I Spy {The Ordinary Moments}

I can’t remember when we first started to play I Spy but it’s something we always play in the car, a way of passing long journeys and something everyone can join in with. But, we always played I spy with my little eye something that is blue – or red, or orange. You get the idea.

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Four Forever {The Ordinary Moments}

Last summer, in the early hours of the morning of LP’s fifth Birthday she woke up crying. Really crying, because she didn’t want it to be her Birthday. She wanted to be four forever.

This little girl had experienced such a great year – a year of starting school, her first time on an aeroplane and her first proper family holiday abroad. She was at the end of the best summer she had ever had and she just didn’t want anything to change. She wanted everything to carry on – and she wanted to hold onto that by being four forever.

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Her First Necklace {The Ordinary Moments}

LP has always loved jewellery but she has never had proper jewellery – just plastic necklaces and bracelets or ones made out of beads. But, for Christmas, her grandparents bought her a fairy necklace, her very first grown up piece of jewellery – and she pretty much hasn’t taken it off since.

LP loves being girly – wearing pretty dresses, having bows in her hair and wearing shoes made for dancing. Jewellery is an extension of this and her new necklace has made her just so happy. I don’t let her wear it overnight, or to school, but she puts it on the minute she wakes up at the weekend and takes it off again before bed. She would wear it all day every day if she could.

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Back to the School Run {The Ordinary Moments}

The last week has really seen us getting back into our typical routine. We’ve had school runs, Hubby’s shifts, blog work and all the other stuff that comes with being both a parent and a blogger. It’s been a busy week but one that I am glad is over – it has been tough on all of us.

Getting up in the morning is hard. Getting the children up in the morning is hard. But we just plough on and somehow everyone gets to school, I breathe a sigh of relief and watch the time pass so quickly before it’s time to pick them up again.

Mornings are hard for all of us but we are trying to do little things each morning that make us all happy, trying to start the day off the right way. LP loves scooting to school – unless she’s that tired that it’s just too much for her. So we’ve been walking to school as much as possible, with her scooting in front, singing to herself and telling me that she’s gone up a level every time she passes a lamp post – no idea what that’s about.

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Bed Socks {The Ordinary Moments}

It’s that time of year where we are all wrapping up warmer, the dressing gowns are out and whenever we’re watching TV we’re snuggled in blankets. But this year the children have discovered a new kind of winter warmer – bed socks.

LP and Little Man love nothing more than wearing big fluffy socks to bed. But not just any socks, their preference is for ones with suction cups on the bottom – the non slip dots that slipper socks have on them. Fluffy socks with dots on the bottom make the children’s world go round at the moment.

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It’s now part of our bed time routine that once the children are in their pyjamas they’ll ask for bed socks and often won’t be able to go to sleep without them. In the morning they’ll hunt inside their bed for the one sock that always seems to slip off in the night and at weekends they’ll often keep the socks on, a typical addition to any lazy morning or PJ day.

I love how LP and Little Man have these rituals that they share but also that they are so insistent on. The children have always loved routine and this is just one more routine to add to their list. I have always worn fluffy socks – during the day rather than at bedtime – and I love that we all now have matching fluffy socks too!

This is our last Ordinary Moments of the year and we’ll be back on 8th January for a fresh new start and another year of Ordinary Moments. Katie has asked me to co-host Ordinary Moments with her from January so I’m excited to kick that off in a few weeks time. For now, have a lovely Christmas everyone!

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