Milestones of him, her, them ~ living arrows 26/52

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Buba you are full of energy lately, more than ever. You are an explorer. You are a runner. You love sports. There isn’t a moment during the day that you aren’t trying to do something fun and creative even if it exhausts me sometimes. You are talking more than ever now. I love to sit at the table while we eat our lunch and have full conversations with you about your friends, your favorite toys, and the things you want to do after your nap time. I like to let you make decisions now, asking what you prefer or would like? It makes you feel like such a grown up and I love the pleasing look you give me when you made a decision and I have honored it. You still have your moments of not listening, which really frustrates me. I try to stay calm and explain things to you but with your non-stop energy also comes your hyper not listening skills. I don’tΒ like to shout but it happens and I hate the look you give me after I have shouted but I know discipline is a must and gives you boundaries that you need. I hope one day you will understand that because I love you so very much.

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Missy Moo you are one year old now and they say it’s just another day that you don’t change over night but it seems you have. You have changed so much. Your looks have changed, you have more hair. Your voice has changed, into a little girl’s voice and no longer a baby cooing. You are sturdier, you stand strong and walk along things. You are more assertive. You know what you want and shout for it, letting your feeling be known to us all. I can’t believe how fast the last year has gone and how much you have grown into a little tot, my baby no more. That’s the beauty of life, growing up! You will always be my baby as will your brother Β too, for eternity, and that’s the beauty of motherhood. I love you so very much!

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These are two of my favorite photos of you both, this month. You play so well together both watching out for the other. You are healthily competitive and I love that. Both racing down the slide or up it which ever you both prefer, if one does it and the other will follow. You watch each other and learn from each other. I could not ask for more! There are still the sibling shouting and pushing that goes along with the territory but overall I never imagined you would both love each other so very much. It’s a blessing and honor to watch. The giggles and laughter that come from you both as you play outdoors together is priceless. Even when Buba, you push your sister down and she cries, she is crying out for you, reaching back up for you to be nice and play with her. Missy Moo you don’t go without fault, you pull on your brother and steal his toys when you think he isn’t watching you. You torment him just the same as siblings do and he may shout at you but then wants to sit right back down next to you. It’s a ongoing circle between you two but the love is always there.

45 thoughts on “Milestones of him, her, them ~ living arrows 26/52”

    • Thank you. I am planning on at the end of the year making a book of all my Living Arrows posts from every monday all year, for each child, so they have a record of them individually and together. For them to look back on and read and cherish too!

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  1. Aww Jenny, this is such a beautiful, simple post. & those pictures!! Such photogenic children. So sweet to see them playing well together too. xx

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  2. Beautiful words to accompany beautiful images. Does your son have what I call ‘selective hearing?’ Where if he doesn’t like what’s been said, he simply ignores it? Mine does, and has it down to a fine art!

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  3. What a lovely post with some amazing photos of them both. It looks like they are great together (most of the time!). What a wonderful time they seem to be having on that slide!x

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  4. These pictures are lovely. Your writing is gorgeous too. So true that they will always be our babies. When H turned one I was so emotional, was sad to say goodbye to the official baby days. Lovely smiling bubbas as usual x

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  5. They’re so gorgeous. Love the way they’re always so close and playing together…look forward to the competitiveness when they’re older. My brother and I were terrible and still are in a way!

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    • We are having a great time thank you. My instagram feed is filling up with American adventurous already. Loving it. They are loving it too! Its great too show them where I lived and grew up.

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    • They are so much fun, I know I always say it but so glad I had them close together in age. It’s almost like having twins growing up together and having a play mate all the time. To love and be competitive with too!

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    • Yes rivalry is a great thing. They are healthy competitive and I love watching them be loving and competitive together. It’s all part of growing up. Life isn’t a perfect fairtytale and I want them to know that too.

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    • I agree, I had healthy competition with my siblings too. Part of growing up together and having fun in the process. So fun to watch my two now doing the same.

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    • Thank you!!! They are so much fun at the moment together. Their little personalities are forming and shining bright even their tantrums together. LOL

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  6. What a lovely post! My two are now nearly 5 and 7 and I can’t believe where the time has gone. With their birthdays coming up this month I have a slight feeling of sadness at them getting older, but at the same time delight in seeing them grow and develop into wonderful children.

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    • Thanks hunny. I am the same. It’s almost like a pull between not wanting them to grow up and excited to see what the future holds. Life really does go too fast.

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  7. They really look like the best of friends, bless them! So sweet that you are noticing a change in Missy Moo’s voice and intonation. Buba being full of energy is fab. He might end up being really athletic. X Mel

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  8. Here’s hoping their relationship as siblings goes from strength to strength, They look so happy together.

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    • Thank you Rebecca me too. I love doing the photo project each week to capture how they have changed at this age it really is every week something new.

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  9. This is such a heart warming post. I hope you are going to show them all this when they are grown. It is such a great way to show how much you loved them each step of the way!

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