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 threw a bit of a curveball at us, but a good one. Towards the end of last year, we heard that M wouldn’t have a place at our chosen preschool until September, despite being eligible to join in February. Then on Wednesday, I had a phone call completely out of the blue, to say that a place had become available.
M and I went along the next day for a settling in session. She had an absolute whale of a time and stayed for almost two hours; she didn’t want to leave! She’s spoken of little else since, and can’t wait until the summer term, when she’s due to start three afternoons per week.
M’s photograph was taken on Monday, when we went shopping and happened to walk past a toy shop, which had this play house outside. As you can see, M was thrilled to try it out!
B continues to be a mixed bag sleep-wise. She slept through the night once or twice last week, but on the other nights, she woke several times wanting milk. Despite her first birthday coming up at the end of the week, and her eating plenty of solid food, she still feeds regularly during the day and, it would seem, at night too! I keep telling myself that I’ll sleep again one day!
B is in that wonderful stage of learning to walk. She’s able to push along a walker now, which she’s really grown in confidence with over the past week, and she stood up unaided for the first time over the weekend. It’s lovely watching her learn and of course in true B fashion, she thinks the whole thing is hilarious, so there’s been lots of laughter.
I keep saying it, but I really can’t believe that she’s turning one this week. My baby is growing up!