This Little Big Life | Sunday Dinner

Well It’s Friday again and time to share our weekend with you again. This Little Big Life is a project I have started with Sarah from Sarah Rooftops to capture our weekends, every week. Whether that’s in the form of a photo post or video, the whole weekend or just one little moment, we are focussing on recording those small, normal, family moments that could so quickly and easily be forgotten with the passing of time before you’ve realised that actually, they are the big moments. You can find my first post in the project here.

Sarah and I would really love it if you would like to join in with our little project and share your own weekend moments with us. We’ve opened it up as a linky so please come and link up your posts, I’m really looking forward to little gimpses into other people’s weekends. All we ask is that you pop by each other’s posts and share the love a little bit, I’m really hoping that over time we can build a lovely supportive and creative community that we can all benefit from being a part of. If you want to use #ThisLittleBigLife on Instagram or when you’re sharing your posts on Twitter then please do, and if you tag us in your tweets we will retweet them, (@blueberriesblog and @sarahrooftops) but there’s no hard and fast rules.

You might have read that I’m taking a little step back from blogging for a few weeks, but I will still be doing my best to keep up with this post once a week. Thank you to everyone who linked up last week. I’m really sorry that I haven’t got around to reading them all yet, I’m looking forward to sitting down tonight and having a look through.

Last weekend started very slowly for me but not so much for Carl and the girls. The girls have a football class on a Saturday morning but for one reason or another (a non sleeping baby being one of them) it had been a long time since we had managed to get them there. Mabel had been asking to go back and so out of guilt and obligation (which is basically how we make most of our parenting decisions), Carl agreed to take them. Ernie stayed in bed, he was shattered from waking up to feed every hour over night, and as he sleeps better next to me, I thought I’d be kind and go back to sleep with him. Unfortunately Carl, Mabel and Greta arrived at football to find that it wasn’t on this week, so they quickly changed plan and headed to the park where Carl proceeded to interrupt my nap with a series of terrifying pictures of Mabel climbing higher and higher up to the top of a huge climbing frame.

The three of them did the weekly shop together, meaning that about 50% more random crap was purchased than usual and that by the time they got home it was time for lunch. Like the responsible parents that we are who have just restocked the cupboards with food we decided to have a cream tea for lunch… well it was the weekend! Then it was time to wash everyone’s hair before we did anything else, which happens once a week and is a traumatic and lengthy experience. After a small argument about whether Greta was going to wear a party dress or not (she won as always), we left for my Mum’s house to have a family BBQ on a very grey looking day.

The BBQ was lovely, it was great to catch up with all my sisters and Mum (my brother wasn’t there) and the kids love playing with their aunties and their cousin Tommy. Oh and Rachael had made the most delicious chocolate and strawberry cheesecake which was probably the highlight. The sun came out for a while so we all relaxed in the garden and watched the kids play, I didn’t take any photos or video at all for a change which felt a bit weird but was actually lovely to just chill out. We ended up staying far too late as usual and by the time we got home and got the kids in bed it was 10pm. Why do they never fall asleep in the car when you think they are going to?

On Sunday everybody was a bit tired and grumpy when we woke up. Mabel and Greta went to their Auntie MJ’s who lives up the road to do some baking with her and Carl and I took the opportunity to…. clean the house of course! We spent the whole morning cleaning but it was nice because we could have a bit of chat while we were doing it and there was only Ernie to interrupt us rather than three of them. I managed to get rid of quite a bit of clutter and dust from parts of the house than hadn’t seen a duster since we’d moved in, so that was nice.

On Sunday afternoon Carl’s Mum and Dad came round. They brought the kids a slide for the garden so they put that up and I made some dinner. I couldn’t be bothered to do a roast so instead I made a massive chilli and some very cheesy nachos. After dinner we had coffee and some of the brownies and marble cake that the girls had made in the morning which were very yummy.

My video this week is from our Sunday dinner with Carl’s Mum and Dad. I’m not very happy with how this one turned out. It was quite hard to host a dinner and film it and I didn’t get any wide shots which was silly. However, it’s still nice to have our memories captured and a good learning experience for me.


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  1. June 17, 2016 / 8:15 am

    Sounds like you had another busy but fab week! Your chilli looks amazing too, so much so that is what I am going to make for dinner tonight now 🙂 x
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    • Louise
      June 24, 2016 / 8:40 pm

      Thanks! It was yummy, well the Quorn version I ate was xx

    • Louise
      June 24, 2016 / 8:43 pm

      You would be more than welcome! Xx

  2. June 19, 2016 / 10:13 pm

    Your video is fab! Looks like such a lovely dinner with the family and I’m very jealous of your cake! Your kids are so cute! #ThisLittleBigLife

    • Louise
      June 24, 2016 / 9:08 pm

      Oh thank you! The girls did a good job with the cake eh? Xx

  3. June 20, 2016 / 6:56 pm

    Great weekend and busy weekend as usual. Sunday dinner looked great, I’ll come next week!
    Not linking this week as I’ve been away and have an air of can’t be bothered to blog about me!! I’ll have something on Friday for you though! 😀
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    • Louise
      June 24, 2016 / 9:33 pm

      Thanks Karen, yes our weekends always seem to be so busy! Xx

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