{The Ordinary Moments} #32 - Skeletons and Fireworks

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

It's been a little quiet in these parts over the past week or so as I decided to take a little break from the blog and get my life back in order. October is always a busy month for us, and this year was the most hectic yet. With several birthdays, a leaving party, our anniversary and Halloween all squeezed into a short period of time we barely had a chance to sit back and relax. Of course, I'm not complaining as we enjoyed spending so much time with our family and friends.

pumpkin Zachy

We ended the month, as I'm sure many other people did, with some Halloween celebrations. I couldn't wait to get into the spirit of things and embrace everything spooky - especially as this year was Zach's first Halloween. This meant that he had multiple outfits, and by lunchtime he was already in his third of the day. For the evening we all dressed up, turning ourselves into a family of skeletons! Our little terror didn't enjoy pumpkin carving as much as I imagined he would - I had envisioned finding pumpkin seeds and pulp throughout our house for weeks afterwards but he wasn't the least bit interested!


As the evening approached our friends arrived ready to go out and celebrate a different event entirely. With it being the weekend before Bonfire Night our local firework display was scheduled for Halloween night, being branded a "spooktacular" event in an attempt to combine the two celebrations. We wrapped up warm, putting both Zach and his little friend Ella in their pushchairs with blankets and woolly hats ready to go out and face the crowds. Neither of them had seen fireworks before, and we couldn't wait to see their reactions.

ghost cupcake

I love watching fireworks, and they actually make me quite emotional. I'm not sure why this is, I think it's something about standing with a big group of people and watching something so special together. The explosions remind me how fragile life is, and how lucky I am to be here surrounded by the people I love. Pretty deep for some colourful flashes, I know.

As we stood waiting for the display to begin I marveled at just how much has changed since we watched them last year. I remember feeling so anxious as to how Zach would react to the fireworks from inside my tummy, and now this year here he was watching them with his own eyes. I had that same anxious feeling this year, and tried to reach for his little hand. I wanted to let him know that I was there, and that everything would be okay.


In true Zach style though, he didn't want to hold my hand. My feisty and independent boy was perfectly fine with just his ear defenders for protection. He didn't need his mummy too. I couldn't help but smile! My brave boy kept peering over at his little friend Ella as if to check that she was okay too. The he returned to watching the bright flashes, without appearing to love them or hate them. Instead, his facial expression suggested he was thinking "why have mummy and daddy brought me out to watch some bright flashes when I am meant to be in bed?"

Linking up with Katie from Mummy Daddy Me for the Ordinary Moments.


  1. Oh my!! That first picture of him!!! It's so so lovely! What a lovely smile he has! Sounds like you've had a busy, but fun October! xx

    1. Oh thank you so much lovely - it was so much fun but needed a break afterwards haha! xx

  2. Look at these photos! and that cake looks amazing! we held family fireworks at ours this year and I think its such a nice thing to do together. x

    1. Thank you it was delicious! I think it's so lovely to watch fireworks together! xx

  3. Yeah,I can't cope with ho cute that pumpkin outfit is! I love your outlook on fireworks night x

    1. I know he looks so adorable doesn't he?! Thank you xx


Latest Instagrams

© Capturing These Days. Design by FCD.