A ladybird costume – made and discovered

Rufus is such a different character to Win. He is so happy with his own company and rarely asks me to join him when we’re at home. Win is very full on and interactive, and I still feel like I’m honing in on Ru’s true interests. He will race his cars, read books or play with his train track for hours. We don’t often make anything together, and that’s fine – it’s just different. Sometimes he chats all day, and other days he barely says a word.  We go out most mornings, but afternoons are usually very quiet, and Ru saves all his energy (and drama!) for the school run.

Here is what else we’ve been up to:

  • A ladybird costume – Win would never dress up for anything at nursery, preferring to just wear normal clothes. I asked him if he would like to wear spotty things for Children in Need, and he said he just wanted to wear normal clothes. He then came back half an hour later saying he wanted to go as a ladybird with light up wings. He helped me paint the spots on and then we just improvised as we went along. It is nice having someone who thinks you can make anything! I’ll leave it as long as possible before telling him the truth. 20161117_14261220161117_14270320161118_08513920161118_084046
  • My Little Piccolo – This week I spent a really lovely morning with some of the My Little Piccolo team talking about weaning, their new range and getting children off to the best nutritional start. I was so impressed with their whole ethos, exciting flavour combinations and stunning packaging. Available now in Asda, Booths, Waitrose, Whole Foods, Amazon and via Abel & Cole. 20161116_115702
  • Enduro Leggings – I am currently excited by this collection of active leggings from BAM.
  • Tropicana 50 – Jared and I have been loving having a bit of Tropicana 50 in our fridge. I prefer it to the usual Tropicana, and you can drink twice as much! Kind of.
  • The Green Parent – I have been a fan of The Green Parent magazine for a while. Some of the articles are a bit ‘out there’ (even for me), but I love the perspective of the whole magazine.
  • Prison, My Parents & MeThis documentary is part of Children in Need this weekend. It follows children that have both, or one parent in prison. I don’t think I’ve ever given a second thought to how children feel when they have a parent in prison. It was so sad, and these children really do have to deal with a lot.

Make sure you wrap up warm this weekend!

E xx

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  1. 19th November 2016 / 7:42 am

    His ladybird costume is amazing. Well done..love it. I cant imagine what having a child that barely speaks is like, other than peaceful hahaha x

    • Esther
      29th November 2016 / 9:17 pm

      Thanks Mary! Haha! Some days it is very peaceful…others not so much! x

  2. 19th November 2016 / 8:23 pm

    Oh my goodness you are so clever making that ladybird costume, and it actually does have light up wings! Well done!

    • Esther
      29th November 2016 / 9:22 pm

      Thanks Nat! You are so kind! x

  3. 19th November 2016 / 10:20 pm

    I watched the documentary on Prison and children of prisoners. Very sad they have to go through that.

    • Esther
      29th November 2016 / 9:23 pm


  4. 21st November 2016 / 10:38 am

    That is one great looking ladybird – well done! Love the addition of the lights. We pretty much always buy costumes but I love the homemade look, reminds me of when I was a kid.

    • Esther
      29th November 2016 / 9:24 pm

      Thank you Sian xx

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