I think it can be easy to look back on a hard week and miss out on those things. A week of bad weather for example can really make it seem as though the whole week was a complete fail. But it probably wasn't. We must all smile at least once a day. I know I do, even if I forget it.
Things that made me happy this week:
Mothers DayIt was Mothers Day last Sunday and I had such a lovely day. The three boys went to the supermarket whilst I had a little time to myself at home, in which time a beautiful bouquet of flowers and a balloon were delivered by the local florist. The boys bought lots of amazing picnic items and we had Salmon Benedict for breakfast, then went for a walk at Rendlesham Forest. We were very silly and decided to follow the 'red' walk, not checking if it was the short or long one. Big mistake, after getting lost, feeling tired, hungry and thirsty we found a 'quick route to the carpark' sign and when we returned to our car we noticed a sign saying Red - Long trail.
What a fail. Still, we had fun and the picnic was really yummy.
Zoo CardsWhen Harry was newborn I bought an annual pass to our local zoo. It was great because Charles was 2 so we had A LOT of visits for just £50. I renewed the pass last year and then it ran out on Valentines Day this year. We hadn't been a lot in the months running up so I wasn't too upset about not being able to renew them (lack of funds). Then, after a while, I did start to miss it. I realised I had been missing out on taking Harry there when Charles is at school, either to see the animals or just to use the park.
So, thanks to blogging, once I was able to buy some more I asked my mum to look after the money...so I didn't spend it at Joules, and on Saturday we finally went to the zoo and bought our new passes. My mum also bought one so we can pop up there one Saturday afternoon after she has fininshed work, or also so we can go to another zoo nearby as the passes now get us in there for free too.
The passes also get us into the local dinosaur park for half price. Such an amazing deal.
I'm also hoping to take Charles up there after school when they start to open later towards the summer.
Added to that, we have met up with Charles' friend from preschool, his mum and brother before and one of the mums from the school run who I've made friends with will be getting some passes too so we have planned to meet up there too!
Cheap SunglassesMy brother would be so angry at me buying these (he is manager at a sunglasses shop) but at £1.99 I couldn't resist. They are perfect for a day out with the boys where I can stick them on top of my head if I need to (which I can't do with my RayBans) and it doesn't matter too much if they get scratched or broken, or lost.
I ended up going back for a second pair to keep on the boat.
More MemoryFor a while now the memory on my laptop has been on red and I've had to really struggle when saving my photos, most of the time sticking them on SD cards...which are also getting full. We finally got round to sorting out the laptops access to another hardrive we have set up and I was able to move a lot of my photo albums over giving me more space and making my laptop work a lot faster!
Easter SharingOn Thursday I was able to go to Charles school for an hour in the morning for an Easter Share morning. It was really lovely. We had a few egg and spoon races together, I watched him jump from a big box onto a crash mat, we made a rice krispie cake, made a bunny nose, and made this chick from a paper plate and feathers. I love spending this time with him and seeing him in "his own" environment.
What made you happy this week?
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