How do you keep your little ones busy and active? I would love to hear what you like doing with your little ones! As you might rememberÃ‚Â I have teamed up with SMAÃ‚Â® Nutrition and they are giving away “a family day out at LEGOLAND WindsorÃ‚Â ” to one lucky All Baby Advice reader!
Before I let you know how to enter, I would like to shareÃ‚Â the activities I didÃ‚Â with Olivia to keep her active and occupied during a one week period over the Easter holidays.
For the past few weeks Monday mornings have been very busy for us, as OliviaÃ‚Â has been attending a gym class at the local leisure centre.
She absolutely loves it, and as she has started as one of the oldest children in the class she quickly mastered all the skills the other children have been learning and developing in previous months.
I definitely believe that it helped her not only to improve her physical development, but also social development as she has started interacting with other children and parents she has never seen before.
She has become more confident and stopped hiding behind mummy, which has made me very happy. Our older daughter used to attend a similar class and also had lots of fun back then.
Now Olivia isÃ‚Â on the waiting list so she could continue her development and start her first Gym Tots session, and apparently despite her stubbornness the teacher could see her being a great gymnast or an acrobat soon!
It was school holidays and daddy was away, I took both my girls shopping. Isabelle needed to update her wardrobe.Ã‚Â She often mentions she does not want me to be buying clothes without her lately as she wants to be choosing her own clothes.
Olivia loves shoppingÃ‚Â but itÃ‚Â means hiding behind the clothes rails and me looking for her. This was exactly what was happening, but luckily nobody got lost.
Being daughters of a blogger often means we get free tickets to attend events very often. Both girls sounded very excited when mummy revealed we would be going to Madame Tussauds for an adventure.
I have to be honest and say that for Olivia it was probably not very suitable as she has just turned 3. She had no idea what most of the figurines were until she stood underneath a huge Shrek!
At the end both girls had a great time. They loved the taxi drive through the London sights, and also the show at the end where Superheroes came to save London.
After our busy morning I treated us to a nice lunch at the Pizza Express inÃ‚Â Baker Street. We often go to restaurants at the weekends which means that both girls usually behave and have no problems with choosing and trying out new meals.
Our train journey was another fab experience, and this was the first time I did a trip to London with OliviaÃ‚Â without a buggy, so lots of walking for all of us.
As we had two of Isabelle’s friends for a sleepover, I thought the best to entertain 4 girls would be a day out. We love going to the local Willows Farm, and on that day we had an amazing time as expected.
We arrived just after 11am and stayed till almost 4pm. It was a hot day, and girls were enjoying all the rides and activities avalaible.
After a picnic lunch we had some ice-cream and also took part in the Easter Egg hunt as every year. Olivia went for her favourite colour Easter bucket and managed to collect her eggs in no time.
It was a long day, but I was so pleased and proud of myself not only to be able to look after 4 children, butÃ‚Â also to entertain them and make them happy.
As we were leaving for our sunny holiday in Tenerife on Saturday, FridayÃ‚Â was mostly about me washing and packing everything we needed.
Daddy took the girls out to the swings and had a lovely morning there.
As we were supposed to be atÃ‚Â the London Gatwick airport for 2.30pm, we decided to have lunch somewhere on the way. I hate leaving at the last minuteÃ‚Â and can tell you that with M25 you never know what can happen!
It’s definitely better to have extra time than to be crying as you miss your flight.
When you start stressing out, children often quickly pick up on your mood, and that’s exactly what you do not want.
Both my girls wereÃ‚Â on a planeÃ‚Â for the first time when they turned 3 months old, and are used to flying as we regularly fly to see my family in the Czech Republic and daddy’s family in Belfast, and then of course when we go on all our holidays.
If I should suggest a few things I always make sure I have when flying, these would be in ourÃ‚Â hand luggage:
- wet wipes
- change of clothes for the little one
- a spare t-shirt for me
- ear plugs
- sweets to help your little ones to pressurise their ears when taking off and landing
- note pad and colour pencils
- dvd player/dvds, children magazines
- healthy snacks as the other option snacks are always available to buy on the planes!
- a water bottle
- lip balm
- Potette Travel Potty Seat
- Trunki Snoozihedz travel pillow & blanket
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