A Simple Swing…The Ordinary Moments


When I was a little girl we had a swing in our back garden, it was a swing that was well loved and used a lot. You just can’t beat a simple swing, there is something about having your feet off the ground and the breeze in your hair…

I will always remember the first time Alice went in a swing, I was at my parents house and my niece was over and we walked round to the little park nearby. There was no one else in the park and Ruby wanted to have a swing, so my mum popped her in. I looked at Alice and could see her eyes light up and I thought now is the time for you to have ago.

Well, it was a big hit. She had the biggest beaming smile ever…

First Swing

Excuse the quality of this photo, but it’s the only one I have…

From then on wherever we went and there was a swing Alice always had ago and loved it every time.

ladybird swing

She loved it so much that we decided to buy a swing for our garden, Alice had some money from Christmas that we hadn’t spent and this seemed the perfect way to spend it.

We put it together when she was napping one day and when she woke up and we took her out to show her, she was so excited, practically jumping out of my arms.

swing in the garden

I loved having a swing in the garden, we used it so much over the summer. You know on those late afternoons when you are desperate for your other half to get home and the clock seems to have stopped. I would take Alice out for a swing and life just seemed better again for those few moments.

When Holly came along, I always wondered whether she would have the same love for a swing. So, when the time came for her first swing, I held my breath to see if it would be tears or smiles. I was so pleased to see the smiles…

holly first swing

I think Holly may love the swing more than Alice did if that’s possible. I love how the swing brings my girls together, they can go side by side and enjoy something together. As Holly has got older, Alice likes to give her a push. It has taken a while and a few knocks over for Alice to understand that she doesn’t follow the swing once she has pushed it, but to stand still and it will come back all on its own!

Alice really likes to go on the big girl swing now, as you know she is a big girl, but she can’t resist still asking me to squeeze her into the little swing to have ago with her sister.

At some parks they have the swings that you can lay down in and they love to get in together.


Or, sometimes mummy joins in on the big swing so we can all have fun together…I will grow up one day.


I hope that my girls will love the swing for many years to come, as something so simple brings them both so much happiness…


Joining Katie over at Mummy Daddy Me for The Ordinary Moments…pop over and take a look, Katie gave birth to her beautiful baby boy this week and there will be lots of lovely baby photos coming up. Congratulations Katie on becoming a family of five xx

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  1. April 24, 2016 / 07:38

    My girls both adore the swings as well although my nearly 2 year old is now adamant her days of going in the baby swing are over leading to a few breath holding moments in the big swing and frantic shouts of hold on!
    Lovely pictures.

  2. April 24, 2016 / 08:13

    They are still so much fun even at my age! We got a trampoline recently as I always wanted one as a kid and ours just love it but I don’t think we would have space for a swing too 🙁

    • April 27, 2016 / 22:52

      Yes, they all these things take up space, they are not small!!

  3. April 24, 2016 / 09:00

    How lovely, my girls are just the same. We have some work to do on the garden first but getting a swing is high on our agenda too!
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  4. April 24, 2016 / 09:54

    We bought Kitty a swing for her first birthday and it’s been in near constant use ever since – I love that my three like swinging, especially when it’s a good excuse to get in the big saucer swing with them!!
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    • April 27, 2016 / 22:49

      Yes, all these things take up space!! You can’t beat a swing x

    • April 27, 2016 / 22:48

      Mine is the same, it’s all she wants when we arrive. Yes, come on sun! x

  5. April 25, 2016 / 13:52

    Ah I know what you mean about swings., my boys love them! And I love them seeing them on them next to each other – it’s just the cutest! xx
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  6. April 25, 2016 / 20:37

    Aw this is lovely, such a simple pleasure but the swings are so much fun aren’t they x

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