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The Ordinary Moments – First Swing

I’ve been doing a lot of blog soul searching recently, thinking a little more about what kind of place I’d like it to be and who it’s for. You may have noticed I’ve started to categorise my posts now into three main topics: culture, crafts and countryside and I’m hoping to have a bit more of a local focus (so good news for all you West Midlands/Worcestershire readers!). BUT, I also want to stay true to the reason I started this blog in the first place, a way for me to document and capture all those easily forgotten moments: the every day bits that might not sound like much, but can be the most wonderful highlight in a dreary day.

For this very reason, I’m going to make an effort to join in with Katie’s The Ordinary Moments linky as my impetus for making sure I stick to this side of my blogging adventure. As she says:

‘The simple things in life are often the sweetest.  While the fancy days out, weekends away or holidays are fun, it’s the ordinary moments I will miss when my children are all grown up.  The snuggling in bed reading a story.  The giggles as they run around my overgrown garden with the grass that desperately needs a cut.  Even the naughty ones.  The ones we all have.

Just a photo from your week.  The simple.   The exciting.  The imperfect.  The Ordinary Moments.’

Baby’s First Swing

I’ve been looking forward to taking Pickle on the swings for a while. He absolutely loves nothing more than being twirled around the lounge, thrown up in the air and swung in your arms so I couldn’t wait to see his little face light up in the same way when we introduced him to what I thought would become a very firm favourite. Now the weather is brightening up, I’ve been keeping an eye on the park every time I’ve been for a walk around the Arrow Valley Lake but it’s always been a bit too busy.

Baby's First Time in Swing

But Sunday. Sunday, the swings were empty. And LPD was with us too (and it’s nice to share special ‘firsts’ with Daddy every once in a while!) so this was our perfect chance. I grinned like a loon as I popped him in the swing seat, beaming with pride as his little hands instinctively knew to clutch onto the front. I gave him a gentle push and…

Nothing. He wasn’t that impressed. He looked around a little bit, but mostly with an expression that clearly read: how much more of this do I have to endure? 

Baby's First Swing

We only managed a smile out of him when LPD came a bit closer. I think he was excited because he thought this was his chance to get out.

Baby's First Swing Smiling Baby

Maybe the swing is a grower, Pickle. We’ll try again. I promise, it is good fun!

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18 Comments

  • Reply RachelSwirl

    oh bless , such a lovely milestone. Our smallest just learnt how to swing on an adult swing and it’s now made me feel all nostalgic and … well where the hell has time gone?!

    March 13, 2017 at 9:50 pm
    • Reply Little Pickle's Mom

      An adult swing?! No way!! I think I’d cry. They really do grow up so fast, eh?

      March 13, 2017 at 10:06 pm
  • Reply Laura | Little Ladies Big World

    Ah such lovely photos and I do love the Ordinary Moments for helping me think about hte reason I started writing int he first place x

    March 14, 2017 at 11:33 am
  • Reply Sophie

    Oh look at that little face! These first memories are so special <3

    March 14, 2017 at 12:29 pm
  • Reply Michelle

    Aww, what a cutie! The internet was barely around when my son was a baby – but it would have been so nice to have a blog back then to capture all these little moments – they’re like a digital scrapbook of their lives!

    March 14, 2017 at 4:40 pm
  • Reply Helen

    Awww such cute photos, even if the swing wasn’t an instant hit. He’ll be requesting it in no time I’m sure!

    Helen x

    March 14, 2017 at 7:47 pm
  • Reply Paighton Millington - The Lazy Mamma

    I love this! I actually took my little girl for her first swing last week, and she was the same. ☺️

    March 14, 2017 at 9:43 pm
  • Reply five little doves

    I love this Holly, he is absolutely gorgeous and the first swing is such a lovely milestone! Lovely memories, he’s growing up fast!

    March 14, 2017 at 10:42 pm
  • Reply Jen

    He has such a lovely little smirk, adorable. My youngest loved the swing the first time, but was rather particular about how much swinging was going on. Too little and he would complain, too much and he got upset. A fine line between what is enjoyable and what is not.

    March 15, 2017 at 12:30 am
  • Reply Ana De- Jesus

    I agree, blogging is about capturing moments that mean something to you, even if it is simple. This is adorable x

    March 15, 2017 at 1:03 am
  • Reply Natalia

    omg! such a cute baby!! and he looks so happy in the chair, it’s amazing that he’s learning how to have fun 😀 x

    March 15, 2017 at 7:36 am
  • Reply Alina

    Enjoy every moment as it flies by, I can’t believe my niece is nearly 3 already! Have fun swinging 🙂

    March 15, 2017 at 12:43 pm
  • Reply clairejustine

    Aww, such lovely pictures. I love looking back through my blog at when my children were younger and the places we shared 🙂

    March 15, 2017 at 1:04 pm
  • Reply Kara

    Awww mine adore the swings and it is always the first port of call at the park. We have some fun ones where we can swing with the kids too

    March 15, 2017 at 2:47 pm
  • Reply Fashion and Style Police

    My daughter found swings scary for a long time.

    March 15, 2017 at 5:05 pm
  • Reply Donna

    Although it was a grower, it looks like you had a nice time and your photos are so cute! LOVE his jumper! So lovely to see you linking up 🙂 x

    March 15, 2017 at 7:51 pm
  • Reply Gemma

    Oh love him – he looks like he enjoyed the swings – well in the last photo at ;east. Kids are so funny – as parents we get so excited about their firsts and they are just totally over it lol xx

    March 16, 2017 at 10:51 am
  • Reply Zena's Suitcase

    I’m sure he will start to love the swing. They are still gorgeous photos and a lovely first moment

    March 24, 2017 at 7:55 pm
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