I stopped in my tracks as I sat down to write this post yesterday evening. Stopped, because I didn't see my two little girls and my baby staring back at me. The baby seems to have gone... And in his place is a little boy who's personality is shining through at the moment. He just suddenly seems so big. The chubby cheeks are thinning out, the rolls are starting to disappear (though he still has some pretty good baby rolls on those thighs) and the face is showing hints of the little boy he is growing into.
It's been a tough month for all of us. Whoever said people don't like change were right. We moved in with my very generous parents which has been wonderful, but all the changes (building work, moving, Papa away with work) has been tough on our littlest two particularly. Jonas has taken to waking at the crack of dawn and has made it very clear that if he's going to have to share a room with Mama, he's going to get the party started as early as possible. Heidi has found it tough and has pushed back in the way that three year olds know best.
Ava has probably been the least disrupted by the whole thing... School has been a constant for her amidst building work and moving house and Papa geing away, and she continues to thrive there. We got her school report this week and we were so pleased. I was so very, very wrong about all the fears I had about her little school, and I'm so glad I was!
But in the midst of all that change, they have each other, and they do have so much fun together! Jonas is coming more and more into his own and is increasingly finding his way into the girls inseparable little double act. They love him (sometimes a little too much), he loves them. It's mutual really, and I can't wait to see how the three of them really start to play together in the next few months!