Feeding the ducks…The ordinary moments

It has been a week of rain and cold days. Then the rain lifted, the blue sky shone through and we had a glimpse of a spring day. The girls and I headed to the park with our friends to get some much needed fresh air.

While we were there we went to see the ducks on the lake and as we approached them, I looked at my little Holly and her face lit her. She was totally in love with all these ducks walking around and swimming on the lake.


It made me think that she probably doesn’t remember the last time we came and she was probably in the baby carrier getting a view from above. She hadn’t experienced them walking around her.

I love that such a simple thing, like feeding the ducks can bring so much joy to my little girl. To begin with, she was happy stood watching them swim around. When she got a bit braver, she started to run around, with the ducks following her, laughing and smiling.

Sometimes as a parent, we forget that these little moments can mean so much to our little ones, that they are experiencing things for the first time.

We couldn’t leave without Holly having a swing, which is her favourite thing to do…look at that smile!






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  1. mummydaddyme
    February 7, 2016 / 15:04

    What gorgeous photos and I love her little snowsuit, it looks so cosy and snug. I still think one of our favourite things to do on a lazy weekend is go and feed the ducks. xx

    • February 7, 2016 / 19:01

      Thank you 🙂 It is really cosy, I wish I had one too! We love it too, we have a couple of place near us that we go and feed the ducks. xx

  2. February 7, 2016 / 21:43

    So sweet! We love going to feed the ducks too, although I am not so keen when they are all flapping around my feet! Obviously the kids think its hilaaaairious!! 😉 #theordinarymoments

    • February 9, 2016 / 14:23

      I don’t like the flapping either and have to try and hide it from the girls!!

  3. Carie
    February 7, 2016 / 23:01

    Aww that’s absolutely adorable! My little boy has just got to the stage where he can wander around with the ducks and he’s loving being down on the ground after all the time in the sling!

    • February 9, 2016 / 14:22

      Thank you 🙂 They do love it when we finally let them free and out of the sling, experiencing life all over again x

  4. amumseekingsun
    February 8, 2016 / 10:08

    Feeding the ducks is always a hit with my girls. Your daughter looks like she’s thoroughly enjoying herself.

    • February 9, 2016 / 14:21

      She loved it and it was only the fact that they had a swing, that I could get her away 🙂

  5. February 9, 2016 / 09:36

    We love the ducks and I used to go do this with Sylvia when she was small and she got such enjoyment from it! Thanks for sharing your lovely day out. Angela

    • February 9, 2016 / 14:21

      It’s a great day out for the little ones and one that we like to do when the weather is being kind! 🙂

  6. February 9, 2016 / 10:09

    I want that snowsuit for myself!! Such lovely sentiments, when I finally take Binky to the pond it will be here first time not in a buggy or sling, so I expect the reaction will be much the same. I can’t wait, you are right, those moments mean so much

    Love your blog, and on a side note, my older two are also Bean and Bear!!!

    Leah xx

    • February 9, 2016 / 14:19

      It’s really snuggly warm 🙂 It is a lovely moment, watching them experience things for the first time. Thank you, that’s kind of you to say. Really that is funny, my husband gave them the names 🙂 x

  7. February 9, 2016 / 11:13

    What fab photos. You’re right. We forget the small things seem to delight our children the most and have the best impact. Glad you managed to get out when the weather was dry x

    • February 9, 2016 / 14:17

      It was really nice to be able to get out and have some fresh air. Thanks, I think these are some of my favourite photos of my little girl x

  8. February 9, 2016 / 12:52

    Ducks are such lovely birds – its always fun feeding them. Love all your photos, the pink snowsuit is totally fab!

    • February 9, 2016 / 14:16

      It is very cosy and I also wish they came in big people sizes 🙂

  9. cvnxena
    February 9, 2016 / 15:03

    some beautiful photo’s! , it is lovely when you can get outside with them! kids love the outdoors! my toddler monster loves the ducks and walking around the lakes where we live!

    • February 9, 2016 / 19:53

      Thank you 🙂 Yes, going outside makes such a difference with little ones. It’s lovely when they enjoy doing such simple things x

  10. February 9, 2016 / 20:09

    Children don’t need much to have fun and feeding the ducks and taking a walk are among life’s greatest pleasures! Love your fab photos too.

    • February 10, 2016 / 20:45

      Thank you 🙂 I agree, they love it and I think it’s important that they enjoy the simple things in life.

  11. February 9, 2016 / 20:44

    Awww look at how cute she is, looks like she had so much fun playing and feeding the ducks

    • February 10, 2016 / 20:45

      Thank you 🙂 She was having lots of fun, it was very cute watching her x

    • February 10, 2016 / 20:46

      Thank you 🙂 It was lovely to get out and enjoy some outdoor time. Oh no, that doesn’t sound like fun! x

  12. February 10, 2016 / 08:26

    Looks like a lovely day out. It’s special moments like these that make parenting so magical. 🙂

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