Siblings | September

These two have been extra cuddly this month, with Isla asking to hold Archie a lot more often, even if she refers to him as 'it'. Archie has been quite unsettled the past week with teething and now and again I hear a little voice asking 'are you ok buddy?' and its just the cutest thing. She loves to show him all her toys and gets him to hold them. She does help him a lot, she brings him his dummy if he gets upset and I'm busy. Archie loves to look at Isla and when she stayed at my parents he was definitely looking round for her the following morning. We have our holiday this month and I'm so looking forward to spending a week of quality time with them both without having to worry about housework and cooking. We are all excited to have a week with Daddy and spend some time with him too, we are also loving this cooler weather which means winter country walks, duvet days, and lots of indoor activities! 

As you are reading this we are in Egypt so I will comment on everyones photos when I get home! 
dear beautiful

What Is In Isla's Hand Luggage

Isla is now over 2 1/2 years old and I am so happy that this year she gets her own seat on the plane which also means she gets her own hand luggage, last year we had to use my hand luggage as hers. Although this year I now have to give up mine for Archie, so I am going to use my normal every day nappy bag, and in that will be bits for Isla like spare knickers, pull ups and leggings incase she has a accident. We are using a Trunki for her hand luggage as I know she will love going through the airport being pulled along on it, and it will add to the excitement of us going on holiday, she can also use it to scoot round our hotel room as well. 

We are also taking the Travel Snug with us, and I am sure when we get home you will see some photos of it in action so you can see what it is properly, but to sum it up its basically a padded seat that makes the plane seat a lot more comfortable and cosy for young children, and the bit I like most is it has a strap that comes up between the legs so the plane seat belt can go through it to make it more of a T bar harness keeping them more secure in the seat. It also comes with a blanket which is awesome as I find it can get a bit chilly on the plane. 

The first thing that is in her case is the iPad and her Barbie headphones, as I think we all know this is the one thing that is going to keep a toddler amused without loosing interest. It will be the last item we use as I want to try and her occupied without being infront of a screen for as long as I can, as it will be hard to get this off her without her having a melt down. 

I got her a couple of colouring sets, and the Crayola Color Wonder is by far my favourite colouring set for Isla, she has all the other characters so I thought I would get her a new one she has not got. I love it because the pens don't mark the skin or clothes etc and they only work in the book. The Color Explosion set is one we haven't tried before so Im sure she will be excited to try that out. She can also use these in our room or in the evenings on holiday. 

We are taking her new beach Barbie with us as she really loves Barbie at the moment, and well the beach one was quite fitting for our holiday! We also have 2 little figures, Anna and Elsa as she likes to play with little figurines and make them talk. Next we have 4 surprise eggs, and I'm going to guess that your toddler absolutely loves watching these being opened on YouTube! These are more of a bribery thing say for instance we need her to sit in the buggy, or sit down on the plane etc. 

The last 2 items are sticker books, this is a non electric item that is known to keep her amused for quite a while, I have also packed 2 more for the evenings while we are away and 1 more for the plane journey home. She loves peeling the stickers off and sticking them in the book and will happily sit and do that if I ever need to get anything done at home so I knew they would be great for the plane journey.