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Last week, I breathed a sigh of relief each night the kids were settled in bed and their doors were closed. I still don’t feel great and I’ve really needed the time to recharge my batteries. I always try to remember a phrase that my mum uses: “Young children do not make allowances”, and this is so true when parents experience illness, stress or upset. Winston particularly is being really hard work. Thankfully I know it will just be a stage, and I’m grateful that every day is a new one.

R: I think Ru has struggled with the attention this week for his birthday, but he did have a great time learning how to be a superhero at Rainbow Factory on Saturday. He grabbed his dressing up clothes to take with him, and got really involved. He learnt how to be kind like a prince, and help people like a superhero. These sessions are a totally new venture, and Ru loved it.

O: Otto was a sad soul for the first half of the week thanks to a stinking cold. He has finally learnt how to clap though, and loves dancing in his high chair.

E xx

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  1. 16th January 2017 / 8:02 am

    I do think that parties and birthdays can always be a bit much at time. Learning to be a superhero sounds great! #LivingArrows

    • Esther
      22nd January 2017 / 8:07 pm

      I agree! The attention and the gifts combined can make for an overwhelming day x

  2. 16th January 2017 / 8:02 am

    “you children don’t make allowances”

    So true!

    • Esther
      22nd January 2017 / 8:10 pm

      They still want business as usual! 🙂 x

  3. 16th January 2017 / 8:35 am

    The party hat pic is just the cutest. I love the contrast of it against the white bedding. And the cheeky cupcake pic, haha. Adorable! Certainly looks you guys know how to have fun x #livingarrows

    • Esther
      22nd January 2017 / 8:10 pm

      Thank you Carolin xx

  4. 16th January 2017 / 9:17 am

    Love the cake on the head and the cheeky look! Perfect combo in my opinion! #LivingArrows

    • Esther
      22nd January 2017 / 8:11 pm

      Thank you x

  5. Mommy's Little Princesses
    16th January 2017 / 12:29 pm

    Aren’t they just the cutest! These are such great captures. Xx #livingarrows

    • Esther
      22nd January 2017 / 8:18 pm

      Thank you x

    • Esther
      22nd January 2017 / 8:19 pm

      Thank you so much. This week was much better x

  6. 16th January 2017 / 3:25 pm

    Happy birthday to Ru and hope Otto has recovered from his cold now. I love your mum’s saying about children no giving allowances and couldn’t agree more. It sure is hard work when we are not on top form. Hope you are ok x #livingarrows

    • Esther
      22nd January 2017 / 8:20 pm

      Thank you Pat, and I absolutely agree x

  7. Gemma @ Two Little Misters
    16th January 2017 / 7:56 pm

    What gorgeous boys! Love the hat and that cake looks yummy! Hope you have a better week this week x #livingarrows

    • Esther
      22nd January 2017 / 8:21 pm

      Thank you so much Gemma xx

  8. 16th January 2017 / 10:37 pm

    I think this time of year all the children are struggling. I know quite a few are behaving more unusually/naughtily than usual. #livingarrows

    • Esther
      22nd January 2017 / 8:24 pm

      He’s been much better this week – thank goodness! 🙂 X

  9. 17th January 2017 / 5:23 pm

    Woah, when did Otto turn into a proper little boy? There isn’t much baby left there. Young children really don’t make allowances. Every time I read your blog I think how wonderful your parents must have been when you were growing up. They sound like such traditional, loving, strong people – they taught you well x

    • Esther
      22nd January 2017 / 8:25 pm

      I know! Not long until his first birthday. You always say such nice things Donna – thank you. My parents really are one of a kind. I hope to be more like them every single day xx

  10. 18th January 2017 / 10:14 pm

    Oh dear, I’m sorry you and Otto have been unwell, I’m glad you’re both on the mend. Learning to be a superhero sounds fun!

    • Esther
      22nd January 2017 / 8:25 pm

      Thanks Nat! Much, much better thank you xx

  11. 20th January 2017 / 6:51 pm

    Hoping you feel fully refreshed now – it’s so hard when you’re not feeling 100% isn’t it #LivingArrows

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