Living Arrows {2018} 36/53

September 3, 2018

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 felt like we haven’t really stopped. We’ve rushed from one thing to another, but I can’t really put my finger on what we’ve done! I think sleep deprivation is getting to me. B consistently wakes at around 2 or 3am for a feed, and after several months of this routine, it’s starting to take its toll. I’m definitely someone who needs their sleep! Hopefully things will start to improve. I know it could be worse, so I’ll try not to complain too much!

Mostly, we’ve been finishing off our front garden makeover (we’ve planted a little hedge and a couple of pots, but we still need the front door painted) and we’ve had a few little outings. On Thursday morning, I set up a tuff spot for M to play in. She loves her tuff spot and always gets excited when she sees that I’ve created something for her to play with. These sensory scarves started off as a river, but M loves putting them over her head, like a little old lady.

M playing with her sensory scarves

On Thursday afternoon, we went on a little review visit to a local bowling alley (review post to follow at the end of the week!). Obviously B couldn’t participate, but she was so good. She spent most of the time in her pram, playing with her toys. Inevitably, she had enough of doing that eventually, so Matthew had her on his shoulder. He even managed to bowl holding her, which she didn’t seem to mind!

B on her daddy's shoulder at bowling

This week, Matthew is back at work full time. I have mixed feelings about this! M’s toddler classes don’t start until next week, so I think this week will be a challenge. None of the structure and all of the childcare down to me. Joy! We do have a few nice meet ups with friends planned, though, and a couple of visits from the grandparents booked in. So in reality we have something to do almost every day. Hopefully that will make things easier.

If you’ve got a back-to-school happening this week, I hope it goes well and everyone settles in nicely. Even more so if, like Matthew, you’ve got a first-day-at-a-new-school happening. Exciting times!

A weekly photo diary of my daughters' lives, at five weeks and two years three months. This week, we've been playing in the tuff spot and going bowling!

Living Arrows

12 responses to “Living Arrows {2018} 36/53”

  1. Having something planned every day does help. Love the tiff spot. I’m not surprised your daughter loves them. #livingarrows

    • Jules says:

      I think we’re off to the Dinosaur Park today – despite already having plans to go tomorrow! It will be good to get out.

  2. Katy Stevens says:

    Hope the week goes well for you – good that you’ve got lots of bits planned!

  3. Like you I seemed to be very very tired for doing so many things. One task after another and I also crave sleep.

    Love the sensory scarf photo! You have captured lovely light and a sweet expression =)


  4. Stacey says:

    Tuff spots are a great way to keep little ones entertained. She certainly looks like she is having a great time with the scarves.

  5. Donna says:

    I really remember that lack of sleep or just broken sleep and it is hard. Even now I can’t cope with broken sleep – it’s awful. I hope your front garden is coming on well! x

    • Jules says:

      Thank you, it is tough. I keep reminding myself that she’ll sleep through eventually! Just waiting for the decorator to paint the front door now!

  6. Sarah says:

    I am so glad that after 5 years as a parent I finally get to sleep all night these days – hopefully your sleepless nights will come to an end sooner than mine did! Hope you had a good week and are getting back into your routine again. #LivingArrows

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