Reasons to be cheerful – Week 15

I’ve had quite an up and down week this week, the downs mainly being Little Bean and her somewhat challenging behaviour but that’s not what this post is about.  This is a post to celebrate the good things that have happened so here goes with this week’s Reasons to be cheerful:

1. Hubby’s Birthday

Reasons to be cheerful

On Sunday we had a lovely family day out to celebrate Hubby’s birthday on Monday.  The five of us went to Rutland Water and the sun was shining for the whole day, we enjoyed a picnic, a kick about with the football, a long walk followed by an ice-cream and the kids finished off by wearing themselves out in the adventure playground.

2. Weight Loss

I have lost another 1lb3oz this week on my Jenny Craig diet so I’m almost at my target weight after only 4 weeks, I’m loving all the compliments that I’m receiving from people.  It’s making me feel fab and I LOVE that I’m starting to fit into clothes which haven’t fitted me since Little Bean was born almost 3 years ago!!

3. Weaning Beanie Boy

Weaning is going really well with Beanie Boy, I’ve started Baby Led Weaning with him now and he is happy to try most things.  Yesterday he ate peas, he also loves toast, pitta bread and carrots.  He is so much nicer with weaning than when I tried with Little Bean, he obviously takes after Daddy as he loves his food.

4. Potty Training Little Bean

Little Bean is doing a fantastic job with potty training, we’ve had the odd accident but that’s to be expected.  I don’t need to remind her very often.  She is even staying dry through nap times and asking for the potty as soon as she wakes up.  Tonight after she had gone to bed, she surprised us both by calling down after she had been in bed for about half an hour to say that she needed a wee and wanted to go on the potty.  I’m so proud of her!

If you want to see some more happy thoughts for the week, hop over to Mummy From The Heart to see other great links.



  • QWERTY Mum

    April 15 at 7:34 am

    My little girl is doing great with her potty training too after a very slow start. It does make you feel so proud. Your day out sounds lovely and well done with the diet ( I am also tantalisingly close to my target weight) xx

    1. mummymatters

      April 15 at 8:11 pm

      Yay for your little girl, I’m amazed by how well Little Bean has taken to it. Are you doing Jenny Craig too? I can’t believe how quickly the weight has come off me, now I just need to tone up ;/

  • Kate Davis-Holmes

    April 15 at 10:19 am

    I was the world’s best weaner but the world’s worst potty trainer so well done you on your accomplishments.
    You have a lot on your plate with little ones so do look after yourself too.
    You painted a lovely picture of family life and memory-making in your first reason and well done on weight issue.
    My reasons are at http://gigglingatitall.blogspot.com

    1. mummymatters

      April 15 at 8:09 pm

      I hate weaning!! Me and food just don’t mix well as I’m really not motivated by it, though I am enjoying it a little more with Beanie Boy as he really seems to love his food.
      I love my family life, obviously it gets stressful (what family doesn’t have its stresses and strains) but I wouldn’t change them for the world, they mean everything to me.
      I shall drop by to see your reasons in my ‘reading’ session this weekend. Thanks x

  • seasiderinthecity

    April 15 at 10:51 am

    Some great reasons and a lovely picture! I love rutland water but it’s been years since I visited – sounds like you had a lovely day.

    1. mummymatters

      April 15 at 8:05 pm

      Thank you – Rutland is a lovely day out, you should get back there some time x

  • wouldliketobeayummymummy

    April 15 at 11:35 am

    Lovely entry, sounds as though you have a lot on you plate at the moment but well done on nearly reaching your target goal. Thats fab. I am on a big health and fitness mission at the moment too 🙂

    1. mummymatters

      April 15 at 8:02 pm

      Thank you, I always seem to have a lot on and always say that I would like to just relax but in all honestly I probably wouldn’t know what to do with myself if I wasn’t up to my eyes with it all. I hope you are doing well with your health and fitness kick, I’m doing well with the eating but the exercise part is a little lacking 😉

  • Helen at Casa Costello

    April 17 at 10:53 pm

    You sound like Superwoman attempting weaning, potty training and weight loss all in the same week – well done!

    1. mummymatters

      April 18 at 9:56 pm

      Less like Superwoman, more likely just flippin’ daft!! There is a reason I’m feeling exhausted, now you’ve written it all in the same sentence I can see why ;O

  • uk mummy blogger

    April 28 at 2:39 pm

    What a wonderful sounding week – lots to celebrate!

    1. mummymatters

      April 28 at 9:38 pm

      Thank you, it was a good week 🙂

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