Tag: THESE TWO

THESE TWO | OCTOBER

THESE TWO | OCTOBER

Every month I have decided to pop up a post all about my two. It only seems fitting considering this is a parenting blog. It’s rare that I blog about G and H specifically. I blog about how hard I find parenting and the struggles […]

THESE TWO | SEPTEMEBER

THESE TWO | SEPTEMEBER

Every month I have decided to pop up a post all about my two. It only seems fitting considering this is a parenting blog. It’s rare that I blog about G and H specifically. I blog about how hard I find parenting and the struggles […]

THESE TWO | AUGUST

THESE TWO | AUGUST

Every month I have decided to pop up a post all about my two. It only seems fitting considering this is a parenting blog. It’s rare that I blog about G and H specifically. I blog about how hard I find parenting and the struggles that come along with it, but not individually on how they are doing. I used to do updates every few months on how each were doing but I’ve decided to do it slightly different with how I go about the blog post. Monthly posts I feel will work better, and it’s a prompt for me to take more photos. Which is what I am lacking lately!

August has been quite a lovely month. I have to admit, parenting has been hard throughout the summer holidays because we have had a lot more disagreements and arguments. Both G and H have lived in each others pockets and normally when they are at school they don’t interact together. Non the less, its been a lovely month of sibling bonds and rivalry.

With the summer holidays in full swing we have managed to get out and about and enjoy the last remnants of the summer sun. I am astounded at how much G has grown. Not in the sense of how tall she has got, because she has had a huge growth spurt and its only when she is with friends that I really notice. But G has turned into a young girl simply over night. She woke one morning and it seemed she was not that little girl anymore. There is something different about her that I just cannot explain. She seems older than her years and the conversations we have are now grown up versions of what we were having.

Talking of growing up far too quickly, H is turning into a grown up little boy. He left school in July still quite shy and contended. But over the last few weeks, he has grown in confidence, so much so I look at him and think where has my baby gone? He is such a funny little boy. He makes us laugh daily and like his sister has such a lovely sense of humour. His speech has come on leaps and bounds and I find myself wondering when was the stage I could have a proper conversation with him. It happened really quickly and the transition of short conversations to full on stories seemed seamless. I feel like I have lost a good few years with H. Its just gone too quickly.

Since getting the dog, G has grown so much in confidence. She adores Fleur. I say it all the time on social media at how well she has adapted to having a puppy in the family. Bearing in mind, six months ago she would not even be able to stand next to a dog, let alone stroke one when we were out and about. Now on doggy walks she will interact freely with other dogs and she says on so many occasions that Fleur is her best friend. As much as H loves Fleur, we still have moments where we have to put the dog in her place. She seems to have found a weakness in H and he is the one she chooses to terrorise! But he is getting a lot better with her.

Over the weeks of August, we have made sure we have met with friends, spent time with the family and enjoyed long days out. We have really bonded well as a four and the dog has somehow bought us all closer together. We make an effort to go out all together and its something I have really been loving.

I have mentioned over so many of these monthly posts about sleep and bedtime. We are still at a loss on what to do. We have tried later nights which started to work well. Being off school is hard to keep up any kind of routine. I am struggling to get them back into one before the new school year starts. H would be fine going to bed but G wants to stay up. We have no problem with that, but H won’t go to bed on his own. We are in a huge pickle about bedtime of late. Hopefully next month we will have cracked it.

August has been so lovely. I have enjoyed the slower paced mornings. Its been wonderful spending so much time with G and H. I have loved watching their relationship grow. Its growing into a really lovely bond. I won’t lie, they have their moments, but its been such a joy to watch them this month.

 

 

THESE TWO | JUNE

THESE TWO | JUNE

Every month I have decided to pop up a post all about my two. It only seems fitting considering this is a parenting blog. It’s rare that I blog about G and H specifically. I blog about how hard I find parenting and the struggles […]

THESE TWO | MAY

THESE TWO | MAY

Every month I have decided to pop up a post all about my two. It only seems fitting considering this is a parenting blog. It’s rare that I blog about G and H specifically. I blog about how hard I find parenting and the struggles […]

THESE TWO | APRIL

THESE TWO | APRIL

Every month I have decided to pop up a post all about my two. It only seems fitting considering this is a parenting blog. It’s rare that I blog about G and H specifically. I blog about how hard I find parenting and the struggles that come along with it, but not individually on how they are doing. I used to do updates every few months on how each were doing but I’ve decided to do it slightly different with how I go about the blog post. Monthly posts I feel will work better, and it’s a prompt for me to take more photos. Which is what I am lacking lately!

April has been a funny old month. We have spent quite a bit if time together as a family, thanking the Easter holidays for this. We made sure we made the most of the glorious weather and got out quite a bit. It meant i was able to take some photos of my two together.

This month G has managed to become Star of the week at school. She moved up in her swimming class and she also received a few extra awards school for her writing work. Academically this girl tries her best at everything. We know the subjects she struggles in and we work with her teacher to try and push and it has really shown. Her confidence since moving up to juniors has sky rocketed and she makes me so proud.

H has done just as well in school. He has taken a real liking to reading and constantly has his school book to hand. He loves to read with me and over the past few weeks I have seen a huge improvement. It has definitely paid off. As soon after the Easter break he was moved up to the next reading level at school. I worry about H academically, he isn’t as quick as G and rather lazy when it comes to writing and school work. After having a chat with his teacher at the end of term I feel much more confident that he does actually knuckle down at school.

In February I mentioned about the sleeping routine and how it had basically gone to pot. We decided to put both G and H to bed a little later of an evening and its actually worked really well. We don’t have them messing around in each others rooms. The extra hour they are awake we use as wind down. They watch TV with us or if the weather is nice they get to play in the garden a little longer. Its working really well and so far we have had a much better bedtime routine.

With half the month being the Easter holidays we met up with friends and family. We had a few play dates and G had a few sleepovers. As a family, we managed to spend some quality time together which was lovely.

We have had a few sickness this month. H had a virus which resulted in a rash and the odd sickness spell. G had a terrible cough which seemed to last for days. It wasn’t fun and I ended up making a mad dash to the pharmacy to get supplies!

I have loved watching these two in April. They have been a complete and utter joy to watch.

 

THESE TWO | FEBUARY

THESE TWO | FEBUARY

Every month I have decided to pop up a post all about my two. It only seems fitting considering this is a parenting blog. It’s rare that I blog about G and H specifically. I blog about how hard I find parenting and the struggles […]

THESE TWO | JANUARY

THESE TWO | JANUARY

Every month I have decided to pop up a post all about my two. It only seems fitting considering this is a parenting blog. It’s rare that I blog about G and H specifically. I blog about how hard I find parenting and the struggles […]