Wednesday, 10 February 2016

The Book of Us: Chapter 02 / Page 09 - It's Captain America

Zachary loves his superheroes especially Captain America. He was in a hurry to rescue his sister in this photo. 

Monday, 8 February 2016

The Book of Us: Chapter 02 / Page 08 - Cheeky Monkey

Zoey and Ben, one cheekier than the other. This pair were very cute snuggling up on the sofa watching TV when Ben got home from his after school club. I think they missed each other. 

Peppa Pig Weebles Wind and Wobble Playhouse Review

"Weebles wobble but they don't fall down", I think any parent who has a young child that watches kids TV will recognise the jingle (and I will have it stuck in my head all day now after writing this). We were recently sent the Peppa Pig Weebles Wind and Wobble Playhouse to review and the first thing the twins did when they saw it was start singing "Weebles wobble...", yep, I think they have been sufficiently brainwashed by TV. 

Peppa Pig Weebles Wind and Wobble Playhouse

I have to say I'm really impressed with the design of this set and how it all links together. You simply wind the handle to move Peppa up and then down she slides and she then splashes into the muddy puddle in a perfect Peppa Pig style which is sure to delight any child that plays with it. The set comes with an exclusive Peppa Weeble and there is also a swing you can sit her on or you have the option of balancing a Weeble on the roof. It is a strong robust toy made from quality materials that will survive lots of preschooler play. 

Our Verdict

The twins have had so much fun playing with this set, winding the handle to set Peppa off on her playground adventure that it is very much so a hit here. Peppa Pig of course had instant appeal for my two as soon as they set eyes on it and Zoey finds the fact the Peppa Weeble is so wobbly hilarious. The only thing I can say is that it would be even better if it came with at least one more Weeble  character though but they are sold separately if required.

The Peppa Pig Weebles Wind and Wobble Playhouse is available to buy from all the usual toy retailers such as Smyths Toys and online from Character Online priced at £29.99. 

*Disclaimer: I received the Peppa Pig Weebles Wind and Wobble Playhouse in exchange for a review. All views and opinions are my own and unbiased. 

Cadson Little Helpers Henry Hand Held Vacuum

The twins love to "help" me with everything from cooking to cleaning so needless to say they were very excited when the Cadson Henry Little Helper Hand Held Vacuum Set arrived. Like the rest of our family the littlest two love gadgets of any type so couldn't wait to get their hands on the vac.

The Cadson Henry Hand Held Vacuum Set

The set is very true to the real life Henry products with proper branding but scaled down and lighter in weight to better suit a child's hand. The fact that the vac functions and sucks up things makes it far more engaging than a toy one that just makes noise. The items are all made of strong quality plastic and are durable enough to withstand toddler play - they have been twin tested after all.  I love the attention to detail to make everything as close as possible to the "grown up" versions and I have to mention the cute Henry face on the dustpan which is a nice touch.

Our Verdict

Our "grown up" hand held vac gets used countless times during the day cleaning up after the monkeys so both Zoey and Zachary were delighted that they had their own kid friendly sized one along with a dustpan and brush to be just like Mummy and Daddy. The fact that the little vac actually works and picks up stuff made it even more appealing for them as they raced to pick up anything on the floor. They took turns in using the dustpan and brush and the vacuum but the vac was definitely more in demand.

I love this cute little set and how it encourages role play. Zachary cracked me up going around with the vac saying "I'm cleaning up for Mummy, Zoey get the brush". I hope their enthusiasm to help with cleaning lasts well into their teens.

You can purchase Cadson Henry Hand Held Vacuum Set in the usual toy retailers and online from Amazon priced at £12.99.

* Disclaimer: I received the Cadson Henry Hand Held Vacuum Set free in exchange for a review. All views and opinions are my own and unbiased. 

Sunday, 7 February 2016

The Book of Us: Chapter 02 / Page 07 - Fun with Tuco

We had so much fun taking Tuco for a walk today and playing chase outside. For such a little dog he can go like lightening rocketing after the kids to catch them. We certainly tired him and the kiddies out today. I love having a chihuahua again.