First off, sorry for the massive delay in posting!
I feel like I have been majorly wrapped up in all things motherhood – day to day life, all of our birthdays and Christmas.
Since my last post, the kids have grown tremendously and I’ve more or less faded into the background.
Max is now 2 and a bit, and Ava is coming up 14 months. They astound me every day! Max has been going to daycare a few hours a week since the week after he turned two and he is really thriving. His speech amazes me. He comes out with words and phrases I didn’t even know he knew – some things good and some things bad (“oh shut your mouth, Ava” being one of them) and he is such a character. He loves to sing, he knows all the words and even the hand actions to twinkle twinkle little star, sings the ABC’s (although its mainly A B C D E repeated until the end with the exception of W X Y and Z) and row row row your boat. He picks up words in songs on the radio and sings at the top of his lungs in the car.
Ava is growing and learning something new day by day. Shes currently at the age where she will try and copy things you say and the list of words she can confidently say is growing. She loves to run everywhere and will dance to you tapping your foot. Shes cheeky, emotional and bossy. But shes oh so fun to be around.
I was speaking to a friend the other day and was telling her how I need to start taking more time for myself, whenever that time may be. Yes, its something I’ve been saying for ages and also something that I can easily tell other people to do but actually applying it is very difficult. I am so wrapped up in being a mother sometimes that I forget that its not ALL I am.
I’m not one for resolutions but maybe I can make an exception. Maybe my goal for this year is to grow as an individual. As my family grows and changes in their own different ways, maybe I can too.
So, on that note, here’s to 2018. A year of love, family, happiness and personal growth.