Friday was one of our friend’s wedding in Liverpool, where we had ‘our first night away without the kids‘. We have individually been away for a night but we have never both been away together. It was so hard to leave them overnight. I knew they would be in good hands with Granny but it’s a parent thing, I still was nervous more for Granny than the kids. Would they be too much for her to handle, a hyper two year old and a newly mobile 8 month old?
I found myself checking my phone, texting at dinner, texting at bedtime, and texting just one more time to make sure all went smoothly. We are lucky that both kids are great sleepers so I knew as soon as 7:30 pm passed I could settle down and enjoy the evening.
The best bit of the whole thing was coming home to both of our kids. Opening our front door and hearing Buba screech at the top of his lungs Mommy! Daddy! running over to us and wrapping his little arms around our necks. Missy Moo was in her bouncer and was just as excited when I rounded the corner to the living room and caught sight of me. I have never seen her bounce so hard to get out, in my life. Her smile melted my heart, as soon as I picked her up, she gave me the biggest cuddle ever.
These receptions are worth going away for just one night, to come home, be so loved and cuddled it is the best feeling in the world.
Hugs and kisses may be ordinary, but these little ordinary moments should never be taken for granted. It’s now Monday yet I can’t get enough of their kisses and hugs. I never will. They are so precious.
We also have a new favorite pastime that Buba just can’t get enough of, taking selfies. Not just of him, but of all of us. Mr. P. isn’t as into it as we are, but we love to play around capturing funny moments together.
So today I am cherishing this oh so ordinary things to do, of taking selfies and cuddles, without which I wouldn’t have such funny memories of attempting to get us all in the shot with my loved ones. Laughing at who’s head gets cut off or who looks the funniest up close. I daresay Missy Moo isn’t as into it like her Daddy as Buba and I. Someday soon though, that will change I can imagine.
*excuse the grainy shots but they were too fun to not share…
Linking up with the fabulous Katie’s Ordinary Moments.