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 second week of Matthew’s Easter break and we’d really settled into having him at home all the time. It was also the week in which we decided to embark on potty training with M (you can read this post about how we prepared for potty training, if you like).
We didn’t start potty training until Thursday, however, so we made the most of our last days before being tied to the potty by having some lovely days out at the start of the week. On Monday, we took a road trip to Ikea (we have a click and collect Ikea in Norwich, but the nearest ‘proper’ one is almost two hours away). On Tuesday, we took a trip on a steam train, on the Bure Valley Railway, which M adored, and on Wednesday we visited the Dinosaur Park with friends.
This week’s photos were taken on Easter Sunday. We stashed the potty under the pram and walked to Matthew’s parents’ house to have an Easter egg hunt with the eggs that we painted recently.
M’s photo doesn’t even show her face, but I like it because it sums up the day. She decorated her hat herself and I love the job that she made of it. I picked up the chick basket she’s holding from Sainsbury’s on Saturday evening – it was on sale so I couldn’t resist! It’s not the sort of thing I’d usually spend money on, but I’m glad I did as she loves it and enjoyed collecting up the eggs in it. She even asked us to hide all of the eggs a second time, so that she could find them again!
B wasn’t particularly interested in the Easter egg hunt. She was far more focused on a new activity she’s discovered; climbing in and out of the basket of her pram. She was so pleased with herself and it was interesting watching her trying to problem solve when her feet didn’t quite go where she expected them to. I think we might soon have a climber on our hands with this one.
Today is Matthew’s last day off, and I think tomorrow might be a bit of a shock to the system. Roll on the summer holidays! It’s a big week this week, as M has her first afternoon at nursery at the end of the week. I’m hoping we’ll have (at least mostly) cracked potty training by then. If you’d like to know more about the gentle approach we’ve taken to potty training and how it’s going, then follow me on Instagram, as I’ve been documenting it all there!