For the first time in what feels like months, we had a pretty low key weekend and it was definitely very welcome. Our day to day life can be pretty hectic and each week tends to whizz by in a bit of a blur and sometimes it feels like I can hardly catch my breath. Its actually been getting on top of me recently and I’ve been feeling a bit overwhelmed so a couple of quiet days to re-coop was exactly what I needed.
Josh had to work for a few hours on Saturday morning so Bella and I did some baking and ran some errands in between a couple of absolutely hysterical meltdowns… her, not me 😉 When Daddy got home we took the dog for a stroll down the hill to the little park in our village as it’s just had some new swings installed and Bella was pretty keen to try them out. One of the the things I put on my Spring Bucket List was to explore our little village more and I already feel like we’ve made a good start on that one!
Saturday evening was spent catching up with one of our friends enjoying Pizza from this amazing local wood fired pizza van we discovered recently. I had ham, mushroom and homemade pesto and it was absolutely divine!
We had a fairly quiet morning pottering around at home on Sunday before heading out to a new farm shop and cafe that’s just opened near us for a spot of lunch and a browse. On the way home we stopped off at another park so Bella could run off some energy. Nothing makes my kid smile more than when she’s being pushed super high on a swing. I’ve said it before but I just love how the simplest things can bring her such joy.
Bella has been so testing over the last week and I’m sure our neighbours probably think all she does is scream when we’re at home. Terrible twos are in full flow in this household and my god it’s exhausting! I noticed over this weekend that she is definitely happiest when spending time with both Mummy and Daddy. She really thrives on the days when we’re all together and she has our undivided attention. Which of course, makes me feel super guilty that we can’t all be together more but I think that our upcoming holiday is going to be so good for us all. When it’s just the two of us I’m sure she plays up more for Mama, which if I’m honest, can be pretty hard to swallow, especially when I’ve been really looking forward to spending my days off with her and then most of the day is spent trying to calm down a hysterical toddler. Sigh. I must remember that it’s just a phase right?!
Here’s a few of my favourite snaps from our quiet weekend.
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