It’s been a tricky couple of weeks for getting out and about. The weather’s not been great, and with Arthur recovering from the croup which struck him down just after his birthday I have been reluctant to take him out in the cold and the damp without good reason.
But this week has been all about getting back into normal routine. His classes have started up again, and although he’s still a bit sniffly we’ve both had enough of being stuck indoors.
On Thursday morning I awoke to torrential rain, with a sleeping toddler snuggled up beside me. It was still dark outside, and I really doubted whether we were going to get it together to make it to music. But we did, wrapped up in the sling and our trusty babywearing coat. It was lovely to see friends again, and by the time we were ready to head home the sun had appeared.
It was still cold, but as we passed our local beach Arthur began to bounce in the sling, asking excitedly if he could throw stones in the sea. And so I let him down, and watched as the smile spread across his face, filled with joy at this simple and familiar pleasure. It reminded me how very lucky we are to live where we do, and how much I’m looking forward to making the most of that over the months to come.
Linking up with Fiona at Coombe Mill for Country Kids.
amazing photos, I always love the light on a wintery beach. brilliant fun! x
Thanks 🙂 It was pretty awesome light!
Aww, I love his face! Isn’t it wonderful that kids get so excited about the simple things in life. It gives you a whole new, or renewed, perspective on life. Lovely photos #CountryKids
It is so wonderfully refreshing I agree. Glad you like the pics 🙂
Oh, he is so adorable with his wooly hat! Also love the first photo of you and Arthur in a sling. Priceless 🙂 #countrykids.
I love that pic too. And the hat! He is such a cutie 🙂
It’s great that Arthur was so excited just to be throwing stones into the sea, it really does show us how to appreciate the little things in life doesn’t it? Living near a beach is a great chance to get outside, whatever the weather I find the beach has a certain beauty. Thanks for linking up with Country Kids.
It is one of his all-time favourite things to do 🙂 I should definitely take advantage of it while he’s so easy to please!
Awww glad he feels better! His hair is growing now again and its nice to see his smile again as its been awhile since I read your posts =) #countrykids
Thank you. His hair is growing so fast! Definitely due another trim I think – of his fringe at least 🙂
Such cute pictures and I love his little outfit. The beach is great whatever the weather x
It is! We always have fun, it’s just a matter of me getting over my aversion to the cold and the rain… x
Croup is the pits! So pleased Arthur is better now and you’ve been out and about. Gorgeous photos xx
Thank you 🙂 Yep, really not a fan of croup. I’m hoping that might be it for this year now. Fingers crossed… xx
Fingers crossed all round, i’ve been saying the same myself xxx
Beautiful pictures of Arthur 🙂
Thank you 🙂
Absolutely stunning photos, I want to live by the sea. #countrykids x
Thank you – the light definitely helped! It is pretty special living by the sea 🙂 x
Gorgeous photos, love his hat! And that last photo, his eyes are so blue 🙂 What a lovely way to spend some time, getting some wonderful fresh sea air.
It was a lovely bit of beach time. And the light was perfect for photos! 🙂