Time with Grandparents – The Ordinary Moments

Time with Grandparents – The Ordinary Moments

I don’t know where I would be without my parents, they have been there every step of my life, through the good, the bad and the awful bits that quite frankly I don’t know how I got through at times.

They always seen to strike the right balance of supporting me, without interfering and they are always there in a heartbeat whenever I need them.

Since I became a mum I thought about this a lot more, because I finally get what it means to be a mum, I finally get what that over whelming love for your children is, I finally get that you are a mum forever and you will never stop worrying about your children.

Also, I am only too aware that I am one of the lucky ones and sadly this is not the case for everyone.

The minute I knew I was pregnant my parents have been a part of my girls life’s, they came to the hospital when they were born and were the first people they both met. We see them every week and the relationship my girls have with my parents is very special.


This week we have been lucky enough to have two lovely days with them. We made last minute plans to go to Wellington Country Park, when we saw it was going to be a sunny day.

I love the way the girls faces light up when I tell we are going with nanny and grandad. They just adore my parents and to see my own parents with my children, blows my mind sometimes.

We got given tickets for Chessington World of Adventures, but unfortunately Andy couldn’t get the day off work. So, I asked my parents and we all set off together, I even got to ride in the back with my girls something that I haven’t done before.


We had such a perfect day, watching my mum walk along with one of my girls hand in each of her own, laughing and chatting to their nanny. Life doesn’t get much better. Seeing little Holly run up to my dad, just like I did as a little girl and wrap her arms around his legs. It’s all so familiar, yet different.


There have been times where I thought I wouldn’t get my happy ever after and be fortunate to have my own family, but then Andy came back into my life and everything changed. To think of all these wonderful memories I would have missed out on doesn’t bare thinking about.


I know my mum and dad love sharing these ordinary moments with us and they treasure the time they spend with my girls.

And I know that I will always have these precious moments captured in my memory forever…


Joining Katie from Mummy Daddy Me for The Ordinary Moments


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  1. 12/06/2016 / 08:04

    Lovely post. Your girls are so lucky to have such a wonderful relationship with their grandparents. How lovely to go on days out with them like this.

  2. 12/06/2016 / 13:49

    Such a lovely lovely post and I couldn’t agree more. My parents are separated but both play such a huge part in my babies life, especially my Mum. I feel so thankful to have them, even more so since I became a mum. It sounds like you had a great day together. xx

  3. 13/06/2016 / 07:52

    Ah that is lovely, so nice when grandparents are able to take an active role in their grandchildren’s lives isn’t it? We are lucky to have my mum just around the corner and my girls adore her. x

  4. Lauren Duff
    13/06/2016 / 09:53

    Such a lovely post! Everything changes when you have children and the one thing that I have noticed the most is just how much my mum and dad have been through with me. I have different kind of respect and love for them now I am a mother. It’s so lovely that you are close with your parent’s and that your girls get to see them loads. Looks like you have some great days out 😀

  5. 13/06/2016 / 10:08

    Love this post. We moved closer to my parents while I was pregnant (still about 40 minutes away, but significantly closer than we were) and I love the bond that my parents have with Max. Having a baby has really made me appreciate both my parents more, but particularly my mum – she did a great job with me, and it’s lovely to see her in a much more laid back role as a grandma!

    Wellington Country Park was a favourite school holiday trip when I was little – do they still have the dinosaurs?

  6. 13/06/2016 / 21:20

    Such a heart warming post and such a blessing to have parents here and involved in family. Sounds like some lovely trips out and great people for your kids. I am happy you have that, and your right, not many do which is so sad!
    We see my parents and Naths regularly and our kids too get super excited to be doing things with their grandparents and I am happy they see them frequently and are involved. x

  7. 14/06/2016 / 11:46

    Oh such lovely pictures and isn’t is amazing seeing the bonds between grandkids and grandparents?

  8. 15/06/2016 / 07:16

    I could have written this whole post myself. I love my parents to bits and they’re always there for me. Both the boys (and my biggest boy) are so close to them and I’m not sure what I’d do without them. So nice when you have that support isn’t it?

  9. 18/06/2016 / 18:03

    What a lovely post. You sound truly blessed with the best parents you could ask for. How wonderful to have such amazing role models to look up to. Being a parent is so hard but I think it is made easier when you have an amazing example to follow and the best support xx