Fairy tales, snow and painting #littleloves 

Fairy tales, snow and painting #littleloves 

It’s been a pretty normal week here. We’ve not done anything particularly exciting. A quiet weekend at home followed by the usual week. This probably won’t be my most interesting little loves post but here it is anyway.


We’ve read a couple of books this week that are twists on classic fairy tales. The Princess and the giant is based on jack and the beanstalk which I realised I’ve never read to F. This version is a lovely rhyming story about a princess who is trying to help the giant sleep. Use your imagination is loosely based on little red riding hood and is a really entertainment book with a surprise ending. I realised that there are so many fairy tales I have not read to F and the ones we have read she loves. I’ll have to look for her a nice collection or see if my parents can find my old ones in their loft.


Last Saturday afternoon we all watched Disney Pixar’s Inside out. It’s such a lovely film and very clever too. If you’re not familiar with it, basically most of the film is set in the brain of an 11 year old girl who is the struggling with her emotions after a big upheaval of moving to a different city. The main characters are her emotions joy, sadness, anger, disgust and fear. The film is really imaginative but at the same time, you can tell neurologists and psychologists had been involved.


Warm hats and scarfs. We woke to our first snow of 2017 last Friday. I wrapped F up and let her play in the garden as I had E to watch. On Saturday my husband watched E whilst I took F outside only most of the snow had gone. However, we did snow painting that I blogged about on Wednesday.img_6961


On Sunday we had my husband’s family over for a roast dinner. Although my husband cooked most of it, I made my families sausage meat stuffing which we usually only have at Christmas. The whole meal was delicious but I forgot to take any pictures.

I set up a simple foil painting activity for F yesterday. She seemed to really enjoy it but only for about 5 minutes.


F telling E she’s her best friend. Unfortunately, she doesn’t always act like it! But it is very sweet when F is affectionate to E or the way E thinks F is the funniest thing ever, even when she’s not doing much.

And lastly ….

We have no plans for the weekend but I feel the need to get out and do something. I’m not sure what yet though but I can’t face another quiet weekend in the house.

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  1. January 20, 2017 / 9:34 am

    The books sound really interesting and I love the creative ways you’ve been painting. We all loved Inside Out too; although definitely not my favourite Disney Pixar film. I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

  2. Mummy Hearts You
    January 20, 2017 / 1:51 pm

    It’s so lovely to hear siblings getting along isn’t it? H adores his sister and tells her all the time! I love Inside Out, such a lovely film. Have a wonderful weekend xx

  3. angiemwebster77
    January 20, 2017 / 7:50 pm

    Inside Out is one of favourite films it’s so good and very well thought out. We haven’t had any snow yet, that snow painting looks like a great idea we must try it (if we ever get any). Have a lovely weekend x #LittleLoves

  4. Stacey- A Mums Blind Love
    January 20, 2017 / 8:00 pm

    Those two children’s books look fab, i will have to check them out. Olivia loves her books i want to get into the routine of reading her a bed time story.

    The snow painting looks fab, what a great idea!

    • January 21, 2017 / 8:01 pm

      I’m sure Olivia would love them. I wouldn’t be without bed time stories in our routine except if we are home very late and simply transferring them from car to bed. I’m sure you’ll love it.

  5. January 20, 2017 / 8:32 pm

    Oh look at you getting creative and fun with snow. that’s such a great idea. I really wish we had got some the kids wanted it so badly. It just rained here. sadly. Love the picasso attempts here my little one is obsessed with painting at the moment. Popping over from #littleloves happy weekend ahead.

    • January 21, 2017 / 8:03 pm

      Thank you. There’s still time for you to get snow this winter. I love painting with F. Glad your little one loves it too.

  6. January 21, 2017 / 9:57 am

    We’ve not actually watched Inside Out yet, but it’s definitely on the list of ones we want to watch. Some great ideas for activities too! Enjoy your quiet weekend (sometimes they are the best kind!) xx

  7. January 22, 2017 / 8:29 am

    I love all the crafts you do with your girls. That snow painting looks like so much fun too. Sausage meat stuffing is my absolute favourite. I could sit there and eat it from the dish with a spoon! I made way too much recently and had it in sandwiches with chicken for lunch the next few days – heaven in a sandwich (ha ha can you tell I really do like it!?!). Hope you’re having a good weekend x

    • January 22, 2017 / 8:41 am

      I feel just the same. I had it in a sandwich with chicken on Monday and yes I have eaten it with a spoon! X

  8. January 23, 2017 / 12:52 pm

    I love all your creative play ideas. I was so rubbish at all that kind of thing when mine were little. I remember spending ages setting things up only for N not to be interested, that definitely put me off. It’s a shame though as E loves that kind of thing so she missed out really. Thank goodness she did things like that a nursery though!
    Have a lovely week xx

  9. January 29, 2017 / 7:41 am

    Oh wow snow painting looks very fun! I love the idea and will check out the post. You can’t beat a roast on a Sunday, something we need to change in this house! #littleloves

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