I don’t quite know what happened to April, I just seemed to blink and it was May. I was determined to be organised with my photos this month and to also try and capture them when they are at their best…outdoors.
We were driving back from my parents house, it was a late sunny afternoon and normally I would be grateful to get home and have a bit of time before starting dinner. But, it seemed such a shame to not squeeze a bit more out of the day.
We stopped off for a walk where we used to live, the plan was to walk across this lovely field with a small wooded area in the middle. But luck was not on my side, we reached the field to be met with a barb wire fence. Oh, now what was I going to do with two little ones I had promised we were having a walk…
We turn back and I spot a field with some sheep in and try to distract the girls away from a walk with the sheep. In my mind I had completely abandoned any hope of getting photos of them today.
But, then suddenly they climb on the fence and start singing baa baa black sheep to the sheep, it was completely adorable and I just had to capture it. Even if the photos were just going to be for me.
I just sat back and watched them, taking in their ever growing relationship. Alice is the caring big sister, looking out for her sister and Holly while she loves to do her own thing and is the boss in the relationship. She also looks up to her big sister and copies everything she does and says.
They then decided to have a race to mummy, squealing with delight.
Of course Holly had brought a bag with her, she doesn’t leave the house without one. So, they thought it would be a great idea to fill it up with stones!!
As we went to leave Alice raced ahead and Holly was running behind calling ‘Alliice’ and Alice stops to let her catch up.
It was a lovely late afternoon stroll to a field gate and back.
Later that night when they were tucked up in bed, I took a look back at the photos and I just couldn’t not share them. They sum up my girls together so perfectly.
I love how Alice is looking after her sister, I love how into finding the right stones they were and I just love how something so simple brought them so much happiness together.