Saturday, January 30, 2016

Nice Day... ♥

"Mummy, nice day" said Tyler Lee to me thoughtfully, as we sat on the cold stone steps looking down at Fota House, a favourite haunt of ours. It was absolutely freezing, his nose was running and I was feeling quite puffed from all our walking, but he was right, it was a nice day. We were surrounded by beautiful (if not unbelievably muddy!) gardens, the first blooms of spring were sprouting up in the grass beside us and we were enjoying time in the great outdoors as a family - Jacek, Tyler Lee and I together, just how we all love it.

This wasn't the only time during our day that Tyler Lee had proclaimed it 'nice', it was as if he was reminding me just how lovely the simplest of our moments together are, that we don't have to spend any money or go anywhere fancy just to have a good time together. The look of content on his face was something that warmed my heart. He was so happy just sitting there, eating his fruit sticks, drinking his water and taking in the views of the world around him. Nothing seemed to phase him, not his cold hands, his mud strewn jeans or his tiredness from an early morning start and three hours of preschool, he was just simply happy and enjoying his 'nice day'.

We had a frightening moment during the early hours of Thursday morning when I had to ring an ambulance for Jacek. Thankfully all is okay now but it really did scare me. I've never had to call an ambulance for anyone before and it wasn't a good feeling to have to call one for the man I love and the father of my children. Since that moment I just want us all to relax and spend the time together that we deserve, everything else can wait.

Now that spring is not too far away I hope that happier moments and brighter times are awaiting us. I want to hear my son saying "nice day" more and more throughout the coming months. How amazing is it that my almost three year old has already learnt to appreciate the simple moments in life, the ones that others (myself included) would normally over look and that he takes the time to tell and remind me that a day is nice and one to be cherished. I swear he's been here before, he has wisdom beyond his years and a nature that seems to appreciate everything he experiences. It's wonderful to witness.

Today is a nice day to have a nice day... so I'll be making sure we do, if my son doesn't make sure of it first of course.

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38 comments

  1. Look at how big he is getting and those curls are to die for! He is just the sweetest little thing and I love all your photos :)

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  2. Such beautiful pictures. It really looks like a magical place to explore - not surprised you go regularly.

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  3. Today is a nice day to have a nice day. What a great reminder. Our focus should always be in the present, because that is really all we have. Enjoy your family and weekend!

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  4. He is so adorable and your pictures are always beautiful. We had a nice day yesterday in Kansas City. It was 65 degrees.

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  5. oh what beautiful pictures and the flowers look great too! Angela from Daysinbed

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  6. What beautiful pictures! I agree; we can always choose to have a nice day. It's not too chilly where I live and a great day to go outside with the family.

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  7. I always think its great to see just how much kids enjoy the simple things. It warms my heart too. Those are the things that matter most anyway right?

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  8. Oh gosh I hope your partner is better now. Looks like you had a wonderful day, sometimes it's easier to appreciate the smaller things in life when no money is spent x

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  9. Everytime I see your photos I feel as though I have been transported into a magical world where fairies exist. I love the way you make any background look good!

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  10. Gorgeous photos, I hope your partner is better now.

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  11. Such gorgeous photos - such a beautiful boy. What a scare for you with Jacek - I have never had to ring for an ambulance before either. Glad all is ok. Kaz x

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  12. Beautiful photos as always! Tyler is so right, any day you're all together is a good day :) He's a wise one! I hope Jacek is feeling better, I cant imagine how scary that must have been xxx

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  13. Yes, it is a great reminder of how beautiful the world still is. Isn't it nice how we are reminded of our blessings from the eyes of little kids? I love the photos, btw.

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  14. Gorgeous pictures - love the blanket of snow drops - may have to go on a snowdrop hunt with mine

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  15. It looks like a really nice day and I love the colour of his duffel coat, so pretty x

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  16. He has the most gorgeous face, Fi.He'll make a brilliant big brother you can bet on it.

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  17. I love that saying "today is a nice day to have a nice day"! And his little curls are sooo adorable! My girls have very curly hair too! :)

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  18. I love the scenery where you live it always looks right out of a travel brochure!! Sometimes the simplest days are always the nicest and most enjoyable as well. Glad to hear Jacek is okay that would be scary to have to call for an ambulance!

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  19. I haven't been to your site in such a long time - I so enjoy your photos and Tyler Lee is even more adorable - And so sorry to hear about having to call the ambulance for your hubby - Praying all is well!

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  20. What pretty pictures. Here's to hoping that your anxious ambulance call is the only one you will ever have to make.

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  21. It's always good to have a nice day. Your son is SO adorable - his curls are the best.

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  22. Glad to hear that everyone is OK! What a great reminder to live each and every moment we get. Your spring flowers are beautiful! We have another couple of months to go before we see any blooms here.

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  23. He is such a cutie! I love those photos of him. How sweet is he to remind you about all the nice out there? I could use someone following me around reminding me of that, too!

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  24. Oh my! His hair is amazing! And what beautiful photos you have here, I love the patch of dandelions.

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  25. You really don't have to have money to have fun and them precious moments that are indeed unforgettable. It is so important to cherish what and who we have in our life every moment of every day. We are all blessed and sometimes we need to be reminded . Glad your husband is okay.

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  26. Love those pics, such a cute and nice bonding with your son. He's totally cute love his curly hair.

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  27. Amazing photography, I love it a lot! And you have such a cute son. He looks like an angel :)

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  28. I just love the photos in this post, every single one is just incredible! Thank you for sharing this wonderful part of your life with us! :)

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  29. It looks like a very nice day indeed! Lovely pictures! So sorry about your little one being sick earlier. Looks like he is feeling better, thankfully.

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  30. Family scares can take the life out of you. I'm glad you are able to have a nice day with your little one. We all deserve to have more nice days than we sometimes do.

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  31. This was definitely a NICE day...the photos are amazing and capture the true beauty of each moment...

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  32. Lovely pictures! You son is adorable. I can't wait for spring too. Just looking at flowers cheers me up to. A simple bouquet can brighten up my day and make it a nice day! Enjoyed reading your post.

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  33. You live in the most beautiful place in the world! What lovely photos, so sweet!

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  34. Those pictures have such a dreamy quality! You really have an eye for a shot. And of course your little one is purely adorable. Love those curls!

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  35. Nice day indeed! Those picture of your son are beautiful! I'm looking forward to spring and flowers blooming!

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  36. What beautiful photographs of you and your baby! Treasure those memories for sure. Im so glad you guys had a nice day to go outside!

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  37. You are certainly right - it IS a nice day to have a nice day! I am loving the photo of the flowers! Everything looks so peaceful and charming. I hope you are enjoying the weather and it's not too cold.

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