Daddy Love…

So like I said before, hubby was away for a WHOLE week…

The kids missed him like crazy and when he returned safe and sound, they jumped all over him. Smothering him with all the love hugs and kisses in the world. It was a very sweet sight indeed lol!

     Although I am pretty much with the kids all day, including bath and dinner time, the kids do enjoy daddy putting them to bed and we all do enjoy the days daddy is off. The minute he walks through the door it’s daddy is home and Caitlyn will jump up and run for cuddles. 

Caitlyn is very much daddy’s girl when he is home and very much mummy mummy when I’m with her….she is so affectionate and loving towards both Mark and I but more so with Mark on his days off. It’s “daddy come here” and “daddy will you help me?” 

Daddy can be strict but he can also let them get away with a few things here and there, guess because he doesn’t see them as much as I do lol! Although I do like an easy life too sometimes. 

Daddy is away again in June for another week of training and then 2 days in July. Feels very strange but we are so proud with how hard he works. We love you daddy💞

Fathers Day Soon!!! 

Thank you for reading xox 

Happy Day’s!! 

Out and About 

This week hubby has been away so we have been out and about just like any other normal wee just without daddy in tow. The kids were back and forth from nursery and school…swimming lessons and athletics club. We enjoyed trips to the park and into the woods. I am a happy person when we get to enjoy the outdoors with lovely weather x


Fun at Home 

With hubby away we enjoyed having a dinner date with friends….the kids enjoyed roast chicken and a movie with popcorn and treats on Monday eve. We had another visitor over Thursday eve for afternoon tea and a play. 

While Caitlyn has been home with me we have enjoyed some baking too. We baked up a storm…we sure love to bake together! 

Carrot Cake!

    Coffee cake! 

Wow was this coffee cake yummy!!😋

Time for Me 

Didn’t get much time to myself but the evenings were lovely…I have the chose of the remote which is always a bonus lol! While the kids were at nursery / school I got to clean the house in peace and watched some catch up shows. 

My Happiest Moment 

Loves seeing my youngest take part in her first athletics club session. Although she is only 4, she took part in a 6years + class and did really well. She loved it and had a huge smile on her face when she had won a race (even if they gave her a head start 😉) she is such a confident and courages littl girl. Nothing scares her! So proud! 

Next week I would like to…

  • I would like to take Oscar to a football session in our park. 
  • Daddy will watch Caitlyn at athletics 
  • Enjoy yet more quality time with my kids (they grow so quickly) 
  • Enjoy a meet up with a friend and her wee little man 
  • AND most importantly celebrate mine and hubby’s 7th wedding anniversary❤️!!
What Katy Said

Doing it ALONE for a week! 

I have been a little nervous about this week the last few weeks leading up to it as it’s the week hubby is away on training for work. 

Hubby works very hard and being a stay at home mum I’m generally the one doing all the running around for the kids but this is the time I’ll do EVERYTHING! 

I am a very lucky lady to not have to do much of a morning. Hubby does the ironing and sorts the kids breakfast-I get brought a cuppa in bed 😜 (oh how I miss you) then I get up and make hubby his brekkie and make him a coffee, we sort the kids out, I watch the kids when they do their teeth and then I head out and take them to school and nursery. So now I have to do the 6 am wake up & iron (the night before as I don’t want to stress out in the am) lol etc etc

Wednesday’s are normally hubby’s day off so he does the school run. Oscar loves it and gets to ride his bike. We enjoy days out and just spend time together-we miss out this week😢! 

Although I have been a little nervous, it seems to all be going ok at the moment…(writing on Tuesday morning…continue on…)

We were lucky to have friends over for dinner and a movie on Monday night …the kids had a ball!

Tuesday morning we had a little time to spare so we enjoyed a game of Uno and Caitlyn and I enjoyed a play date at Kidpsace. 

Tuesday evening we enjoyed a cosy night in with a film and popcorn. We missed daddy so much, we have been facetiming him every evening. 

Wednesday Caitlyn and I enjoyed the toddler group with Carly. Always good to catch up with a great friend and hear Happy News!! This day was also a very exciting day for my youngest as she had the chance to take part in athletics today. She did so well and participated well seen it was a class for  6+ year olds. Well done Cakie 👍🎉

Thursday (1 sleep till daddy is home) Oscar had a very busy day at school and had a swimming lesson too…very busy and rather grumpy when he got home at 4.30! 

We all enjoyed a tea play date with Caitlyn’s friend…the kids played dress up and made a picnic. They enjoyed bangers, mash and veg for tea and pastry with custard for pudding. Lovely cuppa for the mums and a chin wag too.  


Cosy night in again watching my new found obsesson ‘Orange is the New Black’ season 2!! 

Friday after school we enjoyed an outing in the woods with friends…the kids took their scooters and they had a ball climbing trees. 

Hubby came home and the kids had a sleep over at nana’s house. I enjoyed a lovely dinner with friends. The food was fab at Blacks Burgers a must for anyone who hasn’t been. 

Overall we had a brilliant week and although we missed daddy…we enjoyed our time together and happy to have him home.

      Thanks for reading xox 

50 things that make me smile from EAR to EAR!! 

After thinking through my list and really taking in the things that make me happy…I can be quite easily pleased😉

The simple things in life are pretty much free but on the odd occasion we need to spend a little on a few of the good oppurtunities and goodies life throws at us. 

Here is my list of the things that make me smile from ear to ear…

  • My handsome hubby… 
  • My gorgeous son…  
  • My beautiful daughter…  
  • My family…NEAR and FAR.
  • Sleepovers at mums place once a month.
  • Date nights with hubby. Not often we get to enjoy times on our own but when we do its special. 
  • Playing games with the family – Uno.
  • Park trips with family and friends.
  • Day trips to the seaside.
  • Holidays to South Africa – would love to see more places though. 
  • Ice cream and chocolate sauce 
  • Chips, cheese and gravy – Uni speciality. 
  • Iphone obsessed (not such a good thing but I’m not glued i promise lol) 
  • Blogging – My new down time hobby. 
  • Facebook/Twitter/Instagram
  •  Fifty Shades Trilogy 
  • Pretty Little Liars
  • Sunny days – My fav season is Summer. 
  • Take away’s – Chinese! 
  • Sunday’s when hubby is off work. 
  • Cuddles with the kids 
  • A successful homework session with NO fighting 
  • Baking with the kids 
  • Cleaning – Odd but TRUE
  • The smell of petrol 
  • The smell of cut grass 
  • Johnson and Johnson products 
  • UGGS – Cosy and Warm! 
  • A great hair cut from Starline hair and beauty or my daddy. 
  • Apple TV – A must for anyone who doesn’s have it.
  • My new KindleHD
  • Getting into fresh sheets -sleep like a baby! 
  • Help from friends and family when I’m sick or when one of the kids are sick. Means a lot!
  • The hard work hubby does for his family! Love you ❤️
  • Mani/Pedis 
  • Remembering my gorgeous WEDDING DAY… 
  • The birth of my babies…    
  • Memories made with my mother inlaw Barbara Jackson who passes away a few years ago😢 
  • Charity work I try to take part in.
  • Spooning is my fav lol watch out it leads to forking lol! 
  • ME TIME-wait what mama doesn’t always dream for a lay in,  read a book in peace or pop to the shops in peace. 
  • Celebrating fun yearly celebrations 
  • Christmas with the kids is especially my fav time of the year! 
  • Taking my bra off at the end of the day. 
  • Movie night with pop corn of course! 
  • F•R•I•E•N•D•S
  • BSB of course 
  • Picnics in the park / sunshine days 
  • Lunch / Dinner dates with friends 
  • Being silly with the kids

So here are my 50 things: that make me happy….I’m sure there are plenty more happy things that bring smiles to my face…what makes you very happy?! 

Thanks for reading xox 

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