It terrifies me that we’re nearly a fifth of the way through the year – when did THAT happen?! In fact I’ve got this Living Arrows project for making me acutely aware of how flippin’ fast the year is passing. Gulp. This week we’ve discovered the art of standing unassisted, I think he’s probably been doing it for longer but it took until now for both of us to realise what was happening. The look on his face is just brilliant when he realises that he’s let go and lasts for the split second before he drops onto the floor… thank god for a nappy cushion to soften the blow! The majority of the time now he’s perched precariously instead.
Along with that, we’ve finally started making real progress with his food intake. We’ve been doing a mix of baby led and traditional weaning and whilst he’ll eat, it’s nothing huge. This week everything has changed, our little bird has become a gannet! Everything and anything is now being tried, usually with an accompanying grimace, the best of which has to have been his first attempt at ice-cream. We’d been over to Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove for the day to clear our heads and after a lot of cliff climbing, we rewarded ourselves with a well-deserved treat. Previously we’d have stopped him from trying some but we’re trying to take a more relaxed approach – he LOVED it. And hated it. In equal measure.
What is Living Arrows?
“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”
Living Arrows is the brainchild of Donna at What the Redhead Said. Each week, you post images from the week capturing your memory of it in a moment in time and sharing it with the world. You can follow our journey over the next year by subscribing below or by clicking here!