Saturday 27 August 2011: Double Trouble
A couple of weeks ago I'd arrange to visit a mate but due to something coming up I had to take a rain-check. Now in the past this would have resulted in months passing before I'd do anything about it. However, lately I've been attending/ accepting everything I possibly can and ensuring I follow up on anything I've put off sooner rather than later. One of my mates commented that I'm not letting anything pass me by anymore and trying to live more, I think I know what he means.
Anyway a phone call early this morning ensured I was up and ready. Apparently with all the heavy rain last night the girls tent (front of it) got washed out as the rain ran by it. Although the sleeping quarters were fine items left in the front canopy weren't so lucky - one item being Bob's waterproof jacket. FW had called to ask me to drop another one off before I left to go visiting.
On arriving at my mates I was concerned that they weren't up as the house looked really still. However, on exiting the car I could hear the twins and they sounded full of life already. It's only been 2 months since I last seen Z&C but what a difference in them, their speech, height and movement is unbelievable, think two Tasmanian Devils and you get an idea of the speed they move at.
The girls are just so full of life, fascinated by and absorbing everything they are shown. Normally 'C' is fairly shy when I first enter but this morning the toy box was dragged out and we sat down and played with some of her toys and an aqua draw mat. 'Z' normally the most inquisitive of the two was a little bit shy and referred to me as 'Man' for the majority of my visit. Even after her Dad and Mum repeatedly telling her my name, which she could pronounce, it was still Man. In fact and I'm sure just to wind up her Dad she started calling me Bob after lunch.
Whilst deciding to download the pictures I'd taken that day we retreated to Bevy's office and the girls were in their element. The minute the door was opened the girls were in, jumping all over the couch and playing on the swivel chairs, just being kids. However, 'Z' had me in stitches with her actions, she was hammering away on the keyboard, clicking away on the mouse and when she was told to stop she simply leant down to power off the PC. Fortunately, her Dad caught her just in time but undeterred by being lifted away she stretched her leg out and managed to hit the power button with her toe.
After a reboot she started to gravitate towards the tower again only to get busted before she could reach it. A few minutes later we heard a click and the PC and screen when blank for a second time. She'd crawled under the desk and turned the plugs off at the mains all with a smile. Whilst restarting the PC for a third time we entertained the girls by sitting them together on the swivel chair and spinning it. Although both really enjoying it at first I feel it was maybe getting a bit too much for 'C' who had her eyes shut for the last spin.
Whilst downloading the pictures 'C' was interested in my flash gun and though the test button was brilliant. After quite a few tests with the light directed towards others in the room I thought it was be funny to point the flash back towards her. Her reaction didn't disappoint but I was called sick by her mum, it couldn't have been too bad as 'C' went back for a second shot with pretty much the same reaction.
If anyone passed wind, from either end, both girls instantly say pardon so and so (even themselves) and had me in kinks, you knew exactly who had done what and when.
FW & Bob were disappointed to learn I was heading there myself but I've had a fantastic day and really enjoyed myself. The highlight of my day came when the girls were going for a walk and asked me to help them put their jackets on. Wee 'Z' even sat on my crossed legs as we played on the floor and looked up at me and shot me a smile.
The picture today is obviously of the girls and one of the rare ones that has both of them in it.