Today has been a pleasant sort of a Saturday full of family and adventure – albeit on a small scale. After a slightly panicked rush to get ready this morning our little family enjoyed a cafe outing with my Mum and Nan, where we decided to have dessert for brunch. Just because.
On the way home we noticed signs for a brand new highway that has just opened up, so we thought we’d go for a drive down it to see where it went. Just because. We ended up at a little beach we’d never been to before with cute little boathouses along the shore. We didn’t have any swimming gear with us, but we still enjoyed a little walk and a paddle and followed by a stop at the bakery for lunch and a turn on the playground.
This evening Little Miss H is “camping” for the very first time. We set up the tent in our backyard this afternoon and she’s going to sleep in it tonight with Mr Q. Just Because. I’m not brave enough to do tents with babies, so I’m staying inside with Tiny Miss P! We do want to go on regular camping trips once the kids are a bit older, so this is a good way for them to get used to the idea in a familiar environment.
Although tiring, it’s been a great day. It’s so easy to fall into a pattern of predictable or well-planned outings with little ones – not saying that’s a bad thing, it’s how we keep our sanity (mostly) intact – but every now and then it’s good to be a bit spontaneous. Just Because. And this was the perfect outfit to keep up with all the things we decided to do today – fun, relaxed and stylish.