Monday Happy List

Monday Happy List {Week 263}

Pokemon poke ball decorated pumpkin

I love to start the week by writing the Monday Happy List. It’s a chance for me to sit down and reflect on the things that made me happy in the previous week, as well as to record some of our family adventures – it’s a post I always enjoy writing.

Monday Happy List {Week 263}

Our half term adventures are now over and the kids are back at school. We had a lovely time visiting family and friends and did some of our favourite things, like swimming and playing on the beach. The weather wasn’t too bad and we’ve really enjoyed the last few days of sunshine. We’ve even been out on the garden tidying everything up before the really cold weather sets in.

Last week I ordered myself a Cricut EasyPress Mini for a couple of advent craft projects I’m working on. This year the kids asked for a Minecraft advent calendar and a Pokemon advent calendar – neither of which I could find in the shops. So I decided to make them instead. The frames are nearly finished and I can’t wait to show you our handmade advent calendars.

kids craft at Hobbycraft

Over the weekend we visited our local Hobbycraft as I had booked the kids on a fun workshop to make Halloween spider squishies. They always enjoy these workshops and it gave me an excuse to stock up on craft supplies whilst I was there.

Yesterday we visited our local woods. My youngest took her bike which she just loves since she learned how to ride. The sun was shining and we bumped into a lot of the kids’ school friends. It seemed like everyone was making the most of the good weather before school started again.

We spent the weekend decorating pumpkins and making Halloween costumes. Little Sis wanted a poke ball pumpkin as she loves everything Pokemon at the moment. It wasn’t too hard to paint and the finished result looks pretty good. My son wanted to go to his Halloween party at Cubs as a Minecraft Jack o’Lantern. I used a square box and painted it, cutting out holes for eyes. The kids do ask for the strangest things!


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    Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too
    October 28, 2019 at 10:59 am

    I’m loving your Pumpkin Poke Ball… I have to do this with my Pokemon mad son, he’ll love it!

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    October 28, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    The workshop to make the spider squishies sounds like fun. It really is the perfect craft project this close to Halloween.

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    Hayley Warren
    October 28, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    That pokeball pumpkin is the best one that I have seen so far this year!

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    Rebecca Smith
    October 28, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    That Pokeball pumpkin is so cool! I can’t wait to see your handmade advent calendars – I bet they’re amazing!

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    Sarah Bailey
    October 28, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    I keep thinking about getting a Cricut I’ll have to look into the mini one. It seems like you can do so much with them!

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    Vicky Hall-newman
    October 28, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    I absolutely love the Pokemon pumpkin. I left my nine year old in charge of doing ours. We have a vomiting pumpkin now!

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    October 29, 2019 at 11:17 am

    I’m loving seeing everyone’s pumpkin decorations. I have to admit, I don’t think I’ve ever carved a pumpkin in my life!

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    Rhian Westbury
    October 29, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    I can’t believe half term came and went so quickly! I carved my second ever pumpkin this year, but sadly it didn’t quite come out as I hoped x

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    Melanie williams
    October 30, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    Oh wow how cool is the Pokemon game ball…I remember this from when I was a kid haha. Pumpkin carving is very cool at this time of year too x

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    Hannah - Make, Do & Push!
    October 30, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    The pumpkin Pokeball is AMAZING! What a fantastic idea! We haven’t done anything with our pumpkins yet (that’s for tomorrow!) and I love this idea x

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    October 30, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    My kids would love finding a Pokeball pumpkin – what a brilliant idea!! I am loving that spider creation too

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    October 31, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    You’re right sometimes kids do ask for the strangest things, but it’s quite nice to see their imaginations at work, isn’t it?

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    Lauretta At Home and Horizon
    November 1, 2019 at 12:44 am

    I like the sound of Halloween spider squishies. Ha ha It’s this wonderful time of the year once again for these tiny cute little squishy creatures. I love Halloween.

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    November 4, 2019 at 10:32 am

    oh my goodness how cool that you’re making advent calendars! such a clever idea and will be a nice treat for kiddos. can’t wait to see the result x

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