Magic Moments – 21/06/2015

A week when I started in a melancholy mood and thankfully ended up at the other end of the emotional spectrum.  I attended by brother-in-law’s funeral on Monday.  Seeing so many people turn out for the occasion was a real comfort to my sister.  Seeing my niece and nephew grieve for their dad also brought home more than ever how important the role of a parent is.  You only know the value of a person when they are gone, and quite clearly he was adored by them.  That evening despite being washed out from the day’s events, Harry got more of my attention and cuddles than usual.  Today will be another tough day for them.

Family Fun

The following day everyone came to mine.  Last year H inherited a pull along cart that used to belong to the twins.  Al was sick of seeing it taking space up in their shed so thought we could have the pleasure of finding a home for it instead.  From the look of the photo I am not sure they were quite ready to give it up.Harry was in hysterics watching me screaming with a mixture of delight and fear as my nephew pulled me around at full pelt.

H received an early tractorbirthday present from one of my very close friends and I think from his reaction that he was rather pleased with it.  His dad moaned about their being yet more plastic c*&p to tidy away, and that he wouldn’t have minded so much if it could actually cut the garden!  I thought it amusing and didn’t dare tell him I had suggested it.

Dance Floor Blues

Everyone at this party doesn’t know how to have a good time

On Saturday we went to party next door and our little cheeky monkey was first on the dance floor, leading the bend at the knees and bounce dance.  Although when no-one joined in he took it a little personally for a couple of minutes before running around the garden for a few hours chasing a balloon.   It was his latest night out with us all eventually collapsing in bed at 9. A real treat for him but a nightmare for me  today trying to keep a very tired boy going in his normal routine.  The minute he goes for his afternoon nap I will be taking the advice of the well-intentioned parenting books and going for mine too!


Getting sweaty and having fun


He wasn’t bothered with the sweets, he just saw the opportunity of a new hat!

Have a good week everyone.


Harry’s Honest Mummy x



  1. June 21, 2015 / 7:33 pm

    What a hard start to the week. I’m glad that it picked up.

  2. June 22, 2015 / 2:08 pm

    Oh what an up and down week you’ve had – thankfully it ended up on ‘up’.

    I love the sit on tractor toy – even if it may be considered “plastic crap” by some! I think it was clearly an excellent choice! 😉

    Thanks for joining our #HappyDaysLinky

  3. June 23, 2015 / 5:36 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss, but happy to hear that the week ended on a happy note. Such precious moments you captured in this post!

    • June 23, 2015 / 5:40 pm

      Oops, I forget to tell you I found you over at #TwinklyTuesday

      • June 23, 2015 / 5:55 pm

        Haha don’t worry, I do that all the time! Thanks for looking in and for your lovely comments x

  4. nourishingmyscholar
    June 23, 2015 / 6:47 pm

    I’m so sorry fro your loss.

  5. June 24, 2015 / 12:37 am

    Sorry for your loss. I’m glad you were still able to see good things during the rest of the week. I want to play on that tractor.


  6. June 24, 2015 / 8:29 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Thanks God things got better by the end of the week. Thanks for sharing your week, xx #wineandboobs

  7. June 25, 2015 / 9:13 pm

    I’m so sorry about your loss lovely, that’s so sad. I hope your sister and children are doing as ok as can be in the circumstances. Sending lots of love.
    I do love that ride on tractor toy, just look how much fun he’s having! Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

  8. Katy (What Katy Said)
    June 26, 2015 / 9:43 pm

    I hope you are ok after the funeral, you are so right about not appreciating someone until you lose them. Always the way isn’t it but it always reminds me to ring up a friend or cuddle my loved ones extra tight. Thank you for sharing in #HappyDaysLinky x

  9. June 28, 2015 / 12:20 pm

    I’m sorry about the hard start to the week, but it sounds like it was a lovely service for someone who was very well loved.

    That tractor is fab! No wonder H liked it so much! Thanks for joining #myweekataglance.

  10. June 29, 2015 / 8:14 am

    Aww I hope things are getting easier for you all. That ride on tractor looks just up w’s street!! Thanks for linking up #myweekataglance

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