Tuesday, July 11, 2017

{The Ordinary Moments} Lads & Lighthouses ♥

Well here I am, finally writing a 'The Ordinary Moments' post - a link up I've wanted to take part in for some time now, but just never finding the time...

From now on I'm going to find that time because our lives are filled with so many ordinary moments that lead to extraordinary things and memories and I want to document them all so that when I've old and grey I can look back and laugh and cry at all the times I've had with my little family.

This weekend we had one of those extra special 'ordinary moments'. You know, the ones which stay in your heart much longer than you ever expected them to.

I spend the majority of my time alone with my two boys. My other half is always working and at times I feel as though we're a family of three rather than four. I find myself waiting around for Jacek to have a day off so that we can go somewhere and do things, but it shouldn't be this way. I should be relishing being a stay at home mother and all the opportunities and freedom that gives me to go out adventuring with my sons.

They won't be small forever and I want to fill these early days of their lives with happy memories and lots of exploring.

After much flapping and fluster I packed us all in the car and off we went. I wasn't even sure where I was going to be honest, I just needed to get out of the house. It was only at each turn that I decided which way we'd go and finally, after a lengthy drive - lengthier than I've done in a very long time thanks to my horrible anxiety with driving the car - we arrived a spot which is a firm favourite of ours, Roches Point Lighthouse.

We settled at a picnic table, eating our snacks and rolls whilst soaking in the lovely Irish summer sunshine - thankfully not so rare this year! We then took a walk up to the lighthouse, past the little coloured houses which will always remind me of Balamory. Both of my boys peered in through the lighthouse gates - Tyler thinking it was Cap'n Turbot from Paw Patrols house (I had to tell him he was out on his boat... again...) and Beau just wanting to climb on the gate like his big brother.

We then ventured down to the beach, passing the gorgeous purple and blue hydrangeas that were placed perfectly in front of the view of our hometown across the water. I had to stop and take a picture.

When we got down to the beach the boys took off exploring whilst I settled myself on the soft sand. It felt so good to have a breather for a few minutes whilst Tyler dipped his feet in a rock pool, sitting on the edge of a rock like a little merbaby. Beau had great enjoyment from trying to eat the wet sand and splashing about in a smaller rock pool. It seems my little Taurus boy enjoys the water just as much as my little Aquarius boy!

Tyler then went for a paddle and the joy on his little face as he ran in and out of the water was just priceless. It's that enjoyment from such a simple thing as splashing about in the water, that make for cherished summer memories. Beau kept looking at me longingly to join his big brother in the water - maybe next year buddy.

On our way home we stopped by a petrol station on the pier. I've passed this place hundreds of times since I was a child but have never stopped by, so it was high time. I bought the boys an ice-cream each and they couldn't have been happier. Their little faces just made my day.

It's days like this which stay in my mind. My boys with their ice-cream and sand covered faces, tired from the salty air and happy from the adventure just had.

The Ordinary Moments


  1. Oh t looks like such a lovely day and such beautiful photos too x

  2. Oh my gosh, what a beautiful place to explore - and I am so happy to see you linking up!! Your boys won't be young forever but they look like they're having a blast! x


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