Living Arrows 47/52 (2017)

Toby sticking his tongue out and pulling a silly face

I ended last week’s post by saying that I hoped the school runs would be dryer this week, and that Toby had done really well and hadn’t cried going into school at all. On the whole the school runs were less wet I think but on Thursday we got absolutely soaked walking to school, which ended up with Toby in hysterics because he was so wet! Read more

Living Arrows 45/52 (2017)

Gabey having fun in the woods in the Lake District

And just like that half term is over and it’s back to school today for Toby. I’ve been a bit quiet round these parts after the madness of posting every day in October. We had a brilliant week last week in the Lake District – I’m not going to write too much about it here though because I’ve got a whole post about it coming soon.  Read more

Living Arrows 44/52 (2017)

Finally, we made it through the last week of school and it’s half term! Toby has been so tired the last week, I’ve had to wake him up a few mornings, he’s been getting upset for no reason, he’s been wetting his pants a lot, and on Wednesday he managed to fall over at school four times! He’s now full of a cold and we’re going away today for a few days in the Lake District but I hope he manages to get some rest and recover while we’re away. Read more

Living Arrows 43/52 (2017)

Gabe in the bath

Another week done, no half term for us yet though – Toby has still got another week at school to go before he breaks up. We’ve not been up to much this week, other than school and swimming. We had a quiet weekend at home too – I don’t know about you but we got a bit battered by Storm Brian so it really wasn’t the weather for going out! Read more

Living Arrows 42/52 (2017)

Toby having some after school giggles

I have to confess I’ve taken hardly any pictures of the boys this week and if you follow me on Instagram then you may well have seen these pictures already.

This picture of Toby was taken after school one night – he’s definitely more settled now and most of his after school attitude seems to have disappeared, thank goodness. Read more

Living Arrows 41/52 (2017)

Gabe saying cheese for a picture after preschool

This week has been a bit of an unusual one for me as I spent the day on a cruise ship in Southampton on Wednesday for BlogCamp on Board. For the boys though it was another normal week apart from the fact that Daddy was looking after them on for a day, including doing the school runs and taking Toby to swimming for the first time. Read more

Living Arrows 30/52 (2017)

Toby looking like a dude in his sunglasses

After a reasonably quiet week at home, yesterday we made an effort to get out of the house. We went to Stanley Park in Blackpool, for ice cream, scooting and feeding the ducks.

We had a lovely morning really but as always for us in public places we had to cope with Toby’s massive fear of dogs. He did get a bit better for a while but in the last few weeks we have gone back to proper tears and panic whenever he sees a dog, and if one happens to bark near him we’re on for a full meltdown.

We do our best to reassure him that he’s safe, that the dogs are on leads or being controlled by their owners but he is genuinely terrified. Read more

Living Arrows 29/52 (2017)

Toby seeing his Numberblocks birthday cake for the first time

Last week it was Toby’s fourth birthday (and I will get round to writing his four year update soon!) – it was on a nursery day so he opened a couple of presents in the morning then had a cake and pass the parcel at nursery, and got to open the rest of his presents when he came home.

Barry and I spent nearly all day making a Numberblocks birthday cake as requested by Toby – I’m going to put a tutorial up soon too. I did all the cakes and icing, and Barry made all the features, which ended up being much trickier than I had imagined!

Anyway, I was really pleased with how it turned out – Toby loved it, although after the first piece refused to eat any more because apparently the icing was ‘revolting’ so Barry’s work colleagues were treated to quite a lot of cake last week! Read more