Baby nature detective!

We went out for a beautiful autumn walk this week by the River Alyn. It was a little chilly but we just wrapped up.

When we go for walks I try and talk to piglet about what we can see. I don’t know the names of all the trees etc… but that doesn’t matter. Just pointing to something and say leaf, berry, tree etc… is helping her to hear a wide range of vocabulary .

Today we were looking at Autumn leaves and I just talked to her about the colours we could see.

If I knew the names of anything we saw I pointed them out too. It’s not going to harm!

We found some beautiful leaves and we collected some on the way to make an autumn leaf viewer (pic to follow!). This would then give piglet the chance to look really closely at the leaves without being able to eat them!😂🙈

I also picked some seeds and berries etc… to make an autumn sensory bottle. I obviously didn’t let piglet touch these but she’ll be able to have a good look at them later!

As you can see we’re very lucky to have this walk on our doorstep. The dog thinks it’s amazing!  Fields, river and rabbits to chase… does life get any better for a springer!

We also like a bit of a sing song and any opportunity for me to sing to my daughter then I’ll take it. I thought this song was quite apt for our wall today.

(To the tune of London’s bridge is falling down)

Autumn Leaves

Autumn leaves are falling down,

Falling down, falling down.

Autumn leaves are falling down,

Autumns here.

Red and orange, yellow and brown

Yellow and brown, yellow and brown.

Red and orange, yellow and brown,

Leaves are falling.
Enjoy your autumn walk

Jo

xx

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Porridge sticks!

These are the absolute best thing I have been ever told about!

Thank you Chloe from Attachment Parenting Chester for this idea! https://www.facebook.com/APUKChester/

Ingredients

Porridge… I usually do a large bowl full.

Water/breastmilk

Fruit or your choice. I’ve used chopped up pear, chopped up nectarine, bananas, banana and raisins, mixed fruit, blackberries, blackberries and bananas, strawberries and dates, bananas and dates. The options are endless! Basically use whatever you have got in your cupboard!

Optional- flax seeds.

I plan to try one with chia seeds…I’ll let you know how I get on with that one first.

Method

Mix it altogether!

I used the blackberries we picked on our walk for this batch.

Make sure it’s quite thick and firm enough to shape into fingers.

The ones in the picture are a bit wet… but still tasted fabulous! 😉

Put them on some greaseproof paper.

Pop in oven 200c for about 30ish minutes!

Once they are crispy on the outside. Take them out and leave to cool.


These can be also frozen.

They are a fabulous healthy snack and I’ve also started to give piglet one before her last boob feed to fill her up and try and make her sleep longer… and at the moment it’s working… not all night yet but an improvement!


This is also great if you’ve got let over porridge from breakfast. Instead of throwing it away keep hold until the next time you put the oven on. We can be frugal as well!😂

Give it a go and let me know how you get on.

Enjoy

Jo xx

Blackberry Mousse

I’ve made this mousse before but substituted the blackberries for strawberries.  I suppose you can just use whatever is in season.  

Ingredients:

1 avacado 

1 banana 

1 carton of cocunut cream (look for a one with as much coconut and little added rubbish!)

1 pint of blackberries.  (I forgot to weigh them sorry but they did fill a pint jug!☺)
Method:

Throw it all in a food processor  (simples!)

Blitz it until nice and smooth

Look at the colour on that!  Stunning! How often do we get to give our children food that colour that is not filled with crap! Winner!

I then put them into little pots like these.  I got these ones from homebargains. They’re about £1.70ish… for about 8 tubs. So I  bought 3 lots.

I then just chuck them in the freezer and take them out when needed. If organised in the morning… ha as if! Just put them in the microwave for 20 ish seconds.

In the summer they’re nice to leave a little bit frozen so they’re like ice cream.

I really like them as if piglet has been a bit fussy with dinner she’ll always eat one of these and they’re full of good calories. 

Plus fab if your little one can’t have dairy. 

Have a go and let me know how you get on. 

Enjoy

Jo