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Thankful Thursdays…#2


Welcome to week two of Thankful Thursdays…!

This week has been a jam packed with Little E’s second round of immunisations, Baby J attended her little friends first birthday and Hubs has been heavy on the unpredictable shift work  with a couple of days spent away on training thrown in.  The days have literally flown by!

It’s been so hard to choose just one thing to be thankful for this week,  especially after attending my friends daughters first birthday.  She is cute beyond words and we all had such a lovely time!  Who wouldn’t be thankful for all those adorable smiles all afternoon, ok I had to sneak that one in!

The thing I am most thankful for this week though is the new and unexpected addition to our family.  No I am certainy not pregnant, I definitely learnt my lesson with the ten and a half month age gap last time!  Our newest addition is a budgie, a beautiful yellow and blue budgie, we call him Cedrick!

Absolutely anything animal related is right up my street, over the years I have kept rabbits, quail, hamsters, degus, frogs, fish – you name it!  I love taking care of them, and now that Baby J is toddling all over the place she comes into my animal haven.  A shed built for purposely for my animals,  Hubs jokes that they live better than he does!

I think that it is so important that my girls learn to take care of our animals and all animals come to that.  To appreciate their needs and give them happy lives,  and in return experience the joy we feel when our furry friends love us back.  Oh wait, except snakes, they are far from furry and they terrify me, eughhh!

Baby J is intrigued by our new little friend, when he chirps and flys around us she laughs and giggles, maybe he’ll pick up a bit of her baby babble? 

So there we have it, this week I am thankful for Cedrick and all of his chirpy, loveliness!

How is your week so far?  What are you thankful for this week?


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  • Gym Bunny Mummy July 12, 2016 at 8:31 am

    Love the name Cedrick, I love proper human names for animals. Our dog is called Bill & we have a friend with a cat named David 🙂 #DreamTeam

    • thetaleofmummyhood July 12, 2016 at 8:37 am

      Haha brilliant, it’s hilarious isn’t it! Thanks for reading 🙂

  • Hannah (tuesdayschildblog) July 12, 2016 at 10:40 am

    Hello Cedrick! Have to agree with you on the snake front, nothing cute and cuddly about them! #TwinklyTuesday

  • Rhyming with Wine July 12, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Hi Cedrick! So cute! I think you’re so right – the animals world has so much to teach and offer our little people. Lovely post x #DreamTeam

  • Jane Taylor July 13, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Hi Zoe, Lovely to pop across today. Our girls have guinea pigs Mark 2, after unfortunate passing of guinea pigs mark 1 (long story). I insisted they were responsible this time as I ended up being sole carer for the last 2…No, that wasn’t why they are no longer with us!!

    Cedric looks fab! I think having a pet is a really useful experience for children, It can teach them lots.

    We would love a dog but we have to keep talking ourselves out of it. I even wrote a post about wanting one but not being able to have one…Hence we have guinea pigs.

    Thanks for sharing. #DreamTeam #TwinklyTUesday

    • thetaleofmummyhood July 13, 2016 at 11:40 am

      Hi, ah guinea pigs are very cut.! Bless them I hope they are keeping up their end of the bargain! Thankyou, he is very lovely and my eldest is really intrigued by him. Ah we have a dog too but have a lot of help with him as he is very big and bouncy and my children are still so small! They are much harder work though and do tie you down. Thankyou so much for reading and for your lovely comment X

  • threedifferentdinners July 13, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    Totally intrigued to find out what a degu is!!! Off to Google it now. Cedric is a handsome bird 🙂 my daughter would give both her arms for a parrot! #bloggerclubuk

    • thetaleofmummyhood July 13, 2016 at 12:17 pm

      Degus are cute! Ah bless her, parrots are hilarious aren’t they! I’ve never kept one though! Thanks for reading!

  • My Petit Canard July 13, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    What a gorgeous bird, so colourful and vibrant! Completly agre with the importance of introducing animals and pets to little ones, im sure they will love your newest addition 🙂 Emily #bestandworst

    • thetaleofmummyhood July 14, 2016 at 8:27 am

      He’s lovely isn’t he! Ah thankyou for reading and for your lovely comment!

  • Annette July 14, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    Just look at Cedrick’s face, he is so ready for blogging life 🙂 I hope you all have tons of fun with your new pet. I agree that pets can loads with learning. We have a few ourselves (not birds)! Thank you for linking up to the #DreamTeam x

    • thetaleofmummyhood July 14, 2016 at 1:42 pm

      Haha he so is! My eldest loves him already, I hope she learns a lot from helping to keep him! Thanks for reading!

  • Gemma@CotswoldMumsBlog July 14, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    What a gorgeous bird and such a fantastic name – was that Harry Potter inspired or did it come from some where else as I note it is a slightly different spelling. #TwinklyTuesdays

    • thetaleofmummyhood July 14, 2016 at 8:29 pm

      Haha it wasn’t but know you have said it Harry Potter has just come flooding back to me! Thanks for reading!

  • helen gandy July 16, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Well isn’t Cedrick a handsome fellow! Beautiful colours, I hope he is settling in well 🙂 I hope you have a good week too. Thanks for sharing and linking up with the #bestandworst

  • Mummascribbles (@mummascribbles) July 18, 2016 at 11:40 am

    Oh he is so pretty! Lovely colouring and love his name! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday


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