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.
Last week was the crazy week that was Christmas! I know I’ve been banging on all year about how quickly time is passing, but this last week really has gone by in the blink of an eye. We’ve seen friends, family and hit the Boxing Day sales, which has kept us busy.
But this busyness has meant that that I’ve barely taken any photographs, of course. I tried hard to take more photographs on Christmas Day than I have in previous years. I only have one or two terrible phone snaps from M’s first two Christmases. I guess it’s a good sign that I’m giving all of my attention to my family, but it does make me a bit sad that I don’t have any lovely photographs to look back on of such special times.
The photos that I did take aren’t as ‘perfect’ as usual, as I was in a hurry to get back to enjoying whatever it was we were doing at the time, but they are at least something to look back on.
Both photographs were taken at the Christmas dinner table. Yep, the candles are wonky and there’s mess in the background, but I don’t care! This was B’s first Christmas dinner, and she loved it. B has been so gung-ho about weaning; she won’t let us feed her anything, preferring to feed herself with her hands. This was particularly great at the Christmas table as it meant that we could all just enjoy our own food and each other’s company, without having to spoon feed a baby!
I love this photo of M as she just seems so grown up. She looks as though she’s completely engaged by whichever grandparent it was that was talking to her – and she was fortunate enough to have all four of her grandparents at the Christmas dinner table.
Now, we’re looking towards the New Year. Next year, B will celebrate her first birthday, and M will turn three. Three years old! I’m looking forward to watching them learn and grow in 2019.