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#1 Dionysus

Posted 10 November 2012 - 02:51 PM

Took my 3.5 year old DD to the Adelaide Christmas Pageant today - smiles all round.

My friend rang me just now to apologise for double booking (her DP's fault   rolleyes.gif)  and she couldn't come to my party tonight.  No problem, I said, party is next week!   So, she checked her calendar, texted her DP on the spot and yah, they are coming!  

What has made you smile today?    

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#2 MKTWINS

Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:00 PM

my 8.5 week old in her very first dress! My little lady.


#3 LoudMuffin

Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:02 PM

My 4 yo DS giving me cuddles and kisses and telling me I'm a good girl lol always makes me smile original.gif

#4 JRA

Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:05 PM

DS is in grade 4, the oldest group in the junior school. So they take the lead parts in the christmas play.

They have a piece to learn and do in the audition. He is working so hard on it. Every hour he reads through it four or five teams, he is now at the stage that he knows most of it off by heart. He is saying it with so much expression and feeling. it is gorgeous. I do hope he gets a part.

#5 cinnabubble

Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:06 PM

My two year old getting caught doing mischief and turning around and saying "but I luff you, mummy".

Her six year old sister growing up, learning, and teaching me things.

#6 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:07 PM

It's been one of those days here but ds is currently fast asleep on my lap after a bf, totally content and that is making me smile.

#7 Monroe

Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:13 PM

DD1 telling me how excited she is about her birthday tomorrow & has asked if she'll get a poppy (rememberence day)

#8 WYSIWYG

Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:14 PM

Yesterday - DD1 came home from school and sighed, sunk her shoulder and said "It's been such a hard day, I just can't be bothered"
Today - DF stopping on his way past me, wrapping an arm around my waist to pull me closer to him, giving me a kiss and a hug. wub.gif

#9 jodi

Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:15 PM

It is my baby's 10th birthday... double figures! Willow has been jumping out of her skin all day  hheart.gif

#10 Sancti-mummy

Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:29 PM

The ladies in the op shop who, on seeing the clown costume pattern I had unearthed, launched into tales of how, at the end of each school year, their primary school had a fancy dress ball that all of the parents and children got into the spirit of.  They loved to yarn - and I am the girl to listen to a yarn.

My big girl getting her hair cut (to her instructions) and the amazing end result!

My little girl taking me on a tour of the library to see all of the wonders that she found.

The beautiful rain that has just arrived.

My husband finding the pickled cucumbers in the fridge and offering me some for my sandwich.

Looking for a title in the library computer to see it say "on loan until 30 November" but going to the shelves anyway to see if there was anything like - and to find half a shelf PLUS the book in question waiting for me.

Driving past my old work and thinking how I don't have to go in there again!

Reading my sister's blog about her adventures and the rain.

Dreaming...

#11 sa5ha

Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:30 PM

DF and I found and booked the perfect venue for our wedding ceremony next year.  happy.gif

#12 bikingbubs

Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:46 PM

Opening the car door to discover my DD had done an 'out the bottom of the leggings, up the back' poo explosion.
because if i didnt smile i would have cried original.gif

#13 LookMumNoHands

Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:47 PM

Velvetta's link to some cute kittens. That's about it for me.

#14 Feral Madam Mim

Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:49 PM

DS2 climbing into bed this morning with me for a cuddle  wub.gif Unfortunately he then told me he had wet his bed  rolleyes.gif

#15 Bubblicious

Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:53 PM

Decorating the lounge room for Christmas with my DD. gonna be a long 6.5 weeks, but she is so excited and it is gorgeous

#16 Wacky Wobbler

Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:54 PM

The smile my 6 day old gave me when I was feeding him (I know it was a wind smile, but it was cute all the same).

#17 PrincessPinkenIt

Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:58 PM

Watching my kids and their cousins dancing Gangham style at a party this afternoon.


#18 Kay1

Posted 10 November 2012 - 04:03 PM

My 3 month old 'chatting' to me very earnestly in bed with me this morning. original.gif

#19 Coffeegirl

Posted 10 November 2012 - 04:05 PM

DS just ran over and climbed in my lap for a cuddle.  He's almost 9 and can still curl up in a ball on my lap.   wub.gif

#20 Ferelsmegz

Posted 10 November 2012 - 04:08 PM

Getting my DD's birthday presents together and the thought of her face when i give them to her! original.gif

#21 overtired

Posted 10 November 2012 - 04:08 PM

Being thanked for helping my cousin (first time mum) feel more confident in herself about being a mum. I only went to visit and congratulate her on the birth of her new bubby (3 weeks old). But got a message today of my aunt saying thank you for helping her.

Feeling pretty good about myself today. It was something I really needed as I'd been feeling down and was being very hard on myself.

#22 ChunkyChook

Posted 10 November 2012 - 04:08 PM

Cheeky texts with DP. I'm home alone for the weekend.



#23 Mamabear2010

Posted 10 November 2012 - 04:17 PM

Watching ds & dh play together. Especially when ds was sitting on the ground and he patted the ground beside him to ask dh to sit beside him. Once dh sat down, ds put his arm around dh's back and leaned into him. So sweet.

#24 eilca

Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:29 PM

Random phones from my two daughters who are away for the weekend with my sisters.  Happy calls full of fun and news.

#25 vanessa71

Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:53 PM

Tecnically, it wasn't today, but last night. I got changed out of jeans and into a dress to go out for dinner and DS said, "Oh mummy, you look so pretty" .

He is also convinced that I am the Estee Lauder girl, as whenever he sees a particular picture, he will say, "It's you, mummy".

It's this picture, he is such a sweetheart.  wub.gif

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