Finding ourselves on the beach

On Saturday we headed to the beach, we needed to get outside and soak up the sun.  Mr Hubby had been away in France and needless to say, we had missed him a lot.

We really enjoyed West Wittering the first time we took Baby there, so it got our vote again.  I love the pretty beach huts and the beach itself is lovely and sandy.  Even though it was busy, we had no problem finding a spot.

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Baby has been a bit unsettled recently.  I’m not sure if it is because we have been separated as a family a fair bit recently or teething pain.  Whatever the reason, she decided she didn’t want to let go of her Aunty Jen.  This left Mr Hubby and I on the beach, while she played in the sea with J.

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Baby spotted a little boy’s yellow bucket and we thought her face was classic, as she noticed it and then took off to try and steal it.

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Sitting there, basking in the sun for those precious 10 minutes was bliss.  We could see our happy baby playing, but for those few minutes it was just us.  Mr Hubby sitting behind me, holding me up and supporting me, as he always does.  My rock, my support.  Sitting with the sun on our faces, reconnecting, remembering that there was an ‘us‘ before we were a family.  It is easy day to day to just be a family, see to her needs and wants, after all she is the most important thing in both of our lives.  However, we need to remember to make sure our needs are cared for and nurtured, as much as we do hers.   Mummy and Daddy matter too.


I am linking up with the following fabulous bloggers and their lovely linkys.

Katie from Mummy Daddy Me for #OrdinaryMoments

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Jaime at The Olivers’ Madhouse for #MagicMoments

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Charly at Podcast Dove for #What’sTheStory

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74 Thoughts on “Finding ourselves on the beach

  1. What a cute outfit! Family times like these are precious – they grow up so fast, enjoy them when they are young.

  2. What a beautiful day – and you’re right, sometimes you do need to remember that you are still a couple, as much as we love our children xx

  3. Yes, being a family is wonderful, but it’s nice to have a little space sometimes too-auntie’s are very handy for this I find :-)

    • You Baby Me Mummy on July 14, 2014 at 4:06 pm said:

      I wish she loved closer! We have no local family so it is all down to us, which is fine but occasionally it would be nice to have someone to help for 5 minutes x

  4. How lovely to be able to spend a little amount of time with your husband. I think we’ve forgotten what that is like!

  5. OMG – I adore her outfit and that hat is to die for. it is hard to find time for just adults once children come along, but it is so essential

  6. How lovely – that swim set is gorgeous.

  7. I love the beach! Such a fun day out and it looks like Baby is having a blast.

  8. Gorge pics and looks like a fun day was had at the beach. We live in Brighton so spend a lot of time on the beach – so much fun for us kids Ax

  9. What a precious little one. I adore that outfit–so fitting for such a perfect day at the beach! What a wonderful sentiment for you and your husband as well. Something that most married couples often forget (including myself). Thanks for the reminder!

  10. What a cutie, I love the pics on the fourth row down her little face is just perfection. Love it when they are still find their feet. Great post of what looks like a wonderful day #magicmoments

  11. I think it can be easy to forget the couple in a relationship when you have children. It’s good to make time for each other.

  12. I think Ipswich was the ONLY place that had a dismal, chilly day on Saturday! Looks like Baby had a lovely time :)

  13. Sounds like a lovely trip out, you got some great photos.

  14. Ah this is such a lovely post Aby and gorgeous photos of Baby. I agree it is so important to make time as a family but then it is also important to remember that the two of you are important too. We spent some lovely quality time just the two of us in the evenings once the girls were in bed on holiday and I didn’t realise just how much I missed it- quality time without laptops, phones or the TV! x

  15. I’m hoping to find outselves on the beach tomorrow. I love all your photos, the happiness and that lovely hat.

  16. Family times are so precious and important…not always easy balancing the needs of everyone though.

  17. I love her expressions in these pics, adorable! And am with you on it being nice to have some couple time, whether it’s a whole night like we managed this weekend, or just a few minutes like you found on the beach – children are all consuming and wonderful, but our relationships are important too! X

  18. Sounds like you had a lovely day! The pictures are great! And the Baby sure had fun! I’m glad to hear you got to have a minute of us time, too.

  19. Shes on her element here! Shes so happy with the water and the sand. And that outfit is the cutest =) #OrdinaryMoments

  20. OMG……………….What totally adorable photos. I love love love the outfit so much. How lovely to spend some quality time together xxxx

  21. Her outfit is amazing! Love the pictures of her paddling too, so cute :)

  22. Oh, those ‘us’ moments are so few and far between they stand out like a beacon when they occur. To think that we took time with one another so for granted before… Nothing like children to totally change your normal.

  23. Aw sounds like you had a lovely day! Theres something so calming about being on the beach with family isnt there! I love babies outfit especially the hat!! So cute! xx

  24. Great pictures! Yes you do need time to yourselves, this is where family come in handy! lol x

  25. Oh my gosh, how unbelievably cute and grown up does baby look? I completely agree with making time for yourselves as a couple, it so important when children are added in to the mix. xxx

  26. Oh my goodness, that’s the most adorable outfit ever! Lovely photos.

  27. So so many action shots – absolutely brilliant x

  28. I totally agree that you have to remember and make time for you as a couple. Hubby and I spent a lovely evening just talking the other night. It had been ages since we chatted about something other than jobs that needed doing and bills that needed paying. We used to take time every evening with each other, just chatting and I’ve really missed it.

  29. She looks so happy splashing in the water!

  30. Just adore the picture of her in the sea when she realises its cold…..brilliant!

  31. Baby is looking so cute and having lots of fun.

  32. Aww… this sounds lovely. Even those few minutes alone are very special. Your little one always looks so happy.

  33. Beautiful pictures, sounded a lovely day xx

  34. aww so sweet it looks like she had a blast!! x

  35. awww Aby this is beautiful the last paragraph is so something my hubby and i need to do too .. we have forgotten!

    Thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments

    • You Baby Me Mummy on July 21, 2014 at 2:53 pm said:

      It is so difficult isn’t it. There is no time or energy to make time for each other, but it makes such a massive difference when we do x

  36. Oh my word she is just going for it now isn’t she! Such great times you had together and what a fabulous outfit too, love it! Thank you so much for sharing with #whatsthestory

  37. Love this – family beach days are so precious (and fun!) #MagicMoments

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