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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

All about that park life


Oh I do love a little park trip. 
We try to get outdoors as much as possible, and this can include simply going to our local park. 

Some of my best childhood memories are from playing outdoors and specifically the park. One that really stands out is Higginson Park in Marlow, Bucks, which is the town my Granddad lived, and we would visit the park every time we went to see him. It was pure happiness for a kid. And that's what I want for Henry as much as possible.  









This trip in particular was one Friday night after I had finished work. We grabbed ice creams and played in the park for about half an hour. It's afternoons like this that make parenting so much fun, and being a working mum so worthwhile.

It wasn't the easiest decision to return to work, and I was so sad when my years maternity leave finally came to an end, but I do think it was absolutely the best decision for our family. 
Henry adores nursery, and they love him too. He's learning so much there and his social skills are coming on leaps and bounds which I have to credit them for. 

Coming home each day to this smiley little face and getting those last couple of hours with him before bedtime are some of the best times. Even our mornings are pretty fun with bus cuddles, despite drop off time still being really hard as he sometimes gets a little tearful. However his key worker is getting very good at distracting him as soon as we arrive so the tears are lessening which is much easier on this mamas heart! 

Being a working mum is hard, it's tiring, and sometimes it is down right heartbreaking, but it is 100% the best thing for us right now. And the park trips really do help. Also Henry's hair in that last photo is EVERYTHING!!! 
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  1. Aw what beautiful photos. We also love the park its on of my children's favourite places to visit. xx

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  2. I love Henry's face when he's being swung up into the air! xo

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  3. wonderful photos! we love our park, our local council has paddling pools in all the parks that get filled up during the summer holidays, its a great way to spend a few hours, my only problem is the lack of shade but its nothing a large brolly cant fix!

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  4. We love parks, we have a fantastic one with a pool and sand area but it's always so packed in the holidays!

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  5. This is such a lovely post to read. I agree some of my favourite memories of my childhood are playing outside. My kids are the same they would never come in the house if they could! X

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  6. You can't beat a good play at the park. Ours is really run down unfortunately. Fife Council really need to up their game and get it sorted.

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  7. These photos are soooooo cute!! Parks are the best way to wear out a little one!
    Amelia

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  8. What beautiful photos! I'm due to go back to work in a few weeks and I'm dreading it but I know it's best for us all ox

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  9. I know it must be hard leaving you children at nursery. I used to work in nurseries and I'm a nanny now. But 9/10 times the children would stop crying within a couple of minutes and some would only do it to try and make their parents feel guilty! It's great that Henry has a great relationship with his key person and is happy at his setting. I feel like this is the most important thing! Second that they thrive in their nursery which sounds like Henry is :)

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  10. We love trips to the park too. It's so lovely to see the excitement on their little faces x

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  11. We love trips to the park in all weathers. Great pics!

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  12. I have lots of lovely childhood memories of visiting parks in and around Cardiff with my mum and my siblings :)

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