Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Happy Birthday Pat!!

When I was about 3, I was given a pull along Postman Pat van, which was also a shape sorter. I loved it, long after I'd out grown a shape sorter I would drag this little red van around everywhere and make little letters to deliver to my dolls. Postman Pat was always on at around the time I was sat down for lunch after a morning at play school, and I would sit transfixed watching Pat making his deliveries - I always loved the episodes involving Ted the farmer!

Luckily for me, Boo is rather keen on Postman Pat too, so I have an excuse to relive my youth and watch still with much the same delight Pat on his rounds! Of course, like me things have changed for Postman Pat and in fact he has a Special Delivery Service now with lots of technology to help him, and complete with an even catchier theme tune!

Boo took great delight in tearing open a large parcel the other day, and pulled out to both of our surprise a large red SDS Postman Pat Van! While Boo ran around squealing with delight, I was able to read the enclosed paperwork and gasp as I realised Postman Pat is going to be 30 years old on 16th September 2011!

To celebrate Postman Pat turning 30 years Old, he is asking children to send him a Birthday card! Any child who sends him a card will receive a reply from the man himself, via Email!

To send Postman Pat a birthday card or drawing, make sure you include a valid email address and your child's name and send them to:

Postman Pat
Evolution PR
The Abbey Centre
NN11 4XG

Monday, 15 August 2011

On a Bumpy Road..Weaning..

Elvis is 7months, and has always been great at eating solids until last week that is, when he decided they weren't for him. I still have no idea what caused his sudden and rather worrying burst of anxiety whenever faced with anything which wasn't a bottle of milk at mealtimes. Bowls of puree have been flying across the room as his temper flared and my patience was tested to the limit, especially with Boo being helpful with such comments as 'I don't think he wants that Mummy'...

 I have discovered if I can get big brother Boo to sit with him and eat the same things, we get a better result but sometimes Boo is less accommodating and doesn't want to eat 'baby food'. So here I am sitting on a Sunday afternoon with a terrible head ache, wondering what delight to tempt Elvis with next?  I'm reminding myself that tomorrow is another day, he won't starve while he's on formula and he will eat if he eats with us which although logistically is a nightmare, at least shows he is a social eater!

Progress today, breakfast was eaten without much fuss and a partially mashed banana was devoured for lunch. He appears to want chunky textures to chew on, and has missed that in between stage entirely, I think left to himself he'd tuck into a big cheese sandwich! So for today at least, weaning is making steady progress again. Time for me to get my thinking cap on, to keep his taste buds happy!