Monday, 21 March 2016

{The Ordinary Moments #12} Being Outside

I've said this before, but when I was pregnant, I could never imagine having a boy. Having grown up with a sister, boys were just so alien to me and I didn't really relish the thought of slugs and snails or worms and spiders as I'm a bit of a wimp when it comes to things like that!

That said, having a little boy is an absolute joy! Alfie is  a typical boy and very much into playing football and he likes cars and trains, but nothing pleases my little boy more than being outside! I really feel like it's been a long winter of not being able to play out when we get in from work in an evening and at times I've wished for dry days so he could go out on his bike of a weekend. Now that the weather is becoming better, he's desperate to play out all the time, be it just in the back garden, or on the park or going out on his bike. We have to be careful now as he's figured out how to unlock our back door and is always trying to escape because he's just so desperate to get outside... he will pull a kitchen chair over to the back door and he can reach up to the key hook, get the key down and put it in the back door and unlock it! Amazing what three year old's pick up isn't it!

There's something about being outside which he adores, no matter what the season, whereas I'm more of a creature of comfort and don't like being outside if it's the slightest bit cold, but kids don't seem to feel the cold do they?! When it snowed a couple of weeks ago, he was so desperate to go out, that he begged me to let him out in pj's, dressing gown, wellies and coat so he could play in the snow and  a few days later he was desperate to play football even though it was pouring with rain! I stood watch from the door, but he was just so happy!

The past couple of weekends, Alfie he's been 'helping' Daddy as they emptied the shed which took a couple of day and he loved getting his wellies on and getting stuck in and this weekend, he's enjoyed helping Daddy take things to the tip. I don't think I've seen him happier than when he's got his wellies on and he's running round out in the fresh air.

When I went to pick him up from nursery this evening, he was just about to go out playing and he was so gutted that I'd arrived to take him home and even asked me could we play out for a bit.

It's desperately making me crave warm sunny days and trips to the beach and the park. We've vowed to make this Summer a fun one for Alfie to hopefully enjoy the outdoors as much as we can and I can't wait!

Just look how happy he is to outside playing in the snow!

Caught in the act throwing a snowball at the window!

It's serious work pumping your football up ;)

Climbing trees with Daddy.

*linking up with Katie from mummy daddy and me makes three


  1. Aw bless him and I am very much like you, I like to be indoors when it is cold, it is lovely that he likes to get out and about and explore. I am jealous of all the snow you have had, we have had none here this year whatsoever. x

  2. Mine is the same, he loves nothing more than being outside whatever the weather. Though we have the opposite problem of it being too hot!