Ordinary Moments

The Ordinary Moments is a weekly feature where I share all the ordinary parts of our lives. It has documented the children’s milestones, days out, holidays, funny things they’ve said and so much more in between. All the posts in the series can be found here.


Indoor Picnic Lunches {The Ordinary Moments}

We love picnics but at this time of year the weather isn’t the best for being outside with a picnic rug so we like to sometimes recreate picnics in our lounge – in front of the TV! LP picks a blanket and asks me to throw it on the floor, she then grabs a cushion and one for Little Man and plonks herself down, waiting for lunch to arrive. These…

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Feeding Ducks {The Ordinary Moments}

One thing we have never done enough of with LP, or Little Man, is feed the ducks. It’s one lovely thing that I remember fondly from childhood but something that LP has never spent much time doing. We recently went out for the day and when we were walking to lunch LP saw some ducks and said she’d like to feed them. We hurried her to lunch but promised to…


Friends {The Ordinary Moments}

LP has got a few good friends that she has known for most, or all, of her life. These are as good as family to her and we see them as often as we can. LP is so affectionate at the moment and loves to kiss, cuddle and tell everyone that she loves them, especially her friends. Back in May a good friend of mine and her family moved back…


Solo Bedtime Routines {The Ordinary Moments}

Solo bedtimes have to be the worst parts of parenting for me. The days where I have to do bedtime by myself I also have to do dinner by myself – and I know some people have it a lot worse – but, even 18 months into being a parent of two, I find it tough to put them both to bed by myself. We’ll have dinner and depending on…


And Then There Were Two {The Ordinary Moments}

Little Man and I haven’t had that much time by ourselves as since he was born LP has always been there. It’s been lovely but when LP started preschool I was looking forward to having some time with Little Man. One of the things I love most is walking back home with Little Man after dropping LP off in the morning. The buggy board is folded up and I can…


Dancing {The Ordinary Moments}

LP has an obsession with Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. It has taken over from her love of Curious George and everything she does revolves around the MMCH characters – she acts out the stories, takes the cuddly toys to bed with her and recites the TV episodes whilst she watches them. The one thing that she has gained from MMCH, apart from an american accent, is a love of dancing. There’s…


Toddle Waddle {The Ordinary Moments}

All Little Man wants to do now is walk – he would rather walk than be in the pushchair and if at any point the pushchair stops he just wants to get out and walk. He gets frustrated in the pushchair and yanks at the harness, trying to free himself so he can run around. We’re now at the point where Little Man spends a lot of time walking around…