Happy Days #16

It’s been a challenging week, but Happy Days (hosted by Katy at What Katy Said and Jenna at Tinyfootsteps) is no place for that. This post is all about focusing on the happy moments. So here goes.

Out and about

Rosalie was on top form at Jolly Babies on Tuesday, despite her cold. She was dancing (wiggling), clapping, waving and smiling for the whole session. She had difficulty choosing a shaker, so ended up emptying the basket, and did the same with the box of instruments, the little munchkin!

We braved the weather on Wednesday morning for a quick trip to the swings – Rosalie basically dragged me as she was standing beneath the coat rack saying “oat” for about 10 minutes! I hardly needed to push the swing it was so gusty! Later in the day the clouds cleared and we had a lovely carrier walk over to the canal.

We went back to playgroup on Thursday – Rosalie seemed quite bold this week, exploring the more grown-up toys and pushing a toy pram around the whole room to see what the bigger ones were up  to. However, due to a cold-related night waking she got tired and grumpy and had a minor meltdown when I wouldn’t let her stand on a baby bouncy chair! Still, she cheered up for the singing at the end!

Fun at home

We’ve not done too much at home this week, just playing with toys and reading books. Her favourite toys of the moment are her stacking rings and her drum. We’ve also been listening to quite a bit of music, some grown-up music and some nursery rhymes. She’s almost nailed the wheels on the bus actions.

Friday was Jim’s birthday so I’ve done a bit of baking this week. We had an enjoyable afternoon drinking tea, eating cake and opening presents – Daddy let Rosie help with the unwrapping since she loves it so much!

Time for me

I had a lovely morning with mummy J at a quirky little tea shop last weekend. We had an enjoyable couple of baby-free hours to chat about anything and everything, although inevitably we ended up talking about our little ones! How can we not when they are such important parts of our lives? Still, it’s nice to have an uninterrupted conversation, even if it is about our girls.

My happiest moment

Friday afternoon family time was definitely the highlight of my week – having Jim home for his birthday was really welcome after my challenging week, and being together with the addition of cake is a win-win!

Check out my other Happy Days posts so far and join in too.


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  • Reply
    Aby Moore
    January 31, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    What a lovely week! Hooray for baby free time too, #HappyDaysLinky x

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    Vickie Rich
    January 31, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    I'm glad you had a good week despite the collywobbles. Your cake looked delicious, Jim is a very lucky man! Vx

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    FromMummy ToMum
    February 1, 2015 at 12:06 am

    To find all these positives and fun times in a challenging week is amazing in its self!! Happy Birthday Jim, that cake looks so yummy!

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    Lorraine Mulrooney
    February 1, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Glad you had a lovely week, always nice to have some time to yourself xxx

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    February 1, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Your so good at picking out the positives of the week. Happy Birthday to Jim, I'm jealous about the cake! Rosalie looks very intrigued opening that pressie!

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    Jess Eliot
    February 1, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    Thanks Aby x

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    Jess Eliot
    February 1, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    It really was delicious, if I say so myself! x

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    Jess Eliot
    February 1, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    Thank you; it just goes to show if you think hard enough you realise the week wasn't so bad after all! That's the great thing about Happy Days πŸ™‚ x

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    Jess Eliot
    February 1, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    Thanks Lorraine; baby-free time is few and far between so when the opportunity comes up it's nice to take it x

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    Jess Eliot
    February 1, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    Aw, thank you Becky πŸ˜‰ I think at that point Rosalie is actually reading the label on the present, she's very advanced, ha ha!!! xx

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    Katy F
    February 1, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    Well done for finding those positives despite being so poorly. Gorgeous photo over the water and I love the one of you 3 on the sofa x

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    February 1, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    Sounds like a lovely week – glad you managed to get out and I love your photo of the canal and the photo of Rosalie helping Daddy unwrap his presents. Sounds like you had a lovely day together for his birthday too πŸ™‚

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    Jess Eliot
    February 2, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    Thanks Katy – getting out in the fresh air is a sure way to lift the spirits, and with a view like that I really can't complain! x

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    Jess Eliot
    February 2, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Thanks Louise πŸ™‚ I;m not sure Rosalie understands that other people get presents too! She wanted to open them all. It really was a lovely day πŸ™‚

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    Cocos Mamma
    February 2, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Well done for focusing on the positives, this linky is so good for helping to do that. I love that Rosalie was asking to go 'oat' hehe so cute!

    Well done for the childfree time too, well deserved x

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    Jess Eliot
    February 3, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Definitely agree with that, it makes you realise there were some really great moments πŸ™‚ x

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    Jenna Richards
    February 4, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    Sorry it's been a tough week but I'm glad you can focus on the positives.

    Ah, nobody can blame you for talking about Rosalie during your me-time. πŸ™‚


    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

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    Jess Eliot
    February 6, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    That's the great thing about Happy Days Jenna, it really helps to focus on the positives! Thanks for hosting xx

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