Living Arrows 4/52 {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 went by in a flash (I feel like I say that every week. Do I?!) partially because I felt half asleep for most of it! Which I suppose gives you something of an indication as to how the girls’ sleep situation has been over the past week.

Fortunately, M’s sleep has improved and she’s back to her reliable, sleeping-through-the-night ways. I wish I could say the same for B! Although as the week progressed, she slowly started to lengthen her night time stretches of sleep, and is gradually beginning to resettle herself when she wakes at the end of a sleep cycle. We’re still a considerable way away from sleeping through the night, but I’ll take any improvement! I’m sorry if I’m boring you all with all this sleep talk, but if you’ve been there, then you’ll know that it’s hard to think of anything else when you’re sleep deprived!

This week’s photograph of B is of her playing at M’s play kitchen. Poor M is having to get used to the fact that actually, very little is just hers anymore, and big toys like this are very much ‘for everyone to play with’. Now that B can pull herself up to standing, she’s loving exploring whatever M has left in the kitchen sink (usually utensils out of Mummy’s kitchen drawer!) and M has taken to telling B that she’s going to put things out of her reach!

M’s photo was taken at the weekend at High Lodge, Thetford Forest. Matthew was taking part in a duathlon there, so we went to watch. Well, according to M we went to splash in the biggest puddles we could find, and have lunch at the cafe! I think this was M’s first proper puddle jumping experience. Previously when we’ve encountered big muddy puddles like this, M hasn’t been wearing the right gear, so she hasn’t been able to take full advantage.

She certainly made the most of this puddle, though! It was lovely to watch her enjoying it so much, and I think she made quite a few passers by smile, too.

A weekly photo diary of our daughters' lives, at 10 months and two and a half years old. This week, M is jumping in puddles, and B is doing some exploring of her own.

Living Arrows

16 Comments

  1. January 28, 2019 / 8:17 am

    Looks like M is loving the puddles – funnily enough Daisy had one of her first proper experiences this week too!

    • Jules
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      January 30, 2019 / 9:48 pm

      Oh bless her, I bet she loved it!

  2. January 28, 2019 / 10:04 am

    I remember the sleep deprivation days all too well, I remember celebrating and feeling like a new woman when we had a relatively good nights sleep. Any improvement is a win and it really doesn’t last forever. M’s puddle jumping suit is perfect for tackling those huge muddy puddles ! #livingarrows

    • Jules
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      January 30, 2019 / 9:47 pm

      I think we’ve found it tough as M was such an amazing sleeper at the same age. It’s improving slowly though, so the light is there at the end of the tunnel!

    • Jules
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      January 30, 2019 / 9:46 pm

      I know, it feels like she isn’t a baby anymore! Sob!

  3. January 29, 2019 / 10:02 pm

    Love the puddle jumping picture, this is what childhood is all about. Go B pulling herself up to stand. Nothing is now safe!

    • Jules
      Author
      January 30, 2019 / 9:46 pm

      I love the joy M shows over a puddle! I think M is learning pretty quickly that nothing is safe now that B can stand!

  4. January 30, 2019 / 2:47 pm

    Muddy puddles are fun; my toddler loves them, but only when he has the right gear too. Otherwise, I don’t let him near them! #livingarrows

    • Jules
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      January 30, 2019 / 9:45 pm

      Oh yes, M know she’s not allowed through a puddle unless she’s got her wellies on!

  5. February 1, 2019 / 9:06 pm

    M’s puddlesuit is amazing – I need one in my life! When T came along we basically just said everything was ‘toys’ rather than A’s toys and T’s toys. Everything was ‘theirs’ jointly, to be played with, enjoyed and shared. Now, years later, they can’t remember what was bought for who and they just play with anything. She’ll adjust to sharing everything soon I’m sure x

    • Jules
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      February 2, 2019 / 7:27 am

      M is very good at saying, “we can all share it,” when the toy in question was gifted to B, so I know she understands the concept! She’ll get there! x

  6. February 2, 2019 / 5:53 pm

    Its tough for the eldest realising nothing is theirs! Monkey still struggles now but it does mean they have a constant playmate. I am with M on jumping in the puddles. I love B’s leggings where are they from? #livingarrows

    • Jules
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      February 5, 2019 / 10:10 pm

      I was just thinking today that M and B are lucky that they’ll always have someone to play with. A luxury I didn’t have growing up as my brothers were already adults when I was a child. B’s leggings were gifted to us from a friend who has started her own business, thebabymanstore.com.

  7. February 3, 2019 / 10:47 pm

    When did B get so big?! And M looks like she’s having a fab time in that puddle 🙂 #LivingArrows

    • Jules
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      February 5, 2019 / 10:14 pm

      I know, she’s growing up so quickly! I’m so excited for her to start walking. M definitely loves a puddle!

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