As usual, with half term, it seems to disappear in a frenzy of a mix of trying to keep the small ones amused, occupied and exercised.
Some days we spend not doing much, as I think it’s good to have some ‘down’ days too.
Whatever type of day we have, with two boisterous boys we have to include some exercise in the day as well otherwise they end up going crazy.
Not to mention me as they drive me slightly mad with their arguing if they get cooped up for too long.
Great activities we’ve done so far are…
– playing football
– collecting conkers
– running races
– letting off steam in the park.
One of my favourite autumnal pastimes always used to be finding lots of fallen leaves and wading through them, especially if they were lovely and crunchy.
With all this running around, though, they seem to get hungry all the time. I’m not surprised, though, with the amount of charging about they do – I get tired just watching them! :-)
Which is why I always make sure there’s plenty of snack type things to eat to keep their energy levels up, whether it be fruit such as bananas, toast, breadsticks or yoghurt.
It’s important to keep them refuelled what with expending so much energy, so I’m always keen to try new snack ideas to keep their interest.
As they’re big yoghurt fans, I was very eager to try out a new product which we hadn’t come across before, called Yollies.
For those of you who don’t know, Yollies are yoghurts in the shape of lollies on a stick. The novelty characters,such as a pirate, added even more fun to the product.
Much hilarity can be had by saying “arrrr!” pirate style as you crack into it!
The strawberry and the raspberry flavours were the firm favourites, and along with our usual portable dairy snack of Cheestrings, which we also love, would both make a great lunch box addition when school starts back next week.
I always like to include a dairy item in the packed lunches, and Yollies will definitely be featuring in packed lunches from now on, along with Cheestrings which we have had, and enjoyed, in the past.
Cheestrings and Yollies have a great website too called the Brave Bones Club which children can visit, collect online badges and play.
Netmums also has a page dedicated to more snack inspiration and ideas.
We were given some Cheestrings and Yollies in order to do this review. All thoughts and opinions, as always, are completely our own true ones.