Yep, I’m late with this again!!! I know, I know, I suck! I don’t even really have an excuse! These last 2-3 weeks have gone by in a total blur! If you missed last month’s update check it out Anyway, better late then never (again) here […]
Arthur and Freddie April 2017
Its been a month, well yes it has been over a month. But I thought I’d check back in with an update on the boys. Last month’s update is here if you want a read
Its been a crazy month, Mark has been super busy in school, both of the boys were poorly for a couple of weeks. We are definitely all very happy the Easter holidays have just started here nd can catch up on some much needed down time.
Arthur, aged 3 years and 9 months
Being poorly came at a bad time as his class had just started practicing for their school show. By the time he got back into school he just wasn’t up for it at all. His class were going to be doing magic tricks and Arthur loved his little trick of making a ball disappear. He just was not cool with the idea of getting up on the stage, or being part of a larger production. He even stopped wanting to go into school at all.
The day of the show came and Arthur had said he wanted to do it, I took him down for it and he got really scared and upset and didn’t even want to watch the show. I felt so sad for him that evening. It was a really tough parenting experience trying to figure out the boundaries of how far you should be encouraging and pushing them out of their comfort zone.
The next day in school he was happy as could be and they started preparing for his sports day.
I couldn’t believe that he was going to join in but he had an absolutely fantastic time – he did all the races and he really enjoyed it. He was super proud of his medal at the end too.
Arthur has also started to swim out of his depth! We are so proud of the confidence he’s showing in the water! He loves swimming, and its amazing that he’s now taken the step to go into the deep too!! Of course, this does mean we are on extra alert watching him now but its a huge achievement!!
He has developed some serious sass in this last month, we are getting plenty of ‘I don’t like you’ and ‘This is Rubbish’. All in all though he’s still bloody cute most of the time – and still never forgets a please and a thank you!
Freddie aged 21 months
Freddie was poorly at the same time as Arthur. I was starting to worry because he really wasn’t eating much at all. Luckily, he has bounced back and is eating pretty well again. He does have a serious sweet tooth though.
It didn’t take him long for the little bit of shyness to break down with my Mum and Dad. He is just as besotted with them as Arthur is. They couldn’t believe how strong a character he is. Most of our Skype calls are taken up with Arthur, so it was really nice for them to get a chance to have some time with Freddie while Arthur was at school. He certainly holds his own when they are together too!
Freddie has lots of words now, most of which are related to the Ocean! Fish, Whale, Shark, tocto (Octopus), Boat are all favourites. He also has started to say Bye to things, mostly “bye fish” and “bye tree”
He loves ‘shooing’ birds, pointing out geckos, bugs, birds, cats, dogs and anything else he can find! He’d spend all day every day outside if he could. A true island boy!
Freddie is pretty sassy too. He knows when he’s doing something he shouldn’t and gives a huge grin after! I think we are in for some trouble with him as he gets older!
When the boys were sick I thought I would have a total nightmare with both of them at home. I was really lucky that despite being poorly, they continued to be great together.
Then when my parents arrived I was certain that Arthur would be really possessive of them and not give Freddie a look in. He yet again pleasantly surprised me.
Freddie thinks Arthur is the best and wants to be doing everything his big brother is doing. Arthur is still more than happy with having Freddie join in on his games too which makes me so happy!!
I took this picture after Arthur’s sports day. There is lots about it that isn’t ‘picture perfect’. Arthur is still in his sports kit, Freddie doesn’t have shorts on, and of course neither are looking at the camera. But, I still love it!!!
We have one more week of Easter holidays together. After that, its back to school for Arthur and work for Mark. I’m enjoying every second of us being all together before the madness of school starts up again!
I’ll be back next month with another update!
As always I’m late with this post! Perhaps next month I’ll have got organised!
Arthur and Freddie. Every day these two become closer, they are truly the best of best friends! I know I sound like a broken record each month but it really is true.
As you may have seen we went on an amazing trip to Silhouette Island and we all got some really great downtime together. Heres a couple shots of my boys while we were there.
I think they look really alike in that bottom picture! Over time they are looking more and more alike. Freddie is a lot fairer than Arthur is but their facial features are definitely started to become more similar
This month Freddie has started crawling and walks around in his baby walker or holding on to our hands. Arthur thinks its amazing and wants Freddie to chase him. It will be a little while before any ‘high speed’ chasing goes on but they are still both having a blast!!
Arthur absolutely loves to make Freddie laugh. He is so ready to play the clown for him anytime! His favourite tricks are to blow raspberries and to speak to him using baby words “blah blah dada mama” and all kinds of things I wouldn’t even begin to know how to type! No one can make Freddie laugh like Arthur can.
Freddie totally looks up to Arthur. You can tell he wants to be doing everything Arthur does. Its so cute, but I know that its going to lead to Freddie getting lots of bangs and bumps (he had one this week in fact but i’ll write about that soon!!)
Arthur still wants to involve Freddie in everything he does, I love that! there’s even been a few times recently where he’s told me that i can’t play when they are doing stuff together; that I love less but I can’t have it all!!
There is not too much longer until Arthur starts doing mornings in school (around 6 weeks I think) and so I’m savouring the special moments these little guys have together right now!!