As the weather was so rubbish yesterday – when will spring ever arrive? – I decided to stay in and do home made things for the day.
First off, we decamped to the dining room; we spend lots of time in the living room, so I thought a change of scenery would do us good. I created a ‘baby sensory area’ for Tiddler which included different types of material for him to get his hands on.
The red thingy plays music and lights flash on and off, which reflected nicely off the windscreen sun cover behind (the foil type thing). I added some rattle toys, some ball pool balls and an empty kitchen roll tube. He loved it! In fact Toddler loved it too and I spent half the time asking him to stop stomping on it and let Tiddler have a go.
Later on, whilst Tiddler had a really long nap, Toddler and I baked yummy chocolate biscuits. He helped as I weighed the ingredients, then I let him cut different shapes out using his play-doh cookie cutters (washed first of course!), including bears, ovals hands and diamond shapes. Then we read a book while we waited for them to cook.
I tried to ‘sift’ some icing sugar on top but it came out a bit quicker than I was expecting!
I think they both enjoyed doing different things; for me it was a refreshing change. I didn’t get much housework done but I felt like I’d spent some quality time with the two monkeys.