So yesterday can only be described in one way, pretty awesome.
It's been a tough week with all three of us not being on top form. Finley having testosterone outbursts (as I've been told they are called), Noah being a terrible two year old and pushing the boundaries & me not being the mum I normally am, telling them off for the littlest thing. I think we have all been tired and the half term has come just in time so we can chill out in the mornings, get dressed when we want and catch up with friends & family.
Today we spent the day with our friends, mine being someone I met through having Finley and someone that was & is a huge support to me in motherhood and Finley's being his best friend harry who he has known since birth.
We headed to one of our favourite places, Westonbirt Arboretum, where we both hold an annual pass, with a picnic packed and no time restraints. The boys really do love each other but they have their moments, as all children do, but on the whole they play lovely and seeing them grow up and seeing how they play grow with them in so lovely to see.
They spent the time sharing a bike and scooter, climbing trees, finding conkers and the odd boystruss fight but all in all they had a lovely time. This was proved when Finely turned to me and said 'This is so much fun isn't it Mummy, I love spending time with Harry'. Hearing their conversations is at times hilarious because the things 4 year olds come out with is so funny, I'll keep that secret as its something special I think between them.
We stopped for lunch which involved some dogs trying to pinch our food - which they found hilarious, some pushing and shoving which ended in them being split up - which then resulted in Finley crying as he wasn't sat next to Harry and some giggles (you know what I mean Kerri, all I will say is scooter lol).
There were moments when there were tears, shouting and anger but that is going to happen but the day was a good day in our books and I look at the pictures, have the memories and they make me smile.
We spent 5 hours walking around the wood, finding new walkways and stumbling across new sculptures and it was just lovely.
Noah while all this was going on walked along side me, holding my hand and occasionally joining in but was quite happy being with me and Kerri as well as having a little chat with 4 month old Charlie. He giggled so much and it really was one of the best sounds in the world.
We ended the day as every wooded walk should with hot chocolate all round (and maybe a chocolate brownie for the mummies that we may or may not have shared).
The sound of the leaves crunching under our feet and the laughter from the boys will remain in my head as a very happy memory, yesterday was awesome.