This month we have enjoyed the Easter break. Precious time with Papa, and the girls have lapped it up. They adore him. When they're tired and grouchy, they just want Mama, but the rest of the time, Papa is where its at. When Ava comes into our room, bleary-eyed in the morning, I get by-passed...
"I want to cuddle Papa" she whispers as she clambers over me.
This month Heidi has also been learning to walk. She is in that wobbly, take-a-few-steps-and-then-face-plant phase. The girls are still figuring out the dynamics of this. Ava is having to realise that if she goes in for a hug with Heidi, they may well both end up on the floor, as Heidi falls at the slightest unbalance. But its fun. And she'll get there. And I think both her, and I, are enjoying our new-found independence.
We have had some lovely family time out and about, enjoying the great outdoors this month. The term time is hectic as Dave works crazy hours for School, but the holidays are a chance for us to unwind and be together without the ever-looming lesson plans, marking or assessment. I savour these special days.
So here we are. Our little family in April.
Calm. Relaxed. And happy.