Happy Days #24

Last weekend and the beginning of this week was overshadowed by snot, teething and terrible nappy rash, but Rosalie’s spirits have picked up as the week’s gone on and she’s pretty much back to her usual cheery self now, and with an extra three teeth to boot!

Out and about

Several months ago Granny and Grandad brought up a little trike for Rosalie that they had been given by some friends of theirs; this weekend we thought Rosalie needed cheering up so we let her try it out in the garden. She seemed to like being sat on it even though her feet don’t reach the pedals, and she had a go at steering but mostly she loved it when daddy pushed her really fast!

As usual we’ve had several park trips this week and it was fun to walk with Rosalie between the swing, slide and roundabout, rather than have to carry her – she’s getting so grown up! She even tried to climb up to the slide, following a slightly older little boy. She’s very strong willed at times!

Some of our plans fell through this week due to sickness, but we made it to Jolly Babies and Rosalie was on top form. We do several songs that involve dancing a teddy bear and usually the mummies pick the teddies and do the actions whilst the babies look on in awe, but Rosalie has started choosing her own teddy (or two…or three…) and this week she did all the actions too! I was so proud of her. We’ve been going to Jolly Babies since she was about 4 months old and I think that’s why she loves music and dancing so much.

Fun at home

We’ve been trying to get lots of chores done this week, so Rosalie has been ‘helping’ me. We spent some time sorting through her clothes – it’s amazing how suddenly something can seem to go from fitting to being too short.

Walking practice has played a big part in our time at home – both in the house and in the garden. She loves to walk holding our hands and likes to run if she’s holding both hands, but for the first time she’s taken about 8 steps together independently! So exciting!

Time for me

Not classic ‘me time’, but last weekend Jim and I spent a lot of time moving some chippings from the front garden to the back to create some lovely paths around our raised vegetable beds. And this week I have spent a few evenings planning our new ‘cottage’ front garden.

My happiest moment

Without a doubt seeing Rosalie take her first wobbly independent steps was my happiest moment of the week. And daddy was around to see too!

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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    Louise
    March 28, 2015 at 7:44 am

    Well done Rosalie for managing to do 8 steps independently – she'll be walking on her own in no time! Looks like you had a wonderful time out and about this week – I love how little ones always want to climb up the slide at first and the trike looks like fun too. I love the sound of your Jolly Babies group and Rosalie sounds like she enjoys it very much too. Hope you have a lovely weekend πŸ™‚

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    Lisa from @intotheglade
    March 28, 2015 at 8:44 am

    Oh teething is so rough on the little ones, you really wish you could do it for them, it's great that they are through now. Oh those first steps are the cutest, she will soon be away. I have been planning a garden too, but I am clueless! I hope yours turns out lovely. Have a lovely weekend x

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    Sarah Christie
    March 28, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    Walking practice is so exciting isn't it, then all of the sudden the big day comes and they are into everything x

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    LittleOandme
    March 28, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    Three teeth, bless her she must of been struggling. Yay for the 8 steps that amazing, I really love watching them learn to walk it's such a big milestone. Rosalie looks very happy in the park photos!
    Have a lovely week
    Xxx

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    Aby Moore
    March 29, 2015 at 7:05 am

    Well done Rosalie! There will be no stopping her now x

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    Jenna Richards
    March 29, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Yay, go Rosalie!! πŸ™‚

    She looks so cute on her little Trike from Granny and Grandad. Pssst, don't tell Jasmine but we've bought her one for her 1st Birthday. πŸ˜‰

    Ohh please do a post on your cottage garden – it sounds lovely.

    Thanks for joining in with our #HappyDaysLinky

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

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    Working mummy and wife
    March 29, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    What a lovely week :o) and first steps too – exciting!! W also loves his trike, Isometimes wonder what we'd do without it! #happydayslinky

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    www.mummyofboygirltwins.com
    March 30, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    What a fab week – and first wobbly steps! Wow that's it now!! Go girl…! Lovely photo's too. Jess x

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    Jess Eliot
    March 30, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    Thanks Louise, it's such an exciting time with Rosalie walking and wanting to explore everything! Jolly Babies is brilliant! x

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    Jess Eliot
    March 30, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    I know, it must be so horrid for them and they can't understand why either πŸ™ I'm pretty clueless about gardening too, fingers crossed ours both turn out ok!! x

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    Jess Eliot
    March 30, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    Indeed it is Sarah! x

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    Jess Eliot
    March 30, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Molars as well, bless her! She's got more coming through now too, I think the rest of her teeth have decided to all come at once! I can't wait to film her toddling around the garden! Have a fab week too xxx

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    Jess Eliot
    March 30, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Thanks Aby x

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    Jess Eliot
    March 30, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    She loves the trike, I just wish it was easier to steer! I'm sure Jasmine will love hers πŸ™‚ I hope the garden will be lovely and will of course post photos if it is!! Have a great week Jenna xx

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    Jess Eliot
    March 30, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    Thank you! Everyone seems to have trikes, I never knew it would be so popular! x

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    Jess Eliot
    March 30, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    Thanks Jess πŸ™‚ I'm looking forward to some good weather so she can practice walking outside in the garden a bit more x

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    MummyBio
    March 31, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    Wow, three new teeth at once, poor Rosalie! I'm glad that she is getting back to her normal happy self, hopefully they'll be the last for a little while!
    Hooray for the 8 independent steps, with all the walking practice you are doing she will be charging around in no time =)
    I love your photos this week, such happy shots xx

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    Katy F
    March 31, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    Oooh I bet by next week's post you'll be saying she is off walking everywhere! Love the sound of your cottage garden- cant wait for pics xxx

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