I love the concentration on Oliver’s little face as he looks through his big brothers magazine, he carried it around from room to room with him today and every now and then sat down and has a flick through the pages.
The tesco home delivery arrived this afternoon, Oliver and I have been putting away the groceries only Oliver finds it much easier and obviously is more fun to just unpack everything I put away and stack the tins up on top and aside of each other.
It’s taken me an hour to put everything away, thank you Oliver 🙂
Last week i noticed a post put up on facebook by Tots100 about Cow & Gate searching for children from the ages of 10 months – 2 years with big personalities to star in one of their television adverts. I love watching the giggling babies on their adverts and like many parents I am always saying how cute the babies are and how catchy their giggles are. Cow & Gate was asking parents to put forward a short video of their little wonders showing off their personality wether it be them playing, walking or just eating their dinner. I couldn’t wait to send in a clip of my little Oliver, like many parents I look at my little bubba and he brings a smile to my face every time, the antics he gets up to make me laugh, I don’t believe he is any more cuter or handsome than any other baby but to me he is number one 🙂
This is the video that i emailed over to the team, I apologise about the quality it was done on my phone.
Three days later i received an email inviting Oliver along to a live casting in London, I was very excited to be given the opportunity for Oliver to audition for them so obviously i wasn’t going to decline the offer.
We boarded the underground train yesterday and headed into London, the audition was at a building in Beak Street just off of Regents Street. It took us 45 minutes to get there, Oliver had a little sleep on the train this was good for me as when he is over tired he screams very loudly and can be a little pest. So when Oliver woke just 15 minutes before entering into the building he was all fresh and ready to wow some people lol.
Once there I had to fill out a form with Oliver s details and measurements on it and then we was to sit and wait in the waiting area with other parents who had attended to be called into the room where all the decisions would be made. Oliver made some friends with some other gorgeous bubbas and was running up and down, enjoying making everyone laugh at him and generally lapping up the attention, he even tried his best to escape by heading out towards the stairway, he definitely kept me on my toes. After waiting and running around after him we was called into the room where we introduced our little ones to the Cow & Gate team and then it was down to the children to do what they do best and play, they all had a blast playing with the toys that was put down for them, Oliver tried them all standing up and running around nothing keeps that boy sitting still. He found a maracas and was surprised to hear that when he shook it a noise came from he, he was very amused and had a ‘pleased with himself’ look on his face that he wanted to show with everyone else. A few minutes later and the audition was over and we was thanked by the team for bringing our little ones along.
All that is left to do now is wait and keep my fingers crossed. It doesn’t matter if he is not picked as we had a lovely day out up London anyway, the boys had fun in Hamleys looking at all the toys and mentally tallying up their christmas lists, we visited Trafalgar Square where we watched some Paralympics on the huge live screen, we looked at some painting in the National Gallery and spotted some more Olympic Mascots along the embankment. I even did some shopping for myself on Regents Street 🙂
I took the boys to the park today for an hour. We all cycled there, me with Oliver in his baby seat, Jak on his own bike and Joseph on his balance bike. The park has an outdoor gym area, a playground, BMX track and stunt area and a lake.
Oliver spent ages just walking around the playground smiling at everyone and he learnt a new thing, not something I want him to carry on doing but he learnt how to climb up a slide. He wasn’t interested in slinging down on his bottom oh no he thought it was funny to climb up and then climb down the steps and then go back up the slide, he must have done this about 15 times until it was time to leave on which he screamed and cried as he was having so much fun.