Monday, 6 April 2015

The Little Brews Week 30/3/15- 5/4/15

The Little Brews Week

In the Little Brews household this week. We have been enjoying a mixture of bad weather, potty training stubborn toddler, trying to get the stubborn toddler to eat his dinner, eating lot's of chocolate and trying out the new meal plans!

So we have been looking forward to the Easter holidays even though Zach only goes Preschool two days a week. It means we can spend more time with The Little Brews cousins and have more time to go on little trips. The weather decided to be wet windy and cold! So it was a trip to the trusty soft play for us, In the nice warm weather resistant building -aahh warmth! When it comes to pleasing Zach nothing beats a soft play. He absolutely loves them and can play for hours on end without getting the slightest bit bored.

Potty training started this week- please see post- Potty Training In The Beginning

This week was also the first week of us testing out the new meal plans, these went along with Zach's reward chart to try and encourage him to eat. I've spoken about Zach's terrible eating habits before and how much his appetite changed when he reached 2 (A Toddler's Diet). So after following health visitors advise for some time with no difference. We decided on a different approach of offering a reward for eating a full dinner. As it stands he gets a star on the chart and a yogurt if he's eaten it all his dinner. We've not yet decided what to do if he fills the chart maybe a treat out somewhere or a new train? Who knows. 
I am pleased to say so far it's been pretty successful! Zach has made a huge improvement, starting with just having small tastes of different things to finishing some dinners. I cannot explain how proud I am of him. It's such a turning point for us compared to how he has been the past year just trying something other than sausages is a BIG deal.

As for the meal planning it has been a lot less stressful come dinner time. Not having to think about what to make for dinner and instead having it planned and whatever's needed ready. I also found it saved us a few pounds when doing the weekly food shop as well as having a lot less wastage come the end of the week. I'm looking forward to carrying on with meal planning and hopefully mixing it up with some new recipes soon!

The weekend started of with a lovely stroll around the park to feed the ducks. Was a really nice start to the weekend as you can see from the pictures.

Slide time!


Feeding the Ducks with Daddy x

Poppy's first time on the swings x
Not a lot else to report this week. Apart from having a fab Easter! I will be writing a post about our Easter as we have had a fab weekend and a great day trip out to the farm with lot's of pics to share.

Catch up with us again next week! Hope everyone else is having fun during the holidays :)

The Little Brews xx