A Family Outdoors #perfectdayout

February 27, 2015



I have to admit that it isn’t always easy for us to get out as a family but we are slowly getting there. I love to get my boys out in the fresh air and always feel better when I can see muddy wellies and rosy cheeks. Lucas has always been such an explorer and as he gets older he just becomes more and more adventurous. There isn’t much that makes him happier than being outdoors, especially if we have a picnic. Even though we are still in a rather chilly February he has started pestering me to play in the garden and every day we enjoy our walks to pre-school

When I think about a perfect day out for us as a family, firstly it has to be outdoors! With a three year old boy it usually has to either involve mud, sand or water. For the twins I think they are just happy to see a nice view (or maybe a ride in a wheelbarrow). Sometimes we don’t have to go very far but if we find somewhere new to explore it is always cause for much excitement from our little ones.

As for us adults, I don’t think you can beat seeing your children getting such joy out of the simple things; running down a hill, hiding under a tree, jumping in muddy puddles, crunching over snow, swinging at the playground or rushing down a slide. I just love to get them away from the television and screens. We are always having true quality family time when we get outdoors together and if it is a difficult day everyone seems to relax the moment we set foot out our front door.

When I look back at my favourite photos from the year so many of them are outdoors and that is because they all hold a special memory. I can remember where we were and how it felt to see Lucas charging down the hill, or the twins going in a swing for the first time. Our perfect day out will always be a grand outdoor adventure and as the boys get older we look forward to having so many more!


Living Arrows 16


Twins Swing

School Walk Snow

This is my entry to apply to be a Crocky Trail Ambassador.

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  • Julia @ rainbeaubelle

    The wheelbarrow looks like a lot of fun! I agree, boys especially need a lot of outdoor time and big spaces for running around are great for all kids aren’t they. Good luck with the entry, I’d love to go to the Crocky Trail I know my son would love it x

    February 27, 2015 at 12:31 pm Reply
  • Kat | Beau Twins

    I totally agree! Noting better than getting out in all weathers, rosy cheekys and muddy puddles! I adore these pictures – just beautiful. You are AMAZING to have all three boys! Super mumma and gorgeous! Wish we lived closer! mwah xxxx

    February 27, 2015 at 2:42 pm Reply
  • Tina

    Outdoor moments are the best!

    February 27, 2015 at 4:11 pm Reply
  • Everything Mummy

    grat post i love nothing more than seeing my girls running free outside and exploring! x

    February 28, 2015 at 7:45 pm Reply
  • Katie life on vista Haydock

    I love reading your posts about the boys. Lucas seem so much of a character. Fresh air is so good for little people it’s just a shame it’s so hard to get out the door some days xx

    February 28, 2015 at 9:25 pm Reply
  • mummyofboygirltwins

    I agree – I am such an advocate to get outside and enjoy simple things. Finding sticks or pointing at cows seems to be enough to keep our twins happy! It isn’t easy going outside (especially for you) but when you do it – you feel so much better don’t you?? Lovely post and photo’s. Jess x

    March 1, 2015 at 11:29 am Reply
  • Mini Travellers

    What fabulous photos Hayley. Thank you so much for entering the competition to become a Crocky Trail Ambassador. We are having a lovely time reading everyones posts. Love the photo of the boys in the pumpkin field.Muddy puddles are not only for Peppa!

    March 1, 2015 at 8:11 pm Reply
  • SArah Christie

    Hayley what beautiful photos, it takes such co ordination getting out when they are little doesn’t it xx

    March 1, 2015 at 8:54 pm Reply
  • Katie

    Getting outside really is the best way to cheer everyone up. It can be hard when you have so many little ones but it’s always worth it even if it’s just a quick walk to dust off the cobwebs on these dark winter days. xxx

    March 2, 2015 at 6:51 am Reply
  • Maria Noell

    Lovely photographs. I couldn’t agree more, nothing quite beats letting the kids explore outdoors.

    x Maria x

    March 3, 2015 at 8:50 pm Reply
  • Katy {What Katy Said}

    I love getting out and about but we have nowhere to go around here. Just pavements! Very jealous of the pumpkin patch!

    March 7, 2015 at 10:37 am Reply
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