Hello out there! Remember me?
I’d forgive you if you didn’t I’ve been gone a while. A whole month in fact! It somehow rushed past me when I wasn’t looking…
If you haven’t altogether forgotten this little corner of the blogosphere you might remember this post from last month about all the things I had to get ready for December. It would seem this all took up more of my time and attention than I had forseen… not to mention the constant, never ending battle with a mammoth cold which I still have. Ugh.
Not to worry we are half way through the month now and the first big event has come and gone without a hitch!
I am talking of course about my little girls first birthday!
Her actual birthday was yesterday, which was a lovely quiet and cosy day at home just the three of us, with a little trip to the park and playground.
On Sunday afternoon we had a little birthday party for her. All of Emma’s grandparents, aunts and uncles made the journey down to our house for lots of presents and cake. Despite our little girl being poorly and taking an uncharacteristically long nap before we could blow out the candle, it was a lovely afternoon and I think a good time was had by all.
After everyone had headed home on Sunday evening and the birthday girl was in her bed, Vince and I collapsed onto the sofa and I suddenly realised that I hadn’t taken a single photo. Not one. Initially I was really frustrated by this realisation as I have lovely camera and I wanted the pictures. But as I thought about it more I realised that had I been the one taking photos all day, I wouldn’t have been able to actually sit and unwrap the presents with her or otherwise enjoyed her special day being with her.
Cameras are such marvellous things that enable us to capture moments to keep forever but they also act as a barrier. I think perhaps on some occasions experiencing the world through the lens of a camera is not truly experiencing it at all. So I’m no longer worried that I didn’t take any pictures of that day to share with you here, we created lots more memories that I will treasure all the more.
Of course, this being day and age that it is, there were many other family members with cameras who I know have captured it all for me and I know I will enjoy looking at them at some point. (Auntie Sue I’m looking at you 🙂 ) But I am truly looking forward to enjoying our first real christmas together next week and not worrying about whether I’ve remembered the camera or not!
Have no fear though, I’ll be back with more picturesque posts later this week 🙂
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