Happy Days #23

I’m not quite sure where this week has gone! It has whizzed by in a flash and now it’s the weekend again, yippee! We like it when Daddy is around.

Out and about

Last Sunday was Mother’s Day and we had a lovely day out at Studley Grange Butterfly World. I’ll write a post about it when I have time, but basically it’s an indoor butterfly farm and an outdoor children’s farm. Rosalie seemed quite intrigued by the butterflies, but she also really liked the colourful birds, and of course the goats and pigs! There were some exceptionally cute piglets. We took a picnic but it was too chilly to eat it outside so we had a car picnic instead!

We’ve had quite a few park sessions this week, including a very chilly morning when the park was deserted and Rosalie had great fun trying out some of the bigger kids’ equipment, and we practiced walking between each thing.

Fun at home

We made Easter biscuits together this week – I made the dough and rolled it out, but Rosalie enjoyed stamping out bunnies and butterflies, and sampling the dough!

We’ve been doing lots of reading, as Rosalie’s interest in lengthier books increases. We also got the wax crayons out again but she scribbles for only about 30 seconds before getting bored; she much prefers tipping the crayons out and rearranging them in the pot. We have had some success with MegaBloks this week though.

Time for me

Mother’s Day was wonderful, Jim did croissants for breakfast and organised a lovely picnic. He also cooked dinner so that I didn’t have a thing to worry about. Rosalie gave me some beautiful daffodils which are still looking bright and cheery.

My happiest moment

Seeing Rosalie pointing at the animals at Studley Grange was wonderful; she gets so animated when she sees things she likes, and does the best goat impression!

Doing some walking practice outside also made me really happy and excited for the coming months when I will surely have a toddler!

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
    Mum for Fun
    March 21, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    It looks like you had a great day at the Butterfly farm, the pictures are beautiful, especially the one in the hat – so cute! #HappyDays
    Kat x

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    Aby Moore
    March 21, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    Studley Grange sounds great. She looks so happy baking! Glad you had a good week x

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    March 21, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Studley Grange looks fab, I'm so glad you had a lovely Mothers day. Rosalie looks like she has developed her mummy's love of baking! Have a fab week xx

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    Lisa from @intotheglade
    March 22, 2015 at 11:11 am

    That looks like a great week, Studley Grange looks fab! Mine used to love playing with the crayons rather than drawing with them too! I love Rosalie's little face when she is cutting out the biscuits x

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    Jess Eliot
    March 22, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    Thank you Kat, we had a great day πŸ™‚

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    Jess Eliot
    March 22, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    Have you been Aby? It's only about 40mins from us, and was a great value day out x

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    Jess Eliot
    March 22, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    Thanks Becky, I did have a really lovely Mother's day. I do hope she has my love of baking, she certainly is a huge fan of eating cake that's for sure!! xx

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    Jess Eliot
    March 22, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    Studley Grange is definitely somewhere we'll go back to in the summer when hopefully the butterflies will be more active. I'm hoping eventually she'll figure out that colouring in is fun! Thank you for your lovely comment x

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    Jenna Richards
    March 24, 2015 at 10:43 am

    Eeek, you are certainly not far off having a toddler by the sounds of it – and the perfect time of year for toddling too! πŸ˜‰

    Your Mother's Day sounded lovely, well done hubs.

    Thanks for joining in with our #HappyDaysLinky

    Jenna at http://www.tinyfootsteps.co.uk xx

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    FromMummy ToMum
    March 24, 2015 at 11:20 pm

    Aww beautiful photos, seems as though Rosalie is talking to walking great!!
    Your biscuits look very yummy!

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    Katy F
    March 26, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    Daffodils are my favourite and they really do last ages don't they? Glad you had a lovely week- sorry I am late commenting (again!) but this week has whizzed by even quicker than the last!!! Hope you've had a good week and look forward to seeing what you've been up to xxx #HappyDaysLinky

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    Jess Eliot
    March 26, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    Yes, a fantastic time of year to start walking. She loves being in the garden and took a few little steps today πŸ™‚

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    Jess Eliot
    March 26, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    Thanks very much x

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    Jess Eliot
    March 26, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    Daffodils are fab Katy, I love yellow flowers πŸ™‚ Hope you've been having a great week x

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