Happy Days: Summer Fun

Welcome to Happy Days! Katy and I host this linky with the purpose of inspiring you to make the most of each day, no matter what you've been up to, and to find happiness in every day. It's where I share the little moments that have brought me joy. 

J's tee is from Polarn O. Pyret

Oh my goodness you guys, where are the weeks going? Last week I mentioned how close it was until the end of term, but I didn't actually realise that next week is the last week! I feel rather emotional about Little N finishing preschool, it's the end of an era and one that was a really big deal as prior to January this year he had never been away from me. Well, apart from when I was giving birth to J. I'm now wondering what I should get as a gift for his wonderful key-worker; let me know if you have any ideas please!

Here's what has made me happy this week

  • Summer finally arriving. So far it has felt like we've skipped summer and gone straight into autumn with muggy days and rain every other day. It looks like summer really is here now as we've had some lovely days, not that I want to jinx it or anything! 

  • J's hair. It's getting kind of long now and he wakes up with the fuzziest blonde mass sprouting out of the back of his head, but I just love it. He's so blonde though, people think I am the childminder when we go to toddler groups. I wonder if he will suit long hair when he's older, as I really don't want to cut it. Ever. 

  • Taking delivery of our new car. We reviewed the Peugeot 5008 last month and loved it so much that we bought one. You can see what I thought of it in my review post here. Sadly someone smashed one of the windows whilst we were at Little N's swimming lesson which is a bit of a bummer, but we're getting that fixed this weekend.

  • Speaking of swimming, Little N had a wonderful lesson this week after a few disastrous ones. It is so hit and miss as to whether he will have a good week or not. I'm sure he would rather not do the classes at all, but I think it's an important life skill so have been persevering! 

  • #MyHappyCapture, the Instagram community that Katy and I created, reached over 10,000 posts this month. Amazing! Each month we pick our favourite photos and you can see my June favourites here.

  • One of my blog posts was featured on the Mumsnet Bloggers Network front page. I had a bit of a rant about why I won't smack my children, despite other people telling me that I should. What do you think? 

  • Little N had a nursery visit on Thursday and absolutely loved it. They have a rather big sandpit outside, and when he saw it he ran over shouting "oh my god, it's enormous!" which made me and the other parents laugh. He also drew a stick person which was the first time I'd ever seen him draw one. I was really pleased to see that most of the children starting nursery are from Little N's current preschool so there will be lots of familiar faces come September. 


I've actually written this post on Thursday evening rather than Friday, because we're off out on a date night. It's one year until we get married so we're going out for dinner without the children - something we have never done since Little N was born nearly four years ago! 
Have a great weekend, everyone!

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23 comments

  1. I feel your 'mistaken for the childminder' pain! I am very dark and I can't get over how blonde and blue eyed my son is - it's a marvel to me! Congratulations on the better swimming lessons - my son is very up and down with his swimming, so we've skipped the lessons for now and just take him ourselves. I'm hoping to start them up again soon though as I think it's so important. Yay for the new car! Always so exciting (although how rubbish that someone smashed a window?). I loved your post on smacking - I'm always baffled as to how people think their arguments for it are logical.

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    1. Oh it's so rubbish isn't it, I always feel awkward and as if I need to apologise for actually being their mum, haha what is wrong with me! x

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  2. I can't believe its the end of term next week either, Alice leaves preschool and I am just not ready! I loved your post on smacking and it deserved to be featured. I hope you enjoyed date night x

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    1. The end of term has really caught me out! I may cry on N's last day!x

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  3. So glad you got a car, sorry about the damage that is so upsetting. Well done on the Mumsnet front page. Have a wonderful weekend huni x

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  4. I hope you enjoyed the dinner out because 4 years is quite long. And a new car like Katy, oh funny? #HappyDaysLinky

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    1. We had a really lovely time, thank you! And yes, Katy has totally copied me, such a trendsetter I am ;) xx

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  5. Nothings beats Summer and those gorgeous blonde locks are just too cute! #happydayslinky

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  6. awe I love that J wakes up with his hair all fuzzy that is adorable. Loving your Instagram pic they are beautiful x

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    1. It's a good thing he likes to have his hair brushed eh! x

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  7. Fantastic list here Sian. We have struggled over whether to cut our eldest girl's hair or not. After much nagging from my mother I agreed to cutting it but I'd have prefered to clip it out of her face until she could have a pony tail. #HappyDaysLinky

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    1. Ahh shame your mum nagged you, at least it grows fairly quickly though x

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  8. Another fabulous list! Congrats on mums net. #HappyDays

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  9. Love blonde hair boys, so cute. Hoping my little one will go a little blonder as his grows. Please take after me as a kid!! New car yay, windscreen is a little sucky. thats no fair. #happydayslinky

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    1. I know, I was so gutted about it. We got it repaired yesterday so all fine now though x

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  10. Ah I cant believe someone broke your window that is so awful, what is wring with people. Both of our boys had long hair when they were little, I loved it, t was so cute and was so upset when they wanted it cut off. Hope you enjoyed you date xxx

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    1. We had a really lovely night out, thank you! I hope J suits having long hair, I'd love to keep it long until he wants it cut x

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  11. Such a shame you had car window smashed but great that you've got all the other things to look back on with a smile! Thanks for hosting #HappyDays

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    1. It was a real downer but otherwise a fab week! x

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  12. Still can't believe that anyone would tell anyone to smack a child. It just baffles me. Lovely you had a date night - so exciting you are getting married, the year will fly by!! x

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