Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Family fun Sundays!

Last summer was hard on all of us with Aaron working his first season without a day off, me struggling being pregnant and looking after Leo in the heat of the summer and Leo missing his Daddy being around.  He was always in bed before Aaron got home and therefore only saw him for a very short while each morning and almost every day he used to be sad and ask for his Daddy.  (not helped by the fact Mummy was not often much fun and unable to get on the floor and play with him!)

This year is much better, especially for Leo as he now has a much better level of understanding and can cope with a later bedtime so most days, if he had been good he gets to stay up for Daddy to take him to bed.

This has been working very well but recently he announced he was worried about Daddy, and worried he wouldn't be able to play until winter, So Aaron decided that during the holidays Sunday nights would be a special night for them as he finishes work a little earlier.

Leo has the choice of what to do, they can play on the Wii together (his favourite thing in the word EVER!) or go swimming.  The last two weeks they have managed both before bedtime and Louka and I join the in the pool for a quick dip before leaving them to it.


It was the first time Aaron had been in the pool this year and already he's doubled his total of swims from last year as we've now been twice!  It's also only the second time I think we've had a photo of the four of us!

I think he was quite surprised to see how much Leo has come on with his swimming and confidence in the water, jumping in without someone to catch him and swimming on his front and back, last year was very different!





dear beautiful
Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

13 comments:

  1. Yay! I'm so glad you joined in. We'll ignore the fact that I'm jealous of the pool.

    I hope Leo is ok. It's so sweet of him to say he is worried about daddy but their boy time sounds perfect, as does your swimming time with Louka xx

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  2. special time with Daddy is good for the soul (for both of them) and lovely for you to have some special time with Aaron too. Family swims are always such fun not to mention a great way of ensuring a nicely tired boy at bedtime!

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  3. Oh a pool - envy envy - and lovely photos too, just a perfect way to spend a summer's evening!

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  4. What great moments to capture! It's so hard to get the quality family time isn't it! Well done, great pictures! #Me&Mine

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  5. Lovely pictures and I too would love a pool. Lots of fun :-)

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  6. So pleased to hear this summer is better than last and Leo gets to see Daddy at the end of the day. Looks like you had lots of fun in the pool too :)

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  7. I am so glad to hear that you are having a better Summer and that Leo sees daddy before bed - I know myself how much of a difference that makes. Fantastic that the swimming is coming along so well.

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  8. What a lovely idea, great to have a family time!!! popping by from country kids.

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  9. It's great to hear you are having some quality family time and having great fun together! Here's to some father and son bonding, it's great to see a picture of you all together - thanks for sharing with Country Kids.

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  10. awww its so lovely that Leo (and Louka ) is getting some quality daddy time on sunday nights and is seeing more of daddy this year. it must be hard on all of you with daddy gone for such long hours during the summer season. still, you must be half way now? lovely pool photos and well done Leo on his swimming x x

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  11. Oh bless him, it must be hard at times but it's a necessary way of life for out there. I think you've done superbly to come up with that compromise of a Sunday night session together, they both must enjoy it? Great photo of the four of you too.

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