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.


Getting Ready {The Ordinary Moments}

Getting ready when LP was small always seemed to take so long and be so difficult that most of the time I would stay in my PJs, run my hands through my hair, tie it back and barely have a chance to brush my teeth. I would only ever get ‘ready’ if I was going out and would set my alarm incredibly early so I could get ready without a…

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Are you happy Mummy? {The Ordinary Moments}

Little Pickle knows when she has upset or annoyed me. She knows when she pushes me to the end of my tether and she knows when I’m really not happy with her. At these times LP does something that makes me smile without fail and then at the times when I am more annoyed that I have ever been LP even manages to make me laugh. I’ll be angry, LP…


Hiding {The Ordinary Moments}

LP has started doing something recently that we find incredibly cute. She seems to think that if her eyes are closed  and she can’t see us that we can’t see her either. She ‘hides’ like this often – Usually if we’ve told her off or if we’re asking her to do something that she doesn’t want to do. We’ll turn around to find LP sitting on the floor with her…


Together {The Ordinary Moments}

LP was 20 months old when her Brother was born and at first she didn’t really understand what was going on – There was this new person in our lives, that much she understood. Over the last 11 months LP has spent time getting to know her Brother, watching him grow and gradually letting him into her space, play with her toys and even, on occasions, share her food. There…


Meals Out {The Ordinary Moments}

Money has been tight for Hubby and I for the last few years due to paying off debts, maternity leave, paying for childcare, another baby, more maternity leave…! You get the picture. We now don’t have money for luxuries at all but Hubby and I decided when we had LP that there was one thing we would continue doing – We would go out once a month as a family…


Driving {The Ordinary Moments}

As a family we spend quite a lot of time in the car. We like to go on day trips or visit friends and relatives as much as possible. We’re happy to drive an hour or two to get somewhere if we know we’ll have a great day once we’re parked up. Hubby will usually drive, I’ll be on my phone, using the time to catch up on Twitter, Facebook,…


Drawing {The Ordinary Moments}

LP has a new love of drawing. I recently bought her a new art caddy and filled it with tubs of all her pencil and crayons. She even had some new ones thrown in for good measure! LP has since been drawing and colouring every day and she loves it! She uses as many colours as she can, tries to keep on the paper and goes crazy with lines, circles…