The Ordinary Moments 45/52 – Small & Simple things

I have enjoyed a beautiful day today with my lovely in laws filled with chats, laughter, good food and surprises for my birthday – And now I sit here racking my brains as to what I can I share with you about my week. Its clear to see that I’m pretty late this weekend with putting together my ordinary moments post due to both my birthday and a mad weekend, and I guess a little bit of writers block too… but what can I say? I am now 31 which will take some getting used to and actually feeling rather positive and very loved in life. I feel grateful for the lovely simple day I enjoyed that was made special by the people I was with.
V__B76A(2)I’ve thought over the last few days about what stands out this week? What moments were extra special and made life amazing, and to be honest it just hasn’t been one of those weeks. Whilst its been prep for my birthday and Bonfire night too, our week simply has just been an ordinary week of school runs, a bit of baking and outings with Megs, followed by kids parties and the general madness of family life. But isn’t it the small simple, ordinary moments that sometimes just make life Splendid?
InstagramCapture_b954f5f0-f127-45d3-8e46-e43dd8beadafWe have battled with a lot of cheek from Ethan this week and his new favourite word of “NO”, which has been quite tiresome, and I have also been rather busy with lots of things I committed to do. However it has still been nice to notice amid all of that, the little things … like the fact that Megan has developed a love for puppets, gets satisfaction from seeing animals in a pet shop and Ethan has excelled in his writing skills and likes baths on his own occasionally so he can lay down! I love that I have noticed and made use of the fact that they have both become more able in the kitchen with food prep and that they love to sing and role play most mornings from 6am!
InstagramCapture_92776c0d-f6dd-4df7-9b3e-9e54334efbfeWP_20151108_11_37_01_ProI haven’t had a particularly amazing action packed week, but my heart has burst with the lovely ordinary moments that have made me realise what a mothers love is and appreciate the individuality of my kids. I am grateful that I feel immense joy to see them discover new skill and interests, and that their little faces just make me happy to look at each day. Once again I have appreciated the love and relationships we share with in our families and just how lovely and joyful life is when you notice and appreciate the small and simple things that season the daily (sometimes mundane) routines of weekly family life!



  1. November 9, 2015 / 8:24 pm

    Sounds as if you have had a fantastic birthday Mary surrounded by all the people that love you. 31…. just a youngster lol. Love the puppets. They are very creative xx

    • November 10, 2015 / 7:35 am

      It was Tracey! Hahaha I love how you keep calling me youngster… too funny!
      Yes I’m taking the puppets interest and embracing it for Christmas – hello puppet shows!! x

  2. mummydaddyme
    November 9, 2015 / 10:15 pm

    It sounds like you have had a truly lovely birthday Mary and that you have some incredible people that care about you. And I completely agree that these ordinary weeks are actually some of the best times. Mads is going through a feisty stage at the moment too! x

    • November 10, 2015 / 7:34 am

      Oh no – do you think its age or school? Or age and school? They like to assert their position haha x

  3. mummydaddyme
    November 9, 2015 / 10:15 pm

    PS Love the new blog layout! (again!) x

    • November 10, 2015 / 7:34 am

      Hahahaha THANK YOU Katie – I went through a phase of faffing, and I really like it now. The other theme had elements I loved but the content wasn’t sitting right. This one is more what I want but the pics don’t show as great! Hey ho its nice and when I have some cash ill go self hosted and get it spot on what I want xx

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