14 September 2012

Inside Outside and Everywhere

So...  I haven't meant to be quiet (ish) recently.  Pushing through a really dark couple of weeks left me sitting on the other side feeling just plain tired, and also rather more inward looking than usual.  I have spent a few days journalling on paper, painting, and following the girls around in their general craziness.

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I find it hilarious seeing them in school uniform - they so desperately wanted some to play Harry Potter!  I don't think I've ever heard children begging and pleading for school clothes.
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A couple of days were so busy the baby didn't even get as far as bed before falling asleep.
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Actually, generally Talia isn't sleeping so well this past week.  I was putting it down to a growth spurt, but she has also been more restless and not feeding very well during the day.  Then I saw little white spots on her tongue, and the doctor confirmed thrush, and I am so so hoping that treating it will return little miss wakeful mad creature to her usual happy self!
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Roo had a hair cut courtesy of Morgan.  Well, it was bound to happen to her sooner or later...  Those little baby curls are all gone!
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Jenna has started drama group, and done more handstands than I dare attempt counting.  She has written stories, read lots of new books, and made countless messes with paint and paper beads and other tiny things.  (Right now I am struggling not to find the creative stuff stressful when I am always the person who ends up picking things up - or stopping the baby from eating them.)
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I have walked the labyrinth in Wirksworth and left feeling lighter.  I have climbed the very very steep hill and realised just how soft I have become (and gone back to daily yoga as a result).
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Before you ask, it's apparently a portkey.  ;)
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Rowan has played with her shadow and hunted trolls under bridges.  Life is rather blissful to her at the moment.
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And Talia is practically a tiny toddler now.  Unreasonably quickly.  This is, believe it or not, my least favourite age: no longer helpless and dependant and lying still in my arms.  Not yet talking back to me enough to have a conversation.  But yeah, I can't look at that little face and be anything but right here in the moment, not really.  Look at that smile.  :)
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5 comments:

  1. Good to hear you are feeling recharged, I hope it lasts for you. Loving your pictures.

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  2. Beautiful girls. :) I love that they wanted uniform to play Harry Potter! :)
    Have you seen the book Charmed Knits by any chance? Happy to lend it to you! ;) xx

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    1. Will pop it in the post later in the week. ;) xx

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