Sunday, 1 March 2015

{The Ordinary Moments 15} #9 'Spring is in the air'

I've mentioned recently how we Little One and I have got stuck in a bit of a rut. He has definitely taken after me in that we are both truly creatures of habit and we always end up doing the same things each day, week in week out. Usually, this consists of going to one of three or four soft play centres in and around our local city. Now we are slowly creeping out of the cold winter months, I am well and truly tired of this winter routine and cannot wait to get outdoors and just do a wider variety of fun things with him.

This past week, it's felt like spring is finally in the air. We spotted the first yellow and purple crocuses and some daffodils have started to appear. Just having a jug of yellow daffodils on the kitchen table does wonders for cheering you up and making you feel spring like. 

This past week, we have mostly been going on lovely trips to a local country park. We have wrapped up warm as it's still been a bit chilly, and gone for lots of lovely walks around the lake, to feed the ducks and to have fun on the adventure playground. There's no coffee and cake, but it's so much fun and doesn't cost a penny. We feel so lucky to have such gorgeous places just a 10 minute drive from our house, yet we have hardly been to this country park before. Sometimes it's places that are right under your nose that are the nicest places to go to. 

While we love going away (which we don't do very often in all honesty) we are real homebirds and love spending our ordinary moments around our local area. It really is amazing what little adventures you can make when you make the effort to look what there is around. It may only be an ordinary trip down the road for us, but through a toddler's eyes it's a huge adventure- running around a magical lake, feeding giant swans, being chased by a huge raft of crazy ducks and clambering across a wooden drawbridge into a mystical castle. 

These moments have been amongst some of my favourite ordinary moments with Little One- I've seen him trying to run for the first time, feed ducks himself for the first time and attempt some really tricky parts of an adventure playground. It has totally been a thousand times better and more exciting than any soft play we have been to, and while there was no coffee or delicious cake to tempt me, we have made so many lovely memories this past week, and I cannot wait to take him for many more moments together over the next few months. 








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  1. Such an adorable post! We love visiting the ducks, so lovely x

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    1. Thank you Aby :) It is so much fun, isn't it? Oddly I think it's the first time we have ever taken him to feed the ducks- so many places around here don't let people feed them but it was so much fun- even though it was bitterly cold! Thank you for stopping by! Amelia x

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  2. Adventures are loved here too but definitely home birds! I agree, the things we enjoy most are priceless, simple trips to the park for example. This made me feel all emotional as this year will be the year that I see my little boy start to run, he is slowly taking steps at the age of 13months, hes so fast crawling but getting braver with the walking. lovely pictures xxxx

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    1. Aaw that's so lovely- he's doing well if he's only 13 months. Well done Phoenix! It took Little One until he was a day before 16 months to walk properly on his own, without falling over. Your little one will be at such a lovely age when the weather gets better and you can take him to walk around the park! Thank you for comments :) Amelia xx

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  3. Ah that last photo of you both is beautiful. And I love little one's hat- just so cute. I think Spring is definitely in the air at the moment, it's so exciting, I can't wait for some warmer weather. It sounds like some lovely times at the park.x

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    1. Thank you Katie- just a quick little selfie (which in general I hate doing!) We love this hat, but he's getting too big for it. Need to find somewhere that sells awesome hats- your girls have some fab ones! x

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  4. What a lovely post. So great to get outdoors, I love the black and White of him peeping out of the tunnel. So cute. That hat - Aww my heart. #ordinarymoments

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    1. aww thank you :) I love the one of him peeping out as well- it was the castle bit in an adventure playground. haha everyone loves the bear hat xx

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