August 30, 2011

Little One

I call him my Stinky Stonky,

my Happy Chappy,

a Silly Billy! 

He's Little One and he turned three at the beginning of the month. I thought that I could not let the month pass by without acknowledging him and making special mention, because he and his big brother are my inspiration for blogging and Love and Lollipops! 

We celebrated with a fun construction themed party and I would have loved to have shared some photographs, but unfortunately don't have any - poor lighting wasn't very conducive to great pictures.

What I am sharing though, are these slightly blurry, a little hazy, "imperfect" pictures, which I think are just perfect. Little One has a great sense of fun (and mischief) and is quick to smile and be silly! I think you can tell, right?

Happy Birthday Little One...don't get Big too soon.

August 24, 2011

Love this Book : Alison Jay's ABC

oooh it's so nice to win something, especially if it's something you would LOVE to win. A few months back Two2Read had a competition to win an alphabet book of your choice...

I entered hoping, hoping...and I won :)!

What fun it was to choose an alphabet book of my choice! I had quite a few on my wishlist already, but winning this gave me a great excuse to go and check out some more and read as many reviews as possible. (Yip, I love reading book reviews). I eventually chose Alison Jay's ABC and must say that I am thrilled with it. This is a delightful book.

The art work is beautiful and the simplicity at first glance, deceiving. Look a little closer and you will see a wonderful story unfold, as each page connects to the others. Little surprises along the way truly bring smiles! I really loved exploring this book and sharing it with my kiddos. (To add to the fun, we read it with a magnifying glass.)

I have now also added Alison Jay's Counting book to that growing wishlist.

Thank you Alida for this lovely prize and for sending it all the way over the seas to South Africa. And here's some great news...Two2Read is having another great competition this month and you can win a Mem Fox book of your choice! Click here to enter.

Good luck and till next time...Happy reading!

(PS. I would love to know what your favourite ABC books are...please share in the comments.)

August 20, 2011

Bottle Top Animals

  Inspired by some wonderful bottle top animals at Silly Eagle Books, I created these and turned them into cards... to keep for some parties coming up. When the kids are in the mood, I think this makes for a great rainy day activity :).

  I simply cannot throw a bottle top away anymore... more ideas coming soon!

PS. Linking this to  

August 11, 2011

Bottle Top Memory Match

Bottle tops and stickers = Memory Match!

For my South African readers: The bottle tops are Woolworths' milk bottle tops and the stickers are (great sticking) foam stickers, available from Isabel, who can be contacted at play2learn(at) 

To make a slightly harder version of the game, I used the transport stickers pack, which had the same sticker (for example, the yacht) in different colours and sizes. Big One and I have enjoyed a number of challenging games. 

I think that this makes a fantastic gift.
Happy playing!

PS. Linking this to:
It's Playtime! 
For the Kids Friday 
The Sunday Showcase 

August 6, 2011

Georgie's Picks {Little Girls}

"Sugar and spice and all things nice,
that's what little girls are made of."

 This sweetie pie is the daughter of a friend of mine and is also the sweetest little friend to my Little One.

I had the opportunity to photograph her recently in her wonderful back yard. Wish it was would be so great for photo shoots.

PS. Georgie's Picks is my choice of some favourite pictures I've taken. 
      Hope you enjoyed them.
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