Living Arrows 8/52 {2019}

February 25, 2019

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 was half term, which meant that we had Matthew at home. It was a busy week, filled with visits from friends and days out. On the whole, B has been sleeping better, although it only takes one terrible night to make the positive feeling that things are improving, disappear! I think it’s a balancing act of feeding her enough and getting her to nap enough during the day, so that she sleeps well at night. Hard work when you’re trying to get out and about!

B’s photograph was taken on the beach at Sheringham last Thursday. We had such a lovely day. I dropped Matthew and M off at Norwich train station, then they took the train to Sheringham and B and I drove to meet them. M has discovered Thomas the Tank Engine recently, so I think she was excited to travel on a train. We then had a picnic by the sea and played on the beach.

Sheringham beach is lovely because, when the tide is out, it’s a mixture of pebbles and sand. The blanket that B is sitting on here is on the sand, but we sat by the edge of the pebbles so that she could play with them (instead of eating sand!) while M built sandcastles and dug holes in the sand.

M’s photograph was taken on Saturday at the park. My brother and sister in law came to visit and brought their dog, Wilf. Wilf is such a gentle dog and M absolutely loved him. She kept calling him ‘Wolf’ and was in her element walking him along, holding his lead.

This isn’t the best photograph; in fact it’s a still that I’ve grabbed from a little video that I took for my Outside Every Day project. But I wanted to document this moment on the blog as it was so lovely. So many passers by were taken with the pair of them trotting along together; I lost count of how many times we were asked who was walking who!

This week, Matthew is back at work. He’s definitely M’s favourite parent at the moment (she told me she didn’t want me to go out with them yesterday, sob!) so hopefully she’ll be okay with it just being mummy, B and her again until dinner time each day, until the weekend!

A weekly photo diary of our daughters' lives, at 11 months and two and a half years old. This week, B is exploring on the beach, and M is walking a dog for the first time.

Living Arrows

16 responses to “Living Arrows 8/52 {2019}”

  1. Katy Stevens says:

    I love that final picture, how cute is M walking that dog!

  2. Love the look of concentration on B’s face, good thinking putting her next to the pebbles instead of the sand! x #LivingArrows

  3. Aww love the Wilf picture. Monkey went through that stage and if I am honest is still in it – he will always gravitate towards Hubby over me. But Kipper is the complete opposite so I guess they just find their own way. But it still hurts! xx

    • Jules says:

      I try not to worry about it too much as I know that the next day she’ll be wanting me to do something with her and daddy won’t be good enough. But it is frustrating! x

  4. I can relate to the sleep issues. We’ve been the same recently, a few good days and you think you’ve cracked it then it’s back to the 3am club.

    Lovely pictures of the children and Wilf looks like such a gentle soul x

    • Jules says:

      Absolutely! Last night I was in the midnight, 2am, 4am and 6am club. Joy! I hope you get some consistent sleep soon x

  5. Donna says:

    I love a day at the beach and that beach sounds perfect with the stones and sand! x

  6. Eliza Urzica says:

    We also have a dog and the boys love to hold the lead all the time. Sometimes they fight over it too.

  7. Stacey says:

    Such a cute picture of m walking with Wilf.

  8. Tanita says:

    Aw it sounds like a lovely week, we also recently had half term it was so lovely to have them home, but equally was happy to go back to routine on Monday. xxx

    • Jules says:

      Yes, I do like to have a nice routine, although it’s my husband who goes back to school, rather than the children!! x

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