Our Weekend Happy

Our Weekend Happy #9 – Seeing Grandparents, A Lie in & A Mother’s Day Lunch

A photograph of a little girl wearing a yellow mac and pink sparkly wellies and standing in a wood - Our Weekend Happy #9 - Seeing Grandparents, A Lie In & A Lovely Mother's Day Lunch - Mrs H's favourite things

This is the ninth of my Our Weekend Happy post. I love writing these posts each week. No matter what kind of weekend we’ve had, It’s so nice to remind myself of all the happy moments from the weekend. I’ve also discovered, that writing these posts starts to get me excited for the coming weekend.

Anyway, in case you haven’t seen my previous Our Weekend Happy posts, it is based on a weekly post that one of my favourite bloggers, Lisa from Mummascribbles writes. I’ve always loved her posts. And so I decided that I wanted to write something similar.

Lisa and I now run Our Weekend Happy as a linky and an Instagram hashtag community. And tomorrow we will be hosting week seven. We would love you to join us and link up any happy blogs or vlogs about your weekend. Also, please remember to use the hashtag #ourweekendhappy for any Instagram photographs from your weekend.

Lisa and I look forward to reading your Our Weekend Happy posts.

Our weekend Happy – #9

Saturday 10th March 2018

A morning sing-along and cleaning

Our weekend began with a morning sing-along on the stairs. For some reason, Mr H couldn’t stop singing Put Yourself In My Place by Kylie Minogue. So he decided to play it on his guitar. This meant that the children started dancing (or spinning around in Little Mister H’s case) and singing along. It was a lovely way to start the weekend.

I then cleaned the bathroom and tidied upstairs while Mr H played with the children downstairs. Then we all got showered and dressed and watched some CBeebies while we waited for Mr H’s parents, Nanna and Grampy, to arrive.

A little boy's hand and the Bigjigs magnetic fishing game - Our Weekend Happy #9 - Seeing Grandparents, A Lie In & A Lovely Mother's Day Lunch - Mrs H's favourite things

A visit from Nanna and Grampy

Nanna and Grampy arrived at 10:00 in the morning and stayed the whole day. The weather was horrible so we stayed inside the house. Little Miss H and Nanna played lots of imaginary games and did every single jigsaw that we own. And Little Mister H played with Grampy.

It was a lovely family day. We all really enjoyed spending time together. And I love seeing the relationship of the children with their Grandparents. We also ate quite a bit of cake. Always a winner in my book.

Sunday 11th March 2018

A lie in, breakfast in bed and Mother’s Day cuddles

Sunday was Mother’s Day and I got to have a lie in. Yay! The children woke up at 06:00 as usual. But they were quickly taken downstairs by Daddy so that I could have a lie in. I was eventually brought toast and tea in bed and was presented with my Mother’s Day cards. The cards came with big cuddles from both children. Which made me very happy. After another half an hour in bed, I got up, had a shower and got ready to go out. Mr H had already got the children dressed and organised, so I only had to worry about myself.

A Walk in Birchden Wood

A father and his two children - a boy toddler and a young girl are walking hand in hand in the woods - Our Weekend Happy #9 - Seeing Grandparents, A Lie In & A Lovely Mother's Day Lunch - Mrs H's favourite things

We then drove the short distance to Birchden Woods so that we could get some fresh air and have a walk. It was drizzling but we were all dressed for the mud and wet weather, so a little rain didn’t bother us. We had a lovely walk. It was wonderful to see some signs of Spring. And after a day in the house, it was great to get some exercise and be outside. 

A mother and her boy toddler and young daughter walk in the woods - the daughter is further ahead down the path but the little boy holds his mum's hand and walks with her - Our Weekend Happy #9 - Seeing Grandparents, A Lie In & A Lovely Mother's Day Lunch - Mrs H's favourite things

A Mother’s Day lunch

After our walk, we headed over to ASK Italian to have lunch. I got to drink a glass of prosecco, eat yummy pasta and then have the best pudding in the world.  Amazing!

The Chocolate Etna pudding from ASK Italian - Our Weekend Happy #9 - Seeing Grandparents, A Lie In & A Lovely Mother's Day Lunch - Mrs H's favourite things

The children were so well-behaved. They were an absolute pleasure to be with. And we all sat at the table happily colouring, doing word searches and chatting merrily. It was a reminder of how much I love to spend time with my little family. They may annoy me every now and then but I’m so lucky to have them in my life.

A photo of a mother and her toddler boy sitting at a table in the restaurant ASK Italian - Our Weekend Happy #9 - Seeing Grandparents, A Lie In & A Lovely Mother's Day Lunch - Mrs H's favourite things

A photograph of a little girl at an ASK Italian restaurant and drinking out of a small glass - Our Weekend Happy #9 - Seeing Grandparents, A Lie In & A Lovely Mother's Day Lunch - Mrs H's favourite things

A photo of a young woman colouring in a children's menu at an ASK Italian restaurant - Our Weekend Happy #9 - Seeing Grandparents, A Lie In & A Lovely Mother's Day Lunch - Mrs H's favourite things

A relaxing afternoon

Once we got home, Mr H made a cup of tea and Little Mister H went down for a nap. He was so shattered bless him and fell asleep really quickly. Little Miss H, Mr H and I then all sat and had cuddles on the sofa. And Little Miss H enjoyed playing her new Shopkins Happy Places game that I had downloaded onto my iPad the day before. It was so peaceful and relaxing and I even managed to have a sneaky nap curled up on the sofa.

Mr H was lovely all day and let me do whatever I wanted. So at about 15:30, I headed upstairs and did some blogging in bed for a few hours. I was really productive and got a number of exciting guest posts written.

Then it was time for tea and bedtime for the children. Once they were in bed, Mr H and I settled onto the sofa and watched a few episodes of Killjoys – which is the latest box set that we’ve been binge watching. Please tell me that we’re not the only couple who spend most of our Sunday nights watching TV?

Did you have a lovely weekend? Did you have a nice Mother’s Day? If you’ve written about it then please remember to link up to the brand Our Weekend Happy linky (it will be live tomorrow).

Hugs

Lucy

xxxx

8 Comments

  • Reply
    Augustus
    March 24, 2018 at 5:31 am

    Absolutely amazing. Thanks for sharing these awesome family moments and experience with us.

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    Lisa (mummascribbles)
    March 20, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    What a lovely weekend you had – especially mother’s day – that dessert looks amazing 🙂 Thanks for being my lovely co-host of #ourweekendhappy 🙂

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    Mary @ Over 40 and a Mum to One
    March 16, 2018 at 10:48 am

    Sounds just perfect and that pudding is to die for! #ourweekendhappy

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    Alice | Letters to my Daughter
    March 16, 2018 at 10:19 am

    I love family singalongs! My husband plays guitar too and we love a good music sesh! …also, that pudding looks fudging amazing!!!! #ourweekendhappy

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    Jessica Anne
    March 15, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    What a lovely weekend Lucy and a wonderful Mothers Day with your little ones. Your lunch sounds amazing. We love ASK too!!!

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    Holly - Little Pickle's Mom
    March 14, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    Oh Lucy, what a lovely weekend. A Sunday lie in is a definite treat, and so glad you had a nice walk despite the drizzle. AND THAT PUDDING AT ASK! It looks delicious! What a treat indeed. Lovely, lovely, weekend. #MyWeekendHappy

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    Perdita
    March 14, 2018 at 9:32 am

    Nan and grandad time is the best all round. Sounds like a lovely weekend.

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    Bella at Dear Mummy
    March 14, 2018 at 9:21 am

    That Mother’s Day sounds amazing! A brisk fresh walk is lovely when rewarded with a hearty meal afterwards and love the look of that dessert! I dragged my mummy around Peppa Pig World! LOL! #OurWeekendHappy

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