Happy Days #9

Joining in with the HappyDays Linky hosted by Jenna and Katy, inspiring people to make the most of every day.

Out and about

We’ve had a pretty good week this week – starting with Sunday, after the daddy-daughter play date (see below – “Time for me”), when we had a little family trip to Dunelm Mill to choose a few presents for me(!) and we had some lunch together in the cafe. The weather was terrible so it was nice to stay under one roof!

We managed to get out and about every day again this week – Monday we went to the shops to get Christmas cards and a Christening card for my nephew. Tuesday we had Jolly Babies which was brilliant fun again, as well as the hairdressers (see below – “Time for me”). Wednesday we met J and Baby G for Messy Play at the Children’s Centre – R had brilliant fun playing in shredded paper and flour, we also attempted footprints, crayons and glitter! Thursday daddy had the day off so we all went Christmas Shopping and R had her first taste of Pizza Hut, naughty! We also got Rosalie weighed – she’s now 18lb 6oz. Friday we only popped out to pick up a package from the Post Office, but it was still some fresh air.

Unfortunately I hardly took any pictures this week. It’s tricky now Rosalie is so mobile, she just crawls away! Messy Play was hugely chaotic so not much chance for photographing, and the resulting ‘paintings’ aren’t much to look at!

Fun at home

We haven’t really been at home much this week, but Rosalie has been very keen to climb, so we have been showing her how to safely climb the stairs – as Jim says, he feels both proud and terrified at the same time!

We’ve also been wrapping some presents as we are visiting family this weekend – Rosalie seemed to be most interested in the sellotape.

I’ve made two recipes as part of my Baking Bible Challenge, Treacle Spice traybake, and Fork Biscuits. I’ve also started to plan Rosalie’s birthday party – we got some decorations and I’ve made several lists (I love a good list)!

You can also find out what we’ve been reading this week.

Time for me

I’ve done pretty well with me time this week! Woohoo! Last Sunday Rosalie and Daddy met up with Baby G and her daddy for a daddy-daughter play date at the soft play, whilst J and I went to a delightful tea shop for a few hours. We ate cake, drank tea and coffee, and although we talked a lot about the girls, it was nice to have a bit of time to just be me.
I also got a haircut this week! I feel so much lighter. Rosalie was an angel in the salon, and entertained the girls no end.

My happiest moment

It felt pretty good to get the majority of my Christmas shopping done on Thursday, I do like buying presents, but I feel relieved when it’s done so it isn’t looming over me. I like it when Jim has a day off and we can spend quality time together as a family.

Next week I would like to try…

Some baby suitable Christmas crafts – if there are any! I love Christmas and have to confess that I have listened to Michael Buble’s Christmas Album already…

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  • Reply
    Vickie Rich
    November 30, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    Rosalie looks so grown up climbing the stairs! She'll be running around before you know it, and then it gets really hard to pin them down for a photoshoot. πŸ™‚

    I'm glad you had a lovely time with your friend on Sunday. A few hours of cake and tea sounds absolutely dreamy! πŸ™‚

    As for baby friendly christmas crafts there's always hand print reindeers or footprint snow men. If you can catch R of course! Vx

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    Jessica Eliot
    December 1, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Ha ha, yes it must be energetic work keeping up with a toddler and really test your photography skills!!

    Tea and cake solve all problems I find πŸ™‚

    Thanks for those ideas for Christmas crafts, we'll give them a go. Jess x

  • Reply
    Jenna Richards
    December 1, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    Well done for doing so well with your me-time. It's amazing how much 'lighter' you feel after a haircut isn't it?

    Ahh, I'm jealous that you've almost finished your Christmas shopping, I've barely started!!

    Hope you manage to find some baby Christmas crafts (must be some on Pinterest?!) – can't wait to see what you get up to!

    Thanks for joining in with our #HappyDaysLinky

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

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    Cocos Mamma
    December 1, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Rosalie is such a cutie! It is so terrifying when they climb stairs but brilliant that you have been teaching her to do so safely.

    Well done on the me time, its amazing how much better a good hair cut can make you feel! xxx

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    Katy F
    December 2, 2014 at 8:14 am

    I love everything about this I don't know I can pinpoint one thing!! She is petite compared to my 21lb lump haha! We have been dealing with stairs too, L finds it hilarious as she knows she shouldn't be climbing them!
    Well done on having some you time, tea and cake sounds good!!
    Thanks for joining in with #HappyDaysLinky xxx

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    Jess Eliot
    December 2, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Yes definitely! Unfortunately R has a stinking cold this week, so we might not be very dynamic, but I'll post about the yogurt painting we did today:) x

  • Reply
    Jess Eliot
    December 2, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    Thank you! I am so bad a getting my hair cut regularly so it's a real treat when I do xx

  • Reply
    Jess Eliot
    December 2, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Thanks Katy πŸ™‚ It's amazing how cheeky they can be when they know they're doing something they shouldn't!! Thanks for hosting xx

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