Every week I join in with Living Arrows, a blog linky run by Donna at What the Redhead Said. The name Living Arrows comes from a poem by Kahlil Gibran; “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”, and each Monday I share a photo of M, and one of B, and a bit about what we’ve been up to the previous week.
I can’t quite believe we’ve only got three more Mondays of 2018 left after today. What’s going on?! I also fear that I’ve lulled myself into thinking that I’m ready for Christmas, despite actually doing very little in preparation, and the big day is suddenly going to sneak up on me and I’ll fly into a panic somewhere around the 22nd of the month.
Last week was a bit calmer than the one before, thankfully, but the wet weather meant that we spent a lot of time at home. I tried to compensate for this a little bit by doing some baking and crafts with M. On Wednesday, we made some rather lovely little lolly stick reindeer decorations. M loves drawing, crafting and playing with stickers, so I think I’ll need plenty more ideas up my sleeve to keep her amused on these soggy days!
I love the way that M is concentrating in this picture. I usually model what she needs to do to create a particular thing, and she always watches me carefully and then attempts to copy. I think she did pretty well with these!
B’s photograph was taken on Thursday when we went to London together for the day. M stayed at home with Grandma while B and I attended the Mothercare Spring Summer 2019 press day.
There was a professional photographer there, and he asked if he could take some photographs of B. Of course I obliged and took some photographs on my phone, over his shoulder! B was so good all day, despite the long car journeys to and from London. Everyone commented on what a happy, smiley baby she is.
I must admit, it was a lot easier just having one baby to look after, but I did miss M and it was so nice to see her when we got home. We don’t have any grand plans for next week, but I think we might have to do some Christmas shopping at some point, to try to avoid that last minute panic!