Days Out Family

Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud

The past few weekends have been cold, wet and windy and leaving the house really hasn’t felt like a fun or sensible idea. Instead they have been weekends of cuddles on the sofa with Disney films and blankets. But, by some sort of miracle, today, the rain had gone on its merry way and although the sun hadn’t put his hat on the temperature was feeling a lot more pleasant.

So we put on our wellies, jackets and hats and headed out for a muddy adventure.

Sitting on Grandad’s shoulders is never a bad way to start an adventure.

Willow loved the different textures under foot, our favourite book to read at home is ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen. We love the repetition and onomatopoeia in the book, making it easy and fun for Willow to join in and remember the words.

Today was Willow’s very own Bear Hunt.

‘Swishy Swashy, Swishy Swashy’

‘Squelch Squerch, Squelch Squerch’

‘Splash Splosh, Splash Splosh’

We may have had a few slippy moments in the mud and puddles but Willow wasn’t bothered at all. Instead it just added to her enjoyment. And for me theres nothing better than seeing your child covered in mud with a huge smile on their face.

‘Stumble Trip, Stumble Trip’

The lone wanderer and her little best friend.

There is nothing more fun for a toddler than a pile of rocks to explore.

I was so proud of my little toddler today, out for over 2 hours and it wasn’t a short or easy walk. Amazingly she walked most of it herself and only asked to be carried when the terrain got a little too rough or towards the end when tiredness set in.

We’ll be hearing the words ‘Mud, Mud’ for days.

I love family days, and today is definitely one to remember, supporting each other on rough terrain, laughing with each other on slippy ground, exploring new areas together and talking without modern day interruptions.

With my favourite season fast approaching, I cannot wait for many ‘Spring’ walks and adventures with my littles.

Thank you for reading, I look forward to taking you all on many more family adventures with us. See you in my next post.

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Me and my tiny tot.

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30 Comments

  • Reply
    Naomi
    25th January 2016 at 9:38 am

    Clearly there was a yellow theme throughout the day!

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    thehollyhockdoor
    28th January 2016 at 12:14 am

    Such a lovely adventure! We love that book too! Visiting from #bestandworst

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      Hannah G
      28th January 2016 at 9:35 pm

      Thank you! I remember reading the book as a child so reading it to her brings back some really wonderful childhood memories 🙂 x

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    Jess Powell (Babi a Fi)
    28th January 2016 at 10:48 am

    I love those yellow wellies, they’re so cute! I bet you all had loads of fun – there’s nothing better than squelching through mud 😀 #coolmumclub

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      Hannah G
      28th January 2016 at 9:34 pm

      Thank you, yellow is her favourite colour and if I let her I think she would live in her wellies 🙂 x

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    Bear and Cardigan
    28th January 2016 at 11:39 am

    Oh how wonderful! walking in the mud and sunshine, can’t think of anything better #abitofeverything

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      Hannah G
      28th January 2016 at 9:32 pm

      Thank you, definitely our favourite days out 🙂 x

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    mummuddlingthrough
    28th January 2016 at 9:10 pm

    A bit of fresh air is so good for the soul! Roll on spring 🙂 Thanks for sharing with #coolmumclub

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      Hannah G
      28th January 2016 at 9:29 pm

      Thank you, I couldn’t agree more, and Spring is my favourite season so I can’t wait! X

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    BecomeMum
    28th January 2016 at 9:28 pm

    Such a beautiful occasion, thank you for sharing the happy vibes and smiles xx #happydiaries

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      Hannah G
      28th January 2016 at 9:29 pm

      Thank you, we had such a fun day 🙂 x

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    newmummyblogcom
    29th January 2016 at 8:38 pm

    What a lovely time She’s so cute in those yellow wellies! I just love toddler wellies so much 🙂 #bestandworst

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      Hannah G
      29th January 2016 at 8:41 pm

      Thank you 🙂 If I could I would own a million different toddler wellies for her, they’re just too adorable 🙂 x

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    The Anxious Dragon
    31st January 2016 at 2:45 pm

    It looks like she had a fabulous time on her walk. I love seeing little people enjoying a bit of mud, and her wellies really are cute.
    Thanks for linking up, Tracey xx #abitofeverything

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      Hannah G
      31st January 2016 at 4:35 pm

      Thank you, she really did have a wonderful time, she loves getting messy 🙂 thank you for hosting #abitofeverything x

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    Sarah Howe (@RunJumpScrap)
    31st January 2016 at 4:27 pm

    I’m glad I’m not the only one going mad with the weather. Sometimes you do just have to get out and get muddy, as you will be inside all the day. Lovely pics together and I hope this weather picks up soon!! xx Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x

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      Hannah G
      31st January 2016 at 4:34 pm

      Thank you! This weather is no fun, I think our next outing will be puddle jumping with the way it’s looking out there! Thanks for hosting x

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    mudpiefridays
    1st February 2016 at 8:34 pm

    Awww two hours she did fabulously well and looks like she really enjoyed it. Going on a Bear Hunt is a favourite in our household too – in fact Monkey was a little mad on it including having a themed Birthday last year. Great that you could get outside I am hoping for some better weather this coming weekend. Thank you for joining us again at #BloggerClubUK hope to see you again next week xx

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      Hannah G
      1st February 2016 at 8:37 pm

      Thank you, I was really impressed with her! And a Bear Hunt themed birthday sounds wonderful, I think I’ll be baring that in mind for her 3rd birthday now 🙂 I’m hoping for some better weather too, fed up of being stuck indoors with a toddler now xx

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    The Anxious Dragon
    3rd February 2016 at 9:42 am

    Coming back from #happydiaries. Thanks for linking with us xx

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    reimerandruby
    6th April 2016 at 4:35 pm

    Sounds like everyone is having fun in the mud especially your little girl. I’m looking forward to Summer too, when temperature is great to go outdoors for an adventure. Lovely post! #WhateverTheWeather

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      Hannah G, The 'Ordinary' Mum
      6th April 2016 at 4:45 pm

      Thank you lovely, our little girl is a little obsessed with mud so I think this was probably one of her favourite days out 🙂 Thanks for a lovely comment x

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    Sophie
    6th April 2016 at 8:52 pm

    You captured some great expressions in these pics, plus love a bit of newborn squish babywearing 🙂
    Lily often recites / loudly sings ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ even on local dog walks, we get some strange looks haha!

    #whatevertheweather
    Sophie x

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      Hannah G, The 'Ordinary' Mum
      6th April 2016 at 8:59 pm

      Thank you lovely, my toddler does pull some brilliant facial expressions making for some great photo opportunities 🙂 Lily sounds adorable! Thank you for reading and commenting x

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    Harry's Honest Mummy
    6th April 2016 at 9:11 pm

    What a lovely day out, and great that you could all join in. I love the picture of her with her face all scrunched up whilst standing in the mud. We too read that book and it is great to fuel their imagination and relate it back to the book as they find it magical don’t they. Thanks for sharing #whatevertheweather

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      Hannah G, The 'Ordinary' Mum
      6th April 2016 at 9:19 pm

      Thank you, we love family days out with everyone. I think Willow enjoys having lots of people to play with (and to carry her when she gets tired!) She loves the book, it’s usually at the top of her list of bedtime stories…. Every night. Thank you for the lovely comment x

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    chloelifeunexpected
    10th April 2016 at 9:44 am

    I love your photos. So much mud!!!! I love getting out and exploring with Evie when it’s muddy. Putting on our wet weather clothes and squelching and splashing. So much fun! Thank you so much for sharing with #whatevertheweather xx

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      Hannah G, The 'Ordinary' Mum
      10th April 2016 at 10:24 am

      Thank you lovely, nothin better than a muddy day of exploring 🙂 Willow is always asking to go on muddy walks, I think she’ll be disappointed in Summer when there’s no mud to squelch! Thank you for hosting 🙂 xx

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    Jenny - Monkey and Mouse
    11th April 2016 at 10:46 pm

    Aww, such beautiful pictures! Love the photos of Willow on Grandad’s shoudlers and little tot asleep on your front. I miss carrying my babies o my front, where you can kiss their sweet heads as you walk, now I get little fingers tickling my neck and head peering round to see where we are going! It looks like a great walk and well done to little Miss for walking so much of it on her on! They really do surprise you in how far they can walk without needing carried. Thanks so much for linking up your lovely walk with the family to #Whatevertheweather 🙂 x

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      Hannah G, The 'Ordinary' Mum
      12th April 2016 at 7:21 am

      Thank you lovely, Willow regularly surprises me now, I really should have more faith in how far her little legs can carry her now! I love carrying tiny tot, Willow wasn’t such a fan of being carried so I’m making the most of it this time around 🙂 Thanks again for hosting x

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