Magic Moments – 14/11/15

H has never been keen on loud noises so I had completely dismissed the idea of going to a fireworks display.   Not to miss out though, we opted for sitting and looking out of the window to see all the pretty colours.  But, the rest of the world it seemed had gone off to an organised display because not many fireworks were going off around us.  “No fireworks Mummy? No pink, no green?”.  Those words, accompanied by a look of real disappointment, prompted me to throw us both in to the car and pop up to a display nearby.

Fireworks; Bonfire Night; November; Delamere

As a family we have been to this one for years so I knew exactly where to look for everyone.  I had rushed out of the house so quickly that I had no phone, no pram, and no wellies.  It was a bitter-sweet occasion as it was the first time we had been to a family event without my brother-in-law – who sadly passed away in May – and it hit a few of us quite hard.  But once again H lightened the mood by squealing and jigging about, his face breaking out in to a smile at every bang and whoosh.  It was impossible not to smile back.

Bonfire Night; Fireworks

Auntie Susie came to stay for a long weekend and she took H to the Zoo.  We go there so often that it pays to have an annual pass.  From previous posts you will know that we all love it there.  Unfortunately I was in work, but I kept receiving updates and some great photos to cheer me up.  I had to laugh at this photo.  You could pick your own caption to accompany it, but mine is most definitely – “evolution??”

Chester Zoo

At the weekend we popped over to see the grandparents and attended a display that Grandad helps to put together.  This occasion was a little less rushed and I managed to take a camera, H’s dinosaurs, and some wellies for us both.  It was great that we were all together because Daddy hadn’t been able to go to the ones on Thursday.  I had felt really guilty going to H’s first fireworks display without him.  After the show we stopped at the community centre to buy some bangers – sausages that is.  A sausage butty (all of us), a few shandies (us, not him), and a quick run about (him, not us) topped off a lovely evening.

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Fireworks Delamere

So in a week when he wasn’t even going to go to one display, we ended up going to two.  I think we can categorically say that he has overcome his fear of loud noises.

Have a good week.

Love

Harry’s Honest Mummy x

Magic Moments – 7/11/15

At this time of year you are never sure how many opportunities you are going to get to go outside and not come back frozen and looking like a drowned rat, so last weekend’s mild weather was a real surprise. Not ones to miss a chance to be outside, we threw our coats on, packed up the buggy and set off for an adventure. “We are going on a bear hunt….”  Well, at least that was how we sold it to H.  Our adventures always revolve around where we can stop for a brew, so we pretty much knew where we were heading and there certainly wouldn’t be any bears!

Thankfully we live within walking distance of an absolute gem of a place.  All under one roof you have a well stocked deli counter, a butcher, fresh veg, a shop and of course a café.

Autumn, Hawarden Farm Shop, Toddler, OutdoorsWhen we arrived we said hello to the amimals (Peppa, George, and Mummy Pig), and headed to the fort so H could run off some steam.  H is a typical little boy. Covered in bruises from throwing himself to the ground (why do boys do this??), gets dirty in the blink of an eye, and doesn’t see the danger in anything. Within two minutes of getting there he had underestimated the depth of a puddle, tripped and ended up covered in mud. By luck –  rather than good planning – I had a spare pair of jeans to change him in to.

Hawarden Farm Shop

Hawarden Farm Shop, Hot Chocolate, Autumn

We headed inside for a hot drink and H got to try his very first hot chocolate. Needless to say that it was a winner. After devouring a couple of bacon butties we headed back outside for a few more games of hide and seek in the fort.

Hawarden Farm Shop

H hasn’t quite grasped the concept of hide and seek. He cheats when he covers his eyes, his counting is a bit random (he is only 2), and jumps out with a big smile shouting “here I am”, when it is his turn to hide. He loves it and it’s an absolute delight playing it with him.

Hawarden Farm Shop

Hawarden Farm Shop

A few games later, and after saying our goodbyes to the farm yard animals, we headed off for home. Hubby and I smiling at each other saying how lucky we were, and one of us fast asleep in the buggy.

For me this is what life is about.

Have a good week.

Love

Harry’s Honest Mummy x