Happy Days #17

It’s time for Happy Days! Hosted by the lovely Katy at What Katy Said and Jenna at Tinyfootsteps.

Out and about

We had a brilliant day out to The Living Rainforest last weekend, it was fun to do something a bit different, and I think Rosalie enjoyed experiencing some new sights, sounds and smells! You can read more about our day here.

I’m not sure if this counts as ‘out and about’ since we didn’t leave the garden, but on Tuesday we had a small amount of settled snow! Since Rosalie hasn’t experienced snow yet I bundled her up in her snow suit and took her out in it first thing before it melted. Quite honestly I think she was thoroughly unimpressed by being plonked on the cold damp ground, but I had fun photographing her!

Also on Tuesday we met with the Jolly Babies mummies and babies before the class – we had the most amazing homemade coffee cake and warming hot chocolates, and the babies shared a slice of banana cake, in the church drop-in cafe; I think we might make it a semi-regular thing which will be lovely.

We had a few fun but chilly sessions at the park, and we went to playgroup on Thursday. Rosalie really seems to enjoy getting involved with the bigger ones at playgroup, which I find a little hairy, as I’m petrified she’s going to get trampled! This week she especially enjoyed playing in the playhouse – climbing in and out through the window.  I’m really pleased we go to the group as it’s good for Rosalie to socialise, but it is very busy (around 30+ families) and I think an hour and a half is too long for her at the moment as she gets really cranky and tired about half way through. She usually perks up for the singing though! This week she was so worn out that she skipped her usual lunchtime, napping from noon until around 2pm.

On Friday we took a trip to the library where we met up with Baby G and her daddy. After choosing some new books we went to Costa for a coffee and the babies had a snack. It’s nice we still get to see Baby G even though her mummy has gone back to work.

Fun at home

On Monday we had a finger painting session! I’m not going to tell you it wasn’t messy… because it was, very! But we had fun and maybe I’m biased, but this could have a place in the Tate Modern, don’t you think? Just kidding!

Apart from that we haven’t spent much time at home; since Rosalie seems to be in a phase where occupying her for more than a few minutes is pretty tricky, we’ve tried to get out and about as much as possible.

Time for me

On Monday my friend R came for tea and cake in her lunch break – it wasn’t total ‘me time’ because I was giving Rosalie her lunch at the same time, but it’s good to have a natter and an excuse to eat yet more cake!

My happiest moment

We had a really great time at The Living Rainforest, it was wonderful to see Rosalie’s interest in the plants and animals, and I thoroughly enjoyed taking photographs (it’s been great getting back into the habit of using my DSLR) and was rather pleased with the results.

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


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  • Reply
    Aby Moore
    February 7, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    Oh the living rain forest is near where we live. It is good that you pay once and can then go all year for nothing. Great pictures x

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    FromMummy ToMum
    February 8, 2015 at 12:46 am

    The living rainforest sounds amazing! Definitely somewhere I would love to go.

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    From Mamma With Love
    February 8, 2015 at 7:34 am

    The living rainforest sounds amazing!

    I love the pictures of Rosalie in the snow! It hasn't snowed here yet and I am desperate for Pops to see snow.

    Sounds like you have had a lovely busy week, glad you are both enjoying the play group too x

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    Jess Eliot
    February 8, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    You should pop along if you haven't already Aby πŸ™‚ x

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    Jess Eliot
    February 8, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    It's not massive, but it is definitely somewhere little ones enjoy πŸ™‚

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    Jess Eliot
    February 8, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    Thanks Sammy πŸ™‚ Hope you get some snow soon! x

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    Vickie Rich
    February 8, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    Wow you've been out and about a lot this week. That's great! Rosalie looks so cute in her snowsuit. πŸ™‚

    Hubs and I definitely need to take Bubs to the Living Rainforest.

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    February 8, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    Rosalie looks so cute in her snowsuit even if she wasn't too sure about the snow and I love the photo of her finger painting! Sounds like it's been a great week for you πŸ™‚

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    Jess Eliot
    February 9, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Thanks Vickie x

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    Jess Eliot
    February 9, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Thanks Louise x

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    February 9, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    Ooo we will have to try the living rain forest, I think O would love it. I love the snow pictures, that snow suit is gorgeous! Also this post has inspired me to eat cake and drink hot chocolate, perfect!
    Have a fab week lovely!

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    Jess Eliot
    February 9, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    O would definitely love it! Get yourselves down their πŸ™‚ Ha ha, hope you enjoyed an evening full of cake and hot chocolate!! I fear I may eat too much cake…! Have a great week too xx

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    Jenna Richards
    February 11, 2015 at 11:05 am

    I want to go to the living rainforest, sounds brilliant!!

    I think Rosalie's painting is definitely worth of a spot in the tate gallery! πŸ™‚

    I'm jealous of all this cake you've had. Sounds like a brilliant week.

    Thanks for joining our #HappyDaysLinky

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

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    Katy F
    February 11, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    How cute does she look in that snow suit?! Our snow left just as quick, plonking them for a photo has to be done! haha!
    Hope you have a good week! #HappyDaysLinky

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    Jess Eliot
    February 12, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    Thanks Jenna πŸ™‚ My life does seem to be filled with rather a lot of tea and cake at the moment!! x

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    Jess Eliot
    February 12, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    Thanks Katy πŸ™‚ At least the snow lasted for a few pics! x

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