Monday, 5 August 2013

Making memories with my girl

Last week Mini had a day over at his Nanna and Grandad's house, and spent some time there with his baby cousin. So I had a day to entertain Dollop on her own.

I decided that I'd take her to the seaside - she can't go on the beach because of her plaster cast, and so I've avoided taking Mini too - it wouldn't be fair for him to go to the seaside and not be able to play on the sand or paddle in the sea. With Dollop just by herself I knew I could take her along the promenade, and I'd be able to just wheel her up and down in her wheelchair and treat her to an ice cream. So that's what we did!

When Mini was little and before he started school, I used to take him to the seaside by myself often - we'd have walks on the prom, playtime on the beach, pennies in the slot machines, and chips looking out at the sea. And last Summer I took Mini and Dollop to do those things occasionally, but I've never done that with Dollop on her own - we've never had made those memories, and of course she'll be starting nursery part-time in September, so I need to get some of those experiences in quick!

It was really nice having mummy/daughter time, with the sun on our faces, a lovely sea breeze in our hair, scrummy ice creams (with flakes of course), and just a nice long walk.

I'm linking up with #MemoryBox at The Adoption Social here:
Memory Box

and Magic Moments at The Oliver's Madhouse here:


  1. Ah your post is like mine, making those memories with our girls (although mine has no plaster cast, what happened??) before they start school/nursery or pre-school. Have a lovely summer with loads of ice-cream, my prescription! x

  2. Sounds like a fab day and very #MagicMoment... any time spent with just one child when you have more is a magic moment in my books :)

  3. what a fab day! i would love to be so close to the sea that we could just walk and eat chips.. sounds perfect to me

    Thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments x

  4. The seaside is a great place to go for those special times together - I have very happy memories of seaside days as a child and as an adult!

  5. I had some one on one time with my eldest at the weekend and its great isn't it. Need to make time for my middle one too tho as he always misses out. x

  6. What a fab day, and a lovely memory for both of you - poor little mite with her plaster cast though, my eldest broke her arm when she was 4 and I hated seeing her in plaster :-( I love spending time with both my kids but it's also good to have one-on-one time too. I'm jealous of you being by the beach though...

  7. I love it when I get to spend time with just one of my children, it can be such a great bonding moment. Sounds like you had a lovely day. x