The oh so long-awaited holidays arrived yesterday.
Yesterday we had our first picnic of the holidays. It feels like the rest of the country has been off for ages, whilst we have been clawing our way to the finish line. We have been desperate for chilled out days, and also desperate for sunshine. The few and far between days had passed me by. My new Habitat Garden Furniture and picnic blanket had arrived a few weeks ago and was patiently waiting to be used for the first time.
Fortunately Wednesday morning was bright and sunny, I could not wait to get out and enjoy the sun. There were a few clouds, but it was still lovely and warm. Perfect for a mini snack picnic and some time chilling in the sunshine.
Much to Jacks disgust we decided to go on an adventure to the back of the garden and set up in front of the football goals so we could watch the sheep and chickens. I never get bored with watching them they fascinate me.
We trundled up the garden with our picnic, blanket, and deck chair and set up in our little spot. Joe decided to take his notebook and pencils and happily doodled for quite some time leaving me to read a magazine and rest my eyes for a while. Was it just my Dad, that when he fell asleep on the sofa when I was a child, used to protest and say he was resting his eyes? I must say, as a parent exercising the right to rest your eyes feels good. Especially sat in a comfy deck chair with the sun on your face.
We sat and chilled
As we put the world to rights (well Joe did) discussed cruising, surfing and Joe’s newly found pro surfer status. We talked about our planned trip to Dubai, which we really need to do a little shopping for. So then we planned a trip to Trafford Centre. Sometimes chilling is just as good as being busy isn’t it?
Jack put in an appearance, kicked his football around us, ate some food, even took some photos in his I am a teen and don’t want to be involved, but don’t want to miss out kinda way. It made me smile; teens try so hard to be cool don’t they? There must be a real conflict going on in their brain at times. But sometimes they just don’t want to miss out.
Life is so full of busy days, chaos and excitement. Having the opportunity to just spend quiet time together and actually listn to each other is priceless. They are growing so quickly, yes; life is getting easier with every passing year. I look back at the toddler years; they are a distant memory now. The days when I had to watch their every move, just to keep them safe. I am going to make the most of every day this summer. Chill in the garden with my not so little family just making the most of every day