Happy Days #19

We’ve had a mixed week this week, mainly due to the weather; several really rainy days have prevented us from getting a good dose of fresh air. With it being half term as well, we haven’t had our regular groups to break up the week either. Still, we’ve tried our best to make the most of it! So here’s our week:

Out and about

Last weekend we went to Millets Farm Centre – it’s a garden centre, farm shop, small farm zoo and play area. The weather forecast wasn’t great but we had planned to go so we just went for it. Plenty of other people had ventured out, and for most of the morning it was reasonably dry if a little chilly. Rosalie loved seeing the goats and did her best bleat at them! She also liked the big pigs and of course the ducks! Unfortunately it came on to rain right around lunchtime, so we did in fact end up having a picnic in the rain. Rosalie didn’t seem to mind, she had her babybel so she was happy!

No Jolly Babies this week, but thankfully Tuesday was a beautiful day, so we took a hike up to the common – there was a definite hint of spring in the air, and there was a fabulous view to enjoy, if you weren’t sleeping (I’m looking at you Rosalie May…)

We’ve also had a couple of trips to the park – both mornings the park was deserted! I couldn’t believe it. Still it was good for us as it meant no waiting around for the swings, and we could stay for as long as we liked. And I had a go at making a little video!

Fun at home

As well as the usual reading stories, stacking cups and rings, building with blocks and rocking out, this week we’ve been playing with our dyed rice, which Rosalie even tried to help sweep up! We’ve also been attempting some colouring in, the Dear Zoo puzzle and we made a sticky collage.

On Tuesday Rosalie enjoyed her first pancake day supper with savoury and sweet pancakes, although she wasn’t too sure about the lemon.

Time for me

Last weekend Jim and I had a movie night in. We made sure we’d done all the chores so as soon as Rosalie was asleep we whipped up the microwave popcorn and settled in for the night. It’s nice to completely switch off sometimes and get absorbed in a fictional world.

My happiest moment

Can I have two? This week is the first time Rosalie has properly stood for a long time on her own without holding on, and if she isn’t quite close enough to something she will take a teeny, tiny little step to reach it. Proud mummy moment!

But also this week I have had some really lovely afternoons reading with Rosalie – she will bring me books, climbing on and off my lap to get new books for me to read to her. I love cuddling up with her on the sofa and looking at books, especially when the rain is beating against the window, it feels so cosy. Elmer is still her favourite at the moment, but it’s got to go back to the library next week!

Check out my other Happy Days posts so far and join in too. #HappyDays is hosted by Katy from What Katy Said and Jenna from Tinyfootsteps.


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    Sarah Christie
    February 21, 2015 at 10:10 am

    Your video is fab, Rosalie has such a lovely smile bless her, I used to love reading Elmer to my two. And glad you had a lovely movie night its so important to make time for each other x

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    February 21, 2015 at 10:34 am

    I love your video – so adorable and what a beautiful smile Rosalie has. Looks like it has been a lovely week with lots of fun out and about and at home. Glad you enjoyed your movie night and well done to Rosalie for standing and taking a teeny step too! πŸ™‚

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    Katie @mummydaddyme
    February 21, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    Aw sounds like a lovely week. I love the photos of her all snuggled up in her snowsuit- she looks so cosy! Well done to Rosalie for standing too! xx

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    Jess Eliot
    February 21, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    Thanks Sarah, glad you liked the video πŸ™‚ It's easy to forget about making time for each other in the hectic world of being parents isn't it? x

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    Jess Eliot
    February 21, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    Thanks Louise! I think I had as much fun making the video as Rosalie had on the swings!! x

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    Jess Eliot
    February 21, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    Doesn't she just! Sometimes I think I quite fancy a snowsuit hers looks so cosy πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by Katie xx

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    FromMummy ToMum
    February 21, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    Aww a very Happy Week for you all! The farm looks like so much fun!

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    February 22, 2015 at 7:25 am

    aw looks like a great week. sometimes picnics in the rain are the best kind. x

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    Jess Eliot
    February 22, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Thanks! The farm was good fun, we'll definitely be going back in warmer weather when they should have more animals out πŸ™‚

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    Jess Eliot
    February 22, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    Definitely agree with that! x

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    From Mamma With Love
    February 22, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    Ah sounds like a lovely week despite the weather. Love the video, super cute! Rosalie has the most gorgeous smile!

    I haven't read Elmer to Pops yet, may have to make that a birthday present for her!

    Hope you have a good week x

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    Jess Eliot
    February 22, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    Thanks Sammy, having a day of bad weather makes you appreciate the sun even more the next day! Glad you liked the video, a bit self indulgent I know, but Jim and I have watched it loads!!! Yeah, introduce Pops to Elmer xx

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    February 22, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    Ha whenever I talk about the garden centre/ farm I mean millets, we go there most weeks. It would be great to meet up there one day!? It looks like you have had loads of fun at home this week and a huge well done to Rosalie for standing on her own! Have a fab week
    Becky xx

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    Vickie Rich
    February 22, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    Oh I love your video! Rosalie is such a happy girl. Her smile when she's in the swing is just beautiful.

    I'm glad you enjoyed your picnic in the rain. How exciting it is that Rosalie might be walking soon!

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    Jenna Richards
    February 23, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    Awww, that video of Rosalie is so cute. πŸ™‚ You should make more videos.

    Glad you've had a lovely week – your home activities look like fun (how good is R sweeping up her rice?!)

    Here's to another great week. πŸ™‚

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

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    Jess Eliot
    February 23, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    Oh cool, I bet it's loads better in the summer isn't it? Yeah, we should meet up there πŸ™‚ xx

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    Jess Eliot
    February 23, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Thanks Vickie! She is always happy on the swings, it's the one place she will happily sit 'still'!! She took a couple of wobbly steps towards me today – so incredibly exciting! x

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    Jess Eliot
    February 23, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    Thanks Jenna – it's my first ever attempt at home video and I'm hooked! It was such fun filming her and I enjoyed doing the editing, so watch this space for more…!

    Amazingly after making a lot of mess R does like to help tidy up! Not sure where she gets that from! xx

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    Katy F
    February 26, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    Ha I love that you actually had a rainy picnic!
    Exciting she is standing- wont be long to walking now!!!

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    Jess Eliot
    February 26, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    She's getting more confident every day πŸ™‚ So exciting!! xx

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