I think by now everyone knows how much of a ‘everything happens for a reason’ and ‘little things’ person I am, so when Families Online got in touch about their new #EveryMomentCounts campaign I was a little excited to say the least!
Over at Families Online they believe every moment counts with your family, and sometimes it’s the little moments that you treasure the most. They set myself a few of my lovely blogging friends a challenge to take a photo a day from a list of preset words, to capture the little moments that are so easily forgotten in every day life.
Day One – TOGETHER:
Since the switch in seasons was so apparent last week we thought it was time for a change in the girls reading and activity books at home. Out came the Halloween and Autumn inspired books and the girls loved the new addition! It is a seek and find book that tells the tale of what children find while they are out trick or treating. I love the fact the girls can share something as simple as a book and take turns to find the hidden objects. This for me is a true meaning of together!
Day Two – Tradition:
As above one of my favourite things about this time of year is the change in season! Going from the warmth of summer to the cool breeze of Autumn, the colours all changing and pumpkins everywhere! Literally!
I have over the years amassed a rather impressive collection of glass and ornate pumpkins that I love to bring out each year. If it wasn’t for the fact that I love the whole seasonal change over of decor I would leave them out all year round, however, this is my Autumn tradition and one I really look forward to.
Day Three – Laughter:
Tired of all the papers, pens and pieces of games the girls keep leaving around the living room I bought a storage box which doubles up as a foot stool – practicality and all that! I was sitting with my feet up and Amelia wanted to do the same but was too far away for her little legs to reach from the sofa…
She casually got up and lay on the floor, lifting her legs on top of the footstool/box until she was almost upside down! Then proceeded to lie in what looked like the most uncomfortable position ever to watch her cartoons!
She really does make us giggle!
Day Four – 3 Things:
One of the highlights of the week for me was having Milo and his mummy and daddy to stay for a few days. The girls love having their little nephew around and as there are only a few years between them Milo loves playing with his Aunties! (How strange does it sound – Auntie Amelia is only 3!) lol He has really come out of his shell and having taken his first steps, is well on his way to chasing the girls constantly – he is a little whirlwind with a supercute giggle and the 3 of them together have had us in hysterics hence these 3 little terrors has to be my word of the day for day four!
Day Five – Colourful:
*hyperventilates* One of my most favourite things in the world is stationery! There I said it! Give me a set of pens with brightly coloured nibs, pastel highlighters and some washi tape – sigh – I will be your best friend for ever! Thankfully there was a fabulous concept invented called Bullet Journalling which means I get to doodle to my hearts content and play with pens while making pretty lists and generally using up some of the many notebooks that keep appearing! I am sure you can agree this is a colourful but very pretty flat lay of some of my supplies!
Day Six – Love:
On Saturday Ben, Lauren and Milo wanted to pop out and explore something local and mentioned driving over to Sunderland etc. Of course, in Sunderland is the fabulous Glass Museum which I just knew would be something they could all enjoy, you get to see glass blowing and find out the history etc so after packing them off I set to work on a couple of projects. My phone beeped and this photograph came through.
When you see your first born with his first born it really is something else. The love I feel for these two and the love that is so evident between what they both love doing and sharing is just so apparent that I really couldn’t pic another photo that summed up Day Six.
Day Seven – Reflection:
Before leaving on the Sunday to head home I was given my birthday presents for the Monday. The day before I turned 43 seemed like an ideal opportunity to reflect on everything that has happened this past year and I made a few realisations whilst in the bath enjoying my wine, spiced orange candle and After Eights…