#TheOrdinaryMoments – Happy Easter

We’ve had an egg-cellent Easter this year; the weather has been amazing and the kids are both in high spirits following an egg-citing Easter egg hunt inside, outside and around the house. They have each been spoilt rotten with chocolate, money, books and fluffy toys galore which they collected during the hour-long hunt. Eggs-cuse all the egg puns, they aren’t even bunny! Feel free to poach all my best yolks

It may have taken the kids almost an hour to collect their bounty, but it took Paul and I almost two days in total to set up the elaborate Easter pursuit.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Biking With The Boys

I’ve just popped home from my in-laws following a scrumptious Sunday lunch, I wouldn’t usually be home so early on a Sunday only I’m about to hop into the car and to stretch myself for a ‘Yogathon’ in the name of charity, the North West Air Ambulance to be precise.

It’s been donkies since I’ve donned the lycra for downward dog and all that. I once loved my Yoga lessons but with the kids after-school activities and everything else that we somehow squeeze into our weekly schedule, there seemed to be very little time for anything Paul or I fancied partaking in.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Feeding Time At The Zoo

I decided to address an issue which seems to be a constant battle in this household – food. As this is indeed ‘an ordinary moment’ for this family, it seemed to fit perfectly into this post.

Way back when the kids were first-born I made a plan to ween them onto freshly made fruits and vegetables, all of which my husband and I peeled, chopped, puree and then placed into ice-cube trays to freeze. We then placed the frozen cubes into plastic bags, which we then labelled with the date and contents. Following this we followed Annabel Karmel and Gina Ford recipes for a wide range of nutritious meals all of which our children ate.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Sleep Thief

Our little lady has never been the best sleeper. As a result, my husband and I have grown accustomed to a serious lack of sleep over the past five and a half years. E wakes at almost anything, thus we are often seen creeping stealthily around the house like ninjas through the night.

J on the other hand could sleep through an earthquake, I clearly remember Paul building his bedroom furniture rather late at night and then transferring him to his new bed whilst he continued to snore. Due to the dust on the carpet following building the bed, I decided not to bother waiting till he woke, instead I vacuumed his carpet right there and then, he didn’t even flicker an eyelid!…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Unpack & Play

Every now and then we are sent products to review; usually toys, games and such-like for the kids, which they love to open and to share their thoughts upon – what kid wouldn’t? Whilst this photo will be used as part of an upcoming review, I thought I’d share it as part of the ‘ordinary moments’ series, as this has become something which they have grown used to over the years, yet something they still get incredibly excited about each and every time we receive a package to put to the test…

My kids are experts in unboxing and package peeling, they make swift work of the job that’s for sure.…

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