Moments that Matter

Moments that matter that is what Lloyds Bank are asking bloggers to think about. I decided to look through my photos from 2013 for inspiration, I wasn’t sure that I had any particular moments. One thing I did get from all the photos was that we have had some fantastic times in 2013.

The first pictures that I came across were of the boy and his bike. We bought the new bike for his birthday with the help of Bingo Granny. He has loved the bike from the first time he saw it, and spent most of the summer out riding it. Getting a new bike wasn’t a new experience for him, as he has had two bikes previous to this one. He has enjoyed the  independence, that a big boy bike has brought, in turn it has made him so much more grown up.

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Going from his very treasured blue bike with stabilizers, to learning to ride without them and then what seems to me to be an adult bike. The transformation has been huge. I hope that he will get a few years out of this bike and enjoy the countryside around us. Our favourite ride had to be out into he farmers fields, and the photos make me smile each time I see them. So much so that I had to add them as my blog header.

We also were very lucky as a family this year and won a trip to Disneyland Paris, crowned Disney’s funniest family. The whole experience was somewhat surreal as this time last year we were dancing in a paddling pool full of Jelly. Then in August we got to spend the weekend in Disneyland Paris. The best part for me was seeing the boys face when we went on Big Thunder Mountain for the first time. The look on my face after we had been on the ride for the 16th time was not quite so good!

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Finally the boy going to BIG school, which I had secretly been dreading! Leaving the Infants and going into Junior school is not a time I remember, but I do remember it being a bit scary. We have had problems on and off with different teachers and issues. But I think this is just how it goes. The uncertainty of not knowing what was ahead, is never easy. This year the boy has slotted right in. From leaving Infants and his cute teddy leaving gift which sleeps with him every night. To homework and proper lessons, he has taken it all in his stride.

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I will always be proud of my boy, but the moments that matter are the ones I spend with him now, as I will never be able to get the time back. So I enjoy all the time I can with him, and can’t wait for more cycle rides in the summer.

This is my entry for the Lloyds Bank ‘Moments That Matter’ Bloggers competition.

There are several different Bloggers hosting the competitions so this is my entry for the following Moments that Mattered competitions with Emma and 3, Mummy’s Little Monkey, Miss Lucy Loves, Away with the Fairies, She Might Be Loved, and Oh So Amelia.

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    1. It was a great day when he rode for the first time, but also now he doesn’t need the help we have to cycle everywhere. So the next lesson will be road safety!

  1. Lovely photos and great memories. You are right, time passes so quickly, it is important to make the most of everything, no matter how small it may seem at the time!
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    1. I don’t know where the time goes! The first picture of him on his blue bike he was 3 1/2 and rode round Goodwood Motor circuit on his own (2.5 miles) this year he skated 8 laps of the same circuit! he wants to do a marathon this year for charity!

  2. Looks like you’ve had some lovely cycle rides together and many more to come. It’s lovely seeing them ride a bike and move on to a bigger bike although it does make you realise how fast they are growing up! Which is why it’s important to have all the lovely memories of you out and about together.
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