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 Friday was B’s first birthday, so the past week has pretty much revolved around that. We had a little gathering for her birthday on Saturday, which obviously required cake, and I couldn’t allow B’s actual birthday to pass without birthday cake, so I made two. It’s really important to me that I make the girls’ birthday cakes. I’m not skilled enough to do anything extravagant, but I’m still proud of what I’ve managed to achieve. It tasted good, too, which is the main thing!
M was pretty good at understanding that it was B’s birthday. She was too impatient to wait for B to work out how to open her presents, though, so there was quite a bit of ‘helping’ going on!
I can’t quite believe that we’ve come to the end of B’s pack of milestone cards. As with M, I’ve managed to get a photo of B every month (B has actually been far more compliant than M was!). But each month, M has wanted to get in on the action and again this month, she insisted on having a photograph with B’s milestone card. Of course it’s not really her first birthday, but I still love her expression in this photograph! She knew exactly how cheeky she was being!
This week, we’ve got a few plans, but I still think it’s going to feel like a slow week after the last one. I don’t think that’s necessarily a bad thing, though!