An Ordinary Week…The Ordinary Moments

An Ordinary Week…The Ordinary Moments

When I first became a mum nearly four years ago I felt that our days had to full and busy with lots to do. I arranged to meet my mummy friends who were also on maternity leave, my NCT friends and joined a couple of baby classes.

I have always been someone that likes to get out the house and fill our days, even if its just a trip to the park or the garden centre.

As Alice has got older and Holly came along this carried on and life became even busier with two children’s busy schedules with ballet, swimming, preschool and play dates.

Over the last six months I have started to enjoy more days at home. I don’t know if it started because of the cold wintery days and I just wanted to stay snuggly in our house. But, I don’t fill our days like I used to. Alice has preschool three days a week and on those days, Holly and I do our own thing. Browsing around the shops, trying to get some jobs done around the house and enjoying have one on one time with Holly.

This week Alice has been on half term from preschool and the weather has not been great. In fact it has felt like winter again, ok maybe autumn, but I have been cold. This meant that any plans I had to take the girls for days out and enjoy the sunny days went out the window.


Our days have been spent with Alice going to a friends birthday party at soft play. I haven’t taken just Alice to soft play for such a long time, it was strange seeing her run off and play with her friend. No longer needing me to climb my way through it all to help her.

An afternoon spent with my parents and my niece, watching the girls play so lovely with their cousin. Holly is definitely the boss of that threesome!


A morning spent with our friends at the gymnastics open play for under fives, the only safe place to go during half term with little ones.


Alice had her friend from preschool over for a playdate, the first time I’ve had someone over and their parent hasn’t stayed with them. A sign of things to come I think…


A trip to the shops and stopping for a drink and cake at the cafe. Sat chatting to Alice, while Holly was waving to the ducks passing us by. Then Alice decided it was much more fun to watch the ducks and joined her sister sat on the floor looking out the window.


Alice starts school in September and I feel like I need to soak up every precious moment of having her at home with me. But I have realised this week, that those moments don’t all have to be days out to zoo’s, theme parks and local farms. That actually just being with her sat in a cafe looking far to grown up with her hot chocolate chatting away is pretty perfect.

Yes, we will have our days out, otherwise this mummy won’t fit in her clothes with all the cake at the cafe. But, we will also enjoy taking a slower pace of life over the summer.

Our ordinary week has definitely been filled with lots of ordinary moments…


Joining Katie at Mummy Daddy Me for The Ordinary Moments


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  1. 05/06/2016 / 08:58

    It sounds like such a lovely week, i must admit since E started school in September these carefree not doing much kind of days and weeks just being together are what I miss the most. enjoy lovely x

  2. LauraCYMFT
    05/06/2016 / 11:30

    Sounds like you’ve had a great week. Sometimes the slower, lazy days at home with friends over and meeting up with people are the best.

  3. 05/06/2016 / 13:38

    Your week sounds just like ours- just a lot of bits and bobs- filling our days with lunch dates, cake dates, soft play and the like. I am similar to you in that I always used to like to be busy, but now I really appreciate a day at home- in doesn’t happen too often though really. xx

  4. That sounds like a lovely way to spend the week, and rather like our weekend, just lots of little lovely everyday ordinary sorts of things that add up to a nice chilled out time together 🙂

  5. 05/06/2016 / 22:03

    I know how you feel with the weather sitch! I had so many plans and the weather was pretty pants wasn’t it? We still had lovely days out, but its not the same when you have to force yourself and get blown away, having kids spend the 1st half of it whining about being cold hahahaha fun parenting times ay? It was good in the end though. Looks like you too had some lovely times, I like chilled weeks too and as Megs starts school in September also I am trying to soak it up like you are x

  6. 05/06/2016 / 22:32

    It’s lovely sometimes to take life slowly 🙂 sounds like you had a lovely relaxing half term, even if the weather was awful! xx

  7. 06/06/2016 / 00:21

    Sometimes just being at home together is enough x

  8. Helen
    06/06/2016 / 06:58

    Gymnastics looks like so much fun for little ones! I need to find somewhere near me that does it so my daughter can enjoy it 🙂 #MarvMondays

    Helen x

  9. 06/06/2016 / 07:22

    Wonderful week you had there Ahh they do grow up I am still surprised that my daughter is school and getting big and tall #MarvMondays

  10. 06/06/2016 / 07:25

    Sounds like a lovely week. There’s something nice about going out and adventuring, but there’s something equally nice about just staying home and spending quiet time together, for sure.

  11. 06/06/2016 / 07:39

    My youngest starts at nursery this september and like you I have been enjoying a slightly slower pace and just really relishing the one on one time whilst I still have it. We don’t need to fill our days with clubs all the time, it’s nice to slow down and appreciate the now. #Marvmondays

  12. 06/06/2016 / 13:23

    There’s a lot to be said for cake and cafes! They definitely got me through the first year!! #marvmondays

  13. 06/06/2016 / 22:02

    Lovely post. We like to take things slowly too. Now both my girls are at school we really like to take the time during the holidays and have quiet mornings. We also enjoy play dates, and the girls like to have their time with their friends, they seem to appreciate each other more after an afternoon playing with friends. X

  14. 10/06/2016 / 09:55

    How lovely. It’s important to spend time at home but I’m really not very good at it. I like to fill our days as well, we need to start spending a bit more time at home really.

  15. 11/06/2016 / 00:02

    What a lovely week. I love weeks and days like these. Filled with lots of ordinary moments that are genuinely enjoyable and bring a smile to your face. It sounds like you and your girls had lots of them this week too. Such a lovely post, thanks for sharing it on #MarvMondays. Emily