Thursday 17 October 2013

Reasons to be Cheerful the birthday edition #R2BC

Reasons to be Cheerful at Mummy from the Heart

Birthdays definitely have to be one of the biggest reasons to be cheerful and having 2 within 48 hours makes this a fab week! Here is what made us smile about them:

1) Family Night Out

On Saturday night we went out as 3 generations to a ceilidh that was raising funds for a young member of our church to go on World Challenge to Malaysia with his 6th form. 

barn dance clothing

It was an organised chaos night with everyone having a great laugh and dancing the night away:


2) Family Breakfast

My birthday started with breakfast with 5 of my closest family at a local hotel. It was a lovely relaxed affair and a great way to kick of my day:


It was lovely being spoiled with some home grown roses too:


3) Birthday Fun

After a couple of trips to collect a replacement high sleeper for my daughter from Arnside I joined my children at the Kendal Wool Gathering at K Village:

Flock Kendal Wool Gathering

Then we headed over to Sizergh Castle. After completing the Woodland Play Trail the children made use of new pond dipping nets to have fun at the pond:

Sizergh Castle Pond Dipping

Then a game of hide and seek in the rock garden:

Sizergh Castle rock garden

And of course cake in the cafe:

4) Family Sunday afternoon

We then went to my parents' house for Sunday dinner and some beginner knitting:

And helping granddad construct the birthday present they gave him:

Ravensburger Eiffel Tower

5) Big girl birthday

Then Monday was my daughter's 10th birthday she made her promise and is now an official Guide:

Girl Guide

6) Not forgetting..

It's not his birthday but my son gave us a reason to smile by being elected as year rep on to the school council. His first taste of responsibility at 6 3/4!


  1. Sounds like you all had fantastic celebrations. That wool thing looks amazing! Xx

  2. Looks like a brilliant week, happy birthday to you and your daughter. Mich x

  3. What a lovely week. Happy brithday. Lovely that all the generations get together.

  4. we are a tight knit bunch which is lovely!


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