If you follow instagram, none of this will be very new BUT I am trying to keep the blog going (even its current sporadic and straggling mode). The other night, Sam and I sat together and went through the blog looking at how much the babies have grown up and changed. It was funny to see the house when we moved in and marvel at how insane we were to move house with no furniture, no family in the country and a 21 month old and 3 month old...but we survived!
Leila is on Easter break at the moment which means everything is cancelled. She is desperately missing her friends and activities although Harry and I are so excited to have her around! She had her ballet end-of-term 'show' at the weekend and it went horribly wrong. She has been a little 'off' with ballet recently, she is a bit of a perfectionist and I don't think she likes finding it hard. At the show, the teacher went to grab her hand and accidentally knocked her into another girl. She was mortified, she was crying and embarrassed and barely joined in after. It absolutely broke my heart to see her so upset and embarrassed in front of everyone but I am glad she stuck the class out. She was refusing to go back to the class but I am making such a fuss of how well she is trying at ballet and we are taking her to an actual ballet performance next weekend so hopefully she will enjoy it again. I don't want her to quit just because something embarrassing happened but at the same time, she is three. You spend your whole adult life doing things you don't want, being three should be fun!
I think we will try again next term and then, if she is still adamant that she doesn't enjoy it, look into some other options!
Harry and Leila are such good company for each other. They are great playmates and (aside from the occasional fighting) they love being together. Harry has started to get in bed with Leila during the bedtime story, so far he hasn't stayed after lights out but I'm sure it won't be long. No matter how naughty they have been during the day, when I am reading the story and they are lying there, tucked up, smelling like freshly-bathed-babies and giggling together, the slate is wiped clean!
It rained all day yesterday and we were all going a little stir crazy so it felt good to get out today. Harry has a bad cough so I had to keep him bundled up as despite the sun, it was freezing! I am so looking forward to summer when we can (weather permitting) spend hours in the park. They love being outside so much, making up games and choosing sticks to bring home. Having the park close by is one of the best things about this house!