Living Arrows {2018} 15/53

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 a bit about what we’ve been up to the previous week.

This week feels like a bit of a blur! I think because hubby is still off (his paternity leave ran nicely into the Easter holidays!) we’ve kind of lost track of the days a bit and they’re all rolling into one.

Thursday was a particular highlight of last week, though. We managed to make it out to the coast at Sheringham for a fish and chip dinner. We’ve managed to track down places that do decent gluten free fish and chips in Sheringham, Great Yarmouth and Cromer now, so we have a bit of choice over where to go. We chose Sheringham as it’s probably the shortest walk from the car to the chip shop, and I’m still mindful of my C-section recovery.

It was lovely to get out and get some sea air, and M was absolutely loving having fish and chips for dinner, on a bench in a shelter. What a novelty! We also spent a bit of time in the car, though, as of course B wanted feeding when we arrived and before we left for home. The car was the cosiest place to feed so I fed B in the passenger seat while M sat on her daddy’s lap in the driver’s seat. She loved ‘driving’ the car, which kept her well occupied while B was feeding!

Also on Thursday, B turned three weeks old, so I’ve included her milestone card photo here for posterity, despite it not being the best photograph I’ve ever taken! It looked better in the back of the camera but now I’m annoyed with myself for not trying harder to get a better shot!

This week is hubby’s last week off work before he returns to work. I’ve been so lucky with the way his paternity leave has fallen just before the Easter holidays. It’s meant he’ll have had over four weeks off work since B was born. I’m very aware that the reality of having two children is really going to hit home for me once he’s returned to work next week! For now, I’ll be making the most of having him at home for another week and hopefully we’ll have some nice family days out now that I can walk a bit further!

A diary of my week with two girls aged 3 weeks and 22 months.

Living Arrows

12 Comments

  1. April 9, 2018 / 9:11 am

    Best of luck to you for next week, I’m sure you’ll ace being home alone with 2 x

    • Jules
      Author
      April 9, 2018 / 6:54 pm

      Thank you! My plan is to get through the days with everyone alive at the end of them! We have made plans for both the morning and afternoon next Monday, so hopefully that will create sufficient distraction for us to get through the first day sans Daddy! x

  2. April 11, 2018 / 11:21 am

    Good luck on your first day solo! You will have to let me know how that goes. It’s something I’m a tad worried about!
    Cannot believe she is 3 weeks old already! Where has that time gone! x

    #livingarrows

    • Jules
      Author
      April 11, 2018 / 11:35 am

      Time is whizzing by! I’m sure we’ll all survive, and you’ll be fine too, when the time comes! x

  3. April 11, 2018 / 2:39 pm

    Such lovely photos. I don’t know what it is about small children, they just seem to love sitting behind the steering wheel!

    • Jules
      Author
      April 14, 2018 / 9:20 pm

      She loves it! Which is fortunate as it keeps her amused when I need to feed B when we’re out and about.

  4. April 11, 2018 / 10:38 pm

    That is such a gorgeous photo of M, she looks so happy to be driving the car! Hope you are enjoying this week with your husband still home with you all! x #LivingArrows

    • Jules
      Author
      April 14, 2018 / 9:19 pm

      Thank you! x

  5. April 13, 2018 / 2:34 pm

    Good luck flying solo, it’s always daunting those first few days in charge of multiple children! #livingarrows

    • Jules
      Author
      April 14, 2018 / 9:19 pm

      Thank you! I’m sure it will be fine but I’ll definitely be glad to see my husband when he gets home from work!

  6. April 14, 2018 / 12:06 pm

    I know how hard it must be to not only find gluten free food but decent gluten free food. Your fish and chips sound great – and you live in such a lovely part of the country x

    • Jules
      Author
      April 14, 2018 / 9:18 pm

      Fortunately things are improving gluten free-wise as so many people are starting to choose it as a lifestyle option, as well as those of us who have an intolerance. We are very lucky to live here! x

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