After last weekend, with my birthday and a baby Halloween Party, and a busy week work wise for both of us (I have recently launched my own business) we couldn't wait to just have two days where we could sit at home together, go for an Autumn walk and enjoy helping Little One with his walking. We couldn't wait to curl up in a blanket, stay in with the heating on and just enjoy being at home.
This year we decided not to go to a Bonfire or firework display. A couple of weeks ago we did watch one firework at my in-laws house and Little One hated it. So we decided not to go to a display this weekend, as it made him cry so much before, and we didn't want him to get cold and upset and have to go home again after 5 minutes. Instead we opted to watch a few pretty sparklers in the garden which he just loved. His face lit up and we had fun making shapes and writing our names.
We are very fortunate to live up a hill with the most wonderful view across the nearby city. We saw that our neighbours were having a little firework display so we went upstairs, snuggled up in a big duvet with Little One and watched the neighbour's fireworks from our room through our big window. The fireworks just looked amazing and it was very special to be able to watch them from the coziness of our home. It was a lovely moment seeing how fascinated Little One was, pointing at the sparkles and colours in the sky, and yet how he was a bit frightened and found comfort by holding on tightly to us. It is something I will remember for a long time.