Milestones of him, her, them ~ living arrows 40/52

A weekly child portrait project

him

Buba my big boy, I love you so much with your big heart of gold. You have been extraordinarily helpful while we all have been so sick. Your independence is getting better too. You now will play longer alone in the living room playing make believe and with your cars. You are very protective of your sister of late. If other kids at the soft play area even look like they are pushing her or she is stuck you are there to rescue her immediately. But with your heart of gold this week you have took on a new whine something Mommy has no patience for. You used to be so good at expressing yourself and all of the sudden you whine so high pitch I can’t understand what you want or are saying. You get emotional quicker these days and I am sure it’s just your age and dealing with new feelings but I can’t wait until we pass this phase. You are loving preschool though and going swimming with them. You talk of riding the bus with your friends and it makes me realize how very grown up you actually are. We have been looking at schools for you for next year and as I walk around these classes I have an overwhelm feeling of both excitement for you and emotion.

A weekly child portrait project

her

Missy Moo you are getting more clever everyday. You are saying more words now and your confidence has grown exponentially. You have adopted this cheeky little grin when you think you are being naughty or when Mommy is taking your photo. It’s almost as if you know how cute you are and I fear that might mean trouble very soon. lol You are growing taller at a fast rate than I would like at 12 months old you are wearing 24 month clothes. I hope it’s one of those where you are just tall while you are young but it tapers off. I already know you will be a diva and strongwill when you are older add taller than me and it might be some hard teenage years ahead for us. Besides I always thought if I had a daughter there would be at least one other person at my height in the family otherwise I remain the runt. I am enjoying our girlie Thursdays together each week. One on one time is always great with you kids and it seems to really give you opportunities to have my full attention. We have so much fun at our lady luncheons. You are still struggling in nursery one day a week. You got bit badly by another kid last week too which really upset me. It’s bad enough you aren’t sleeping, eating or generally playing around with other kids like you normally do, to add a biter in your room doesn’t help. I hope since it’s only been a few weeks I am hoping it all calms down and you settle in.

A weekly child portrait project

them

You two are so much like your mother with your routines. Somehow Buba you got it in your head we all have to dress immediately when we wake up. It’s the very first thing you say to me now when I wake you. “Let’s get dressed Mommy.” I hear every morning nowΒ with your sleep eyes and your still groggy voice. You even make Missy Moo and Mommy get dressed too. Sometimes its frustrating because its nice to lounge in pjs but most of the time I am grateful to have all of us ready for the day so early. (Especially when that early mailman comes with yet another package, I am pretty sure he used to think I never got dressed). Then we all eat breakfast together and you two have your best bonding time in the morning. You sit down for some morning cartoons together, side by side watching and pointing at various things together, and speaking in your own sibling language. I love to sit on the couch with my morning coffee and watch you two from a far, giving you both your time together.

58 thoughts on “Milestones of him, her, them ~ living arrows 40/52”

  1. My daughter had that cheeky grin that echoed “see how cute I am” and being the runt in the family isn’t really that bad. I can relate

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  2. They are growing up beautifully Jenny, you must be so proud. Sorry to hear Missy Moo is having a tough time at nursery, hope things improve and she’s back to her normal self in no time! xxx

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    • Thank you. I know it’s heart breaking I am just hoping it will settle down and because she has been a little under the weather must be something to do with it. Hopefully.

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    • Isn’t it funny how they get set in their ways and that’s just how they like things. It makes me get ready for the day earlier than I normally do. Oh no not on Christmas. I love christmas pjs.

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  3. Gorgeous photos – and especially love the ones of your two beautiful children together, they look so happy playing together. So sorry to hear that Missy Moo got bitten at nursery – hope that things settle back down there soon x

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  4. Fabulous photos of Missy Moo and Buba as always. Can’t believe you’re already looking at schools… how did Buba grow up so fast?

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    • I know I feel the very same. Can’t get over it. It really does go so fast. He will be the youngest in his class bless him with all those big kids. Thank you so much Izzie for your lovely comment.

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  5. I always love these posts Jenny πŸ™‚ So sorry that Missy Moo isn’t settling yet, she will, it just takes time sometimes. And, sorry to hear she was bitten, been there! It happens, I was just glad that mine were never the biters πŸ™‚

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    • True I guess that’s a great way to look at it that they aren’t the biters. I was more upset than I thought I would be at first about it. And her settling in not well made it worse. Thanks lovely. Got to keep up the weekly milestones or I would forget them all!!! Baby brain.

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    • Thank you hun. I know when they told me I was really upset for her. Of all the kids to bite it had to be the one that wasn’t settling in ok. Hoping it settles soon.

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  6. This is a lovely post, really special photos.
    Sorry to hear Missy Moo is struggling at nursery, I went through it with my eldest and it broke our hearts (on a daily/hourly) basis – I can tell you that she is now 7 and loves going to school, it will pass.
    Speaking of school, it comes round far too quickly and then they really do start growing up and away (sniffs, pass the tissues!!) Of course, it also means the beginning of lots of new adventures. My youngest is 2 and I’m enjoying this special time before all that starts again!
    Xx

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    • Thanks for your lovely comment and encouragement. I really hope you are right. I know I can’t believe how fast they grow up. The unsettling really is upsetting but I know it’s not forever. Fingers crossed. Lol

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  7. I think Buba needs to come and train N igetting dressed on getting up. He’ll slob for hours unless I force him to get dressed. V annoying when he won’t just get on with it.

    Hope Missy Moo gets settled in soon.

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    • Thanks Emma I will send him straight over. Although sometimes I just want to stay in my pjs. Lol bet Christmas morning I will have to be up and dressed by 8! Lol when I write that it doesn’t sound as bad I when I do it. Hahahaha

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  8. Beautiful post πŸ™‚ Sorry to hear Missy Moo got bitten at nursery, that’s always hard especially when they have struggled to settle in!

    Having to get dressed made me smile; when Eli was little I was terrible at getting ready in the morning and my postman once left me a note on a parcel outside saying ‘for once I didn’t want to wake you up.’ – I felt so daft!

    x

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    • Oh thank you so much. I wish I would have started my blog when I was pregnancy with them. Lol feel like I have forgotten so much already up until I started.

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  9. Hello there, this is so lovely and what beautiful little ones. I know it’s a clichΓ© but I can never believe how quickly they grow and how fast they become little characters. I sympathise so much with the nursery issue, we still have tears on arrival at times and it’s awful, but he never wants to go home so it can’t be all bad. Love your blog and wonderful photos too xx #sharewithme

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  10. What a gorgeous little face your daughter has!
    I know exactly what you mean about that irritating whine too πŸ™ I’d like to say they grow out of it but I fear it just becomes more stroppy instead!
    #sharewithme

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    • Oh no don’t tell me that. Hahahah I feel like it’s nails on a chalk with those whines. I might have to get earmuffs. Lol thank you so much for your lovely comment.

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  11. Aww Jenny, such a sweet post. It’s made me all teary, i feel like bear is missing out not having a sibling & reading how protective bubba is of his little sister, is so precious!! πŸ™‚ xx

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    • Thanks hunny. I never thought it would melt my heart to see them love each other so much. It’s truly a whole different feeling than having one. There’s still time to give bear a sibling. Hahhaah

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  12. I love the photos, both your children are beautiful, I love missy moos cheeky look! You are doing a great job x

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  13. Ah they are so sweet watching their cartoons together! Jenny, I had JJ in nursery for one day a week for a couple of years and he used to cry every time I dropped him off. I think it was the one day thing – he never had a chance to get into the routine of it. Having said that he did well there and got to do lots of great activities. Not so great to have a biter in the room though, poor Missy Moo! (who, by the way, looks blooming adorable in that pinafore dress!!). X #sharewithme

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    • Ahhh thank you so much Sam. You are so sweet. Yes I completely agree. I think its the one day a week thing that doesn’t help but that’s all we could afford. I know I was very upset by the biting as it was a really bad bite marks and all. Thanks I love #littlebirds clothes from mothercare. So vintage looking and lovely styles.

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  14. your children are so beautiful Jenny as is your post as always – its so cute that he is protective over his little sister, hopefully they will always be like that, I understand your emotion at starting school its frightening how quickly the time passes by, I guess its life teaching us to cherish every minute xx

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    • Thanks Helen. You really couldn’t have said it better so true. I am horrible about letting it get the best of us and it too busy to cherish the small stuff. That’s why I started my blog and it does help focus on the minutes and not the big stuff.

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  15. Sorry to hear that Missy Moo isn’t settling in at nursery. One day it’ll just click. A biter? That’s a sure way to knock a kid’s confidence. I hope the nursery acted appropriately. Lovely to read this post and see how they’re developing. #sharewithme

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    • Thanks hun. I know I was mortified because it wasn’t a little nibble it was a chunk out of her arm. Nursery was embarrassed I could tell and filled out an accident report. They are good about it its a three strike your out they don’t tolerate biters. She was so upset which made me upset. I hope it click soon and she settles in.

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  16. Grace & Lucas say – It’s always great to see how members of the GL Gang are getting on. They’re definitely shaping up to be an AWESOME lil’ dude and dudette. Sending XL MEGA High-5’s πŸ™‚ #sharewithme

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    • Thanks G & L, we high five you back for your awrsome comment. Love the dude and dudette, I might just start calling them that. Thanks for stopping by.

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    • Thanks hun. Yes I worry that that cheeky cute grin might turn more diva like as she gets older. hahaha It truly is a blessing to have them close in age and watch them grow up so close.

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  17. It’s so beautiful to hear of their little personalities developing so Jenny, for better or worse lol. Just joking hun x Thanks for sharing this previous insights into your world. #ShareWithMe

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  18. Lovely photos. It’s scary to think about schools for next year. I am not ready for that! I hope nursery soon settles and becomes easier for Missy Moo x

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  19. This is such a sweet round up and you’ve captured the moment perfectly. Reading this post makes me think of my two and how Lili protects and looks after her little sister. I love seeing them together and how they’re becoming friends, as Poppy is now getting to an age when she can interact and play. Lovely!

    Heledd
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  20. What a lovely post! Even though we only briefly met at Britmums – and I may never meet your children I feel like I know their little personalities here. Beautiful! Love that your boy likes to get up and get dressed – we need that here! I can never get Miss M dressed and the postman does se me in PJs a lot. And, as for Missy – nursery will get easier my little one struggled too and was also bitten by another child – but its all a learning curb although very upsetting. She looks like a happy little girl she will find her feet and blossom there I am sure.

    Loving post Jenny – one of my faves xxx

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  21. It seems I am also the titch in my family now that my 14 year old sister is officially taller than me! Yikes. Hope your little girl will settle in to nursery soon, that sounds awful that she got bitten, I’d be very upset too πŸ™ I can’t believe I have a 12 month old now too, although he’s only just getting out of 6-9 month clothes, I think he has his daddy’s little legs… haha xx

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    • Ahhh bless him that’s cute. Oh gosh my little is a fatty then she is in 18-24 months now. *head down in shame. It’s funny how some siblings can be tall and others get the shot stick. Hahaha thanks for your comment.

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  22. I love how you speak of his independence and then still show that he has some growing to do with the whining. It is refreshing to see that you can see how your child is growing but still has much more to do! I love that! Great mom you are πŸ™‚

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    • Ahhh thank you. Oh yes well no child is a robot and perfect. We all continue to learn even as an adult. I am not blind to that. Lol I like to keep it real. Hahah

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