Happy Days: Busy Boys & Mama Time

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. 

I've been a little under the weather this week, which has made the days feel long but the week itself has flown by! How is it already Saturday?! I can't believe we are (almost) halfway through August, and there are only three more weeks until it's back to school time. Three more weeks to cram in as much fun stuff with the children as possible!

Here's what has made me happy this week

  • Photos of me and the boys. You guys know that I rarely ever get in front of the camera so there are literally a handful of photos of me and the boys in existence, Well, I was doing a little photo shoot for Petit Bateau and got some really cute photos if I do say so myself. Candid photography is very much my style and it's the first time I've actually got photos like this of us. I might even frame one, I love them so much! Next step: get Ian in the frame, too.

  • Busy boys. The children have had a packed schedule this week with two swimming lessons for Little N, accompanying me to the breastfeeding support group I volunteer at, having fun at "the beach" which was a sand and water themed playgroup and a day out with Daddy. 

  • Mama time. It's not easy to find time to myself, my days feel non-stop and I am always on the go. I had planned to take the boys for an ice-cream sundae at a local dessert place only to find it was closed when we got there. So instead we went to a play cafe - like a normal cafe but family-friendly with a little play area and colouring books. J had a nap, Little N played and I got to enjoy my vanilla frappe in peace. Bliss!

  • My little kicker. J started football classes a couple of weeks ago, the same classes that Little N has been doing since he was the same age. Ian tells me he is brilliant! Which doesn't surprise me at all; he has been nifty with a ball since he could walk!

  • A new linky. Tomorrow sees the launch of a brand new linky that I am going to be running with Hayley from Sparkles & Stretchmarks. #SundayBest is for any type of blog post and there is no theme, so join us tomorrow to link up! 

Last weekend Ian and I didn't manage to get to the cinema, so we're trying again this weekend! What are your plans?


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16 comments

  1. Ah sorry you have been a bit poorly lovely. Hope you feel better soon :-) I bet that bit of time to yourself was bliss. Love the pic of you and the boys. The Linky sounds good!! Stopped doing any on a Sunday!! Thanks for hosting xx

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  2. Sorry to hear you felt poorly, that's rubbish! That cafe sounds fab, I wish there were more family friendly cafes around. Good luck with your linky with Hayley. Thanks for hosting X

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  3. Good luck with your new linky! Hope you are feeling better now hun xx

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  4. Looking forward to the new linky #sundaybest. It looks great. I love Petit Bateau too. You look fab on the picture. A stripey top is always good, aka Frenchie LOL. #HappyDaysLinky

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  5. Feel better soon. I'll try and remember to come back for the new linky tomorrow. Thanks for hosting #happydays

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  6. I'm the same when it comes to pictures and there aren't many of me with the kids and very very few that I actually like. This one of you and the boys is fab, you all look so happy, definitely frame worthy. Hope you feel better soon, and enjoy the cinema.
    #HappyDaysLinky

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  7. That is a lovely photo, definitely one to frame. Hope you feel better soon #HappyDaysLinky x

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  8. Sorry to hear you are poorly. Hope you are feeling better soon. I do love that photo, it's stunning. One to frame X

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  9. Sorry to hear you were under the weather. It does make the days drag. But vanilla frappe in peace sounds lovely. Hope you make the cinema #HappyDays

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  10. Sorry to hear you've been unwell - hope you're back to normal soon. That photo of you and your boys is just fabulous - I love all your stripes! And the play cafe sounds amazing - not sure if there is anything like that near us, but I'm definitely going to have a look to find out!

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  11. so true re not getting in front of the camera. it's always me taking the pics hehe! hope you are feeling better x #happydays

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  12. Lovely photo of you and the boys. Really was a packed schedule for you all! Good luck with the new linky, that's always exciting 😀 #happydays

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  13. Its a fab shot, I prefer candid shots too, and get better results with my two especially now they are getting a bit camera shy grr. I am finding sports mode and not posing is the way forward. Time is really flying isnt it? Summer will be over before we know it x

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  14. So pleased you got some Mama time and some photo's to enjoy as well! #happydayslinky

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  15. Oh i love the picture of you and your boys - beautiful. It is so rare to have a cuppa in peace in a cafe but when you do...its bliss! Sounds like a lovely week xx

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  16. I absolutely ADORE the photos of you and the boys, definitely frame-worthy!! x

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