Joining in with the HappyDays Linky hosted by Jenna and Katy, inspiring people to make the most of every day.
Out and about
We were pleased to have daddy back from France and had a brilliant family day out last weekend to Coate Water Country Park – it was a really chilly day but we managed a picnic and a muddy walk around the lake and Rosalie enjoyed watching the ducks and swans as daddy fed them.
Last week I said that I would make sure we got outside for some fresh air every day this week, whatever the weather. Well, we did, and we feel much better for it, despite the cold and the rain! Monday we took a wet pushchair walk around the neighbourhood; Tuesday we went out to Jolly Babies; Wednesday we took a stroll to the shops and visited the playground on the way back; Thursday we met up with J and baby G at the library followed by swings and coffee; Friday was wet and cold but we donned our winter gear and took a brisk walk around the block.
Fun at home
Inspired by Vickie’s (A Pocketful of Dandelions
) brilliant photography tips
, I have been spending a few afternoons this week trying to get some good pictures of Rosalie. These are the first photographs I have taken of her on my DSLR! Up until now it’s just been easier to use my phone camera as I always have it on me. But now she moves so fast, I need a camera that I can crank up she shutter speed on!
I think I’ve still got a way to go, but I’m pretty pleased with these.
In among all that we have been enjoying sensory play with dyed rice
as well as baking. I made Rosalie some carrot muffins from Gill Rapley’s baby-led weaning cookbook – they were so simple to make and we both found them delicious. I would highly recommend that book if you’re baby-led weaning as there are some great baking ideas that use no sugar or salt, as well as other recipes for meals.
You can also find out what we’ve been reading this week.
Time for me
Black mark again for me for this one, there aren’t really enough hours in the day!
My happiest moment
Was at Jolly Babies – seeing Rosalie’s face light up with recognition at the music and how involved she was getting with the songs – waving, clapping, choosing instruments. I just felt so proud.
Next week I would like to try…
I want to start planning Rosalie’s birthday party! It’s only going to be a small tea party but it still requires planning!
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