Just over 2 years ago, we became parents for the first time. Yesterday we celebrated Freya’s second birthday with family and friends and had an incredible day.
I know I’m always curious about what others are buying there little ones for birthday/Christmases etc as it usually gives me inspiration so I wanted to share what we gave Freya for her birthday this year.
Freya’s main present we purchased from Hobbycraft and it is a 3-in-1 Easel and accessory set.
Freya has loved this present and has been using it loads already. It’s very light and easy to move so we have already done some painting outside in the sunshine to avoid getting paint on the carpets. The accessory kit is fab and comes with a sheet and painting overall as well as paints, brushes and other art supplies.
Next up we purchased a Princess Anna dress up costume that I managed to get from Tu during their 25% off event. She wore this not long after getting it and kept saying she wanted to keep it on. Freya’s uncle has also purchased a couple of princess dresses for her so that we can turn a corner of her room into a dress up area.
Lastly we gave Freya a ride on electric Ferrari car. This was actually something I won in a competition while I was pregnant so we didn’t actually purchase it. We knew at the time we would love to give our future child something like this but wouldn’t be able to spend that kind of money. We held onto it and kept it boxed up until Freya’s birthday when we got it out for her. Needless to say she loves it and all her friends had a go in it at the party yesterday as well.
Overall we spent around £40 on her birthday presents and she’s loved them all. I don’t want to spoil her for birthday’s/Christmases and she always is lucky with gifts from others anyway. My plan for Christmas this year is to purchase 1 main present then a few smaller things and am already keeping an eye out for sales/events to get the best deals.
Since Freya went to nursery, well scratch that. Since before Freya started going to nursery, her sleep started to go a little awry and gone were the days of her sleeping solidly through the night.
Our little monkey decided she would not only be awake more during the nights, she would also take up residence in our bed. Yep you heard me, she started sleeping in our bed…a lot! This was something I never intended to do and isn’t something I intend to keep going but when you both work full time and have to be on the road by 6:30am for work, you do what you have to.
We were kindly offered the chance to review the Lumie Bedbug just in time for Freya starting nursery and thought anything would be worth a try at this point.
We started using the Lumie light immediately and tried a few different settings out including the sunset options which allow the light to fade over a period of 15 minutes and even having the light on a lighter setting to see if she preferred going to bed with more light.
We also tested out putting it on a darker setting which still allowed light in the room but was a lot less bright and to be honest; this is the setting we have stuck with for her.
Overall we have found the Lumie Bedbug a fantastic product but has it been the solution to our problems… No not really. That could be because Freya’s just not in the mood for sleeping these days or that she’s a bit on the young side for a product like this to work it’s magic yet. That being said, we are sticking with it and hoping that as she grows older she will benefit from it a lot more. The light is a fabulous product and would make a very cute addition to any little one’s bedroom.
*product was received in exchange for an open and honest review. all content is my own*
This week I returned to work full-time after a glorious 13 months of maternity leave. It came as quite the shock to the system but I survived the week and am now in the midst of 3 loads of washing as I write this. This week also saw Freya starting nursery 3 days a week and I can also confirm that she has enjoyed it thoroughly and is getting on well.
When it came to getting ready for nursery, we had the usual settling in sessions and I asked lot’s of questions. I got her a glamorous Pink Peppa Pig sparkly bag which she loves and started to prep her clothing. Now outfit wise I tend to send her in things I don’t mind getting dirty/ruined (lots of second-hand stuff) and same goes for her change of clothing as well. However when it came the bag, her outerwear and jumpers/cardigans, I would rather not lose anything so I wanted to ensure her name was thoroughly visible on them all.