Showing posts with label Finn and Cora. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Finn and Cora. Show all posts

Thursday, 17 May 2018

What the Kids Wore // JJMB Elmer Collection

Elmer is one of those classic characters that people of all generations will recognise.  The multicoloured elephant is iconic and fun and the star of Jojo Maman Bebe's new range.  They sent us some of the items including the beautiful striped dress that Cora is wearing and the reversible hoody on Finn.  They also sell a variety of Elmer toys and books including the building blocks featured.  

We love the quality of JJMB clothing and these Elmer items are amazing.  Finn has loved showing everyone his Elmer hoody and Cora has been pointing out their matching elephants constantly! The bright colours work so well with the classic stripes too.

The new range also includes a summer romper, leggings, t-shirts and pjyjamas for 0-6 year olds.  We find the sizing quite true (Cora is wearing 12-18 months which is her normal size and Finn is in 3-4 as an average sized 3 year old). 

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Elmer Jojo Maman Bebe, Elmer kids clothing, themummyadventure.com

Elmer Jojo Maman Bebe, Elmer kids clothing, themummyadventure.com

Elmer Jojo Maman Bebe, Elmer kids clothing, themummyadventure.com

Elmer Jojo Maman Bebe, Elmer kids clothing, themummyadventure.com

Elmer Jojo Maman Bebe, Elmer kids clothing, themummyadventure.com

Elmer Jojo Maman Bebe, Elmer kids clothing, themummyadventure.com

Elmer Jojo Maman Bebe, Elmer kids clothing, themummyadventure.com

Elmer Jojo Maman Bebe, Elmer kids clothing, themummyadventure.com

Elmer Jojo Maman Bebe, Elmer kids clothing, themummyadventure.com

Elmer Jojo Maman Bebe, Elmer kids clothing, themummyadventure.com

Elmer Jojo Maman Bebe, Elmer kids clothing, themummyadventure.com

After the children had finished playing with the toys, they climbed on to my desk chair and asked to be spun around it was the perfect match to their clothing! 

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Elmer Jojo Maman Bebe, Elmer kids clothing, themummyadventure.com

Elmer Jojo Maman Bebe, Elmer kids clothing, themummyadventure.com

Elmer Jojo Maman Bebe, Elmer kids clothing, themummyadventure.com

Elmer Jojo Maman Bebe, Elmer kids clothing, themummyadventure.com
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Wednesday, 7 February 2018

An Ordinary Moment - Winter Walks

It isn't as easy to get out every day in the winter, but it makes such a difference to us all and the excitement on their faces when I suggest we put on our wellies is so worth it.  Archie got a new scooter for Christmas which means that his old one has been passed down to Finn and Finn has not left it alone since.  He wants to scoot everywhere and he is pretty good at it too! 

These are a few quick snaps from an ordinary day for us, just a Tuesday or Wednesday.  I take the big boys to school and then the little two and I start our morning properly.  We went for a walk and they insisted they didn't need their coats for all of five minutes (they have plenty of layers on underneath) before they both decided that they may actually be a good idea. 

There is no real story to this blog post, just some photos to remember these ordinary mornings where we squelch in mud, giggle on the swings and race up and down the same path in the park on a scooter.   These ordinary moments that are the highlight of their weekdays.








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Thursday, 9 November 2017

Our Ordinary Adventures

Mondays and Thursdays we go to playgroups, Wednesdays and Fridays Finn has nursery in the afternoon.  We have one day left, one completely free day - no commitments, no interruptions, just a day for our ordinary adventures.  We don't always go far, we don't always go anywhere but I love our Tuesdays, just the little two and I.

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When we are out at groups or round friends, their relationship is different, but when it is just the three of us, these two couldn't be closer.  Cora looks up to her big brother and Finn loves having a ready made friend in his little sister.  They are as thick as theives and seem to communicate in their own special language.

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This week we went to a private local park that we have passes for.  These two are happiest outdoors and they were in their element with things to climb and balance on.  We had the place to ourselves and we were wrapped up warm.  There were sticks to find, leaves to throw, benches to jump off and fish to look for.

albababy onesies, baby bogs, everyday adventures

We reviewed some wellies from Bogs last year and were so impressed that when Cora started walking I bought her a pair.  They have flexible soles, pull on handles, warm soft insides that keep little feet insulated down to -10 degrees and are machine washable.  We were sent another pair for Finn last month and we both love them.  Cora's are bright pink and orange with flowers and Finn's are black with red and blue dinosaurs.

albababy onesies, baby bogs, everyday adventures

I tried to keep my camera away for most of the day, to roll down the hills with them, to catch them as they jumped off the bench for the umpteenth time and spin them round in circles, to lift them so they could reach the higher branches and the colourful leaves.  I try to spend these days having ordinary adventures, enjoying them just as they are now.

albababy onesies, baby bogs, everyday adventures

Cora decided that she was very attached to her water bottle this week and it took a lot of persuasion and distraction to encourage her to eventually put it down.  She is equally as attached to her Bogs boots, bringing them to me and trying to put them on herself if I make no signs of immediately taking her out.  With children that want to be outdoors all the time we definitely have to make sure we are dressed right and these boots will be accompanying us on lots of our everyday adventures over the winter.

albababy onesies, baby bogs, everyday adventures

albababy onesies, baby bogs, everyday adventures

albababy onesies, baby bogs, everyday adventures

albababy onesies, baby bogs, everyday adventures

albababy onesies, baby bogs, everyday adventures

albababy onesies, baby bogs, everyday adventures
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Sunday, 18 June 2017

The Ordinary Moments // Cora Tax

Cora is finally starting to eat a little more, but generally the portions she manages are very tiny and we don't really think about her when we are cooking or ordering our food at a restaurant.  In the spirit of sharing, we have introduced a 'Cora Tax' when we serve the boys their meals, which means they each have to donate something off of their plate to their sister.

It started as something little, asking them to pass on some left over peas or pieces of pasta, but it has become part of our everyday routine now, as they each portion up a small amount of their dinner to put on her tray.  I think it may well be Finn's favourite thing to do as he is willing to share anything in the name of 'Cora Tax' and proclaims it loudly as he is passing her some duplo or a toy.

This photo is from our trip to the beach yesterday.  It was a scorching 27 degrees and so it seemed vital to cool down with some ice lollies.  I didn't even think about Cora as I ordered and really she is a bit young to be having her own lolly, but Finn was happy to let her have a few licks of his in the name of Cora Tax. 



These two have a really special relationship and whilst they still have their moments, and Finn isn't always gentle with her, they are so sweet together and they play so nicely, chasing each other around on their hands and knees, climbing on things and sitting together carefully taking apart all their big brothers' duplo towers.  All the worries I had about having them so close together are gone when I see how wonderful they are together.

I am pretty sure that eventually Cora will start eating big enough portions that we factor her into our cooking, but all the while she is eating so little, we will all be paying Cora Tax, even with our ice lollies.
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