Happy Sunday | Week Nineteen

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:

Like Mother, Like Son

I took a photo of Harry, Charles and Charles' girlfriend outside the school on the last day this week. It wasn't until I looked back at the photos that I noticed that Harry has clearly been paying more attention than I thought when I take my in-the-mirror-selfies.

Teddy Bears Picnic

On Tuesday parents were invited to Charles' school to celebrate their wonderful year. We were treated to a slideshow which was quite emotional to watch, especially as the children called out each childs name as they appeared on the screen and then all sang along to 'Let It Go' at it was played towards the end of the slideshow.
We were then ushered through to the other classroom where the teachers held an Oscars Ceremony. Each child recieved an Oscar. Some were funny like 'Most Likely to Marry Harry Styles' 'Longest Plaits' and others were sweet like 'Most Fantastic Friend' and 'Best Manners'.
Charles won 'Most Likely to Sail Around the World'. They had a little red carpet to walk down and then stood proudly on top of a box to smile for a photo, at which point I also stood and told him to smile as he looked so nervous and took my own photos.
We were then able to stay and join the children for a teddy bears picnic. It was such a fantastic end to a wonderful year.

Iced Espresso

We had to go to Norwich this week for my husband to have his weekly check up at Optical Express following his Laser Eye Surgery. I walked around Norwich with the boys whilst we waited for him to finish and then he treated us to a Starbucks. I went for a Espresso Frappucino which was AMAZING. I knew I wouldn't be able to recreate this at home, and usually make a fantastic (if I do say so myself) Frappucino but you know, on a diet now, so I went for an Iced Espresso instead, which was really quite tasty and refreshing.

Daisy Chain

We popped down to the boat this week briefly just to check a few things over. The bank is covered in daisies which the boys always insist on picking for me. This time I couldn't resist but to try and make a daisy chain. The boys were so impressed with me and although it didn't work as the headband I hoped it would, it was perfect as a necklace.
We are meeting up with some friends soon and we will be making daisy chains and flower crowns which I am super excited about.

End of School Year Beach Time

On Wednesday we headed to the beach straight after school. Armed with lots of bags of toys, towels, a change of clothes, swimwear and a picnic we made our way onto the sand and in no time at all the sandwiches were covered in sand accidently kicked on them and the blanket to sit on was wet due to feet which had been paddling in the sea.
The boys can be nervous of the sea but I've always found the best way to get them to be brave and to get over that initial fear is to force them in. I know, it sounds mean, but it works for us. One minute Harry is saying 'no mummy' and the moment I put his legs in the water and swing him so his legs crash into the waves he is laughing, giggling and screaming for more.
It made me so happy to see them enjoying themselves. I just regret not doing it sooner but....I have a summer to fill so more beach time is definitely on the cards.

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