I wanted to do something new for 2017, a way of remembering and documenting these days with my babies. I of course already document the memories as much as I can, whether that’s through the ordinary moments which I am still going to be doing each week, or our family portraits, or even of them as siblings, but I found that I wasn’t remembering tiny little snippets of them individually. I write them letters but those have become a lot less frequent nowadays, and are usually reserved for the bigger milestone dates like birthdays. I have also found that quite often nowadays I will take my DSLR out if we are going somewhere exciting or on holiday, but I rarely pick it up around the house.
I have decided to each week do a really quick post with a photo of each of them and a little snippet underneath about something that has made me smile, or laugh that week, or just generally a couple of sentences about what they have been up to. I guess in a way it is similar to a 52 week project, and also my lovely friend Lucy did similar a couple of years ago, but I thought it would be a great way of remembering the little things that I might otherwise forget, while also encouraging me to pick up my camera a little more on those weeks when we are quiet. Although I can’t always promise they will be with my DSLR as I am far too lazy for that!
She made us so incredibly proud on holiday. After the first couple of days where she was upset and lacking confidence at ski school, she faced her nerves and ended up absolutely loving being up there. She was a natural.
We talked a fair bit about her while we were on holiday. She is our funny little fish, quite a solitary little thing, preferring to be on her own than engaging in conversation. Sometimes while away we had to really encourage her to join in, but once she did she had lots of fun.
He was a little under the weather on holiday, to be honest he hasn’t been right since he had a bad sickness bug a few weeks ago. The little routine he did have before Christmas has gone out the window and most nights he slept on my chest. His sleep is worse than ever and I am so very tired, but he will never not be 100% worth it.