Since Harrison was born Amelia and I haven't been out together like we would before he came along. Whilst pregnant I aimed to get out at least once a week and to do as much as possible with Amelia as I knew it would be a big change for her when he came along and we may not have been able to go out much for the first couple of weeks.
This week I took Amelia out for a couple of hours in the afternoon, mainly because I wanted to get out of the house and it was such a lovely day. I don't really get the chance to get out much during the week as we only have the one car at the moment and come Andy's days off we usually do stuff as a family so he can spend time with the kids. But this week on Andy's day off I decided that Amelia and I would go out and let Andy have some time with Harrison. She was really excited to go out and as soon as I asked her if she wanted to go for a walk she went and got her shoes, coat and hat and put them all on and excitedly ran to the door.
We weren't out for very long as we needed to get back for daddy to go to a work meeting but it was just nice being out for the time that we were and to spend time together as we don't do that anymore. We only drove 10 minutes down the road to a local village which has a nice walk through the forest and down to the water front. Amelia loved running about and we played hide and seek, said our ABC's whilst walking and pointed out objects and animals.
I'm going to try and do this at least once every two weeks and make it something we do regularly together, just the two of us. Whether it be a walk in the woods, afternoon at the cinema, trip to the park or lunch out, as long as we do something together. I hope that she will look back and remember all of the days out we have together.