Sunday, December 07, 2008

WARNING! Small child and alcohol ....


I would say that there were dips taken from the glass, but only with fingers, not little lips. She knew how cheeky she was actually holding the glass, hence the raucous laughter.

Friday night was a lovely evening and for once I figured ask not why, but why not. So when Geoff got home a little earlier than normal I cracked open a bottle of bubbly and the four of us frollicked in the front garden. The girls stayed up a little later but we had such a lovely, uncomplicated time and they went to bed so happy.
Life gets in the way of having those why not moments. I worry too much, plan too carefully and don't allow much room for spontaneity. I wasn't always like this, but being a parent, feeling stretched in more ways than ever before, well I feel that there just isn't the energy for too much unpredictability. You know what though, when I feel most happy, are those times when we're together, the four of us and when we can just be.
Geoff and I have agreed that on weekends there will be more of what we want to do and less of what we have to do. We'll compromise with getting a couple of hours of have to's done (enough so I don't feel I'm starting the week behind), but after that we'll focus on and enjoy what is most important to us - each other.

9 comments:

KikiMiss said...

Hi there, I've been lurking for the past month or so but feel compelled to leave a comment today. I feel the same way about 'those moments' too. I'm a planner, I need to relax.

My youngest is a similar age to yours and I see that same look when she laughs uncontrollably. So divine.

cindy said...

I love how much they love evil. Is it ever as fun as when you know you shouldn't do it. What better time for unplanned moments than summer and daylight savings.

t h a i t r a i t said...

Hilarious! Love the laugh.

Little Min said...

Good on you all, and thanks for the reminder!

Too often the weekends whiz by with hardly any time spent relaxing together. Bubbly in the garden sounds like a perfect Friday evening activity!

Sarah said...

Ahhh those spontaneous moments are so precious. We hope to have more evenings like yours when it warms up here...

Bellgirl said...

Wow, there's a shot for the 21st invitation! How gorgeous.

Sandy said...

Cheers to having more of the why not moments! Leila is adorable.

dearmolly said...

see, there's always a reason to have a bottle in the fridge!! thanks for the reminder - I really need to relax on the routine thing, let spontenaiety take over and we'll have some of our own special moments too. That photo is so precious!

summer pickles said...

[sigh]
your evening sounds wonderful. thanks for sharing xo