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Dear Daisy, It is your first day at school...

Making memories, the simple things...

If you read my blog regularly you will know that I am lucky enough to have a day off a week (other than the weekend) with my precious girl, Daisy. I know not everyone has this option so I really do feel grateful and like to make the most of them as much as I can!

We go swimming and have done for over a year now and it is something I have always loved doing with her, and also think benefits her in many other ways too! you can read a post on that here. But the main selfish reason is that I get that time to just focus on her, away from distractions at home etc, it is just quality time for us to spend together.

Unfortunately it is bang in the middle of the day and so that really does wipe out the afternoon usually as she is so worn out afterwards that she tends to just snooze away the rest of the day!

She has finally got to a point where she no longer naps in the morning before the class so we have been able to start making the most of our morning together. Obviously with it being winter it has been tricky with the weather, cold I can do but the wet isn't good for either of us! However, we have had a nice few chilly, frosty yet sunny mornings to enjoy. Hopefully we will get a few more of these to enjoy over the next few months too.

Last week we went to the towns park and had a lovely walk by the river to say "Hello" to the Quack Quacks and a little wonder around. The little things really do amaze toddlers, the amount of times we have to stop for her to pick up a stick, or lay out stones in a line or say "Wow" to the grass where Jack Frost had visited or at the dog whizzing around the playing field! It really is the little things that make their day, and in turn make ours.

Lots of love,
Hayley xxx


  1. I love watching them explore too, we sometimes spend ages in the park but only make it to one place haha. I LOVE her hat, so cosy and cute xx

    1. It is so nice to see them just mill about doing their own thing, it fascinates me what they are interested in!! It is gorgeous isn't it! xx

  2. That last photo is lovely! I love watching my two explore :) Love her coat too xx

  3. Cute pics! It sounds like a fun day together!

  4. So cute in her little hat! I'm so fed up of the wet weather now - you definitely have to make the most of it when you get a dry day. #mywildones

  5. Aww she's adorable! The Toddler stage has definitely been my favourite so far - so much amazement at life :)

    Thanks for linking up to #MyWildOnes xx

  6. Shes so cute, I love her hat! Sounds like a lovely morning together x