Living Arrows {2018} 22/53

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 one of B, and a bit about what we’ve been up to the previous week.

This week has been a big week for us, as M turned two years old. With a newborn in the house, we didn’t really have the inclination or the energy for a big party, so instead we had the grandparents round for a barbecue. I think M enjoyed her low-key day, though, as we went to our local Bookbears class in the morning, which she loves, then took a jaunt into the woods with her giant number two balloon to take some lovely photos. The photo I’ve chosen for this week’s Living Arrows, though, is of M just after she blew out the candles on her birthday cake. We’d just asked her whose birthday it was that day, and you can see the joy and pride in her eyes that her answer was, “mine!”

M's second birthday cake

B’s photo was taken on Sunday when she was on her play mat. She is having more and more alert periods now and is starting to try to reach for the various hanging things. Yesterday she was smiling up at the coloured lights, so I think the play mat is a bit of a hit for her. She is gradually starting to sleep for longer periods at night, too, so that is very welcome! I am going to pretend that sleep regressions don’t exist…

B on her play mat

This week is half term so we have got Daddy at home for the week. We haven’t made any plans at all, other than a much-needed hair appointment and a massage for me, that I bought a Groupon for back in January! I’m looking forward to a lovely relaxed week. If you’re on half term, I hope you have a lovely week too!

A photo diary of my daughters' lives, aged two months and two years.

Living Arrows

14 Comments

  1. May 28, 2018 / 12:12 pm

    Sounds like everything is going along nicely having two little ones! Glad to hear it x

    • Jules
      Author
      May 31, 2018 / 9:26 pm

      Well, it’s going along! I joke, it is going pretty well in the grand scheme of things, I think. Thank you x

    • Jules
      Author
      May 31, 2018 / 7:24 pm

      We are, thank you x

  2. May 28, 2018 / 8:43 pm

    That photo of M is just gorgeous, such a lovely moment to have captured! And her cake looks yummy too! x #LivingArrows

    • Jules
      Author
      May 31, 2018 / 7:24 pm

      Thank you, it was delicious! x

  3. May 28, 2018 / 10:02 pm

    Happy birthday M! That cake looks awesome! #LivingArrows

    • Jules
      Author
      May 31, 2018 / 7:23 pm

      Thank you, I was rather proud of it!

  4. June 2, 2018 / 9:10 pm

    B is looking SO big and that photo of M is gorgeous! It sounds like she had just he best birthday – and it’s reminded me how similar the age gap is of yours to my two x

    • Jules
      Author
      June 3, 2018 / 9:23 pm

      I love reading about the relationship between your children, so I’m pleased we’ve got a similar age gap here. I keep saying it, but I can’t believe how big B is already. Time seems to have sped up since she’s been born!

  5. June 3, 2018 / 10:40 pm

    These are lovely pictures – Happy Birthday M! She does look very proud of herself 🙂 #LivingArrows

    • Jules
      Author
      June 4, 2018 / 2:56 am

      Thank you x

  6. June 4, 2018 / 11:21 am

    Happy 2nd Birthday M – what a lovely photo of her and her cake! #LivingArrows

    • Jules
      Author
      June 6, 2018 / 3:09 pm

      Thank you! She loved her cake.

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