Sleeping {The Ordinary Moments}

Every night before I go to sleep, I get back out of bed and check in on Cheeky Chap. I’m not sure why but it is always these moments, when he is sleeping peacefully, that I notice how he has changed. They are moments I cherish. Moments that I often capture on camera. It doesn’t seem to matter how bad my day has been, if Cheeky Chap has misbehaved, if things just haven’t gone my way, it is these ordinary moments… Continue Reading “Sleeping {The Ordinary Moments}”

One Boy and His Dog

Last year my sister and her partner got a rescue dog. As a young pup, Riddler used to be somewhat excitable. The first few times Cheeky Chap met him I think he was quite taken aback by him. With time and training, Riddler has calmed down a little but is still definitely a character. For around six months, the husband walked Riddler twice a week when both my sister and her partner worked. During the school holidays, Cheeky Chap would join… Continue Reading “One Boy and His Dog”

The Ordinary Moments 16 #9 ~ The Half Way Point

It’s hard to believe but we are now half-way through the summer break. I almost feel as though we have wasted the last three weeks as we haven’t really done much at all. One of the (few) benefits to having a communal garden is that we have ready made playmates for Cheeky Chap. As long as it is a dry day, we are able to send him out into the garden and, more often than not, at least one other… Continue Reading “The Ordinary Moments 16 #9 ~ The Half Way Point”

The Ordinary Moments 16 #5 ~ Bedtime

There’s a time of day that parents look forward to like no other. Bedtime. I know many parents who have a nightmare with getting their children to bed. We have been very lucky and Cheeky Chap has never really been a problem at bedtime. Of course he has his moments like every child but on the whole he goes to bed nicely and calmly and without too much stress. The key has always been ensuring that he has some wind down… Continue Reading “The Ordinary Moments 16 #5 ~ Bedtime”

Country Kids & Ordinary Moments 16 #2 ~ A Mid-Week Trip to the Park

While everyone else was getting back into the swing of school and work this week, Cheeky Chap had a bonus week off school. As seems to be typical, despite having a whole two weeks off school, he picked up a nasty cough and cold on the Saturday before he was due back to school. Rather than getting better, he got worse, to the point that the night before term started again, the husband and I both woke up several times… Continue Reading “Country Kids & Ordinary Moments 16 #2 ~ A Mid-Week Trip to the Park”