May is racing by and I can’t believe that the end of next week is the start of half term. I’m sure we’ve only just had the Easter break. I can’t wait for the May half term, as we have a little holiday booked and it will be lovely to have some time away.
I was looking back at some photos of Alice when she was the same age Holly is now. Does anyone else do that and loose them self in a moment in time. I always think Alice hasn’t changed that much, and that when she was Holly’s age she seemed a lot older than Holly does. But looking back at the photos, she has changed SO much. I think the biggest change is because she now has adult teeth and that has changed her look. But she also look so young in the photos. She is my sensible one, and I think with that she always comes across a lot older than she is.
We had a letter last week with the dates for Alice to go down to the juniors school for settling in days and it made my heart swell. I can’t believe she is coming to the end of her time at the infants. Its always felt like you’re in a special bubble at the infants and that is about to pop. I know she will be fine at the juniors, all her friends are going and she is excited. But she will go from being in the oldest year group of the school, to the youngest year group of the school and that will bring its challenges I’m sure. It will be a learning curve for us all, as we get used to another school and one where I probably won’t be as involved in as they are older and more independent.
As for my little Holly pops, she is the same mischievous, fun loving bundle of joy. I can’t believe she is in the last term of reception, it only feels like yesterday it was her first day at school. It will be odd for her to be at the school with no Alice in September, but I’m sure it will also do her good. I still miss her every day and would do anything to go back to that time before she started school and was at home with me. She is doing really well at school and has made some lovely friends.
The girls together still have a lovely relationship, one that makes my eyes well up with tears when I think about it. Alice is an amazing big sister to Holly, always looking out for her, being kind and caring towards her and giving her comfort when she needs it. I just adore seeing them snuggled up together. And Holly brings the fun into Alice’s life, she loosens Alice up and I love that. They balance each other out well and yes, they have their squabbles. But as they get older they are definitely less now.
My photos this month were taken on a walk through the bluebell woods. The girls love going and there are little houses on the trees that they like to spot. I love the photos of Alice turning back to help her sister, it shows the relationship they have and they are so lucky to have each other.