Happy Days #6

Joining in with the HappyDays Linky, inspiring people to make the most of every day.

Out and about

On Monday we took a trip to the post office to post a birthday parcel to Rosalie’s friend Josh who is one this week; Rosalie was much admired by the old dears in the queue! Whilst we were in town we went to the library to exchange our books. Here’s a tip for free: always take out the same number of books, that way you’ll know you’ve got them all and there isn’t a stray one lurking under the chair!

On Thursday we met up with our friends J & Baby G for some fun at our local soft play centre. It was the first time I’d taken Rosalie and I am not sure what she made of it! She didn’t seem to be too keen on the ball pit, I don’t think she liked the way she sunk in and couldn’t crawl. She did like the rocking animals though, and it was good for her to crawl around freely. I hope she didn’t catch the dreaded soft play lurgy! By the state of her socks, I wouldn’t be surprised…

Fun at home

Earlier in the week I dyed some rice so we could do some sensory play; I did have grand plans but I only got around to putting some into a bottle to make a shaker so far! I have also made her a black eyed bean shaker – these are quite good at keeping her amused for a short while in her highchair whilst I cook dinner.
Daddy bought Rosalie a pop-up tunnel to play in and, after a bit of enticing, we spent an afternoon crawling around – mummy was a bit too big though!

Time for me

I actually managed a small bit of me time this week, despite a number of late nights I did get an early night last weekend and read a few chapters of my book (actually kindle – currently Bridget Jones Mad About the Boy). Jim and I also made sushi and had a sort of dinner-date, we even had wine!
I’m also still going with my baking challenge!

My happiest moment

Seeing Rosalie rummage around in the book bins at the library – she seems to be really happy and at home with books, which I am so pleased about.

Next week I would like to try…

My parents are coming to stay for five days next week so hopefully we will get up to lots of fun things with them.

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  • Reply
    November 8, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Love the idea of dyeing rice, might have to give that ago. I read mad about the boy a few months ago, I thought it was fab! Hope you have a fab time with your folks!
    Becky x

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    Vickie Rich
    November 8, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Lovely photos! Rosalie looks entranced by the rice shaker. πŸ™‚

    I do the same thing with Bubs' library books. It's so much easier than trying to find the receipt which I always manage to lose in the black hole that is the changing bag.

    Have a lovely time with your parents! Vx

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    Jessica Eliot
    November 9, 2014 at 6:50 am

    I'll post my dyed rice recipe next week πŸ™‚ I'm enjoying the book so far, just wish I had a bit more time to read! x

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    Jessica Eliot
    November 9, 2014 at 6:52 am

    Thanks Vickie! She does love her shakers! Glad it's not just me who can't keep track of library books! x

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    November 9, 2014 at 8:21 am

    Lovely photos – Rosalie looks like she had fun at the soft play (other than not being too keen on trying to move around in the balls). We have a play tunnel too – so much fun. Glad you managed some me time too to sit and read a few chapters of your book πŸ™‚

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    Jessica Eliot
    November 9, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    Thanks Louise πŸ™‚ I reckon she'll come around to liking the ball pit, she's just funny with new things! x

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    Jenna Richards
    November 10, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Love the photo of Rosalie in her tunnel! The dyed rice looks fab, will keep an eye out for your post on that. I need to send myself to bed a bit earlier to read my books. πŸ™‚

    Have a fab time with your parents this week.


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    Jessica Eliot
    November 10, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    Thanks Jenna πŸ™‚ Dyed rice post will be on the blog tomorrow! Thanks for hosting x

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    Katy F
    November 11, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    We have that tunnel- L refuses to go inside haha! Good tip about the books, I always panic that I have lost one. I really need to go to the library more often!
    Thank you for joining in with #HappyDaysLinky xx

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    Jessica Eliot
    November 12, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    You'll have to entice her into the tunnel with her favourite toy or something!! Thanks for hosting xx

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