#TheOrdinaryMoments – Happy Half Term

Half term has officially come to an end and we were sure to bring it to a close with a bang! Earlier this afternoon we took the kids along to ‘Wacky World’, a travelling inflatable obstacle course akin to Ninja Warrior.

Both the kids and us adults had an amazing afternoon, although we were utterly exhausted by the time that we had finished bouncing, running, climbing and generally working up a sweat. Paul and I may have taken the gladiator style challenges a little too seriously, it very quickly became a brawl rather than a battle!

J had an absolute ball!…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – On The Dunes With The Dog

The kids adore their pooch, they would happily spend all day and all night playing with their beloved basset hound. Likewise, Maisy loves nothing more than being by the kids side, whether that be snoozing on the sofa, lazing in the living room or whilst dashing across the dunes.

J & E will often argue over who gets to hold Maisy’s lead, it’s such a sweet thing to squabble over as Maisy couldn’t care less – so long as she’s by their side she’s a happy hound!

With winter waning and the weather becoming a little warmer, beach walks are back on the agenda.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Mini Movie Moments

It feels like forever since we’ve been to the flicks, it was therefore a welcome treat to watch a movie at the local cinema earlier this morning. The kids were both eager to see Lego Movie 2 which as it happens was fairly enjoyable.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind taking the kids to the cinema but HOW MUCH?! In total with tickets, food and drinks we managed to make our way through at least £40! It may have cost us an arm and a leg but the kids enjoyed every moment and that’s what it’s all about.

I must sound like such a whining, cheap-skate, I realise that trips out are an expensive affair but I was rather shocked and surprised by how steep a quick trip to the flicks was.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Snow Way!

We haven’t had a decent snowfall since I was pregnant with E. Whilst E has seen snow, it has only ever been a few centimetres in depth and has never lasted for more than twenty-four hours.

This week I was half-hoping for a ‘snow day’, I say half-hoping as E had her school trip and I knew that she’d be heartbroken if it were to be cancelled. Sadly, the snow arrived but there simply wasn’t enough to warrant a snow-day (although much to E’s disappointment, the trip was postponed to stay on the safe side). Nevertheless, we made the most of the white stuff by taking a few pictures, making a few snow-angels and throwing the odd snowball.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Peace With Play-Dough

Play-dough will forever be one of my favoured rainy day activities, which I happily continue to partake within even now at the age of thirty-something. Whilst most children are busy obsessing over slime or play putty, our kids are quite happy to sit and to play with homemade play-dough for hours on end.

J is almost ten, yet he still enjoys rolling, moulding and modelling play-dough, as for his sister – she cannot get enough of it! Modelling and sculpting dough is such an incredibly, therapeutic activity which seems to bring peace to our household. Should we have had a rough day or perhaps one of the kids may be feeling slightly ’emosh’, play-dough seems to be the perfect solution.…

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