It seems unreal that a year ago today I sat in the evening and wrote A Rainy Afternoon my first ever post on Rainy Day Mum. I never imagined that a year on I would have lost the wordpress.com part of my web address and be hosting my own blog. That I would work behind the scences with amazing women and men from around the world to bring you fun ideas and activities every month with our blog hops, virtual book clubs and share ideas through the many linky parties that are hosted each week.
I decided to celebrate I would share my 12 favourite posts of the last year with you, 1 from each month.
June 2011 – Abstract Art for Tiny Tots
Our first ever activity on Rainy Day Mum and J’s Abstract Art for Tiny Tot Butterflies from a high chair finger painting work
July 2011 – Sticky Turtle
In July J and I worked together on tearing and sticking to create a Sticky Turtle, a create very dear to my heart.
August 2011 – Sweetie Sort
In August 2011 J turned 2, one of my favourite activities was Sweetie Sort, sorting Candies into colour coded plastic cups.
September 2011 – Venturing out and about
In September 2011 we started to take our activities outside and in celebration we ran our first giveaway as well as visiting the Sea Life Centres in the UK.
October 2011 – Space Rock Cakes
In October we celebrated World Space Week and one of the things we made were space rock cakes, it was the firt time I had cooked properly with J – boy was it stressful.
November 2011 – Sky at Night Play Dough
In November we started to get serious with playdoh – J had got over his eating it phase (yes it really did last till he was 2 years old and 3 months!) and we experimented with some shop brought playdoh and created Sky at Night play dough
December 2011 – Creating Christmas Traditions
December was a festive month and we joined in with our first collaboration with other bloggers – the Creative Christmas Countdown hosted by Creative with Kids and wrote about creating traditions with grandparents. J, Nana and Pops made some reindeer cupcakes (which were delicious).
January 2012 – Frozen lakes
T featured in her first posts in January 2012 and this lead to our Baby Play Series. She was 9 months old and wanted to get involved. The first one to show her playing was our Frozen Lake Small World Play.
February 2012 – Tuesday Tots
Things really started to get fun in February – Tuesday Tots was born with our first post showing J and T playing together for the first time ever.
March 2012 – Froggy Times
Spring and we met the Frogs, first we hunted for them – I couldn’t believe that almost a year since his obsession with them started J was still going strong about them and we had such fun hunting for them.
Our first science experiments started in April and J and I looked at plants and transpiration (or drinking as we are calling it at the moment!). He picked a daffodil and we then made dots on the petals with blue coloured water.
May 2012 – Playdough just Playdough
As T has stopped putting things in her mouth as much and is starting to not eat everything we’ve started to play with playdough. This is a huge step for her and one that she is enjoying so much.
So we’ve done our first year and onwards and upwards to better things. Our next year holds some exciting things that I am working on. I hope you have enjoyed reading my posts over the last year and I look forward to what is to come.
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