The Ordinary Moments - Mothers Day Weekend

I've really been wanting to write more posts like these - the ordinary moments. I think it's so easy to assume that what we have now we'll have for ages, but the reality is that things can and do change so quickly, especially so when you're raising children. I look back at some of my ordinary moments blog posts I wrote and I can't believe how quickly the boys have changed and grown. It makes those posts feel really precious and special as with a click of a button I can access moments I may have otherwise forgotten about.

This weekend it was Mother's Day on Sunday and because I prefer to celebrate occasions when it's not super busy and because the weather was absolutely amazing (especially so for March), we decided to do something to mark the occasion on Saturday instead. We have National Trust memberships and not too far from us is a beautiful NT place called Stowe, so we decided that as the weather was so nice, we were going to spend the day wandering around Stowe and then go for a drink or a meal afterwards. 

It turned out to be the most wonderful day - the boys did so well walking around as Stowe isn't a small place, but then they, as they've always been, are in their complete element when they're outdoors exploring. And then afterwards we drove over to one of my favourite pub restaurants and had a really lovely meal and it was the perfect way to end what had been a pretty perfect day. 

It was so nice to get outdoors again and not feel overwhelmingly cold. It's a little crazy how here in the UK you can be in your thick coat, gloves and hat and the next be in shorts and t-shirts or a maxi dress. The sunshine makes everything feel better and it's days like we had on Saturday that make me feel excited for summer days and summer evenings. Days outdoors in the sunshine will always be our favourite.

  Pretending to be statues! :)

 Look at that gothic architecture!

My boys made me handmade cards - my absolute favourite sort of card <3

 I spent Sunday morning in bed with my boys watching a movie after a lovely cooked breakfast from my Hubby and then in the afternoon we went and visited my Mum.

Life as a parent is rarely smooth sailing but it is always a total and utter privilege to be their Mummy.

Thank you for reading. 
  Alex xo


  1. These photos are lovely, it looks like such a nice day you all had. I think it's nice to do things when it isn't too busy x

  2. Making the most of ordinary moments is such a good philosophy. So glad to hear you had such a lovely Mother's Day.

  3. Such beautiful photos Alex - I'm really glad you had such a lovely Mother's Day :)

    Jenny xx