Happy Days: Snuggles, Bananas and Finding Balance - What Katy Said

Happy Days: Snuggles, Bananas and Finding Balance

Welcome to HappyDays! The idea of this linky is to inspire others to make the best out of every day, to see the happy in the little things. As no matter what, there is always something good in every single day- we just need to take the time to see it. Share your happy posts, we love to read them!

Happy Saturday! 

I hope you’ve all had a good week, isn’t it cold? Meant to snow next week so we shall see if the weather man has it right! I am working two days so am secretly hoping I’ll get snowed in! Haha!!

This week has been spent snuggled on the sofa for the most part as I haven’t been very well. The girls have been a little drained too, I think getting back into the swing of school has been hard on us all. I’ve felt a little sorry for Little G having to go off to school, especially as it has been all change in her class with the January intake starting. She has such a close-knit relationship with the 10 children in her class, it will be interesting to see how she copes with the newbies.

Lj waiting for little g at school

LJ and I have had a really lovely week together, not that we have done much besides snuggling on the sofa. She is coming on leaps and bounds with her speech and so we are enjoying playing lots of games that involve having a bit of a conversation. I had been so worried about her speech as up until a month or so ago she hadn’t said a single word. I know you shouldn’t compare but Little G spoke at 8 months and by 2 years old was speaking in full sentences. So to have a child who just grunts can be a worry- especially with her 2 year check just around the corner.

She is now saying quite a few words and always looks really pleased with herself when she says a new one. Just yesterday she surprised me by pointing at a picture of a banana and saying ‘nana’. She took great joy in telling daddy when he got home too and shoved a toy banana in his face shouting ‘nana, nana, nana’! She has also discovered the word ‘me’ and is using it as much as she can.

Being poorly has meant that blogging has taken a real back seat. This mixed with the fact I had planned to take a step back and focus on quality over quantity has meant I haven’t picked up my laptop at all. There have been days when I haven’t even thought about my blog at all and it has been so refreshing. For the first time in 20 months I am living my life without thinking about how it will work as a blog post. Ironically, this month I made it in to the top 100 of the TOTs ranking system. With my new found balance I am thinking it may only be a one-off but I am thrilled to have #92 on my badge!

Keep your fingers crossed for snow! 

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26 Comments

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    Sarah Howe
    January 9, 2016 at 7:52 am

    Sorry you have been a bit ill! It is cold isn’t it? I kind of like it after all the rain. I bet the blog break was nice and the snuggles. I’m posting less this year…way less pressure. Hope you feel better and well done withTots!! Xx

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    Carie
    January 9, 2016 at 8:13 am

    Oh I am sorry to hear you’ve been feeling poorly but very glad you’re on the mend. And congratulations on your top 100 ranking, that’s awesome and thoroughly well deserved :). Oh and I’m with you on the longing for snow!

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    You Baby Me Mummy
    January 9, 2016 at 8:45 am

    Hope you are feeling better now huni. So glad LJ is chattering away now. Congratulations again for breaking the top 100 xx

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    Sammy
    January 9, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Excited to be back linking up with you, Sorry to hear you have been poorly, hope you’re feeling better now. Massive congrats on the Tots score! x

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    Sarah Christie
    January 9, 2016 at 10:42 am

    Congratulations in getting into the tops 100 I am so thrilled for you, and glad you are loving your new way of blogging too, it will be so much less stressful for you. Sorry you have been poorly its rubbish when to feel like that. Its funny the boys were ready to get back into a routine and went back to school with a spring in their step. I am sure the new class with be exciting for little G all those lovely new friends, and yay to LJ I bet she is feeling so proud of herself bless x

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    lizzie ( firstooth )
    January 9, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    Sorry to hear you’ve not been feeling great, there’s a lot of it about my friends two sons have had either a flu or a virus going on a month now, I feel for you. You must be so pleased with your tots100 score but it’s well deserved I say! I like your ideas to changing how you blog, it can consume a huge part of your life and it’s good to take a step back, thanks for hosting x

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    Alice Megan
    January 9, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    I’m really hoping for a bit of snow too just a sprinkling will do but I can’t believe we haven’t seen any at all yet

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    Catie: An imperfect mum
    January 9, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    So glad you have found your balance. Thanks for hosting and congrats on making it into the Tots 100.

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    Louise
    January 9, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    Sorry to hear you haven’t been feeling well this week and hope you are feeling better now. Well done to LJ on starting to talk a little more – Jessica was slow to talk and didn’t have that many words at her 2 year check but after that there was no stopping her – hopefully LJ will be the same. Well done too on your Tots100 ranking – very well deserved! 🙂

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    Itsabugslife
    January 9, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    Sorry you’ve been poorly! I’ve had an ill week too – Christmas holiday isn’t always as restful as we all might need! Joining up to your linky for the first find today – I love the theme! Kate

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    Becky, Cuddle Fairy
    January 9, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    Congratulations on #92 that is amazing!! It’s also wonderful that LJ’s speech is coming along. It’s hard not to compare the kiddies – my oldest had full sentences before he was 2. Our middle child had no speech & ended up with a lot of speech therapy. Our third will be 3 in February & her speech has exploded this past month. It’s really great to hear her speaking so well now. Thanks so much for hosting #HappyDays x

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    Rosie @ Little Fish
    January 10, 2016 at 2:39 am

    Congrats on your new ranking! But even more pleased that you are finding balance and looking after yourself. It has not showed that you have been blogging less at all! Happy to be joining in with your linky again. x

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    Susan Mann
    January 10, 2016 at 11:49 am

    I struggle a lot to find a balance between kids, work, life, blog & writing you are doing great. Well done on your tots ranking. Such cute pictures & hope the nursery changes go ok xx

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    Lucy
    January 14, 2016 at 11:35 am

    Get well soon! Congratulations on the TOTs ranking 🙂

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      Katy
      January 27, 2016 at 10:27 am

      Thanks Lucy x

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    Sian @ QuiteFranklySheSaid
    January 15, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    I for one am not hoping for snow! Ha! J doesn’t really talk much either, he understands loads but only seems to say Dada… I’m sure N said more than that at 15 months x

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      Katy
      January 27, 2016 at 10:25 am

      Haha boo to the snow grinch!! 🙂

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