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Flying High – The Little Moments

Flying High- The Little Things Feature

We had a really special afternoon. An afternoon I will remember for a long time and an afternoon I would love Amelia to remember as unlikely as it is I would love it.

I wish I’d had my big camera with me for it but I guess it makes it even more special that they are spur of the moment photos taken on my phone. 

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Amelia got a kite a little while back and our first attempt of flying it didn’t go so well. The whole family had attempts running along trying to get the thing to fly and we weren’t sure whether we were doing it right. Turns out you don’t really need to do much but there does need to be a fair amount of wind…one to remember hey!!

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Myself and Amelia flew it for the first time properly together. At our favourite place, the beach it flew in the clouded sky whilst Amelia ran at my feet with the breeze in her hair.

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There was no one else around apart from an older couple watching from one of the beach huts who waved and cheered when Amelia flew it herself which was really nice. My Dad cleverly attached an extra piece of rope to the handle so that when Amelia is holding it to make sure it doesn’t fly away I can keep hold of the rope. She was so excited running along, weaving it around (look at the concentration on her face)  with the handle and watching it fly higher into the sky.

Amelia Kite Flying

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We walked along the beaches flying the kite and ended up near to the little park. I asked Amelia if she wanted to go in and she seemed really excited and wanted to. Normally Amelia’s happy with just the space to run as she doesn’t really go on many of the things in the park but this time was different.

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Amelia ran about in the park touching all the different things and crawling under the big rope net. She climbed across the bridge and went down the slide and scooped up sand with the mini digger. She filled the roundabout up with sand and pushed it round and ran around smiling most of the time. Like the beach we had the park to ourselves. It was windy, but peaceful. A lot of outings with Amelia can be quite hectic as she’s so on the go but although she was this was different. She was calm and happy.

Amelia park collage

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Amelia went over to the swing and pushed at it and then she asked “Mama, in”. I went over and lifted her up into the swing, she didn’t want me to push her she just swung her legs backwards and forwards moving herself ever so slightly. I reached out to push her very lightly and she let me. Every time she came toward me I tickled her tummy like you do to babies in swings. Amelia laughed so much at that and asked for more. I stood behind her and pushed her. Not very high, but it was high enough for Amelia. She was singing “see-saw, see-saw” and laughing so I pushed her slightly higher. She was loving being in the swing, such an innocent act just swinging backwards and forwards in the wind.

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This might seem ordinary to you but Amelia hasn’t been in a swing for about a year and a half. For some unknown reason she hated it, cried whenever you put her in and got upset so I just stopped asking. This time she asked. And this time she enjoyed it. It was such a special moment. It actually brought a tear to my eye, thankfully it was windy so the watery eyes had a good excuse.

I felt like a real Mum pushing my child backwards and forwards in the swing. 

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I know that sounds really silly, but whenever we go to a park I always want to be able to push Amelia backwards in forwards in the swing and enjoy trips to the park and now I was. It is a moment I will never forget. An ordinary, simple, little moment that will always be remembered. Who knows if it was a one off or if its the start of many trips to the park. Amelia’s an unpredictable little character so you never know. Whether it was or not this was special.

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It’s these things that make me really grateful for my blog. Grateful for this space to make little moments like this into something special a memory that can always be remember.

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Thanks for reading!xx

ALICE & AMELIA STICK PEOPLE

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22 Comments

  1. 13th November 2015 / 1:47 pm

    I haven’t seen a kite since I was a little girl. What a lovely treat and I absolutely adore her little waist jacket. Very pink and girlie.

    • AliceElizabeth;94
      Author
      13th November 2015 / 10:36 pm

      It was really lovely just a cheap one from ebay. Definitely give it a go!:) Thanks for your comment x

  2. 13th November 2015 / 1:49 pm

    Aww, she’s growing so fast! Love her waistcoat and wellies. I always remember flying a kite when I was younger with my grandparents. Would love to do the same with my Amelia one day x

    • AliceElizabeth;94
      Author
      13th November 2015 / 10:35 pm

      Thanks Kerry! She really is growing up so fast. Would definitely recommend it this was just a cheapie off ebay!!:) xx

  3. Jess
    13th November 2015 / 1:52 pm

    What a little cutie! Also what an amazing beach, the sand looks so soft! I always forget about kite flying but think it’s something Abbie would love to to, adding it to my bucket list for Abbie for 2016! x

    • AliceElizabeth;94
      Author
      13th November 2015 / 10:35 pm

      We are so lucky that this beach is just ten minutes down the road from us! It was brilliant fun definitely recommend it and this was just a cheap one off ebay! x

  4. 13th November 2015 / 4:16 pm

    Ah Alice that’s really lovely. The ordinary special moments are always the best and most meaningful. And how fab that we can’t document these memories in our blogs xx

    • AliceElizabeth;94
      Author
      13th November 2015 / 10:34 pm

      Thanks love! It really was special. I love my blog for moments just like these! x

  5. 13th November 2015 / 7:33 pm

    Awwww look at her wee face, she is just full of happiness and smiles. My nan used to take my sister and i to the beach to fly kites as kids and i was always totally mesmerised by them, so really hope to do the same with my boys xx

    • AliceElizabeth;94
      Author
      13th November 2015 / 10:33 pm

      I would definitely recommend it. This was just a cheap one off ebay and it worked so well! Thanks for your comment xx

  6. 13th November 2015 / 9:02 pm

    This is such a lovely post. Amelia looks SO adorable and her face is a picture with the kite! So happy for you that you got to push her in the swing x

    • AliceElizabeth;94
      Author
      13th November 2015 / 10:32 pm

      Thank you, it was such a lovely moment. She loves the kite bonus it was a cheap ebay purchase xx

  7. 13th November 2015 / 10:39 pm

    What a lovely post. It’s great when you have a spontaneous day out with children that goes well isn’t it? It makes me reminisce about the times when I used to go out in the evenings – the best nights out were always the unplanned ones. I guess now it just happens in the daytime instead!x

  8. 14th November 2015 / 7:57 am

    Oh how fab – you know what, Pickle would love a kite! I’ve never flown one ever! Your photos are lovely btw. Kaz x

  9. 14th November 2015 / 9:33 am

    This looks like such a perfect day! I’d love to get Ava a kite, she’d love it! It’s so lovely to be able to record these special moments xx

  10. 14th November 2015 / 9:31 pm

    This is why I love blogging, to be able to keep a record of those special days. You can tell people how special they are but you really can’t understand unless you’re these can you? Well done Amelia for etting on the swing too! Josh loves them thankfully, can’t get him off them. Looks like a beautifully perfect day out xx

  11. 14th November 2015 / 10:30 pm

    Lovely post Alice. Such beautiful photos! I’m so glad Amelia enjoyed the swing and she looks like she really enjoyed her trip out. I can’t remember the last time I flew a kite, I’ll have to buy Sophie one.. she would love it! xx

  12. 15th November 2015 / 5:39 pm

    This is such a lovely post Alice, one you can both look back on 🙂 Your photos are gorgeous even if they were taken on your phone! Most of mine are taken on my phone too, it’s such a hassle taking my dslr out sometimes. Amelia is such an amazing little girl and I’ve loved watching her grow on your beautiful blog xxx

  13. 15th November 2015 / 10:12 pm

    Ah I love the kite flying photos looks like so much fun we broke our kite last year just get another soon, Maisy was exactly the same about swings hated them for ages and then all of a sudden loved it again. Bella would happily live in a swing lol!! xx

  14. 15th November 2015 / 11:11 pm

    What a fab day out for you both, it’s great that you managed to go out and fly Amelia’s kite. She looks so excited to be holding on her own and it’s great that you had the beach to yourself to really make the most of kite flying, the old couple cheering her on sounds so sweet too. It’s great that Amelia really had a go on all the park equipment too! Thanks for linking up with me on Country Kids.

  15. 15th November 2015 / 11:28 pm

    What a gorgeous post. And those photos are absolutely stunning. It sounds like such a lovely day. Sometimes it is the unexpected moments and days that are the most beautiful. And well done Amelia for flying the kite in her own and going in the swing. What a cutie! Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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