And relax {The Ordinary Moments}

No matter how enjoyable busy weekends are I always find myself craving after a weekend or at least a day where time stands still. Where life as our little family is the focus of all my attention. No interruptions, no knock at the door with unexpected guests (dare I say unwanted) looking for a cup of tea and to disrupt the playroom. No birthday parties to attend, no deadlines to hit. Just us.

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A beautiful friendship

Just look at these two…

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They have the most beautiful of friendships. Even from the first day they met, our furry baby has watched over our gorgeous boy. I watch them each morning stand in our bedroom window, looking out at the people walking by and well just being together. Lil G always offers Alfie a huge kiss and cuddle as we leave the house. It is so sweet. We always hoped that this would be the case, but never imagined how beautiful it would be to watch their relationship grow. Continue reading

A taste of British summer time {The Ordinary Moments}

As the sun shone so brightly and with the threat of the weather turning we took the opportunity to take ourselves on a little adventure. To Woore Fruit Farm in Cheshire. We had been recommended this little farm by one of Lil G’s nursery teachers as there are fruit trees at a height more suitable for little people. How cute is that? Lil G had been excited all day and secretly we were too. For Mr H and I this was our first time picking strawberries. Can you believe that? And so we had a little adventure as Our Little Family.

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With a little help from a friend {The Ordinary Moments}

A few week’s ago we found out that our gorgeous boy had been awarded a place in our first choice Primary School. We were delighted. A little emotional. Aware that our gorgeous boy is growing up … and fast. From the moment we found out it literally feels like our feet haven’t touched the ground. Whether it be physical or emotional, the preparations have begun for all of us.

Two week’s ago we had our first parent’s evening where we were guided through what life will be like for Lil G and for us as parents to a pre-schooler. Eek. My boy, not a toddler, but a pre-schooler. And then today arrived. Our first ‘Summer Fete’ at Lil G’s new School. As part of the settling in process they invite you along to enjoy the less formal setting of the everyday School. To wander around in a setting which would be more inviting, as well as to spend a lot of money on a tombola and cake sales and bouncy castles! All in the name of fundraising and settling in to new routines!

And with a little help from a friend Lil G survived his first visit to his Big Boy School…

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Life’s A Beach…

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside. Oh we do like to be beside the sea.  Our Favourite Place. And so we had ourselves a little adventure. One day. Three beaches. Three stories to tell. Three sets of memories.

I’d like to live at the beach mummy were the words that filled the air as we made our way down the row of painted houses. Tenby really is beautiful. Such a lovely thought and right at the perfect moment. Everywhere just looked so beautiful. Mr H laughs at my obsession with painted houses. Who doesn’t love them? Who wouldn’t want to live in between a rainbow? One day kid, mummy and daddy would like that too.

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Bedtime Stories {The Ordinary Moments}

Ever since Lil G was born Mr H has read to him at bedtime. It’s their thing. Something they have always done together. There is this connection between them which I know I’ll never be able to break. That’s ok. Their bond is beyond cute. The little things they do are the sweetest. They make me so proud.

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Toasting Marshmallows {The Ordinary Moments}

If you go down to the woods today you’ll be in for a great surprise.

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Since becoming parents Mr H and I have had a little bucket list. A list of places we want to visit with Lil G, memories we want to create, opportunities we want to give him and parts of our childhood we want to relive through his beautiful eyes. Despite camping for years as a young girl I can never remember toasting marshmallows over an open fire. How fabulous that would have been. We popped it on the list! Continue reading

The Moment When…

You look at your child, who all of a sudden is growing up so quickly and thank The Lord that you are his mummy. That you were blessed with the responsibility of being his mummy. You look at him and your heart fills with joy, your eyes with tears and only a cuddle will keep your emotions at bay. The threenager tantrums have stopped (almost), our gentle, kind and easy-going boy has returned.   image Continue reading

Lazy Days, Good Food & Precious Family Time

This weekend has been a little unusual for Our Little Family. We had no plans whatsoever. No early starts. No rushing back to meet with friends. Nowhere to be.

A couple of friends asked me on Friday what we had planned and when I said; absolutely nothing, I think they were a little shocked. More than a little actually. Which at first made me feel a little guilty. For not making any plans. Did this mean I was letting Lil G down? By even entertaining the idea of staying home or very near home.

It is very unlike us, we always have plans. Somewhere to be, a new place to explore, but do you know what, a change is as good as a rest. I needed a rest. The weather didn’t look too great and if I’m honest I just didn’t fancy wandering around in the wet and windy weather. Not this weekend.

With the prospect of the Easter break being around the corner, where our days will be filled with fun fun fun, I quite fancied a quiet weekend. Where our days started just like this…

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Sunshine, Friends & Ice Cream

Today was one of those, let’s soak up the good weather and have a quality family day together kind of day. When you wake to a blue sky, as we have for the last two days, it’s pretty fabulous. Don’t you think? It was a happy Sunday. A happy weekend. A sunny, blue skies kind of Sunday. As Lil G pretty much spent yesterday with me, we were both looking forward to seeing Mr H. What better way to spend a Sunday than at one of Lil G’s favourite hangouts. Wheelock Farm in Sandbach, Cheshire. If you are local and haven’t been, you must! A day of fun for just £3.50. And who better to share it with than his best buddy, Freddy.

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