Post afternoon nap smiles | {The Ordinary Moments}

I love my days off with Little Mr. No early alarm call, no rushing around to pack bags or make a packed lunch. Don’t get me wrong there’s definitely no time to lie in as Little Mr usually wakes up between 7:30am and 8am but it always a lot more relaxed.

We like to get as much done in the morning as possible, whether its a trip to the post office to collect a parcel or a walk to the park as after lunch Little Mr likes/has to nap for a good couple of hours. It’s not always been like this. We used to struggle with his naps during the day but since I went back to work , he’s settled himself into a nap routine in the afternoon at his Grandparents.

Little Mr now naps for about two hours straight after lunch and he sleeps best in his cot wearing his sleeping bag and the soft lullabies of Ewan the Dream Sheep playing in his room. Of course, it doesn’t always work out that way as when he’s at my Parents house, he accompanies my Mom on the school run to pick up my nephew so has a lot less sleep.

This weekend we’ve spent all weekend together; we’ve been to visit my Grandad, we went shopping, we ate out as a family and we’ve spent time playing and enjoy Little Mr’s new found freedom as he toddles around the house.

As Little Mr woke up from his nap yesterday afternoon, he gave us the best smiles. I love to see a rested, happy little man. He can get so grouchy and whiny if he doesn’t get his sleep so it’s brilliant to see him giggling and giving us his cheeky smiles. I’ll treasure these moments, they’re the ordinary moments but they’re so precious and I am the luckiest Mama in the world to have him as my Son.





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Emma Shilton

Emma Shilton, is a UK Family Lifestyle blogger from the West Midlands, UK, Emma is Mummy to two boys; Olly, (born February 2013) who loves Lego, cars and old cartoons and Freddie, (born January 2018) who loves noisy toys and making a mess. The blog follows their adventures as they capture everyday life, family travels and adventures.

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  1. 09/06/2014 / 12:18 am

    Awww so adorable! His Hair <3 xxx

  2. 09/06/2014 / 9:43 am

    Aww look at those gorgeous smiles, he’s such a cutie! It’s amazing the difference in children when they’re well rested, there’s nothing worse than an over tired child, great post xx #ordinarymoments

  3. Lauren (@laurenbigeejit)
    09/06/2014 / 1:03 pm

    Aww bless him! BTW this is the first time I’ve been on here on the laptop since you had the makeover – love it! xxx

  4. Lucy Bishop
    09/06/2014 / 1:35 pm

    SOOOO super beautiful! What a lovely moment captured. Also, can Olly have a word with Bert and suggest he try two hours sleep after lunch, this Mumma would really appreciate it! :-) xxx

  5. 09/06/2014 / 4:29 pm

    He’s just so so smiley and gorgeous Emma, look at all his lovely teeth! And how long is his hair getting? He has more than LL haha! LL also has Ewan to help her drift off and I often find that when I wake her up after her nap she is still cuddling on to him- so cute! x

  6. 09/06/2014 / 9:56 pm

    What an adorable smile x

  7. 11/06/2014 / 7:56 pm

    Aww how cute, gorgeous smile x

  8. 12/06/2014 / 8:36 am

    It sounds like you two have such lovely time together when you’re off work. He’s such a happy little thing! x

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