Elf on the Shelf: Day 5: The Advent Calendar Caper!

Our elves have been up to no good last night and have eaten some of the chocolates out of the wife’s advent calendar!

Elf on the Shelf: Day 4: Elfie and Chippie Come Back!

As mentioned two days ago, Elfie and his new friend Chippie didn’t return to our home after a day of extraordinary bad behaviour from both boys.

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Elf on the Shelf: Day 2: The Day Of Sorrow!

Unfortunately today our Elf on the Shelf Elfie hasn’t returned to us and has in fact taken the whole house he had built back to the North Pole with him.

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Elf on the Shelf: Day 1 Elfie Returns!

Our Elf on the Shelf is back and he has brought a friend, we will bring you more on the new elf as and when we have it, name etc!

The boys were ecstatic to see him and literally squealed with delight at seeing his house (a post on how to make your own coming soon).

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Prep – The Builders Are In!

Elf on the Shelf 2018

Our Elves are on their way back to us so they’ve sent the builders ahead to prep for their arrival!

We woke this morning to discover this scene including a crack in the wall.

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OMG You’re Starting School!



This morning Oliver will start in Reception at his new school and I am left wondering where the last four years have gone?

I can remember quiet clearly bringing Oliver home from the hospital and thinking how he had his whole life ahead of him.


Well now he is making his start on that journey within his life and taking his first full steps into independence from myself and his mum. Oliver has had a great start to this year whilst at his pre-prep nursery, thanks to the set up within the nursery due to its Montessori grounding. As a result Oliver is well grounded in proper lessons and can count comfortably to twenty and above when he puts his mind to it.

However we still have a worry about how Oliver will settle as he can be quite nervous in new situations.

Whatever happens I know that he will try his best and make us proud as he always have done.

Trips to the Dentist 

We all need to go and probably most of us dread what we are going to be told, is there a problem that we aren’t aware of and worst case scenario is having a tooth or teeth out.

Both myself and Keighley aren’t overly keen on the dentist for various reasons and I myself had been for six years up until two weeks ago. During that appointment I was told I would have to have one of my wisdom teeth out.

However that isn’t the reason for this post, whilst I was lying there on the dentists chair I got thinking to the fact that Oliver has never been to the dentist. I know a parenting faux par but when you have two parents that aren’t overly keen on the dentist, then going isn’t high on the list. I would like to say at this point that both Oliver and Leo brush their teeth both morning and night and we are always careful as to how much sugar etc they have in their diet.


Oliver after his first ever dentist appointment, complete with sticker!


Whilst I was lying there thinking about this fact, I also decided to rectify this issue. Once I had had the news that I needed a tooth removed, I had to book a follow up appointment for me and then I booked Oliver his first ever appointment.

Fast forward to this week Oliver had his first ever dentists appointment and he sailed through with flying colours. On the day of the appointment he was nervous and when it came to the dental surgery he stood silently in the room and I thought that it was going to go badly, however once I sat on the chair he was up on my lap he then laid back when asked and  opened his mouth for the dentist to count and check his teeth. As stated he flew through his appointment with no problems at all.

Once we were back in the car afterwards Oliver actually said to me that he wasn’t scared of the dentist anymore and that he was glad that his teeth were perfect.

What are your kids dentist stories? We would love to hear about them.