One of the golden rules of a 365 project is to always keep your camera on you, as you never know when an opportunity will come up to take a shot.
The second rule… yeah, that’s to make sure you have a memory card in your camera! You’d have thought I’d have learnt that by now!
We’d arranged to visit one of my sisters today, she loves seeing the girls and we don’t get to go over very often. Not that it’s far away, just that it’s often easier to have people come to us, especially with nap times still being such a big feature of the day for Chloe. It will be nice when we can start to plan our days again without having to consider the naps. It took Olivia quite a while to stop napping during the day, but when she did there was a brief period where Chloe was still small enough to sleep anywhere, at any time, and so we could enjoy a whole day out somewhere without worrying about having to rush home before a meltdown began. It’s not to say that Olivia doesn’t fall asleep during car journeys or on the sofa at home now and again, but it’s rare, and as it’s usually only after a busy day, not having to think about it definitely makes things easier.
The girls had a lot of fun at my sisters and had a spot of lunch before we had to get off. I’d brought my camera with me, as I mentioned, and after getting it out to grab a couple of snaps, had to quickly put it away again when I realised there was no memory card in it. It was a bit of a shame, my sister loves photos of the girls, especially when she’s in them too, and there could have been a couple of chances for a 365 photo.
After a couple of hours we had to leave and decided to abandon tonight’s cooking in favour of buying some quick and easy frozen pizzas from the supermarket. It’s funny watching Olivia and Chloe together sometimes as Chloe is now in a phase of copying literally everything her big sister does, and this did not stop inside the supermarket, or walking back to the car. If Olivia swung round a post, so did Chloe. If Olivia swung under a bar, so did Chloe. As if creating a child and becoming a parent wasn’t quite amazing enough, there is nothing quite as special as creating two children and then watching them interact with each other completely independently of you.