The Ordinary Moments ’16 #20 | A Quiet Weekend

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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Harriet xo


  1. You Baby Me Mummy (@YouBabyMeMummy)

    May 16, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Ah the last picture is totally divine, how gorgeous x

  2. Everything Mummy

    May 16, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    Definitely just a phase hun they love testing the boundaries, a holiday sounds like exactly what you all need! Love her little coat btw where is it from? x

    1. Harriet Lee

      May 17, 2016 at 1:47 pm

      Oh they totally do. I’m sure it will pass soon! Thanks lovely, it’s from Sainsburys! Perfect for this time of year xo

  3. sabrina

    May 16, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Sometimes that’s exactly what you need, a chill out weekend. We do that quite often, it good to feel relaxed. Sorry to hear about the terrible twos, hope it passes. She looks angelic in your photos! Xx

    1. Harriet Lee

      May 17, 2016 at 1:46 pm

      Haha don’t be fooled Sabrina! Angelic she is not lately! 😉 xo

  4. Jasmine

    May 16, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    Ahh you’re not alone…my little lady is a right Daddy’s girl at the moment. From the minute she wakes up she’s clung to him. Short lived though as he then has to go to work and the tears start..Although they only last for a few seconds I do sometimes feel like you…days spent working really hard to impress or please a toddler that doesn’t want you! ha
    Phases phases…xxx

    1. Harriet Lee

      May 17, 2016 at 1:45 pm

      Ahhh I feel ya! Bella cries most mornings as Daddy has often already left! Gah. Todder’s are exhausting but before we know it they’ll be big and we’ll miss these days i’m sure! xo

  5. Rebecca | AAUBlog

    May 16, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    Sometimes a quiet weekend is the best. I know what you mean about tantrums, though – my daughter is in the midst of them too x

    1. Harriet Lee

      May 17, 2016 at 1:44 pm

      So glad I’m not alone with the tantrums! Hoping they settle down soon xo

  6. mummydaddyme

    May 16, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    I definitely need at least a couple of chill out days a month, we all thrive on being chilled out here. I am sorry she’s been having meltdowns, we go through stages like that here too and they definitely can be draining. x

    1. Harriet Lee

      May 17, 2016 at 1:43 pm

      I’m beginning to realise that I also need more chilled days. Ohhh they can be SO draining. xo

  7. Zoe Alicia

    May 17, 2016 at 8:32 am

    Sounds like the perfect weekend, and what a gorgeous picture at the end x

  8. Janine

    May 18, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Looks like you had a great weekend.
    I wouldn’t worry about the screaming. My neighbours probably think I’m strangling the child. Lol

  9. Viki Marden

    May 21, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    Quiet weekends are the best, we rarely have one of those. I don’t think I have ever tried Pesto before…. Lol
    Lovely photos too 🙂 looks like she is enjoying the park x

    1. Harriet Lee

      May 24, 2016 at 8:51 am

      Neither do we so it was very welcome! Oh you must try pesto, it’s divine! Thanks so much, she loved the park! xo

  10. Cardiff Mummy Says

    May 25, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    Aw, that last photo is gorgeous. One for a frame! It’s so good to have a quiet weekend every once in a while, isn’t it? Our weekends always seem to be so busy too, I love the chance to just potter about and just enjoy slowing down a bit. x

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