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 seemed to pass by in the blink of an eye. I think because M was at preschool again on Monday and Tuesday, those days disappeared in a flash as I was either getting things organised for her to go, doing the preschool run (ooh I’m one of those mums, now!) or waiting to leave for the preschool run because I’m so worried that I’m going to be late to collect her!
B has made so much progress in the past week. She has definitely moved to choosing to walk over crawling to get to places, things and people. She still can’t go from kneeling to standing without holding onto something, though, but she’s definitely increasing the number of steps that she’s taking each time. B is also doing little squats to put things down and pick them up after walking to them, so she’s definitely working her little leg muscles and moving towards mastering that missing skill. It’s so fascinating to watch.
This week’s photo of B was taken outside our house. We got our main car back from the repairers earlier in the week. Someone kindly reversed into the side of it while it was parked way back in February, and after Easter was the first space that the bodyshop had. Anyway, Matthew and I were busy wrestling car seats out of our second car and back into our main one, while M pottered about with new library books inside, and B sat in our front ‘garden’ playing with the stones. I’m not sure what’s so interesting about them, but she was thrilled with this unexpected play opportunity!
M’s photograph was taken earlier in the week when we did our icy animal rescue tuff spot activity. I love the concentration on her face here. She took her mission to rescue the model animals from the ice very seriously, and spent ages trying out different things and seeing which methods worked best. Her face when she finally rescued one was a picture, too, although I was too busy cheering with her to pick up my camera at that point!
This week, I haven’t really thought beyond enjoying the bank holiday weekend with Matthew. I think this is the favourite bank holiday for teachers as it’s the only one that isn’t during the holidays anyway, so we really appreciate it!