Tigerlilly Quinn: The ordinary moments

Friday, 4 April 2014

The ordinary moments



Over the weekend Tom and I added a bookshelf to the hallway and re-organised some space in our living room. Not massive renovations but just some small jobs we wanted to get out the way to free up some space downstairs. We moved lots of Wilf's books onto the landing a little before bedtime, although he did help me stack them all on there he must have forgotten as the next morning we heard the usual patter of his feet as he made his way from his bedroom to ours and then.. 'OH look! my books!'

Instead of heading to our bed and waking us up at just gone 6am we heard him reading to himself on the landing. Tom and I looked at each other and realised that this was one of those really special moments in life, ordinary and magical all at the same time. Well, I thought that anyway, Tom maybe thought 'great! he's not coming to wake us up! ;)' but we both smiled listening him chatter away through book after book.

Being the person I am I couldn't just stay in bed and savour it, I had to try and sneakily capture the moment. Of course Wilf spotted me after a second and that was that, bouncing on the bed time and Tom send to make the morning cup of tea.

The ordinary moments
Linking up with Katie

69 comments:

Adele Jarrett-Kerr said...

Ooh I love when they "read" to themselves. So sweet! That also reminds me that I like shelves in hallways. You've got me thinking about our space...

mummyoftwo said...

How lovely! It's great when they can keep themselves entertained isn't it. I love it when you move their things around and everything seems new to them again!

Kirsty Phillipson-Lowe said...

Arrrr! These are beautiful pictures! I love capturing the kiddies when they don't know they're being watched x

Eleanor Willock said...

Great idea, put the books where they can reach them! I was so proud this week, my daughter pulled herself up for the first time - in order to reach out for a book.

Emma Smith said...

A great idea. We have a few book storage areas around the house so hopefully they catch the children's eye a lot and they feel inspired to dive in.

Pearl Sanguine said...

great idea! There is a teeny weeny landing at the top of our stairs and a step up on each side to ente either bedroom. What a perfect place to put a bookshelf for madam's books that don't ever seem to be able to have enough of a home!

Amy Elizabeth said...

This is just gorgeous!

Liz Ferguson said...

English garden

FOXGLOVE38 said...

sun bird floral range please

Kirsten Murphy said...

http://www.oldrids.co.uk/CAT7/By_Room/Bedroom/Duvets/Joules_Sunbird_Floral_Bedding/Product

lindsey stuart said...

I love the sun bird floral :D

Marie Horton said...

Coastal birds

Mummy Glitzer said...

How beautiful and what a lovely idea. Harry has a cupboard full of books but I really want to get a case so they are more easily displayed. As much as he loves reading/being read to, it really is a case of "out of sight, out of mind" for him! x

Helen Craigs said...

Coastal Boats

S. larkin said...

Coastal birds

Melody Mse said...

I do love the Joules Circus :) http://www.oldrids.co.uk/CAT7/By_Type/Duvets/Joules_Bedding/Joules_Circus_Bedding/Product

Hayley Todd said...

I love the Joules Sunbird bedding set

Bridie Summersgill said...

http://www.oldrids.co.uk/CAT7/By_Type/Duvets/Joules_Coastal_Birds_Bedding/Product



lovely

Jen Walshaw said...

Beautiful pictures. Believe it or not we have a bookcase on the landing for the boys books too.

Alex Fowler said...

Coastal birds

Stephs Two Girls said...

You crazy lady, getting out of bed to take the pictures ;) great idea to give renewed interest though *puts thinking cap on*

You Baby Me Mummy said...

Ah so sweet, I would have tried to capture it too. Lovely pictures, he is so cute xx

KATE SARSFIELD said...

http://www.oldrids.co.uk/CAT7/By_Type/Duvets/Kylie_Misha_Bedding_Range/Product so pretty!

Jude Dysart said...

B Chocolate Brownie Bar

Suzanne said...

Coastal birds.

Helen Actually Mummy said...

OH how lovely! I remember the first time both of my children read to themselves on waking - it's the loveliest progression :)

lisa prince said...

aw how cute he looks enravelled in that book , great pics hun x

kirsty l said...

B. chocolate brownie bar

savvywendy said...

Aww lovely, Zak loves books sits for ages looking through them. Magical times x

Tammy Tudor said...

B. Chocolate Brownie Bar

Emma Biddulph said...

English Garden

Louisa said...

Such lovely photos, he looks engrossed.

steven said...

B) Chocolate Brownie Bar

Rob Baker said...

B) Chocolate Brownie Bar

Chris Fletcher said...

Coastal birds is my favourite

laura redburn said...

aww, he really looks so into it. wish we had room for another bookshelf ..definitely need it!

Jess@AlongCameCherry said...

Ahh so cute! I love it the most when they do something really ordinary but because it's them doing it, it seems like the most amazing thing in the world :) x

Angela Muir said...

Coastal birds is lovely

Robert Price said...

The English Garden

Kate Williams said...

Anything which means you don't get the 6am wake up is a fabulous idea, I need to do that here!!

Tara Davies said...

Ashley Wilde American
Freshman Hudson Bedding - Red

emma walters said...

B) Chocolate Brownie Bar

Neill Johnstone said...

rugby stripe bedding

Bek B said...

Aww...that's lovely :-) It's great hearing them read to themselves. I also love listening to mine chatting away in their own little worlds before they go to sleep. Lovely photos, they really capture the moment.

Reb Lacy said...

I love the ribbon stripe horse bedding :)

Kimberley Diane Heeps said...

the english garden one

Janet Rumley said...

Coastal Birds

Juliet Kitson said...

Joules Coastal Boats - lovely :)

Nicola Lynch said...

Joules English Garden Bedding

Clint Howat said...

The English Garden

Lesley Bain said...

It is actually this one, although I love the Deckchair Stripe too :) x

Mark Adams said...

B.Chocolate Brownie Bar - which sounds blooming delicious by the way!

Charly Dove said...

Aww bless him! That's such a lovely story and how wonderful for you guys too. Books are just brilliant, our 3 YO just loves them. Caught her using the light in the bathroom to look at books tonight when she should have been sleeping! Lovely photos, have a great weekend :)

Laura Rocksteady said...

Oh this is sooo cute and magical and lovely all in one. I caught my little man doing a similar thing a few weeks ago and it's so nice seeing them lost in their own world


Laura x

Rebekah Powley said...

English Garden bedding from Joules is definitely the prettiest, I love the colours - stripes and flowers rock!! Becky xx

NaomiB said...

Not sucking up but English Garden is my fav! But coastal Birds is lovely 2 x

L Morris said...

I think it has to be English Garden first, followed by Coastal Birds x

Nicola Holland said...

Joules Lulu Floral Bedding

Kayleigh said...

They are all lovely but English Garden is my favourite

Karen R said...

I love the English Garden :)

suey1969 said...

Coastal Birds

Ann Skamarauskas said...

Joules Deckchair Stripe Bedding

clairebob23 said...

B. Chocolate Brownie Bar

Nathan Webb said...

B) Chocolate Brownie Bar

Jenny said...

I love listening to my 4 year 'read' to himself if he wakes up early.

abigail said...

That's a brilliant idea to put a little bookcase by the stairs! As soon as Theo has finished with his morning cuddle he has to go straight downstairs so it would be good for him to have something like this to occupy himself!

mummydaddyme said...

Aw what a cute idea to put a bookcase in the hallway. You have the most wonderful way with photos Fritha, I feel like I am there actually watching him. I love the angles you use. Watching my big girl read is one of the most enjoyable things as I am such a massive bookworm! x

Not A Frumpy Mum said...

What a great idea and how cute to hear your little boy reading away to himself. I'd have been sneaking a look too x

Agata Pokutycka said...

Wow, they do look lovely.
It is surprising how much the feel of the room is changing when you add such a small detail as a cushion

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