After a couple of days in the big smoke for Brit Mums Live and a hectic few weekends, we were pleased to see that the sun was shining on Sunday and that we had no plans at all. I can genuinely say that the weekends I enjoy the most are the ones when we actually just relax, take it easy and enjoy a slower pace of life. We all thrive on these kind of days.
I genuinely think that picnics are my favourite part of summertime. There is nothing better than packing some bits and heading out. Plus no hoovering up crumbs from the carpet afterwards. Winner.
Little feet in flip flops- too cute.
No sunny day would be complete without a trip to the park.
What is it about swings that just sum up childhood? Perfect, happy innocent little faces.
She always has her own ice cream and then wants to ‘share’ everyone elses too.
Does anyone elses child get ice cream everywhere? We had to take her sunglasses off as she kept getting them covered in it! Usually on these occasions I forget to bring wipes too.
After nap time we went over to my Mums for an early evening BBQ. LL loves sitting up at the table and chatting with all the family.
Dancing to One Direction on Auntie Anna’s phone- this little girl loves to shake her bottom and dance.
A rare photo of Mr E and I that isn’t a selfie!
She is so proud of herself for walking, but still doesn’t have the confidence to just go on her own.
Ssssh she totally didn’t have two ice creams in one day. Honest.
What is it about babies in playsuits? Just so cute!
Sitting on the grass having pudding with Grandma.
Her little personality is really starting to shine but she knows her own mind too- I thought she was going to be the quiet one but it seems that she is the more diva like of the two at the moment.
I don’t know what it is but these kind of days really make me reflect. I sat in the sunshine with the heat beatiing down on my shoulders and watched my little family eat their picnic. Mads was cuddling her Daddy, giggling non stop while feeding us all strawberries, LL was generally making a mess with everything she put in her mouth and I just sat back and felt this real feeling of contentment. Life gets hectic sometimes, it doesn’t always go according to plan, but at the end of the day I have them. I fight and bicker with my husband, I get incredibly frustrated with my children, we worry about money or boring things like bills and there are times when I feel guilty as I just feel a little grumpy for no real reason.
But on these kind of days you realise just how lucky you are to have a simple, ordinary life.
I wouldn’t change it for anything.