What a year it has been; I have seen my two siblings grow and change so much in themselves and in their relationship with each other and I don't think that could have been more evident than this past weekend when we were in Norway.
I read somewhere once that travelling brings out your true nature and I think that is so right. Meg, who likes everything to be just so and needs to have a plan for the day and for that plan to happen exactly as she imagined and Eli, who is just a crazy ball of chaos wherever he goes. Put the two together in a new and unknown city and you can imagine the result!
That said, I am very proud of Meg and Eli this month in the way that they were together, how Meg tried to adapt when things didn't go the way we imagined and knowing that Eli tried his best not to always be rushing round at ten million miles an hour (apart from when we were ice skating of course!)
Of course with two weeks together off school from this coming Friday I might be painting an altogether different picture come January! But for now I am really looking forward to the break and I am hopeful that it will be as heartwarming as our recent break away was.
And because I always try and throw in a silly one which has made me smile and shows me that no matter how much I shout 'smile at Mummy' when I take the photo...I always somehow end up with one or two which turn out looking like this....