Ice Skating, Preschool and Family Time…Happy Days #38

Ice Skating, Preschool and Family Time…Happy Days #38

It’s lovely to be back writing my happy list, it really does change the way I feel about the week when I realise that actually it wasn’t that bad! It was nice having a blogging break over Christmas and I am now getting myself together and back into the swing of things.

Let’s talk happy moments…

Number One

The Christmas break was wonderful and it felt like a really long time with Andy and Alice home. It was nice to be in our new home all together and just relax. There was no agenda, no places that we had to rush off to be. I really didn’t want it to end and I think that is why it has been a slow start back to blogging.

Number Two

On Monday we went ice skating with my parents. My brother and his family were meant to come too, but sadly my niece was poorly. Which meant it was just the girls and I on the ice, being watched by Andy and my parents. Thankfully Alice did amazingly well on her own using the seal and Holly just sat on the seal while I pushed her around. It was a lovely end to the festive break.

Number Three

Tuesday was Alice’s last day before school and Andy was back at work. It was a day with just my girls, we didn’t do much. Popped to the shops and played at home. Whilst Holly was napping Alice and I watched Finding Dory together, which was lovely. I really miss her when she is at school, she is great company.

Number Four

Holly had her first day at preschool and she was a little star. She was really excited and walked in with her bag on her back and carrying her lunchbox. We put her coat on her peg and then she ran off to play. Her key worker was with her and she said mummy is going to go now and she gave me a big hug and kiss and that was it. It was really strange going home with no children and I felt a bit lost. I phoned them up to check she was ok and they said she had settled well and no wobbles. I was greeted with a big hug and kiss and lots of chat about what she had done. It may only be one morning a week, but I can’t believe my baby is growing up.

Number Five

Spending time with extended family. Holly and I took a trip to lay some flowers on my nan’s grave. Thankfully at this age, Holly has no idea where she is and the meaning of it all. She just wanted to jump on all the mole hills. My cousin lives nearby and apart from the funeral I’ve not seen her in a very long time. When she knew I was going she invited us for lunch and came with us to the church. It was really lovely to spend time together and we will definitely be doing it again,

We’ve got a lovely quiet weekend with no plans. Alice’s swimming lessons don’t start until next weekend and so we are making the most if it. Have a lovely weekend!


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  1. 07/01/2017 / 08:49

    so happy you had a great xmas and ice-skating! How time flies by! Holly is already going to pre-school!? #HappyDaysLinky

  2. Alana - Burnished Chaos
    07/01/2017 / 19:55

    Glad you had a great Christmas. Ice skating sounds great! My youngest is off for a trial morning at nursery on Monday and I can’t believe how fast the time has gone.

  3. 08/01/2017 / 10:07

    Oh I enjoy reading your happy list! It seems like such a long time ago that they went back to school and it’s actually only a couple of days isn’t it? Roll on half term!

  4. 08/01/2017 / 13:01

    I hope you’re enjoying your quiet weekend! The Christmas break definitely felt long to me this year and it was amazing to have that time all together. The ice skating sounds great – I used to love it but I’ve not been in years as John is very anti having broken his leg doing it when he was younger, and I don’t think Max would be too keen just yet. I’m so glad Holly settled in so well in her first pre-school session – I’m sure in a few weeks you’ll be loving that alone time!

  5. 09/01/2017 / 05:45

    Lovely happy list. I’m glad you had a good Christmas break. I would be falling all over the place if I went ice skating x #happydays

  6. 09/01/2017 / 22:21

    Oh gosh its been so long since I’ve been ice skating, I’m well jel!

  7. 13/01/2017 / 19:32

    Hope you did get your quiet weekend!? Wow going to preschool and no wobbles, that’s so good and sounds like she had fun!! Bit late commenting this week! #happydays

  8. 14/01/2017 / 21:45

    Ah so glad Holly settled well. Time flies doesn’t it? Thank you so much for joining us for #HappyDaysLinky x