I actually skipped out on Magic Monday last week. This wasn't at all because nothing made me smile. In fact, it was completely the opposite. I was busy living for the moment and being so very busy settling in Polly (Read about her HERE) to our home and all of that jazz. Our home has been buzzing.
Kid Cheer, Thumbs Up, Shout It From The Rooftops Pride
Okay so I am technically cheating because this did not happen in the past week but I didn't want to yell about it too early and it definitely deserves a place in my post about smiles and happiness. A couple of weeks ago, after Noah's gymnastics lesson... my little man who I still consider to be five months old rather than five was invited to join the Faversham gymnastics squad. It was quite a surprise to be honest- we were completely unsure how these things work and wasn't sure if the fact that he can practically do the box splits alongside other crazy things that make me panic, had been noticed. Well they had. On Tuesday, Noah had his first session in his new group and absolutely loved it as well as kept up with the other children. He completely held his own (while his emotional, anxious ruin of a Mother hid behind her hands and stopped breathing every time it was his turn to do what can only be described as a stunt, ha ha)... Needless to say, I am just super proud of my little man.
Tuesday was an awesome day, not only did Noah have gymnastics but it was my birthday. Who doesn't love their birthday?! I turned the wise (I shan't say 'old') age of twenty eight- how did that ever happen? I had a lovely relaxed day with Matt and Ellenah, watched Noah at gym after school then I was whizzed in to Canterbury with my sisters to feast out at Nando's then to the Marlowe Theatre to watch 'Park'. I had a wonderful time. 'Park' is an expressive dance show which is completely my cup of tea. It made me miss being on stage and dancing massively. The show itself was... erm... odd, really odd but in the most spectacular way. I laughed, laughed, smiled and laughed. It was great.
Huge thanks to these Diamonds for spoiling me on my birthday, I had a smashing time.
T.V and Movie Joy
Yippee, The Walking Dead is back on our screens. My whole family is obsessed with this programme. For those of you who don't know, it is basically about a group of people trying to survive in a world full of walkers (zombies). Okay so it may sound a little done... but it is just way better than anything else along these lines, it's not even funny. It is so scary, heartbreaking, completely shocking yet, if we were suddenly over run by zombies, it would be totally relatable. It is definitely worth watching.
I have also been introduced to the movie 'pitch perfect' (a really girly movie about a glee club/choir group in college) and I am obsessed. Since I first watched it, I have seen it three times, watched the songs over and over on youtube and as I write this, I am listening to the soundtrack on spotify- I adore it. It makes me smile a lot.
I am pretty confident that I have forgotten a lot of things that have had me laughing, smiling or feeling so happy I could burst. I didn't get round to jotting too much down in my notepad this week. Grab all of the wonderment around you with both hands this week and 'Let your smile change the world, Don't let the world change your smile'...
So Much Love
x Maria x