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Let it Snow!

On Sunday, it snowed here in London. Little Yum- Yum wanted to experience it properly for the first time… how could I say no?<p>He gathered up snow,<p>and …

Recipes

The Night Before Christmas

<i>The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow<br>Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below,<br>When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,<br>But a</i> …

Santa Claus

Brussel Sprouts

So… I’ve managed to find a way to get Maximus to eat brussel sprouts!<p>Actually, it’s the chocolate version. I’ve failed miserably trying to introduce …

Recipes

Putting Up the Christmas Tree and Decorations

As we don’t have a big space to work with, we only have a mini Christmas tree. It works well for now anyway, as Little Yum-Yum is able to manage it …

Christmas

The Bravest Ever Bear

<i>Once upon a time there was a bear … and a penguin … and a perfectest ever princess, a wolf, a troll, a dragon and a … sausage. A sausage? Yes, a</i> …

Wolves

Say, What?

Brazilian and Portuguese pupils are the majority in Little Yum-Yum’s school.<p>The other day, Max and I were home, when he switched languages. I thought …

Google Translate

The New Favourite Superhero is…

Spider-Man!<p>Out of the blue, Little Yum-Yum has decided this is now his favourite character. But it doesn’t stop there… He says he IS Spider-Man.<p>We …

Comics

“We Are Camels” Costume

So… as Max is a camel in his upcoming Christmas Nativity, I was responsible for proving a pair of black bottoms/pants and a mustard yellow top. I …

Mustard

I Want a Cuddle!

<i>Little Rabbit needs a cuddle – quick! – so off she sets off through the forest to find the perfect hug. But some cuddles are too prickly and some are</i> …

Cats

InnoTab Max

I bought Little Yum-Yum an InnoTab Max a little while ago. I had forgotten about it until recently when I (re)discovered it.<p>A fun way to learn, he …

Sea Turtles

“We Are Camels”

Little Yum-Yum is practising his lines for the Christmas Nativity in school.<p>He’s a camel!<p>Camel 1 to be precise.<p>He has five lines to remember …

Health

Hooray for Harry

<i>“Oh!” says Harry. “My blanket has gone!”.</i> <i>Where, oh where did he put it?</i><p><i>With a little help from his friends Ted and Lulu, maybe Harry will remember…</i><p>My …

Books

Maximus & Pudsey

Last Friday, the children in Max’s school had a surprise visit from Pudsey Bear! He was so excited when he saw the yellow figure, and ran up to him …

Star Spangled Banner

Paint Your Own Apron

Max wanted to another apron, so Nanny gave him one, but he had to design it himself.<p>Using left over paint from his Toucan Boxes (see here and here), …

Design

An Alligator Walking Down the Street?

Have you ever seen an alligator walking down the street, wearing wellington boots and a jacket?<p>I’m guessing not, but there’s a first time for …

Alligator

Spider & Web

Toucan Box Theme: Spider & Web.<p>Here goes!<p>It was a bit fiddly, but the end result was fantastic.<p>The spider in his/her web.<p>Time to make a painted …

Ladybird

Mum’s the Word

<i>When a little puppy tries to find the word that feels like a cuddle and is as warm as a good night kiss, he discovers the word is… Mum!</i><p><i>A heartwarming</i> …

Language

Remembrance Day

Little Yum-Yum made this poppy in school last week.<p>The same morning, he had asked for the paper poppy I was wearing, as he stood in line waiting for …

Double Trouble

Max and my youngest sister wearing their onesies together.<p>Whilst she was not expecting her photo to be taken, Max was ready. Just look at his …

Minion Cupcakes

Oooh! Another baking kit. This time, Minions!<p>Pour the cake mixture into a bowl,<p>then add one medium egg and two tablespoons of water. Mix well.<p>Spoon …

Paw Patrol Cupcakes

These kits are a wonderful idea for children.<p>Place the cupcake liners in a baking tray.<p>Pour the cake mixture into a bowl,<p>then add one medium egg and …

Who Is This?

Who is this?<p>Looks a little familiar sideways…<p>Ah! It’s Master Maximus wearing his new Alligator Face Fleece hooded onesie! Now he won’t stop wearing …

The Wild Woods

<i>When Jess takes a walk in the Wild Woods with Grandad, she makes friends with a squirrel. She’d like to keep him – but Grandad’s not too sure…</i><p>“A …

Bonfire/Guy Fawkes Night

Yesterday (5th November) was Bonfire Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Night in the UK. (Click here to read more about it).<p>So last Friday, Max along …

Personalised Bag

Nanny designed this bag for Max.<p>He insists we take it with us when we go to the shop, so he can carry his own shopping.<p>Satisfied with his purchase, …

The Kennington

During half term last week, Max asked to go to The Kennington for lunch.<p>Whilst there, he asked for paper and a pen,<p>so he could write his full name a …

Pumpkin Head aka Bobby

Maximus was excited about carving a face into a pumpkin (obviously, something he was not allowed to do, but watched instead). He helped to take the …

Boo Maximus!

Toucan Box Theme: Halloween!<p>Let’s get making a Jack-O-Lantern.<p>A happy Maximus! Look at his face!<p>A glow stick to hang inside the finished lantern.<p>Here …

Native American Tribes

Toucan Box Theme: Native American Tribes.<p>Time to make a Dream Catcher!<p>Little Yum-Yum gets started on making the relevant holes.<p>Once he was satisfied …

On The Road

<i>Mavis and Marge are different from other animals. They want to go on search of adventure. They have no idea what to expect, or who (or what!) they</i> …