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.
This week we’ve been battling against the cold in our quest to get outside everyday. M has been enjoying the increased time that we’ve been spending outside since New Year, but the extra cold weather this week has made it more of a challenge. We’ve had to resort to popping our warmest clothes on and spending twenty minutes or so in the garden, playing with bubbles and generally exploring our limited flowerbed.
We did manage a proper family trip out at the weekend, though, as we met up with some friends at Sandringham Country Park. M is really into being dizzy at the moment (is that a thing with all two year olds, or just mine?!) so she enjoyed playing on the roundabout at the play park, and found various older children, as well as her daddy, to push her around on it!
I find it harder to take nice photos of B outside at the moment. Most of the time she is bundled up in the pram, with only her eyes peeping out! So, this week’s photograph was taken of B in her high chair. She was so excited about her breakfast, that I grabbed my camera and took a quick snap of her sunny face. People often comment on what a happy baby she is, and I think this photograph captures that well.
This week was very exciting as B clapped for the first time. I’d been worrying about this as it was something that M did at 8 months. I know that you shouldn’t compare, but I remember thinking that M was the last of her friends to clap, so I was concerned that B hadn’t got around to it yet, at ten months. She had a good old clapping session on Wednesday afternoon, but I’ll be blowed if I’ve been able to get her to do it since!
So, I’ve concluded that she is much like her sister, and will do things when she wants to, rather than because anyone else is telling her to. I wonder where they get that trait from…