What a stormy week it’s been! Our recent stay-cation was full of rain and wind. We barely left our accommodation and instead seized some very rare cosy time together, indoors in front of the fire.
As we’re one of those families that usually just embraces the weather and heads outside regardless of the conditions, mostly because we get really cabin feverish very quickly, we had the really bright idea of going out in the storms this weekend as soon as we got back.
We’ve seen some really creative windy day activities about recently and we’ve just started to teach Evie about weather. Feeling inspired, we’ve made some homemade kites and wind socks this week so were a bit stumped when we got out of the car at our planned destination to test them out, only to find that there wasn’t even the slightest breeze.
Instead we were met with some really unexpected and glorious sunshine!
To be honest, I was so grateful for a nice peaceful walk in the pleasant warm sun.
Yes warm!! There was a point when my jacket came off and if the trees weren’t so sparse of greenery, I would have thought that I’d fallen asleep and woken up in summer. If only!
We walked along to a little spot called ‘Mans Head’ in St. Ives. I’ve mentioned it before as a place that we frequently take picnics in Summer.
This is one of my favourite places to walk. You can see why. It has the ever beautiful St. Ives as a backdrop on one side, and nothing but wild ocean on the other.
It was so lovely to just take a step back and enjoy my family for the moment. It’s been such a hectic few weeks. I’ve been working more than ever and even though we had our stay-cation in between, we’ve barely stopped. Taking these few moments out has really made me see just how much Evie has grown.
It’s frightening. She really isn’t my little baby anymore. She’s 20 months old this week and I am just in awe of how quickly babies and toddlers develop. It happens right before your eyes, but if you blink you could so easily miss it.
She suddenly seems to understand everything we say and even if she can’t quite talk back to us in full sentences yet, she’ll give answering our questions a good shot.
She has become so boisterous though and the tantrums are becoming a little bit exhausting. I cherish these moments when we get outside in the fresh air and she can just be free.
In the last week she’s also started to realise what a camera is and what it does. If you say to her; ‘show the camera your teeth!’, she’ll give her best toothy grin, which is so sweet and is something I’m fully taking advantage of while I can.
It also means that we now have in existence four whole photos of us both looking at the camera together.
Although the homemade kites never would have flown today, we did get some joy by watching Evie chasing about some bubbles.
Hopefully next week we can get outside and try out our windy day experiments properly, although I certainly won’t be complaining if it is sunny again.
Have you had any little spots of sunshine lately? Have you embraced the weather and gone outside lately?