Alice used to be so good at wearing headbands, hair clips, hair ties. I used to have her hair up in bunches, plaits, clipped to the side. And then one day, she decided she didn't want anything in her hair anymore! I have been trying to tempt her back to the way of the hair tie, and these photos are definitely progress! But you know... I do love those little curls at the back so it's all good.
We are due to go on honeymoon soon, and we are leaving Alice with my parents for a week. She loves her nan and granddad, and as much as we would love to have her with me, I don't think she would be happy where we're going. I am so worried about missing her too much and spending the whole time wanting to go back home, so I am trying very hard to focus on the positives. And to be honest, both Dave and I could really do with this break. The last few weeks have been tough thanks to that awful virus, and the last couple of months have been harder. I am really hoping that this time away together helps us both to just relax and reassess things.
Sometimes, we get so wrapped up in daily life that we don't stop and look at the bigger picture. We forget how lucky we are to have such a fun, happy little toddler calling us mama and dada. We forget to savour all those little moments which are so easily forgotten, but very very important. Like the time Alice drew all over the wall in pen! And we definitely forget to appreciate each other all the time. I sometimes think of Dave and I as this amazing tag team. One of us will go up to see to Alice and the other will put the kettle on, then we sort of switch jobs without thinking just to give the other a break! So it will be nice to be able to both relax at the same time for a change!