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Oh, this boy.
kids in garden-004The next couple of weeks are going to be pretty bittersweet for me. In September my little one is off to school and it’s middle school time for my eldest. He’ll be making his own way there and back, has to wear a tie… actually be responsible…..which is a rather daunting prospect! I’m sure he’ll take to it like a duck to water, he has already eye-rolled at my concern because he *IS* nearly 9 so obviously knows everything… He is very excited and so am I, I know the extra responsibility will be great for him because I am absolutely guilty of babying them both something silly. It just feels like it’s all gone by rather quickly and I’m a little sad that it’s about to end. I love his school, it’s been a huge part of all our lives for the last 5 years and although I will still be doing that same school run every day, it won’t be with him. I’m sure I must sound crazy!  I just feel a bit taken aback that it’s all gone by so quickly.  When you are in that newborn haze school seems like a lifetime away and you can’t go into a shop without people telling you how quickly your squishy little baby will grow up and you smile politely because it feels like you haven’t slept in foreverrrr and likely never will again… And then suddenly, they’re proper people! Of course I love them as they are now, but it feels like it was only 5 minutes ago that they were little and I sometimes miss those little versions of them (and yes, I know that she’s only 4 and that’s still quite little but indulge me, please!).

*Took a break from blog writing at this point to have a little weep and run upstairs to sneak a look at my sleeping kiddos. What a stalker. Also made the husband agree that we could have another baby. Or get a puppy. He said yes to both  (I think I probably frightened him.)*

And my girly is starting at school too. Safe to say I will probably be wearing my biggest pair of sunglasses that morning and be a sobbing wreck as I wave them both off. She does a couple of days at preschool right now but not having her around all week is going to be so strange! I’ve loved our time together, as I did with her brother before that and I am sad that our one-on-one time is going to be cut. She really is my little best friend and I’m going to miss her so much! Sob!

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Living Arrows

I realised a couple of weeks ago that it was time to hand over the Living Arrows baton. For the last two and a bit years (has it really been that long? Yikes!) a group of mums have shared a favourite photograph each week. I have found some wonderful blogs and photographers through the project and I want to say a huge “thank you” to everyone who took part. There are some wonderfully inspiring and talented mums out there in blogland and I’m honoured to have featured some of them in the weekly posts and to have made some fabulous friends. Taking weekly photos really helped me improve my technique and it’s lovely to have those photos to look back on now. They were so small when this all started!

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Donna is continuing the project over on her blog, What the Redhead said every Monday.