Sometimes it’s easy to forget, that it’s often the simple things in life, that children love most. We find ourselves sat around wondering what to do for the day on a Sunday, as though the only options are a full day out somewhere, that costs an arm and a leg. Truth be told, my children, like many, just enjoy a bit of family time, whether that means going somewhere exciting or playing board games together at home.
Last Sunday, after a long day of travelling on the Saturday, and not much sleep, we decided to embrace some of the simpler things. We skipped Junior Park Run, in favour of a lay-in and a lazy morning. We watched a family movie together, did some drawing and headed off outside so the children could burn off some energy on their scooters. I took my DSLR, just because I wanted to capture some more ordinary moments of our lives. Normal, simple things, like scooting around the village. I’m so glad I did, because when I got home and went through those photos, I had an album full of energy, smiles, free flowing hair, sibling affection and glowing happy souls. Photos that made me feel warm and fuzzy and full of adoration for those four beautiful children of mine.
Photos that aren’t perfect of course – My favourite one is even a little blurry, but I love the emotion and the vibrancy that I’ve captured through that lens.
We came home, into the warm, for hot chocolate and cuddles before a hearty dinner and once the children were in bed, I took another look at the photographs. Without a doubt, seeing your children smile and hearing them laugh, is one of the most rewarding parts of motherhood. And it was a day that cost us nothing. Literally just scooting around. It’s so easy to take those ordinary moments for granted, when really we should be cherishing every second.
Sarah MumofThree World says
Beautiful! Those days really are the best. X
Sarah MumofThree World recently posted..Silent Sunday 11.2.18
Darren Coleshill says
What a wonderful way to spend the day, it looks like they all had so much fun
Thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto
Fiona Cambouropoulos says
My goodness Emma they are all growing up! Scooters are the perfect way for them all to enjoy some outdoor time together, they work for such a wide age group. Mine all had them too.
Fiona Cambouropoulos says
You have captured some lovely happy faces and expressions, it looks like a lovely way to spend a couple of hours, freedom, no pressure, no cost and time together.
Thank you for sharing on #CountryKids
Kim Carberry says
Aww! Lovely photos! It looks like a lot of fun was had x
Kim Carberry recently posted..Keeping them busy on a Saturday afternoon. #MySundayPhoto
rebecca Beesley says
look at your gorgeous children having such fun scooting around! We’ve recently re-discovered scooting after getting a couple of new scooters at christmas. It’s such a great way to get outdoors. #countrykids xxx
Merlinda Little says
A lot of my fave moments are usually blurry in photos too. Kids just cant stay put long enough hehe.
This looks like a fun day. I have to admit that I suddenly miss my son scootering as we didnt do any this week!
Merlinda Little recently posted..Disappointed
Kids of the Wild says
What a heart warming way to spend weekend family time and some great memories in the photos too. Happy outdoor kids! #CountryKids
Shiju Sugunan says
So many beautiful and happy faces. Looks like a lot of fun!
Jonny (daisythebus) says
Four kids, four scooters: It looks like we were on the same wavelength for this weeks’ #CountryKids linkup 🙂 Your photos express perfectly the natural joy of your kids as they scoot about. Greetings from Luxembourg!
Jonny (daisythebus) recently posted..Scooters and cupcakes: An afternoon in Luxembourg City