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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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 7/52

“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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I love the absolute bones of these boys.  We had a nice little Valentine’s morning… I got them a couple of gifts each and made them waffles with bacon and maple syrup.  The made a couple of cards and made sure that I knew they loved me.  Lucky isn’t a strong enough word.

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.

Living Arrows 3/52

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

Nate //

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Nate celebrated his birthday yesterday.  I can’t believe he is four now.  It goes so fast, especially when you’ve had your last kid… he’s just not a baby at all anymore.  He had a little party last night with family and a few friends and we got a huge big balloon in the shape of a 4.  He dressed as Captain America for everyone coming over.

Ollie //

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Ollie is getting awkward about photos.  Sometimes he is in no mood to have his photo taken and other times, he is in the mood and wants to see every single one.  Today he was relaxing after school with his Ipod, after having cleared some homework out of the way.  The giggles that come from him while he is playing his games are so lovely and he always has something he wants to show us whether it be a funny video or something he has created.

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Living Arrows 2/52

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

Nate//

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Nate got a marble run from his Grandpa Crispy for Christmas and although a little fiddly to put together, it has caused much excitement in the house the past couple of days.  I’ve wanted one for him for a while because I knew it would be right up his street and when Grandpa surprised him with it, he didn’t know what to expect from looking at the box.  The built run resulted in squeals of surprise and “oooohs” and also quite a few “where’d the marble go” moments.

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Ollie was extremely lucky to receive his first guitar this Christmas from Grandma and Grandpa Harry.  The delight on his face when he opened it and realised what it was is hard to put into words.  I wondered if he would keep practicing as we encouraged he should… and promised him that if he could keep practicing himself, we would find him a guitar tutor.  The search is on because he has so far kept his end of the deal and has looked over his beginner guitar book and had a go at the chords, every single day since Christmas!

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