Sunny Evenings {The Ordinary Moments}

May 24, 2015


Last night was one of those perfect sunny evenings when you can push bedtime back and just enjoy the warmth. The boys were pottering around our garden, playing football with Daddy while I lounged on a sun chair and took a few photos. I am dreaming of nights like this in the summer holidays. I love that we don’t have anything to get up for the next day so if they stay up a little late it’s ok. Our garden needs a little work, some patches are quite out of control, but it doesn’t bother them and they would have played out there all evening! Their little bare feet toddle all over the grass while they chatter and giggle. As they pass by they’ll reach up for a kiss and a cuddle with their skin warm from the sun.

They are reaching an age now when they all start to play together and I just love to sit back and watch them. Me and my husband sat together while they occupied the little playhouse; the twins were opening and shutting the windows giggling away as Lucas peeped inside. They really interact with each other now and I can see the sibling relationship growing between all three of them. I sometimes thought with three children it might be difficult, that one might be the odd one out but I’ve seen no signs of it. Lucas and Bear are so alike in personality that they have fun making mischief together. Boo and Lucas are so loving to each other, close in a totally different way. It is amazing how they engage differently with each other to suit each personality and Lucas is never left out of their twin relationship.

It gives me such contentment to see them all together; on the whole they get on so well and the way they laugh when they are with each other is uncontrollable – nothing else can make them laugh in the same way. We hit upon a magic moment last night when they were all in a fantastic mood and it makes me feel like the luckiest woman in the world. We get our fair share of days with grumps and squabbles but every now and again everything aligns and it feels close to perfection.

You can spend so much time planning fun days out and memorable adventures but sometimes those spontaneous family moments are the ones that bring the most joy. They weren’t doing anything special, just enjoying being in each other’s company and I love that at this age that is all that is needed to make them happy. I’m hoping for more many more evening like this, just perfect.







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  • Kerri-Ann

    Gorgeous post and I absolutely agree, the best moments are often unplanned and of the simplest form. Your boys sound like they have the sweetest relationship. Lazy sunny nights in the garden are absolutely fabulous x x #TheOrdinaryMoments

    May 24, 2015 at 5:32 pm Reply
  • Mary

    Hayley I love these pics and your garden is deffs a step up from mine! haha Yes I couldn’t agree more how lovely it is to have warm sunny evenings, no agenda and just let the good times roll – May there be many more ahead xx

    May 24, 2015 at 5:50 pm Reply
  • Vicki

    Lovely photos Hayley – a sunny day is all we need to lift our moods. Looks like you all had a lot of fun relaxing in your garden & I agree that sometimes you might plan what you think will be the best day out but often just staying at home can be all the adventure you need

    May 24, 2015 at 8:18 pm Reply
  • Michelle (@AFamilyChatter)

    Fab photos! I also agree that the best moments are the ones which are unplanned, impulsive and quite often, free!! It’s also great when you get all children in a good mood! 🙂 x

    May 24, 2015 at 8:36 pm Reply
  • SArah Christie

    Hayley such a beautiful post, Chris and I have years of happy memories sat in the garden in the sun watching the boys play, it is so wonderful to watch them laugh and explore and just as good as any day out. Its the family time that is important x

    May 24, 2015 at 10:51 pm Reply
  • Jess @ Along Came Cherry

    Such gorgeous boys! And yay for summer evenings 🙂 x

    May 25, 2015 at 7:18 am Reply
  • Katie @mummydaddyme

    Gorgeous photos Hayley- I truly think these might by my most favourite of ordinary moments. I love nothing better than being in the garden when the sun is shining- I bet you must feel so content and proud as punch to sit back and watch your gorgeous boys playing together. x

    May 25, 2015 at 7:46 pm Reply
  • Tina

    Spontaneous moments are definitely always the best. No expectations means no let down and the freedom to just enjoy yourself 🙂

    May 26, 2015 at 5:05 pm Reply
  • Alexandra @dontcallmestepmummy

    Yay I love the sunshine, what beautiful photos. The play house is gorgeous, love the bunting. So nice to be able to be outside. xxx #ordinarymoments

    May 26, 2015 at 9:23 pm Reply
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