The Ordinary Moments ’16 #12 | New Shoes, Spring Blooms & A Trip To The Park

Firstly, I wanted to say a huge thank you for all of the extremely sweet and thoughtful comments on my last Ordinary Moments post. I read every single one and I really do appreciate them all. Sadly my Dad’s eyesight hasn’t made much improvement as of yet but we are still holding out hope and he’s been booked in to have a procedure to try and clear the bleed a bit.

I can’t quite believe that we are already 12 whole weeks into this year, wasn’t Christmas just last week? No? It feels like I just blinked and now Easter is upon us and we are now officially in Spring, although the weather clearly hasn’t got that memo yet 😉

Last week was a funny one. There were highs and there were lows. Things are still pretty full on here but I think we’re all slowly adjusting. On Wednesday we popped into town to run some errands and Bella got some lovely new patent navy shoes and she has barely taken them off since. She’s utterly obsessed with them and kicks up such a fuss when we insist she takes them off at bedtime. We have to make sure we place them next to her bed so she can still see them… madness! Every morning without fail when we go into her bedroom to get her, she’s already put them back on. As crazy as it sounds, it’s also pretty cute. She insists on showing everyone we meet her new ‘special’ shoes as she likes to call them. Safe to say that she’s pleased with them 😉

The best part of last week was probably booking our pre Christmas stay at Center Parcs. We’re heading to Woburn Forest just after my birthday in November when their Winter Wonderland event is on and I’m super excited for a little getaway before the madness of Christmas hits. I think a voucher for the spa will definitely be on my birthday wish list this year!

We had a fairly quiet weekend getting odd jobs done at home. Josh gave the grass its first cut of the year (it did take a good four hours though!!). I filled the house with lots of spring blooms. Bright yellow daffodils and pastel tulips are my favourites. I even got chance to make mini egg rice crispy cakes which were demolished waaaay too quickly! Oops. I’m going to tweak the recipe slightly and then I’ll share it soon. My Mum informed me there was a shortage of mini eggs at her local Tesco so I sent Josh out to stock up as I am making two huge vanilla mini egg cheesecakes for over the Easter Weekend. It’s taking a lot of willpower to not scoff them all in the meantime 😉

While Josh cracked on with cutting the grass, Bella and I headed to the park with my sister and niece for some fresh air. I’m really starting to crave the warmer weather now, I’ve always been an Autumn/Winter girl at heart but with having a toddler who wants to spend her life outside its made me desperate for Spring and sunshine so that we can spend more time outside exploring. I just want to dust off my sandals and be able to ditch our coats and feel the warm sun beating down on my skin. I can’t wait for BBQs, trips to the beach and lots of picnics at all our favourite spots this year. C’moooon Sunshine, we’re so ready for you!!











Linking up with Katie to share #TheOrdinaryMoments
Thanks for reading,
Harriet xo


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  • Rebecca | AAUBlog

    such lovely pictures! I love centre parcs, hope you enjoy it. That is quite a new one isn’t it? x

    March 24, 2016 at 7:14 pm Reply
  • Harriet from Toby & Roo

    Beautiful pictures – just lovely. I have a 3 year old who is just sooooo obsessed with new shoes. After a week of having them though he asks for new ones haha! H x

    March 24, 2016 at 9:08 pm Reply
  • Life as Mum

    Gorgeous photos! And look at that outfit! Beautiful. My eldest has some special shoes which she loved, they’re too small on her now though! x

    March 24, 2016 at 9:10 pm Reply
  • sabrina

    That is so cute about Bella and her patent navy shoes! You must share a photo of them! That’s good planning ahead with Centreparcs – something to look forward to 🙂 xx

    March 25, 2016 at 10:22 am Reply
    • Harriet Lee

      Yes it’s always nice to have things to look forward to! xxx

      April 1, 2016 at 8:18 am Reply
  • Hello Beautiful Bear

    Lovely photos!
    It’s fab that you’ve got some time away to look forward to (I’m sure the year will fly by, as always)
    Lily got some new shoes yesterday and she’s the same, she doesn’t want to take them off and they must be in sight at all times. Kids eh? 🙂
    X X

    March 27, 2016 at 8:55 am Reply
    • Harriet Lee

      Thank you! Yes I can’t wait. We have a few things planned over the next few months and I’m very excited. How is it April already!? Madness. Ohh its so sweet isn’t it!? Bless lily! xxx

      April 1, 2016 at 8:17 am Reply
  • lambandbear

    Such a lovely post! I must start linking up as it would be so nice to look back at each week and hat we got up to xx

    March 28, 2016 at 8:28 am Reply
    • Harriet Lee

      Yes you definitely should! It makes me look back at my week and really think about what we got up to etc xxx

      April 1, 2016 at 8:16 am Reply
  • Elizabeth Williams

    What lovely photos of family fun at the park. Your pre-Christmas stay at Center Parcs sounds like it will be a lovely experience, I’ve always loved the idea of doing something similar.

    March 28, 2016 at 9:52 pm Reply
    • Harriet Lee

      Thank you! I have wanted to do the pre christmas break since Bella was born so super excited to finally be going this year!! xxx

      April 1, 2016 at 8:16 am Reply

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