Happy Days #22

We’ve had a mixed week this week, I obviously don’t want to focus on the low points, so without further ado, here are the happy moments from our week…

Out and about

Last weekend we met some friends in Hungerford to undertake the town Treasure Trail. It was a glorious spring day and we had so much fun discovering little back streets and learning historical facts about the town. This is the second Treasure Trail we’ve done together and we think they’re great for doing with little ones – being around the town means the routes are pushchair friendly, there are lots of things for the babies to look at, and you’re never far from a warm drink and a baby change facility! We had a lovely lunch in Eliane, which I can highly recommend if you ever happen to be in Hungerford, the staff were very friendly and helpful and they had highchairs.

Rosalie was a bit of a monkey at Jolly Babies this week, so I won’t dwell on that! Similarly swimming on Thursday was yet again a disaster, but we did try Rosalie in her new car seat – she’s growing up so fast!

It’s so nice now that the evenings are getting lighter, it means that we can go out after Rosalie wakes from her afternoon nap. We spent a lovely afternoon at the park with a mummy and her daughter who live just a few steps from our house.

I let Rosalie venture into the garden this week with her snowsuit and shoes on – I thought it might be fun for her to explore and perhaps not having so many things to cruise on would encourage her to try and take a step! Anyway, she did lots of walking holding my hand but mostly seemed to enjoy the freedom of crawling around in such a big space. She got really muddy and damp from the long grass, but seeing her little face was worth it, and the snowsuit looks good as new after a turn in the washing machine.

Fun at home

This week we’ve mostly been doing de-cluttering and housework, some might say not terribly exciting, but Rosalie seems to find everything interesting; she was fascinated by me mopping the floor and loves pulling socks off the airer.

She’s also done a lot of climbing this week – she is now able to get onto the basket chair (she found if she pulls the cushion off then not only is the chair lower but the cushion also acts as a step!), she has also taken to climbing on the arm of the sofa to reach mummy’s handcream, and then pretends to use it. She also likes climbing into boxes. Who needs toys when you can play with a cardboard box?

She is also perfecting her escapologist routine as she figures how to get her arms out of the highchair straps and several mornings this week I’ve gone into her room to discover she has already unzipped her sleeping bag!

Time for me

Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food. Need I say any more?

My happiest moment

We do a lot of reading most weeks, but over the last few weeks Rosalie’s interest in longer stories has really begun to develop. I just love it when she chooses a book and brings it to me then climbs up to sit on my lap – this is the motherhood of my dreams!

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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  • Reply
    Aby Moore
    March 14, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    Sounds like a fun week, glad I am not the only one with a climber! x

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    Jess Eliot
    March 14, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    It had its moments! Thanks for stopping by Aby x

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    Caroline Robinson
    March 15, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Sorry it was a mixed week, but you have a fab list of positives here, this linky is great for finding the positives.

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    Vickie Rich
    March 15, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    I'm sorry you've had a bit of a difficult week Jess. You've found some lovely things to be happy about though. I love your video of Rosalie in the garden! She's so cute when she's holding your hand and toddling along. πŸ™‚

    I hope you have a better week and that you had a lovely Mother's Day. Vx

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    FromMummy ToMum
    March 15, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    Your outdoor fun sounds like you all had an amazing time! So glad Rosalie is enjoying books, my three all love books too (as do I) and its a great past time.

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    March 16, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    Sorry to hear you have had some low moments. The treasure trail sound like a fab way to discover new places. Rosalie looks very happy to have got to the hand cream! I hope you had a lovely Mothers day xx

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    Jess Eliot
    March 16, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    You're so right Caroline, you can think you've had a bit of a rubbish week, but when you put your mind to thinking about each little good thing, it makes you realise it wasn't all bad!

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    Jess Eliot
    March 16, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    Thanks Vickie, I know you know a thing or two about challenging weeks… It turns out, as you say, that there were some great things to be happy about! Glad you enjoyed the video! xx

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    Jess Eliot
    March 16, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    I am so thrilled that Rosalie loves books πŸ™‚

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    Jess Eliot
    March 16, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    The Treasure Trails are great, even for places you think you know, you can discover little alleyways and secret parks! I'm sure there'd be some near you πŸ™‚ xx

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    March 17, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    Sorry to hear that you had a mixed week Jess, I'm impressed that you've still managed a post full of happy moments! Your photos of Rosalie are lovely, particularly the ones of her reading her books.
    I hope you had a fantastic Mother's Day xxx

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    Jess Eliot
    March 17, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    Thanks Gemma – it's great to look back over the week and focus only on the good points, you realise there were a fair few that way. Had a lovely Mother's Day thanks, hope you did too xx

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    Jenna Richards
    March 17, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Aw, I hope this week is a better week but well done for focusing on the positives – I bet there were more than you thought?

    I'm loving the lighter evenings too! πŸ™‚

    Ohh, Jasmine has that yellow cardi – I love it!

    Thanks for joining our #HappyDaysLinky

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

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    Jess Eliot
    March 18, 2015 at 10:42 am

    It's a fab cardi, we love the Sainsbury's baby clothes! xx

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    From Mamma With Love
    March 18, 2015 at 11:56 am

    Sorry your week has been mixed but what a lovely post full of positives. Th treasure trail sounds fab. Love the pictures of Rosalie with the books, reading to Pops is one of my most favourite things in the world. Hope this week is a good one for you x

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    Katy F
    March 19, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    Sorry you didn't have the best week, it still looks like you had plenty of lovely moments- especially the icecream!! Hope this week has been a good one for you. xx

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