Spikes first birthday day out: Blackpool Zoo

For Spike’s first birthday we wanted to do something special together as a family so we decided to go out for the day. One of my favourite days spent with T was at Blackpool Zoo when we’d been together around 6 months. I was going to Bulgaria to see my …

Spikes first birthday party

Planning a first birthday party is not a pleasant experience. It was stressful and hard to organise and I don’t think I’ll be planning anything on its scale for a very long time. I knew I wanted Spike to have a big first birthday party because basically I wanted a …

Wicked Uncle toy shop review

Wicked Uncle is an online service allowing the wicked aunts and uncles out there to never forget their little mates’ birthdays. It offers you the best toys for the right ages and for those a little time strapped out there it even has a gift wrapping, handwritten card and express delivery …

Cousin cuddles

I can vividly remember a few things from my childhood and a fair few of them involve my cousins. I was very close to my dad’s side of the family growing up and because my parents owned a business they couldn’t leave often my paternal Nana and Grandad used to …

Spike gets her first shoes!

So there has been a lot of firsts over the last few months and needless to say Spike is thriving. She took her first steps on April 22nd. It was only two when she tried to bring her ball to me and T said I couldn’t count it cos she fell …

Spike’s Wardrobe (#1)

So I’ve been thinking about writing little posts about Spike and the clothes she wears for a while. This is mainly because I love her clothes and I want to show them off but its also because I want to show off how much variety you can get when shopping …

Teething troubles

Up until about a week and a half ago Spike had two teeth, the bottom two. They arrived just before christmas within about a week of her showing the signs of teething… It was an irritated week for her but nothing a bit of teething gel and lots of cuddles couldn’t …

Our bedtime routine

So I have been meaning to write about our struggles with sleep for some time now but one thing or anything kept getting in the way! Now, two months after getting her sorted into a proper bedtime routine I thought I would share. You may remember back in January that …

How much is too much TV time?

I always said that I wouldn’t let Spike watch a lot of tele, that I wouldn’t encourage it… but I knew that there would be time for TV and I would never, ever judge anyone who sticks the tele on for five minutes peace, especially now she’s here because I …

Fitting it all in

Since I last posted theres been a lot of changes and things to get used to in the Readaraptor household. Our little Spike seems to be learning new things every day and becoming more and more her own little person. She now says Mama and pitches a fit whenever she’s …