Happy Sunday | Week Sixteen

Whether or not you think Sunday is the end of the week, or the beginning of a new one, I thought it would be a nice idea to look back on the week that has just past and to look at the things that have made me happy and made me smile.
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:

A Birthday

Charles turned 5 yesterday. I know a lot of people say "wow, can you believe he is 5? Where has the time gone?" but actually, I can believe he is 5. It seems odd sometimes that he is not older.
We had a really lovely day out as a family thanks to my husband booking the day off work, and ended up going to our favourite Italian restuarant in St Neots for a special birthday dinner. The boys both ate their food with no fuss, so we were really happy.
Charles loved all his presents and was so grateful for everything, and has more to open from other family members today!

Duxford and Planes

Despite living close-ish to Duxford 8/9 years ago we never visited, and finally just got round to it. It is amazing with hangers full of the most historic, beautiful planes.
The boys loved being able to go on Concord and Charles was super excited to see the Blackbird.
It was lovely to go somewhere we all enjoyed and that the boys didn't get bored at. We will definitely visit again.

A Photo

Charles loves being able to take over with my camera and as a special birthday treat I let him walk around Duxford with my DSLR. He is quite good at taking photos and I love this one he took of my husband and me as we were trying to be embarrassing parents.
I love when museums have items like this to try on. The helmet I have on is really light yet the one my husband is wearing was a lot more heavy.


I am rubbish when it comes to running errands and such. I tend to ask my mum to help out or will run somewhere just after I've dropped Charles at school in the morning when I am Harry free.
I decided this week to do something about it and with lots of odd jobs to do we set about and we had fun. He loved helping me when we took my watch to get a new battery, he loved helping me in Tesco with the cakes and buying a birthday card for Charles.
He loved helping with an Asda shop, helping me pick out which sprinkles to put on the treats at their party next week.
He loved helping me in Aldi, although did have a mini meltdown when I put Smoked Salmon in the basket. It wasn't allowed near his stuff so I had to carry it instead.
As a treat for being so good and so helpful I let him go on the toy plane outside Tesco. This isn't something I let them do that often so he knew it was a special moment.

Zebra or Horse

When I go for my walks I see this horse. It is really beautiful, and last week it was wearing this Zebra print coat. It really made me smile and the next day I went back, he was wearing it again, although the previous day he had a hood on too so it was even cuter. He is really friendly and came over to see me so I couldn't resist taking a photo of him.

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