On Friday the weather was supposed to be lovely so B’s parents said to drop LB off and they’d take him down to Hurley Riverside Park which he calls ‘going on an adventure’. When they have him during the week, which they have done 3 days since I returned to work almost 3 years ago this has been a regular haunt of their’s.
On Thursday night my mother in law text and said if you or B want to join us then do!
My head said no drop LB off and get on with some work, or sorting baby’s room, or one of the many things on the to do list,
but on Friday morning B said please go and just chill will you!
So I did! And I am so pleased I did!
It brought back memories of when I was a child down the river with family and friends and funnily enough as this is very close to B’s nans caravan (though miles from where B grew up in Acton) we were probably down there at the same time when we were kids.
Though at almost 7 years older than me, I don’t think he’d have been interested-lol!
They packed up their car with deck chairs and games for LB (a football, bucket, fishing net, sticky pads and balls), a BBQ and a stack of food!
Honestly I sat on my butt and did a little bit of work on my phone, read some of my book and watched as LB paddled, played with nanny and stuffed his face with melon.
We fed the ducks and watched as the boats went by which LB loves as they create mini waves. He waved at the people on the boats as they went by and watched as a couple kayaked out of the little bay we were parked up by.
He cracked me up as I’ve really noticed recently how grown up he seems.
His language seems to to have done a crazy jump again in the last few weeks, he seems so much more capable and is a right bossy boots.
He told a man off for not closing the gate on the way to the toilet and got cross when he found rubbish on the floor while we were out-all things his nanny has taught him not to do!
The only time he wanted me over his grandparents was when he fell over but a quick kiss of the hand and he was off again. Other than that he wanted to play with Nanny or go fishing with Grandad and its just so wonderful to see the bond he has built up with them and to see the love between them all.
Nanny went swimming in the river to cool off, she was organised with her swimming cossie but LB wouldn’t do anything more than sit on the edge and dip his feet in.
I stood in the little bay and paddled while holding up the trousers, my bump looks like a total eclipse here. I even got my pins out to try and get some sun on them, throughout the day. Seriously the difference in colour from my arms and face to my legs is crazy!
The wind down by the river meant the weather wasn’t unbearable and it was so relaxing.
I really had a wonderful day!
The loveliest thing is LB wanted to hold my hand the whole way home!
He is loving spending more time with me at the minute and it’s really lovely to feel I can give him that right now-I love the Summer Holidays.
Linking up with MummyDaddyMe for this weeks Ordinary Moments.