While we are in the winter months and the weather is often so cold or wet we have found we are trying to mix up the things we do as a family. Whilst we still attempt raincoat clad trips to the park it's not really all the same when you are constantly wiping down wet slides or stomping in soggy sandpits’. Of course we still go because there are puddles to be jumped in and as long as this mama has a coffee in hand I can just about cope with wet park, however when it's the weekend we do try and make a little more of our time together.
You may have noticed by now that our life together and this blog really is about making the most of the things we are passionate about. For us these are things in life that mean so much, our days together and how they are so special to us. With this in mind we worked with Lloyds Bank for this post to celebrate the things that help us get more out of life.
Since becoming parents we've come to appreciate just how important the weekend and quality time as a family is. It's funny how having a child can make you just that little bit more excited about your day because you get to see things through their eyes. Wilf will make the most wonderful observations about our days together, he will notice things that we no longer notice and seeing him enjoy himself is just the best feeling. Often Tom and I will get into bed at the end of our day and just chat about all the things Wilf did or said or enjoyed, it's the best feeling!
The other day when the weather forecast promised drizzle all day long we decided to take a trip to our local cinema. I've never taken Wilf to the movies before but around 6 months ago Tom took him to a child's showing of Happy Feet at our local arts centre. He didn't actually last the whole film and suggested half way through that they leave. That being the case I wasn't sure how successful our outing would be this time round, especially as this was a real cinema experience and not just a projector in a room.
(we treated Wilf to a bag of pick and mix, the chocolate raisins seemed like the healthiest of options available..maybe? Wilf now calls this 'pickle mix')
It turns out we needn't have worried as he loved it! We chose to go see The Box Trolls which I remembered a friend had taken her 3 year old to recently. I didn't know anything about the film prior to watching it and I didn't even think to look into it too much. I actually spent the first ten minutes wondering if I'd made a big misjudgement as it was pretty frightening (for me, those teeth!) but luckily Wilf declared they were 'funny' and we made it all the way to the end (phew!).
(a sneaky shot inside the cinema!)
Kind of the perfect day all in all! What are your go-to's on a rainy weekend? I'd love to hear them!