Thursday, 2 February 2012

Cold Spaghetti, cold spaghetti..

When you have a baby in the house you soon learn that everything has the potential to provide fun, especially if its Mummy's iPhone or Kindle when she nips to get a tissue to wipe a snotty nose. Seriously, I cannot turn my back for a second, and its set to get even more interesting, when the little man learns to walk.. He has learned to use things next to the sofa to get up onto it, eeekkk.

Today what was supposed to be a quiet lunchtime for a little boy with the flu, it turned into a messy session with cold spaghetti. It was everywhere, including on my back and in my hair when I leaned down to pick some off the floor. It cheered a poorly boy up, and used up the leftovers.


What do you do with leftover spaghetti in your house?

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Cheesy Vegetable Patties

These are fantastic finger food for baby, though both myself and partner love them too! They are so easy to make, tasty hot or cold, last well in the fridge and can be frozen.

8oz vegetables
4oz Breadcrumbs
3-4oz grated cheese
2 1/2 tbs olive oil
2 1/2 tbs water
1 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • Heat oven to 190 c or 350 f
  • Cook the vegetables, drain, chop well.
  • Combine all ingredients together.
  • Form the mixture into balls, place on baking tray with room to spread, slightly flatten.
  • Bake for 20-25 min.
  • Serve warm.
Note- here I used cheddar, red pepper, frozen sweetcorn and peas.

What have you been cooking this week?

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Tuesday Tunes - Tingalayo!

We love this tune, but sing just one verse and a bit different from the original.

Tingalayooo, come little donkey come
Tingalayooo, come little donkey come.
Me donkey bucks,
me donkey leaps,
me donkey kicks with his two hind feet.
Me donkey bucks,
me donkey leaps,
me donkey kicks with his two hind feet.
Tingalayoooo, come little donkey come!

Baby sits on my lap - bucks - bend him forwards, leaps - throw or lift in the air, kicks - lean back and lift his legs in the air.

Monday, 30 January 2012

Gloop

Today we had an inside day, I decided to make some Gloop for the little guy to have some fun with, boy did he have fun! He loved the stuff and spent a long time poking, grabbing, picking itup, watching it liquidify, and, oh, throwing on the rug (not to worry it dries to a powder phew!).

Gloop, what is this stuff you shout? It's just cornflour and water, so safe for even the youngestmembers of the family to enjoy. If you grab some quickly it's hard, but as soon as you release your fingers it suddenly turns into liquid and spills between your fingers.

The recipe

2 parts corn flour

1 part cold water

A couple of drops of food colouring

- Mix it all together in a shallow tub.

(I made 1 cup CF to 1/2 cup water -which was plenty for one kid)

You could also try adding glitter or flavourings to stimulate little noses, but knowing my baby well, I knew he didn't need any more encouragement to taste it, than it being in his little paws. Yuk!




Sunday, 29 January 2012

Hello, Blogger.com!!

Hi there, I am a Brit, living in Denmark with my Danish partner and our 11month old baby boy. I am an Early Years Practitioner, so am very child focused, I also love to read, cook, bake, art and craft - generally make a mess and have fun! The birth of my first baby has been a blur of nappies, puke, poop and Calpol - it's is so different to professional life, but so worth it and so much better. Though I'm sure I didn't put t-shits on inside out and backwards before I became a mummy!?

My blog will cover a number of topics surrounding how to have fun with the little people of the house. There will be art and sensory activities, child/family friendly recipes, places to visit, product reviews and more.. It is my first blog, so I will have to wait and see where this leads.

Recently we have been having lots at fun at home, due to health and weather; I hope some of my ideas and tips help inspire you too.