One of our days
Our days, much like everyone else's, are filled with ordinary moments; the everyday events such as urine on the seat (not me) and breakfast on the floor (occasionally me, depending on how the morning has gone), then there are the extraordinary moments that find us unexpectedly; entering a room to see the boys laughing and sharing a book, waking for the day to a tiny hand clutching my clothes, all the things that make every tough moment as a parent worthwhile.
Our mornings always seem to pass by in a blur, mostly made up of tea (milk for the boys) & biscuits in bed, the battle of breakfast and nap-time before I've even had a chance to get myself and the boys dressed. We rarely leave the house before midday (excluding the nursery run; I often feel like exclaiming loudly something about working from home when I'm amongst the exquisitely-dressed parents in my PJs) but on the rare occasion we do, it always feels refreshing to be out in the air before lunchtime begins. The afternoons are when we usually get outside; visits to the park or for coffee (and babyccinos) with my Mama, or just a trip to the shops to get out of the house (and a breather once they're both strapped into the pushchair).
Each day, I'm surprised by how quickly the boy's are changing and how different they grow to be. Archie's fire burns brighter everyday, and along with his curiosity, he consistently pushes boundaries, testing us as parents (it wouldn't be fun really otherwise, would it?). Jesse has shown a whole other side to himself since he started walking; I'd call him fearless and brave when before I'd always thought his sensitivity might hold him back, that fear would halt him from clambering on, but he's shown us the absolute opposite, picking himself up from a fall and continuing on, albeit with a few stumbles.
Nothing phases Archie. He was never afraid of the dark, wouldn't flinch at loud noises and couldn't take his eyes off of the fireworks or the bright lights of the funfair. Jesse, excited but tentative, desperate to explore, but also eager to stay close to us, tucking his head into the crook of our shoulders when the noises got a little too loud or the lights a little too erratic.
My aim is for my blog to be one big day-in-the-life, to share our stories and struggles, our journeys as parents and the childhood memories we can't bear to be lost as the boys seem to grow quicker by the day, right in front of our eyes. Along the way, I've discovered a passion for photography that I never expected to find and there's no joy like recording our life; I only hope our photos, stories and videos are as honest and true as I hope them to be.
When I was asked to share a day in our life by the lovely Amber of Meet the Wildes, I jumped at the chance to join in with some wonderful bloggers I regularly find myself in awe of, Amber as well as Kirsty of Life with Boys and Zoe of My Little Wildlings. Make sure you check out their DITL posts, they all have a knack of creating the extraordinary from the ordinary.