Living Arrows 11 & 12/52

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.”
Kahlil Gibran

Nate  //

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Nate got his first pedal bike this week!  He had a balance bike before that he’d got quite good on but it was getting so small for him that as his Easter present it was time for a new one.  He was so excited when he saw it and even though he hasn’t had pedals before, he knows exactly what to do and got the hang of it really fast… next step is taking the stabilisers off!

Ollie  //

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Ollie’s old bike was broken and also too small so he got a new bike too.  His new one is a gorgeous red colour and he was so excited when he got it that he didn’t believe me that it was for him.  It’s bigger than his last one so it took a bit of getting used to but he’s zooming about now.

Nate  //

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Ollie  //

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Happy Easter bonnet time!!!  Ollie needed to make one for school’s last day so Nate really wanted to make one too.  They turned out identical except for Ollie’s having chicks on and Nate’s having bunnies!  Both boys were so pleased with how they turned out and wore them to school excitedly!

Linking up with What The Redhead Said, The Ordinary Moments and Practising Simplicity.

Living Arrows 10/52

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.”
Kahlil Gibran

Nate  //

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Ollie  //

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We had a lovely Mother’s Day on Sunday!  Complete with cards, gifts, delicious breakfast and lots of lovely quality time.  We rambled and we geocached and the dogs ran crazy… I napped for 2 hours and we played a new boardgame!  The boys had as much fun trying to make it special as I had enjoying the day.  Also, do you know how hard it is taking a selfie with a DSLR?  Ha!

Linking up with The Ordinary Moments and Practising Simplicity.

Living Arrows 8 & 9/52

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.”
Kahlil Gibran

Nate //

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We spent a lovely part of a Saturday morning exploring the forest beside where we live.  Finally it seems like the weather is brightening up some and we are excited to adventure without freezing!  Both boys wore their wellies and Nate picked up a lot of sticks along the way!

Ollie //

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Ollie is an adventurer at heart.  He loves being outdoors.  When we are out walking, I’ll often hear him telling a story out loud, even if he is the only one who hears it.  His brain is so full of imagination.

Nate //

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Ollie //

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I got both boys rooms decorated a couple of months ago and they love them.  In each of their rooms they have banners that come as a ton of letters and you can have them say anything you like.  Nate’s room is now superhero themed and Ollie’s doesn’t have a theme, but is full of weird and wonderful things.

Linking up with The Ordinary Moments, Living Arrows and Practising Simplicity.

Living Arrows 5 & 6/52

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.”
Kahlil Gibran

Nate //

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This little man is a superhero through and through.  Not a single day goes by that we don’t find him in a costume.  Sometimes three, sometimes four and sometimes, like in the photo above, he does a mashup and wears his Batman cape with his Antman costume. His whole persona changes when he is in costume and he is tickled when he gets to wear it out of the house to collect Ollie from school!

Ollie  //

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Ollie is devouring books these days at quite a rate!  He loves them and it’s something we are trying hard to foster in him so he gets a good lot of reading time before bed every night.  He had some Amazon vouchers left from Christmas so we went online and he got the next Diary Of A Wimpy Kid book (the 3rd is the one he is on), the 2nd Tom Gates book and the first Percy Jackson book.  He was so excited when they arrived.

Nate  //

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Nate got a new Playdoh set this week… Playdoh Pizza and it’s really cool!  It comes with little moulds to make all the toppings (broccoli, mushrooms, olives, bacon, tomatoes, onions etc) and has a squeezy tool to make the cheese and even comes with it’s own little pizza box.  He would play with Playdoh for hours undistracted so we stockpile the tubs when they’re on offer.  Oh and of course, he is in a superhero costume again.

Ollie  //

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Ollie’s current school topic is World War Two and he loves it.  He is currently working on a project on it that needs handed in this week and so far he hasn’t complained about this homework at all.  It includes a page each on things like rationing, women in the war, evacuations, shelters and gas masks.  At the end of the project he is including some pages on his own family in the war.  He was lucky enough to interview his great Grandma over skype and ask her questions about when she was evacuated etc and his Grandma was able to fill him in on her side of the family too.  He had relatives who fought, flew bomber planes and who worked in munition factories.  Very cool.

Linking up with The Ordinary Moments, Living Arrows and Practising Simplicity.

Siblings (January)

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A couple of years ago I made a point of taking a photo of the boys together once a month and I loved the end result… 12 photos at the end of the year but a snapshot into how they’d grown.  I want to do it again this year.  This photo was taken as soon as we got home from the school run.  They’re both tired and Ollie’s trousers are covered in mud, but they came home with a plan of what they’d play together… which rarely happens.

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