I’ve been wanting to join in with a linky for the longest time, and The Ordinary Moments seems like the absolute perfect place to start. Firstly, I absolutely adore Katie from Mummy Daddy Me, and now that the lovely Donna has joined Katie as co-host, I know I’m in very good hands. I’ve been blogging for almost 4 years, and I still don’t entirely understand linkies, no matter how many times people tell me about them, so I am hoping this is right ladies!! I really love the idea that The Ordinary Moments focuses on the little things, the ordinary snippets of our week that make our lives special, and it’s so lovely to be able to look back on these little moments which we could so easily forget.
I’ve always been a Summer kinda gal, mainly because I hate being cold. But there’s just something about Winter that I am really growing to love. There’s nothing quite as spectacular as a Winter sunrise. Brilliant orange and blood red beams pouring out, warming up the crisp morning sky. I love the way the grass glistens as if littered with tiny diamonds, paths twinkling under afternoon street light. But particularly, I love going out for a brisk family winter walk. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like I would spend a whole day outside during these current freezing temperatures, but to get wrapped up warm and make yourself to get out with the family to a blow away the cobwebs is really refreshing, especially after a long working week.
On Saturday, we ventured out with family down to the Meon Valley. It was beautiful sunshine the whole journey down, but typically once we arrived it clouded over. But determined, we forced ourselves outside to enjoy a walk along a disused railway. The mud was frozen stiff, thankfully, because the boys would have no doubt fallen into it otherwise!
Henry’s little cousin is 6, and he is utterly smitten with her. She’s the sweetest little girl and so caring towards both the boys, always coming over to help George out if he needs a hand and always so kind. When we are due to see her I can’t let Henry know until the day because otherwise he will be unbearable asking over and over when he is going to see her. It’s just so nice to see and capture their bond grow.
George managed to walk most of the way, excitedly chasing after the others and joining in with their games. He loves being outdoors and exploring nature, although does have a tendency to want to discover things in a different direction, which is no surprise given his fiercely independent nature.
Our walk ended alongside the River Meon with a small bridge to play Pooh Sticks and little waterfall to entertain George at while the biggies eagerly awaited the appearance of their sticks under the bridge. I love showing the boys how much adventure and fun there is to be had without having to spend lots of money on big days out.
It’s always so satisfying when you’ve made the effort to get out when it’s this cold. Temptation to stay in is always hard to overcome, but the children loved running free, exploring the woods, finding different animal footprints, and the odd golf ball! We headed back for a hot coffee and cookies before the drive home, sponsored by YouTube so they didn’t fall asleep an hour before bed!
I’m looking forward to sharing more of our #OrdinaryMoments over the coming months, thanks for reading. If you want to watch our day check out the vlog.