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Family time

Mumof2, mum of 2, autumn, family timeI have previously mentioned how much I love Autumn and this week’s #magicmomentscontinues with the Autumnal theme and family time.

We have been pretty busy this weekemd clearing away the trampoline and putting it in the loft. We can’t keep it out for the winter as there is a field in front of us and so when the winds pick up, our house is the first to get the onslaught. The pigeons also like to roost in the tree above the trampoline and so any random spurt of ‘let’s go on the trampoline’ has to be delayed by at least 15mins clearing all their mess away. And finally – we would end up with a massive block of ice when the snow arrives.

So trampoline in the loft, garden furniture tucked away and covered, grass has been sown in a couple of patches and we did some clearing at school in between.

The parts I absolutely loved in all this were the boys having simple fun. They couldn’t wait to get into the loft. So I helped them up the loft ladder and it was like a treasure chest to them. I even turned the light out (with their permission of course!) so that they could see how dark it is. Although the light in the passage was still on with the loft hatch open.

We gave them rides on the wheel barrow and and they had fun on their bikes in the puddles. They even went so far as exploring and clearing out our friends pond (sorry friends!) but the look of joy on their faces that they had done it was a picture.

After all our jobs had been done – we ordered in a a pizza and watched a movie. Lovely family time.



There’s something special about Autumn

Chestnut, mumof2, mum of 2, magicmoments, autumnI know that for many people, the signs of Autumn are unwelcome. It means that the lovely long Summer days have come to an end and that the long cold nights are on their way.

I have to admit…I love Autumn for a variety of reasons really.

I love…

  • the gorgeous warm colours of yellows, oranges and reds as the leaves change and the sun rise and sun sets can be appreciated through the leaves.
  • picking the blackberries straight from the bush and it makes our bike rides so much more fun for this
  • the boys having loads of fun in the newly formed puddles from the rain and that it’s not too cold for them to enjoy being soaked
  • thinking back over the things we did in the Summer and wondering what next Summer will bring
  • fleeces and jeans! Anyone who knows how I love these 2 items of clothing!! Autumn means it’s perfect weather to wear them again
  • watching people searching for conkers (old and young I might add!)
  • the excitement that Christmas is not too far around the corner

I could go on but will stop at those for now and just carry on enjoying the Autumn whilst it lasts.