This weeks ordinary moments is less about what I have to say and more about what there is to see, because in these pictures, the moments speak for themselves!
I took them on Wednesday morning, when like many around the country we woke up to lots of snow! Unfortunately our school was still open, but there was the added bonus that they didn’t need to start until 10am. That extra hour felt like such an adventure, to have time together in the morning to take it easy, and get kitted out and play in freshly fallen snow before school – it was brilliant. We decided to walk via the fields and it was a lovely adventure. When we came out on to the green, most of the village were in such good spirits meeting and greeting one another, and it made for such a fab morning!
We saw people pulling kids to school on sledges, kids laughing and beaming, and teachers off school having snowball fights on the green with the kids (and each other). There were snow angels and it was just a special day of beauty and joy despite the freezing cold.
I look at that day and see a fantastic ensemble of the ordinary moments of snow orchestrated by “The Beast from the East”!!!
I love it sometimes when life takes a spontaneous turn, it makes it a little more exciting doesn’t it? Like after a couple of weeks of lovely crisp sunny weather we wake up to a heavy down pour of giant flakes of fresh white snow. Two amazed little children screeching around the house, unable to walk, only bounce as they move due to the sheer excitement in their little selves from seeing snow! I love at times like this to go with it and just grab these moments and make the most of them.
Megan and I decided that instead of going to the museum as planned that whilst Ethan was at school we would do something a little different, and so we grabbed our warm clothes and boots and enjoyed a lovely walk to the supermarket in the fresh flurry to buy some supplies to have a cosy baking and craft day in…she loved it.
She laughed the entire walk there, mouth open catching flakes and crunching along to make the first prints. Moments like these rarely pop up on the verge of spring and so it made such a fresh change of pace and activity!
Megs is a creative soul; she loves to make things, bake things, colour, paint and stick, and it seems like ages since we had, or rather made time to pursue these things together. We did these activities a lot when Ethan was at home but since school and then pregnancy sick days, our days have been either out and about, watching movies under blankets, seeing friends and family or generally doing very little. Its been nice recently to wake up with energy, with ideas and with the spark of being “Mummy” again. To be able to get back to our ordinary routines of making and creating together as well as taking days out to explore. It was so nice on Wednesday to be able to say “let’s go wander in the snow and lets bake something tasty to enjoy with hot chocolate later when Daddy and Ethan return”.
I thoroughly enjoyed the little giggles and pleasure in Megan’s face as she mixed, poured, measured and stuck to make biscuits and flap jack and then cards for her Grandma’s for Mothers Day!
Days like these are nothing spectacular, just the ordinary moments that make up family life. But, days like these certainly make me cherish being a stay at home mum – they feel productive yet relaxed and they are moments where we laugh together, talk about all kinds of things and bond over something that Megan is into.
I am so glad to be getting some flow back to our lives, some energy and joy so that we can make the most of days when spontaneity strike!
Linking up with Katie @mummydaddyme for #OrdinaryMoments