It’s been over a month since I last posted and those who follow me on Twitter or Instagram will know I’ve been less prolific there too.
A lack of phone memory has slowed my contributions to Instagram. Seriously, my phone is so full, even after I deleted a whole ream of apps and whittled down my camera roll to just my absolute favourite pictures. You know how everyone keeps moaning about iOS 7? Well I have a different kind of pain because every time I even think about trying to install it, my phone just laughs at me.
Other than that, I’ve just been… Busy. The Head has decided to keep me on to continue to maintain the school website on a minimum contract that means I’m being paid for two days a month. This really means I need to put in that amount of time to the website otherwise I’m not really pulling my weight, and I need to be able to work on it as uninterrupted as possible, so nap times, evenings and weekends are being squeezed by my need to get that done. Besides which, I am nearing the end of the rehearsal period for the Shakespeare project I do with Year Six and that has taken up two afternoons a week since September.
Hopefully things will calm down a bit after half term, but in the meantime I wanted to put together a video of what the girls have been up to since their birthday. I always thought the biggest changes would come between 6 months and a year, as they went from laying to sitting to crawling to standing and walking. But I am constantly amazed by the changes that have occurred since they turned one. Their language skills and comprehension have come on in leaps and bounds and I just can’t believe how much they can say and understand – as well as the changes in their physical abilities that have come as they have mastered the art of walking – something that came a lot slower for Claudia, mostly out of a lack of confidence.
But as of the last two weeks I can finally say I truly have two toddlers. And here they are, just a small assortment of the things they can do now, 15 months today!