Our Day Out

Recently I mentioned that we had visited a local petting farm/adventure park. We had such a good time I thought I would share some of the pictures I took. I love our little days out just the three of us. Of course they would be much better if Daddy was there too.
 
We started our day with a visit to see the animals. Little Mr particularly liked the goats. 
Where ever we go at the moment he is always keen to read the map. The great thing about this farm is that the map it very child friendly and he could easily pick out where he wanted to go next.
After the animals we headed towards the other play activities. First stop was a spot of miniature golf. Tricky for a three year old but turns out even trickier for me, Little Mr was giving me a run for my money.

One of Little Mr’s favourite parts is the tractor enclosure. He loves hooking and unhooking the trailers along with filling it with’diesel’. As it was half term there were older children to contend with and Little Mr was rather upset when a bigger child came and told him to get off his tractor that he had ever so patiently waited for. So parental involvement (or maybe the teacher in me) was needed. 

After our tractor fun we headed into the picnic enclosure. I had brought a few snacks and Little Miss’s food but purchased mine and Little Mr’s there. I wasn’t organised enough in the morning and wanted to get a move on, making a proper picnic would have just held us up. Well that’s my excuse anyway.

After our lunch we headed to the sandpit. The only picture I got was of my feet. Probably because I can’t relax while he is in there. Sand gets everywhere, it is one of my pet hates. I hate the feel of it when it is in your socks. Therefore Little Mr was swiftly change into wellies. I know I should relax about this a little more, there were plenty of children running around in it barefoot. There was even one child filling her shoes with sand!! I think I just have sandpit phobia.

Once we finally escaped the sandpit Little Miss had a nap whilst Little Mr played in the park.

He loves this big red tractor. He  always has done, I remember he once sat on it for a full 30 minutes happy as could be.

Next stop were the inflatable pillows. Little Mr had so much fun bouncing around. We are sockless here as it meant he could bounce higher apparently.

Last stop was to see a sheep ‘have his hair cut.’ Little Mr was enthral led as he loves getting his hair cut and often talks about the girl who cuts it for us when we drive past. He thought it was hilarious that a sheep was being sheared.

We had a brilliant day and headed home with two very sleepy but content children. Before leaving Little Mr added his mark to the large mural, and I visited the farm shop to stock up on a few yummy treats.

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Weaning Stumble

We recently started weaning Little Miss and the first week went great. I had it all planned out, I had even timetabled in what she was to have and when and made up a stash of our own baby food. During her first week she didn’t really eat much as such just had a taste and spat most out. I wasn’t too worried about this as she is clearly thriving and my little boy was much the same. This past week she has properly eaten, not much but still eaten. I may have got carried away and offered her a finger of toast etc but it was great to see her chomping away.

                                          
Unfortunately during the last few days she has reacted to something she has eaten, with and upset tummy and blotchy red rash. I have also never seen nappy rash like it and it makes me feel terribly guilty that something I have given her may have caused it. Thankfully heaps of sudocrem and nappy off time are doing the trick to heal her bottom. The worst part is I am not really sure what caused it, my thoughts are either the baby porridge/bread but we are not 100%.
However we have stopped all food for now and will continue with breastfeeds only until the rash completely clears. Then we will be back to the drawing board. We are going to introduce each food really slowly this time giving a couple of days on each and then moving on. Hopefully this helps us pin point what it was and introduce it really slowly.
Did you experience any stumbles on your weaning journey? 
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Baby Led or Purée Weaning?

Baby Led or Purée weaning is a question I have been contemplating a lot recently. Little Miss is ready for weaning now, how I am not quite sure. This mile stone seems to have crept around ever so quickly.  Another step towards more independence is yet another bittersweet moment.

Everyone has their own ways and reasons behind how they choose to wean their babies. For Little Miss we are going to do a mix of the two I think, (we will see how it goes). With our son we were very much baby led as it completely suited us and him. He used to eat EVERYTHING now not so much but according to my sources it all a ‘phase’.

So anyway today was THE day for Little Miss’s first taste. I opted for carrot first because I used the same first food with Little Mr too.  I steamed a few carrots and then blitzed them with my blending stick thingy and mixed in with some of her milk. As well as offering the purée I also gave her two carrot sticks (steamed to floppy perfection) too to pick up and self feed the ‘baby led’ way if you like. Today the carrot sticks we more popular than the purée.

Yummy we like carrot, plus it is great fun!

Mmmm…
Err maybe not so sure just yet.
I offered a couple of spoons of the purée too but most found it’s way back out again. However cooled boiled water from a sippy cup was the big hit of the day. 
How did you wean your babies? What were your babies favourite foods? 
Please comment any links to weaning blog posts you may have, I would love to have a read.