Shortly after Rufus was born the four of us were in the car and Jared and I were talking about how we felt like a ‘proper’ family – driving along with two kids in the back. It’s no secret that we want more children, but before Rufus we felt more like a couple with a tag along, rather than a family unit. Babies are particularly instinctive, simple and innocent – they soak everything up and it is fascinating to watch. They are not fools, and it is so important that Rufus feels involved and appreciated. Now he is a little older we can include him in lots of our family activities, and I love watching him trying to work out what is going on. Rufus has brought so much extra joy and love to our family.
Winston is not a fan of the cold weather, so on Saturday we headed to our local church building to play some sports. We ended up playing hockey most of the time which was such good fun. Winston refused to pair with me under any circumstances, so Rufus and I were a team. Rufus turned out to be a great team mate as he was a surprisingly good goal keeper, and saved more than a few just sitting there with his stick!
We stopped for snacks and then played football and tennis. It was so simple, but I felt so overwhelmed with the happiness that these two small people bring to our lives. They teach us so much, and I hope every single day that I can allow them to bloom, be there for them and help them fulfil their potentials. They are so precious.
Winston has been an absolute dream this week after last weeks challenges, and a happy toddler equals a happy household!