The best things in life are free

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I had such a beautiful day with my daughter today.  We hung out with some of our closest friends, she played with the kids while I snuggled my bestie's baby and we had actual adult conversation!!!

We came home to chill for a bit, started some craft and heard some trucks turning in to the Scout Hall close to our house.  Then loud noises started.  I thought it was the perfect opportunity for a little adventure.  We put the dog's lead on and head out to see what was happening so close to home.  Walking along hand in hand with my baby girl makes my heart sing.  The way she reaches for my hand no matter where we are or what we are doing... I absolutely love it!  When we got to the Scout Hall, there were guys there who were cutting down some trees and turning them into mulch.  This is a huge adventure for a little one however, the excitement wore off.

I then suggested that we go on a little bush walk.  Little miss wanted to hold my hand the entire time.  We climbed rocks, walking along winding paths, pretended that we were in the enchanted wood from the Faraway Tree by Enid Blighton.  We were looking for fairies, gnomes, pixies and other enchanting characters, we were listening to the whispering of the trees and wondering what they were saying to each other.

The entire day was so lovely and it all happened without getting into the car and driving anywhere special.  We were in our own little world.  Little Miss was still buzzing when I was putting her to bed, I couldn't rush the bed time routine as I was enjoying all of the cuddles and chatter that was coming from her.

There are some days where being a parent is one of the hardest jobs we will ever have.  Where we have to bite our tongue to make sure that we don't lose our temper, to instead try to teach and come from a place of love.  Little Miss has been unwell for over 3 weeks now so almost every day of that period was very challenging (although the extra cuddles are always welcome).  Today was a blessing that made up for every difficult second.