Happy days: Flying, fluffy tails and poorly smiles

IF you’d told me a year ago that I’d fly a plane and make an Easter bunny costume in the same day I’d have thought you were mad … but that’s exactly what happened. Life is certainly varied at the moment!

This week, as always, there have been highs (quite literally in the clouds) and lows, with a lot of ordinary but lovely moments thrown in for good measure.

Here’s what we’ve been up to…

Out and About:

We’ve had a busy week this week, and have only had one day with no plans. On Tuesday and Wednesday we met up with some friends and headed to a soft play centre (I feel like we live in soft play places at the moment). The one we’ve started going to has quite a big area for under threes, which is great, but me and Santi still end up walking around in circles while the other babies enjoyed playing! The only break I get from walking is when I clamber up through the soft play maze to the big slide … I’m exhausted by the time we get to the top, but it’s worth it!

Beep beep!
Beep beep!

We had a slight incident after this photo was taken as Santi slid off the seat and couldn’t get back up … these cars need seatbelts!

On Wednesday afternoon we had our last Sing and Sign lesson of the stage one course, and had a little certificate presentation for the babies. After a busy morning I was worried Santi would either sleep through the class (it wouldn’t be the first time) or would be in a bad mood, but he loved it as usual. We’ve signed up to the next course and I can’t wait for it to start! I’ll be back in work then, but luckily I’d arranged to have Wednesdays off and that’s when the class will be taking place … woohoo, we won’t miss out!

Showing off our Sing and Sign certificate
Showing off our Sing and Sign certificate

My mother had a day off work on Thursday, so we headed to the McArthur Glen outlet village for a look around (which was a lot less disastrous than last time we went!). Shopping isn’t quite the same with a baby … there are a lot of stops for feeding and changing, and I think we spent as much time in the park that I’d never noticed pre-Santi as in the shops! It was a lovely day anyway, and we even managed to sneak in a coffee and cake while he napped.

Even the shopping centre has a park!
Even the shopping centre has a park!

Fun at Home:

I’ve been trying to sort out the front garden as it’s become a bit wild over the winter (I have no idea what I’m doing, so it mostly involves throwing seeds around), and Santi’s been enjoying spending time outside ‘helping’ me. I don’t get much done when he’s with me as I’m too busy making sure he doesn’t eat the dirt!

We get a lot of hellos from people walking past and Santi gets very excited by anyone walking a dog down the street … we really don’t get much gardening done!

My little gardening buddy
My little gardening buddy

This weekend Santi has been under the weather – we’re not sure if it’s a bit of a bug or teething – so we haven’t been out much. At the last minute we decided he was probably up to the Sing and Sign Easter party I’d booked us on to, so we had a mad rush to get ready and dress him in his costume. I’d somehow managed to throw together a fluffy tail and felt bow the night before, and thought Santi looked incredibly cute as a bunny. We had fun, bit did have to leave early as he was getting a bit grumpy towards the end.

My Easter bunny
My Easter bunny
Fluffy little tail!
Fluffy little tail!

Time for me:

I think the only time I had to myself last week was my pilates class on Thursday night, but on Friday me and Stew had the day to ourselves as we had our flying lesson! I was quite nervous getting into the plane as it was so small, but it was amazing. Stew had the first go in the pilot’s seat as it was his birthday present, then we landed at a tiny airport to refuel, switched seats and it was my turn.

I wasn’t expecting to actually take control of the plane, but we really got to have a go at flying, and the pilot was so chilled out he was happy to let us really get into it. We learned how to ascend and descend, turn left and right, and listened in on the control tower at the airport. I’ll write a full post on this at some point as I have so many photos!

Pilots for the day
Pilots for the day

My Happiest Moment:

As I mentioned, Santi has been poorly this weekend and feeling really sorry for himself. He’s had a temperature and hasn’t been up to much more than watching In the Night Garden (yay), but despite not being himself he’s still given us some lovely smiles and giggles, which is really lovely when he’s so down.

Still smiling when he's ill
Still smiling when he’s ill

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17 thoughts on “Happy days: Flying, fluffy tails and poorly smiles

  1. Wow a flying lesson! How exciting! And you got a photo! You look like you’ve had a busy but lovely week. I’d recommend the Facebook page for your blog as I do get traffic from it. Good luck! Jess x #happydays

  2. Sounds like a busy old week! We’ve done a few sing and sign sessions its fun to see them picking up the signs isnt it, good luck with the next stage! x #mummymonday

  3. We loved sing and sign but out teacher never gave out certificates :(, I would of loved to have one. A flying lesson sounds fab, I would be so nervous. That picture of Santi as a bunny is so blooming cute!! Have a lovely week
    Becky xx

  4. Oh wow, that’s so amazing that you got to fly a plane – I’ll keep an eye out for your post on it.

    Sorry Santi isn’t feeling too well – there’s so much of it about at the moment. Roll on, Summer!

    My little girl missed her last sign and sign lesson because we were both ill so we didn’t get to pick up our certificate. πŸ™

    The bunny outfit you made is very impressive! πŸ™‚

    Thanks for joining in with mine and Katy’s #HappyDaysLinky

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

  5. Katy (What Katy Said) says:

    Ahh you survived the flight! Well done taking over for a bit too! A lovely week despite Santi being under the weather, hope he is better now x

  6. Aww, what a gorgeous little Easter bunny (and fab outfit, good work mummy)! Sorry to hear that Santi has been poorly with teething, it’s so horrid to see them suffering isn’t it. I hope that he’s feeling a little better now?
    Well done on the flying lesson, what an amazing experience! xx

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