I have felt a bit drained by Rosalie’s strong will this week, which I wrote about a few days ago, so apart from the Easter weekend, this week my happy days post really will be just a few happy moments.
Out and about
We had a great time over Easter – it was so good for me to have Jim at home for four days to absorb some of Rosalie’s stress and take on some of mine! We did have a lot of fun on our days out, which you can read more about in my post A relaxed family Easter. Here’s a little family portrait from the weekend.
This week the weather has been gorgeous so we’ve spent lots of time in the garden as well as taking several trips to the park. On Friday Jim surprised us by coming home from work early, so we got in a cheeky park trip with Daddy too – Rosalie had such a lovely time on the climbing frame, she is turning into such a little girl doing everything by herself, including the slide. Just a minor meltdown when we had to leave.
Fun at home
I guess the garden counts as home! We had a little picnic snack in the garden on Wednesday, and I managed to persuade Rosalie out of her woolly hat and into her sun hat.
We also tried magic painting again this week, but Rosalie wasn’t really into it. Her most favourite things to do at home at the moment are looking out of the windows to spot birds, looking at books, pushing her pushchair around and underneath the kitchen table and opening all the cupboards and drawers and rearranging the contents.
This is Rosalie having a sit on Daddy’s bike because she was so excited to hear him pull onto the drive on Friday afternoon when we were out in the garden:
Time for me
Thanks to a wonderful friend who spontaneously suggested meeting up in response to my Battlefield blog post, I actually managed some proper ‘me time’ this week! On Thursday Jim came home in time to make dinner for himself and Rosalie so that I could go out for wine and dinner, followed by more wine.
It was the first time I had been out in the evening since having Rosalie, so it felt quite odd. I felt really exposed walking down the street with no pushchair, no Rosalie and no baby paraphernalia. But once I was out it felt really nice to switch off mummy Jess and just be me Jess, if only for a couple of hours. I really needed it and I felt so much better at home with Rosalie on Friday because of it.
My happiest moment
I loved seeing Rosalie cuddle her first baby doll, and pushing her around in her new pushchair, just the sweetest thing. But I also really enjoyed my me time, it was well overdue and the person knows how much it meant to me…