I said to Hollie "can I take a picture of you and your Hello Kitty hat scarf thing" and this is her response!
Over the last month their bond has still been the same and even though Hollie has been doing after school clubs, Amelia doesn't seem to mind and is fine playing by herself and enjoys playgroup too!
With all the nice weather we have had, we tried to get out and about. Recently we decided to go to Birmingham on the train as Amelia hadn't been on a full size train before, she has been on miniature trains but not a full size train! She really enjoyed the train and so did Hollie. Amelia was fascinated by all the sounds, announcements and stops the train was doing.
They also both love planes and love looking at them in the sky, and Amelia is really good at hearing them and wants to find where they are in the sky, so we went to the airport on the way home, to see the planes landing and taking off! I have to say I loved being nosey at the planes and the airport too!
One thing we do a lot is go to the park. We have a few favourite parks and love finding new parks and we were at a new park in the photo above. The girls love playing together at the park and helping each other and never seem to get bored of them. Can't beat free entertainment!
Up until recently the girls love to have a bath together. They love to get all the toys out and make soap bubbles (which Hollie is trying to make in the photo). Hollie has now decided she prefers a shower and wash her hair separately. I'm not sure why she has decided to do this but Amelia misses playing with her in the bath but I suppose Hollie is growing up!
One thing that has been on my to do list is to update the DVD storage. I did a blog post about my DVD organisation back in 2011 but felt it needed changing a bit.
I decided to keep the DVDs in the clear plastic sleeves like I used last time but made some new labels so that they could have the name of the DVD on it.
I used a standard rectangle sticky label and used a part of a scallop square punch to jazz them up a bit. I also used a different colour pen to show whether it's a kids/family DVD or mine and my husbands DVDs.
I wanted to make some dividers so the DVDs could be separated. I knew that they would never be stored alphabetically but I thought that if created dividers which can be for 2 letters then it would help us be able to find the DVD we want a little easier.
I made the dividers out of some kraft card and some patterned paper. I then added a circle label to the top left hand side and wrote on them the 2 letters the dividers were for.
To make the dividers more sturdy, I was going to laminate them but I didn't want the edges to be too rough so I used some clear adhesive plastic that is used to covers books.
The box I used before was a plastic Really Useful box but it wasn't big enough so I found a box I already had that was big enough but also strong enough. I was going to use one of the white Ikea boxes but I didn't think they would be sturdy enough.
To the front of the box I added some foam letter stickers on the label to spell DVD.
The other thing I did last time for the DVDs was to store the sleeves with all the information on in a folder.
This time I used a smaller folder but it was very boring grey colour, so I covered the folder with some pretty fabric.
To secure the fabric to the folder, I used some basic pva glue. It worked well but in some areas you could see some of the glue as it was a light fabric and was probably a bit too thick layer.
Covering the folder with fabric works better than paper as it doesn't rip but I didn't think about the metal parts of the outside of the folder which have gone rusty so they could have probably done with a little bit of varnish to stop them going rusty and showing through the fabric.
For the DVD sleeves, they are simply hole punched and put in the folder so if anyone want to see what films we have or any information on a film, then they find it in this folder.
I got a comment, on the first post I did on DVD organisation, saying I had ruined my DVD collection but this system works for us. It saves having to store lots of DVD boxes, the kids emptying the boxes everywhere and keeps them more contained and organised.
What do you think? Is this storage for DVDs something you would try or do you prefer to see all the DVD boxes? I would love to know what you think!