went to Prezzo for a pre birthday lunch as it is Oscar’s favourite restaurant. We then had family over for a few hours in the afternoon for another birthday cake and he got to open some presents from family. He has been so good and saved all his presents from his party to open later on today after school. He was very lucky and got some amazing presents from his Nannys and Grandads, Aunties and Uncles. Oscar got a new Maxi micro scooter, lots of playmobil, books, clothes, chocolate and toy story toys.

   

So Oscar is now 6 and we are so proud of the gorgeous, sweet little man he has become. He is a very caring big brother to Archie and is so incredibly patient with him. This year he has thrown himself in to lots of sporting activities after school and now does Tae-Kwon-Do, Trampolining, Football and Swimming. He also recently joined Beavers which he absolutely loves and can’t wait to go on a camp in the Summer. Since his last birthday he has seemed to grow up so much. Some of the things he comes out with makes me double take sometimes and pause to think where has my baby gone? Last month for instance he asked me for a red colouring pen, I gave him one and he said “Um no Mummy, that is Magenta, I asked for Red.” He was deadly serious and all I wanted to do was giggle but just changed the pen over for him instead. He is fascinated by the World and animals and asks 100’s of questions… thank God for Google so I can check the answers I am not sure on!


We are so proud of our little man! Happy Birthday Oscar! xxxxx

Oscar’s 5th Birthday Parties

Oscar had a great birthday, last weekend! On Saturday he had a bouncy castle party with his school friends and he loved it. We have used the same party venue for the last three years. In the hall there are three bouncy castles and a trampoline. You then have the use of the party room for food afterwards. Oscar wanted two themes this year, How To Train Your Dragon for his school party and Minions for his family party on the Sunday.



As always I get the lovely Kirsty from Katie’s Bakery to make Oscar’s cake. He chose a Toothless Dragon cake from How To Train Your Dragon and it looked brilliant and was only £35! Each year I send a photo of what I would like and she always makes me a cake that looks even better! I got How To Train Your Dragon plates, serviettes, room decorations and balloons which were really hard to find as hardly any shops in the UK sell them only in America. I also brought books from the Book People and wrapped them and gave one to each child. I got the Julia Donaldson packs which had a wide variety of different books for the younger children and the older boys and girls. Oscar had great fun with his friends and was so lucky to receive lots of wonderful gifts.


Oscar woke up on Sunday morning and was so excited to go downstairs to open his presents. We got him a Ultimate Buzz Lightyear Robot which took me ages to track down and it is great with over 100 different things on it. He had seen on at our friends on New Years Eve and had been wishing for one ever since. Archie got him the Toothless Dragon from build a bear and we also got him the dress up costume.


The whole family then came over at two o’clock for birthday cake and tea. Oscar was so excited when everyone arrived. He got so many great gifts. He is one lucky little boy. We then had a Minion birthday cake with Minion plates and napkins kindly sent to us from partybagsandsupplies.co.uk who sell a huge range of things to help you through the perfect party. They kindly sent us a box of Minion goodies with plates, cups, napkins, a table cloth, confetti, blowers, party bags and some filled party bags too. We were completely kitted out for the ultimate Minion party.

I used the minion confetti and napkins to decorate where the cake was and put the table cloth on the table for when we had cake. As you can imagine Oscar loved the blowers making as much noise as possible with them which he is still doing now. I don’t know how Archie sleeps through all of the noise. The party bags went down a treat with his friends and being prefilled I didn’t have to worry about sorting them all out, I just cut up and added the cake. Inside the bags were a packet of sweets, minion themed bubbles, minion stickers and a toy that you throw at the window and its suckers make it climb down. Since the party I have also kept the minion table cloth for painting and colouring so you can reuse it over and over again. The confetti is fun to to add and instantly transform a cake or present table. Again as the packet has so many in I have kept the rest to do gluing and sticking with. Oscar had a fantastic birthday and I can’t believe he is five!

Partybagsandsupplies.co.uk have loads of different fun themed party supplies for adults and children. There party bits and pieces are all so reasonably priced so throwing a character themed child’s party doesn’t break the bank. Compared to other websites they are the cheapest I have found. They also offer really quick delivery times. Here are some of the fun themes they do for children:


Disclaimer: We were sent the Minion themed party bits for the purpose of this review, however all opinions are completely honest and my own.




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Oscar’s First Day In Reception

Today, the 3rd September 2014 is Oscar’s first day in reception. It is not technically his first day at ‘big boy’ school as he attended the nursery at York House School last year. He is so excited to be going back to school and see all his friends and it makes me so happy to see how excited he is and how much he loves his school! In the nursery last year he only did two and a half days as I wasn’t ready to put him in full time and wanted to make the most of being able to spend time with him. I can’t believe how this day has come around so fast as it only seems like yesterday that he was born. Children really do grow up way to fast! 


I am really anxious about him being at school full time but only for selfish reasons as I still want him at home with me. I know that I will have a new baby to look after in December but I still can’t help feeling that this is the end of him being little and he is now off on a new stage of his life in full time education. We are lucky that Oscar gets really long holidays off school, this Summer holiday was nine weeks so when the holidays come around we will have lot’s of time to do fun things together still.


I have made lists of things that I need to get done whilst he is at school and with the baby due at Christmas I want everything baby and Christmas related organised by the middle of November. So here is a little pic of Oscar in his uniform as proudly heads off to school! I couldn’t be prouder of the amazing little man he has turned out to be.



My 1st Years.com Personalised Wooden Abacus Review

This week I am lucky enough to be receiving two pretty green boxes from my1styears.com! So far one has arrived and Oscar immediately knew the contents were for him as he recognised the box from when we reviewed the personalised wooden dinosaur last year. He excitedly ripped open the tissue paper to find a beautiful personalised wooden abacus with brightly coloured pieces. I was really impressed, it looks great and would make a great gift that someone will treasure forever. Oscar is already on his Easter school holidays so the abacus allows us to practice his counting whilst having fun!

The personalised wooden abacus is only £18.99 and all orders come in their gorgeous gift boxes free of charge. It is really well made and sturdy for little hands and the personalisation is stamped in perfectly. The quality has always been great with anything I have ordered from My1stYears.com and I have always been really pleased. 

My1styears.com sells a huge range of personalised gifts. Their unique Christening gifts range is beautiful and you will find something truly special to give the baby being christened something that can be personalised and treasured forever at an amazing price. Here are my favourites:

My Cousin and his Wife Claire are having their first baby which is due this month. I have been looking to buy the baby something special so when I saw the personalised baby blankets range from My1stYears.com I knew exactly what I would be buying as soon as I saw them. I will be ordering one as the baby is born and we find out what it is!! (I’m betting on a Boy!)

The delivery is always quick so if your panicking that you only have a few days to get a gift you can always rely on My1stYears.com to bail you out!
 Disclaimer: This product was sent to us for the purposes of reviewing, however all opinions were independently formed by Laura at Mummy’s Zone.

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Where does the time go?

It doesn’t seem possible that this September our little man will start pre school. The time has just flown by! It only seems like yesterday that we brought him home from the hospital and he seemed so tiny and fragile. 

I remember with Oscar waiting for him to crawl, walk and talk, but now I only wish it all went slower!
It just seems strange that our little man will look so grown up in his uniform in September. I’m sure he will love “Big Boy School” as he loves going to nursery for two mornings a week now, it’s me that feels anxious as I will never get the time back to have him at home all the time. I don’t know what I will do with myself!!
It’s part of growing up for Oscar!! I remember being told when Oscar was born that your children are only really lent to you, once they start school and do extra curricular activities after school the years just fly by!! I wish I could just keep him little for a few more years before school!! Sad as it sounds.
Who else felt like this when their little ones started school? 
Welcome to the world!! 22.02.2010

Oscar’s first birthday!!

2 years old!!

3 years old!!

Oscar's 3rd birthday party

This year we just couldn’t decide on what to do for Oscar’s third birthday party. We wanted something that catered for ages 1-10 and then we came across www.bouncy-castle/partiesatbreakspere/

We booked the venue and when it came around to party day all we had to do was turn up with the food which you have a room to have the party food and cake in afterwards. They supply a supervisor and for a small fee (£16) you can have another member of staff to watch the trampoline.

It is so reasonably priced and for your money you get a trampoline, an Urban 2 lane bungee run, a inflated Urban skate park with slide and a high rural mega slide multi play inflatable. There is also a soft play room for the really little ones.

Also for an extra £10 they can supply teas, coffees and hot chocolate for the adults.

You can have up to 30 children for only £175 for an hour and fifteen minutes play time and forty five minutes food time.

I organise my own food and party bags but they do offer a service to do this all for you.

All the children had a fab time and I couldn’t recommend abbots parties higher!! The staff were lovely and friendly and it was a great stress free afternoon.

You can contact them on 01923 270980 or email mel@jumpjump.co.uk
They also offer garden hire of their inflatables.