With New Year a now distant memory, it’s back into 2019 with a bang. Over the holidays I spent some time thinking about what my resolutions would be; which bits I loved on this little site of mine, what I wanted to keep and how I wanted to spend my time this year. I’m back to work in a couple of months and with two little ones to look after and a bigger role to go back to, I know that time is going to be tight so I want to spend it on things that make me happy! Back in 2017, exactly two years ago, I started taking part in the Living Arrows series with What The RedHead Said; a weekly blog post covering something that we’d done that week. I love being able to look back on the day to day moments that made me happy each week so after a year long hiatus, I’m bringing it back. If you like being a bit nosey and seeing the ins and outs of family life with a two year age gap then this is the place for you!
This year was the first year that Christmas has really had an impact on this guy and with the excitement came a lot of confusion and tiredness. Everyday we’ve had to explain why Santa isn’t coming again for another year – it’s a tricky concept when you’re two. We’ve been working hard to wear him out, cut snacks out and get a bit more routine into things as he was starting to become a bit of a monster at times… With more structure things seem to be improving and both Dave and I are working hard to define boundaries, especially Dave as he’s by far the softer touch!
Recently he seems to be growing up by the week; he’s started walking through to our room in the mornings to say hi, he’s incredibly bossy (his favourite phrase at the moment is ‘You two…’ before telling Dave and I off) and he seems to have shot upward. My toddler is fast becoming a little boy. Not only that but he’s finally outgrown his red wellies. I’m almost sadder about that than I am about him growing up!
Despite having a phone overflowing with photos of her grinning wildly, this photo is my favourite from the last week with those big blue eyes and her favourite ‘two finger in mouth’ pose. She’s incredibly quick to burst into a wide smile at people usually (everyone, anyone, anything… she’s not fussed) but she’s been a bit under the weather with a cold/teething combo. This one’s from our first day back to a ‘normal’ routine. With the toddler at his grandparent’s house and Dave back to work, it was a day of taking it slow and snuggling up whilst she coughed and spluttered the entire time. As much as I hate it when they’re ill, I have to admit to enjoying the extra cuddles. Even now, at seven months, she’s eager to get away and explore so any opportunity to hold her close and watch her drift off is one that I’ll happily soak up! Oh and she went on a swing this week for the first time… loved it!