{The Ordinary Moments} #3

on Sunday, 01 September 2013.

{the ordinary moments}

'The simple things in life are often the sweetest. While the fancy days out, weekends away or holidays are fun, it's the ordinary moments I will miss when my children are all grown up. The snuggling in bed reading a story. The giggles as they run around my overgrown garden with the grass that desperately needs a cut. Even the naughty ones. The ones we all have. Just a photo from your week. The simple. The exciting. The imperfect. The Ordinary Moments.'


 A slightly different Ordinary Moment from me this week.

I have always been a photo taker.

My house is full of photos of our family.  There are frames in every available free space- on the window sills, tables and walls.  Most of them nowadays are of our girls, or us as a family, but we have a wall in our living room that we made before they were here that I just cannot bear to change. 

I love the happy moments on that wall.  While being a Mummy is the best thing that has ever happened to me, Mr E and I had many years of fun together before they got here.  I love that there is still a part of our family home dedicated to our care free, no responsibility years.  The ridiculously exotic holidays, the copious nights out and the good times with friends.

Last week we went out on a 'date night' - the first we have had in eight months.  We don't take advantage of our free babysitters enough, and have had never had a full night together away from our girls in the whole time they have been here. Separately we have a fair few times, but never together.

I prefer to spend our money on weekends away as a family, or days out together, as I love doing things just the four of us, but I do think we need to try and have date night's more often, as we always have a great time.

This photo was taken last Wednesday on our date night and it reminds me of the early days where I would take so many photos of us both.  It's a bit grainy and not the best quality but I look at it and see two people who have been through so much together but are still the best of friends.

I couldn't ask for anyone better to raise my girls with.  

A simple moment.

But one I don't want to forget.


It was wonderful to see people joining in again next week, and I hope you will do the same this week.  If you have an ordinary moment to share please do link up below.  And be sure to comment on a few of the other post's, it's wonderful to see a glimpse into other blogger's family life.

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Comments (18)

  • Emily Beale

    Emily Beale

    01 September 2013 at 08:27 |
    Sorry for adding my post to both you and Lucy's linky's this weekend, but it seemed to work. Thank you for hosting such a lovely link up. I'm enjoying looking through the eyes of the ordinary moment perspective!
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      11 September 2013 at 19:26 |
      Thanks Emily and it is lovely to have you. x
  • Mum2BabyInsomniac


    01 September 2013 at 08:54 |
    Gorgeous! x
  • Jess @ Along Came Cherry

    Jess @ Along Came Cherry

    01 September 2013 at 08:55 |
    Oops wrong link! Gorgeous! x
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      11 September 2013 at 19:27 |
      Thanks Jess! x
  • Carie


    01 September 2013 at 09:06 |
    It's a lovely picture, and great to have a picture of how the two of you were as a couple at the time when the girls were small, as well as a record of you as parents.
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      11 September 2013 at 19:28 |
      Thanks Carie, I definitely think it is important to record all of us! x
  • mummyheartsyou


    01 September 2013 at 09:28 |
    I think date nights are so important, we dont have enough of them, but ice cream eating on the sofa is just as fun in front of a film, it's not the same as leaving the children at home though ;)
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      11 September 2013 at 19:28 |
      I agree, it is not just about the nights out, it is about the nights in- they are my favourites too. x
  • Lauren


    01 September 2013 at 09:33 |
    You gorgeous pair. I'm glad you were able to have some time together. I think the most important thing about a date night is just spending time together away from the house, whether it be an expensive meal out or a drink in a pub and chips down the seafront.
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      11 September 2013 at 19:29 |
      I agree, it is definitely not just about the flashy things but the ordinary ones too. x
  • lucy at dear beautiful

    lucy at dear beautiful

    01 September 2013 at 15:20 |
    Awwww, such a cute photo. I think the girls will like seeing photos of you as a pair when they are older and you both look older and different.
    I think time as a twosome is important when you are busy as parents. I think of it as an investment in your family really, because you guys set an example. x
    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

      11 September 2013 at 19:31 |
      I really like that Lucy- what you said about an investment in your family. x
  • Michelle Twin Mum

    Michelle Twin Mum

    01 September 2013 at 21:28 |
    I love selfies, you look like such a well matched couple. Mich x
  • Capture by Lucy

    Capture by Lucy

    02 September 2013 at 10:14 |
    Hooray for date nights! I think so often how there are hardly any photos of me and Rich now but when we are old and wrinkly we will want to see how we changed! xx
  • Hayley @hayleyfromhome

    Hayley @hayleyfromhome

    02 September 2013 at 10:38 |
    This is very cute, I hope you enjoyed your date night! Our one hasn't quite materialsed yet but I'm hoping to fit one in before the babies arrive, it's nice to go out and just be a couple x
  • 3yearsandhome


    02 September 2013 at 18:37 |
    Such a nice picture! Paul and I haven't had a date night for three years! We've had a fair few child-free date lunches so I can't complain too much though. Hope you had a lovely evening x
  • Kara


    03 September 2013 at 14:39 |
    It's an awesome photo, you can see the happiness between you x

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