Happy Days #27

Wow, what an amazing week we’ve had – the weather has been just fabulous and now Rosalie has started walking (woo hoo, super proud mummy!) we’ve been enjoying plenty of leisurely strolls together. I wonder if being on the cusp of walking was making her extra cranky which is why we had a couple of bad weeks, but this week she’s been (mostly) back to her jolly self, which is such a relief.

Out and about

Out and about this week has pretty much entirely consisted of trips to the park. Rosalie is really enjoying the new-found independence that comes with being able to walk, and after a quick go on the swings she likes to walk around and choose what to go on next. At the moment her favourite is the climbing frame and slide.which she does all by herself.

Fun at home

We’ve spent a lot of time in the garden this week thanks to the glorious weather. Our grass is a little long, but it didn’t stop Rosalie from practicing her walking and we had some fun with bubbles too (another thing ticked off the Spring Bucket List).

Friday was a little chilly so we enjoyed some indoor play in the morning with our dyed rice – this time I sat Rosalie at the table and spread some of the rice onto a tray so that we could make patterns and draw shapes. I’m so pleased I made the dyed rice, we’ve had good mileage out of it and it keeps Rosalie amused for a while. Plus, the cleanup is minimal!

Time for me

On Saturday I met a mummy friend (sans little ones) for tea and cake at a quirky little local tea shop. It was nice to catch up as we don’t see each other as often since she returned to work. We inevitably end up talking about the girls a lot, but it’s nice to be able to finish a conversation!

I’ve been spending most of Rosalie’s naps this week sanding and painting a bargainous cabinet I nabbed on eBay last week. Might not sound much like me time, but I actually love doing this sort of thing, so I’ve really enjoyed myself. I’ll post a photo once it’s done.

My happiest moment

Definitely seeing Rosalie walking all by herself. She’s been walking holding on for so long I thought she’d never find the confidence to let go, but it just suddenly happened. It was like a switch flipped in her brain and she woke up one day realising that if she was walking it would be so much easier to carry stuff around. I took a video, it’s not amazing but I just feel so proud of her.

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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26 Comments

  • Reply
    Carie
    April 18, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    Woohoo! Well done Rosalie, that's wonderful – and it makes so much difference to what they can do when they start scampering around!

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    Jade Morriss
    April 18, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    Yay! Well done Rosalie!
    πŸ™‚
    Life’s Open Pages

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    Aby Moore
    April 18, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    Well done Rosalie! Your life will never be the same again! πŸ™‚ x

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    Jess Mrs Puddleducky
    April 18, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    Clever girlie walking by herself! Proud mummy moment! Waiting for my little girl to start walking, she is nearly one x

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    Lisa from @intotheglade
    April 19, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    Yeah well done Rosalie! Nice to get out for tea and cake. Hope next week is just as good x

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    Life Through Reb's Lens
    April 19, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    Aah! So sweet and lovely that you've captured it for all to see in years to come. x

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    LittleOandme
    April 20, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Yay well done Rosalie πŸ™‚ how lovely! Sound like such a lovely week, I love your park photos she looks so proud of herself!
    Have a fab week Xx

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    Jess Eliot
    April 20, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    Thanks Carie, it's already making such a difference, coupled with this sunshine we're having a wail of a time!

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    Jess Eliot
    April 20, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    Thanks Jade!

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    Jess Eliot
    April 20, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    Hee hee, true! Thanks Aby x

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    Jess Eliot
    April 20, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    Definitely proud mummy moment πŸ™‚ x

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    Jess Eliot
    April 20, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    Thanks Lisa πŸ™‚ Never under estimate the power of tea and cake! Have a good week too x

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    Jess Eliot
    April 20, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    Thanks Rebecca x

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    Jess Eliot
    April 20, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    We did have such a lovely week, thanks Becky. Have a great week yourself xx

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    Vickie Rich
    April 20, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    Oh that video is just so precious! I wasn't kidding when I said it made my day. πŸ™‚

    I'm so glad you had a good week, I really hoped you would. I think you might be right about her almost walking being the cause of the grumpiness.

    I hope you have a lovely week. Vx

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    snowingindoors
    April 21, 2015 at 8:57 am

    It's a wonderful time when they start to walk, their whole world changes

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    MummyBio
    April 21, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    Yay, well done Rosalie!!
    That video is the cutest, I just showed it to BabyBio and he clapped and cheered for Rosalie! You must be so proud of her =)
    I love your photos this week, especially the ones taken in your garden!
    I hope you have another fab week in the sunshine xxx

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    Jenna Richards
    April 21, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    Go Rosalie!! Aw, she's just so cute. We've had such perfect weather for lots of outdoor walking practice, haven't we?

    Ohh cannot wait to see your cabinet when it's done. πŸ™‚ I love doing things like that too.

    Thanks for joining our #HappyDaysLinky

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

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    Katy F
    April 22, 2015 at 8:30 am

    That video is adorable!! Exciting you are doing up a cabinet, cant wait to see! Hope you are enjoying this sunshine! Thank you for joining in #HappyDaysLinky xx

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    Mudpie Fridays
    April 22, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    Wow what a lovely way to capture such a momentous occasion. πŸ™‚ #HappyDaysLinky

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    Jess Eliot
    April 23, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    That's really kind of you to say Vickie, I'm pleased the video made your day πŸ™‚ x

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    Jess Eliot
    April 23, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    It really is, she even attempted a small run today – funny and scary at the same time!

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    Jess Eliot
    April 23, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    Aw, that's so cute BabyBio clapped at the video πŸ™‚ I was overwhelmed with pride xxx

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    Jess Eliot
    April 23, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    Now daddy has mowed the lawn the garden is even better for walking practice!!

    It's so satisfying when you do something yourself, I am really pleased with the result πŸ™‚ xx

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    Jess Eliot
    April 23, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    Thanks Katy, we've definitely been enjoying the sunshine this week xx

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    Jess Eliot
    April 23, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    Thank you x

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