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This morning has been so rare. I'm typing this at 7.50am and my two boys are STILL asleep. Still wrapped up in their duvets and snoring to high heavens (yup, I think the angels are covering their ears) and I'm absolutely relishing the fact I can eat breakfast in the quiet and turn the laptop on without someone climbing my lap - it's rather exciting! (honestly the thrills as a Mum!)
I texted Chris and went 'Do you think we accidentally drugged them!?' and the absolute darling my husband is, whom cannot for the life of him see that I might be *slightly* sarcastic in my question replied 'No! What an earth with? I think they're just tired from yesterday!' bless him. He makes me smile.

I've been smiling a lot this week (despite feeling pretty groggy most of the week) as it's been all about Family.
I was supposed to write a blog post yesterday and the day before.. but instead I've been spending it with the boys; simply enjoying their company (or trying to nail Noah to the ground - he's turned into a Monkey!).
We had our family day yesterday and I'm still on a high from that, I'm still back there and today seems a little blurry - yano, like that day when you get back from a rather lovely holiday and reality is trying to slap your face, but you've still not quite left? that.

I just recognised in myself that I was going on far too much about how soon Fred was off to school, that I wasn't really here with him now and these few days has changed my thoughts. We've spent time doing activities, just because - we made some chocolate cornflake cakes for my mums birthday and before I knew it, they'd all gone and I hadn't even *thought* to snap a picture for Instagram!
And, to be honest, it was lovely to recognise that I'm here living in the moment again, appreciating all the little things that make my family, mine.

Freddie has just woken and is stood beside me talking about yesterday and how he'd really like to go out today, how he'd really like to give nursery a miss and "just be with Mummy and Noah today". Think I can only oblige.

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  1. Lovely to spend quality time with family, this time will soon be gone, enjoy every moment now :-) #WoTW

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    1. Yes, it's amazing how fast the days go - I'm definitely enjoying the little moments with them! X

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  2. Ah, family time is the best. And yes, living in the now and enjoying it is such a great feeling. Hope you're having a lovely day with your boys. Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

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    1. Thank you, we had a lovely day not doing an awful lot - monkeys the pair of them ;) x

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  3. Aww it's so nice to get some unexpected peace! the time spent with the kids goes so fast.. my son will be 11 in August! it's scary

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    1. It really is isn't it? I loved that little period in which I could relax, it was great. Oh no! I can't imagine my boys being that old; I hope you enjoy your time too! Teens are a'comin! X

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  4. Sometimes I get caught up with things around me that I am missing the opportunity to enjoy the moment with my son. I am always trying as I know time flies when you are a parent =) #wotw

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    1. I'm exactly like you.. I find sometimes that I'm busy doing chores and other things that before I know it a day is nearly gone and I've spent minimal 1 on 1 time with them and I kick myself! But I'm definitely making more of an effort to change things and it's been fabulous :) time can be cruel! X

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