Bunny and Blanket have been with Arthur since he first left the hospital.
In the little travel cot he had to call home while we stayed in Mahe
Then once we got back home to our little house, and his big cot, in Praslin.
There’s not been a night where Arthur has been without them
We only have one Bunny, which frankly terrifies me! It was a gift and we don’t know where it was from!!
There are actually two Blankets, and when I say blanket I mean Aiden and Anais large muslins. One is blue and one is white with spotty patterns on. I don’t know how we have got away with it but it seems to be no problem for us to change between the two of these! Blanket is never really used as an actual blanket any more. Arthur actually doesn’t like it if I try and put it over him, it’s just for cuddling!!
These days Bunny is definitely more of a grey colour and is looking a little rough around the edges. I kind of like that, It shows how loved he is.
Over the last couple of months I’ve noticed that we are seeing more of Bunny and Blanket.
They have always been confined to snuggles in bed. However, Arthur is now a pro and getting in and out if the cot wih the side down and as a result Bunny and Blanket have been out and about more too!!
Now we are preparing him for his big boy bed, he’s sleeping with the side of the cot down. So in the morning (and sometimes in the middle of the night) he will come running in with Bunny and Blanket and jump into bed with us!
We will be doing something in the house and all of a sudden Arthur will run off and I will hear “ahhhhh” I know he’s grabbed Bunny and Blanket. He will then come running back into the room with them, it’s very cute.
In fact he’s just done that now as I’m writing this, it’s 6am we are watching Toy Story 3.
For now, Arthur hasn’t really shown any interest in taking them out with us, and I’m happy to keep it that way for as long as possible. The idea of them being lost, or getting dirty when it’s too late to wash and dry them for that night is just not worth thinking about!!!!
I got a bit teary eyed looking back at these pictures, it’s not until you look back on those tiny baby pics that you realise just how much has changed!!