{The Ordinary Moments 2015} #20 – Family Walks

{The Ordinary Moments 2015} #20 – Family Walks

Where we live we’re really lucky to have a woodland trail just opposite the house.  We don’t live in the most rural of areas, but literally once you step over a busy dual carriageway there are 650 acres of what is referred to as Lancashire Premier Country Park.  As we live on the outskirts of that, there are little snippets left over that technically may have still been classed as part of that park but a motorway junction was built in between.  With the size that Eden is at the moment, our little woodland trail is perfect for her teeny legs, and she probably feels like she’s climbed Snowdon when we finish.

Just this week we’ve started taking Eden without the buggy.  It took some adjustment for Judah who wasn’t happy about someone else wearing his monkey backpack.  We explained that he wouldn’t be able to run down the trail like he loves to if he wore it and he calmed down (eventually).  The second time we went Daddy and the girls joined us so he wasn’t fussed about his monkey backpack then.

Eden is already an amazing little walker, considering how small she is, she manages to keep up well.  She takes big strides and isn’t deterred by the more difficult terrain.  I can’t believe she’s 18 months old in a couple of days.  I know people say that time flies, it’s not that, that sticks out in my mind when I think back to her birth.  The main thing for me is I can’t believe how much my body is still in pain.  After giving birth to Judah I was back at Zumba 6 weeks later, I lost all the weight straight away.  With Eden, it has been 18 months and my hips, back, legs are often in absolute agony.  Because I can’t really exercise due to the pain, I have piled on weight.  It’s horrendous, but I still do my best to go out on little treks with my people.  I’ve managed a few more than normal this week, so hopefully, if over the Summer (with the better weather) we take it steady, this could be the start of my body beginning to heal.

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Judah and Shayla were being ridiculously cute on our walk Friday evening.  They were running through the woods holding hands.  They’re so much faster than I, it is difficult to try and capture them with the camera, as they’re usually so far away.  I caught lots of footage on camera though, as I’ve said on a recent post, I’m trying to focus more on vlogging, and using video to create family memories.

I love our little walks.  There are bluebells, beautiful trees and sometimes even a squirrel (Judah spends all his time searching for them).  The children love being able to run around freely, it always tires them out ready for dinner and then bedtime, and we all just LOVE being outside in the fresh air.  I must say that like the children, once I’m out I never want to come home.  We’ve started recently letting them play on the small field that’s at the end of our road when we’ve finished the woodland trail.  They run around, make daisy chains, do cartwheels (Isis) and they want to stay there forever.

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On Friday, the council had just cut all the grass (you can see their vehicle at the back) so all the little buttercups and daisies were gone.  It’s not long before they grow back though.  The only downside with out little teeny walk, is it’s where all the locals take their dogs for a walk.  I don’t have anything against dogs, but I feel so paranoid if Judah is running a bit ahead of us and he meets a dog off a lead because we never know how he or the dog is going to react.  He cries when he sees dogs, as he’s a big softie but he is getting a lot better.  They seem to be great at picking up mess though near us, there’s very rarely any dog mess but obviously we keep our eyes peeled for that too (especially when Isis is doing cartwheels and handstands).

I adore that we all like being outdoors, they would rather be outside than watching TV or playing on the iPad any day.  I hope they stay this way as they grow.  It’s so lovely being able to enjoy something so natural, simple and free together as a family.

Here are some of my favourite photos captured Friday afternoon when we were all together, even Martina came with us.

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Thank you to Katie over at ‘Mummy Daddy Me‘ again for this lovely link up.  I always enjoy taking the time to remember the beautiful ordinary that occurs in our week.  Follow the badge below to see the other posts linked up.

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17 thoughts on “{The Ordinary Moments 2015} #20 – Family Walks

  1. Lovely, its so nice when you have a hidden gem like this isn’t it? lovely post and photos! Popping over from #ordinarymoments linky xx

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  2. Oh well done Eden! That’s something to stay walking, and it’s always lovely when you can go out without the buggy; it’s a massive milestone too!

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    1. I know she’s such a sweetie. We filmed her on her very first walk a couple of days prior. I’ll be putting it on our YouTube at some point to keep the memories in one place xx have a great day Carie x

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  3. Gorgeous photos Alexandra, especially that last one, I am a sucker for photos taken from behind. Just gorgeous. It’s so nice that the weather is nicer now, lets hope it lasts. And sorry to hear you are still feeling in pain, that’s horrid. x

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    1. I am getting better slowly. I’ve been out a lot for me this week. Although seriously me pregnant was more mobile haha. I love that pic too, I need to set up the tripod so I can have one of us all 🙂 xxx

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  4. Lovely photos, Eden looks so grown up with her little backpack on too. I need to invest in some reins for the twins just trying to decide which ones, we love family walks too so would be great to let them loose a little more. Looks like you have a lovely place to walk xx

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    1. I definitely recommend the back pack type ones, they NEVER have a problem putting it on. They want to put it on. Also, the little tail clips off when you want to, so they can then run around with it still on and no trailing trip hazzard 😉 x thanks for stopping by

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