Living Arrows 13/52 {2019}

April 1, 2019

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 been a mixture of lazy times and trips out. Mostly because B seems to benefit from having two naps per day, but she’ll only do this if she’s on me, or in the car. This has resulted in a lot of time sitting around on the sofa or in the chair in her nursery, with poor M installed in front of the television to keep her occupied. By Friday, I’d decided that we needed to blow away the cobwebs and get out in the sunshine, so we drove to the beach just to spend an hour walking along the promenade before coming home again.

B’s photograph was taken on Monday at my parents’ house. B is wanting to be more and more involved in whatever it is that M’s doing, so she was delighted to share the chair that M has claimed when we visit grandma and grandpa. I think this desire to get in on the action has also prompted B to get more mobile. As the week progressed, she went from standing more and more confidently, to lifting one leg and lowering it again, to finally taking three completely independent steps on Mother’s Day. I’m so proud of her although I think I might have my work cut out with two fully mobile children under the age of three!

As for M, she definitely benefits from having time outside, so the whole staying-in-so-B-can-nap thing hasn’t been ideal for her. So sometimes, something has to give and B has to have a turn going out during her nap time so that M can get some much-needed playtime outside. On Wednesday, we went to the park with one of M’s little friends. She had a great time. This is definitely something that we need to do more!

A weekly photo diary of our daughters' lives, at one and two years old. This week, B takes her first steps and M is craving some outside time.

Living Arrows

10 responses to “Living Arrows 13/52 {2019}”

  1. Donna says:

    I really wish I was able to drive to the beach for an hour. It’s SO far for us that it would be a whole day’s epic adventure! x

    • Jules says:

      This beach isn’t even our closest. If the traffic is on our side, there’s another we can get to in around 35 minutes. Our disadvantage comes when trying to get anywhere that isn’t in Norfolk. It takes forever to get to London! x

  2. They really do love simple park outings at this age, its lovely to see them enjoy themselves. These two will be joining forces when they’re running around together! #livingarrows

  3. It’s so difficult juggling the needs of each child. We have a four year age gap and I feel like I’m constantly doing it. Well done on B taking her first steps that’s amazing and on Mother’s Day x

    • Jules says:

      I’m hoping that because there’s only 22 months between them, once B is a bit more interactive with her play, I’ll be able to cater to both of their needs in one go, a bit more often. That might just be wishful thinking, though! x

  4. Sarah says:

    I remember the juggle of naps when they’re so little – Toby watched a lot of CBeebies at that age too 🙂 It sounds like you’ve had a good week though and managed to balance what they both need. #LivingArrows

    • Jules says:

      It’s already been thrown up in the air going away this weekend, though! I must admit holidays are easier when we don’t have naps to worry about. B has just about managed to get a few in.

  5. It’s such a juggling act isn’t it, trying to give them both what they need! The park is always a good idea in my book though, my 2 still love it now at 5 and 7. x #LivingArrows

    • Jules says:

      Yep the park is always my quick fix to get out of the house! We’re lucky that we’ve got a few within walking distance and a larger one a short car journey away.

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