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.