Ezra’s imagination is really blossoming lately. He loves engaging in imaginative play, whether that making toy ‘guns’ with lego and going ‘bang’, making his Paw Patrol toys go on a rescue to cars he has crashed or cooking in his toy kitchen. He loves to play with adults, such and me and Matt, but lately we’ve observed him go off and play by himself. 

It’s pretty cool, watching him and seeing what little narratives he comes up with. It is easy to see how much he has been influenced by us, activities we do and the media he has been exposed to. For example, he will say ‘let’s go’ only pronounced it like Mario – ‘letsa go’ or he acts out rescues like he’s seen on Paw Patrol with the one needing to be rescued shouting “help. HELP!” Until now, I’ve not seen first hand how what we have shown him has sunk in. He’s a little sponge right now and I’m really loving seeing his development. I can also see where some of his favourite stories have influenced him (we read 2 stories at bedtime) and how he has enmeshed everything he has learned to create his own little narratives. He was playing in his room earlier when me and Matt heard him enacting a conversation between two characters “There you go!” And in response “thank you!” So cute. 

He really loves to play. I really enjoy watching him as he learns and explores playing in different ways. He has always loved your typical boy toys – cars, trains, dinosaurs etc. He loves driving his cars around, he really enjoys building with his Lego or his Megablocks. He loves setting up his vtech toot toot tracks and getting the track pieces to fit together. 

Play is important for toddlers, it’s how they learn. Sometimes, I think I learn a lot from watching him. A child’s mind is so pure and innocent and it’s amazing to observe it. I’m looking forward to watching Ezra as his imaginative ability expands and grows and I’m excited to nurture it. 

See you next post!


Chatter, Introduction, Uncategorized

Saying hi

Hi everyone!

My name is Jazz and I’m in my mid twenties. I live in Portsmouth, UK and I work for a bank as a consultant. I’ve been in a relationship with Matt since 2008 after we met through mutual friends at college. Together we have a beautiful son, Ezra, who was born on 6th December 2014. 

Here on my blog I will document my life as a mum, my experiences, reviews of products and places and voice my opinions. To start with, post uploads are going to be pretty irregular until I work out a posting schedule. I will post at least once a week. This blog is primarily going to be mum/family life oriented. You can expect to see posts about days out, toddler groups, craft activities which may be with or for a child, items and products I’ve bought that I want to share good or bad experiences of and topical posts. I will also post some hints and tips on how to save money and how to manage your finances, bargain buys and brilliant deals I’ve found. 

I enjoy crafty activities, and feeling the satisfaction of making something. I have recently started to crochet and I like to make canvas art. I regularly paint my nails and like many people, I am attempting to lose weight and get healthy. These topics may feature in future blog posts!

I enjoy documenting my life as I think it’s fun to share experiences and even to reflect back on things. This year I am completing the #365positivethoughts challenge, where you post a positive thought every day for a year, which I am currently doing on my instagram @jazzsalmon

So, that’s a brief introduction to me. I hope you enjoy my blog. 

See you on the next post!