“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” Kahlil Gibran It has been ever hectic and crazy in our house, and it was amazing to get away for a couple of days to Legoland and just ‘be’ with the kids.   I had to include this photo, because what is a better defining moment of childhood than a light sabre battle with Darth Vader….especially when at 4 you know more about Star Wars than Daddy – like father like son. See who else has linked up this week with Living Arrows with Donna at What…

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“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” Kahlil Gibran This weekend was a huge one for the biggest and had to feature in my Living Arrows post. She went for her first ever sleepover (excluding the couple she has had with Nanny). I think I’ve only ever been apart from Izzie for four nights since she was born and she is 7 in 3 weeks. That sounds awful when I read it back. I’m not overly attached to her or won’t let her go. We haven’t had many opportunities to leave the kids. Especially…

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“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” Kahlil Gibran I am going to sound like the worlds worst mother, but I’ve been finding that I dread Thursdays. Thursday is the day that Ollie doesn’t go to preschool. It’s also the day that Izzie has Forest School so doesn’t need picking up until 4.30pm. It alway seems like such a long day. Ollie can get quite frustrated when he is bored. At the moment he is streets ahead of where Izzie was at the same age. I think because he thrives on keeping himself busy…

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“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” Kahlil Gibran I love the photos that I’ve taken for this weeks Living Arrows. We took the kids bowling for the first time on Sunday – it was so much fun for the most part. Ell convinced me to book two games, and the second game was asking a bit much, as the kids had started to get tired. Izzie ended up getting a bit of strop on as she wasn’t winning (six year old problems) and Ollie decided he didn’t want to play anymore. I thought…

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“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” Kahlil Gibran   This weeks Living Arrows is a series of photos from our afternoon at the beach on Friday. The first time Mason had really played in the sand with a bucket and spade – on our last holiday he wasnt quite dexterous enough to work out the spade. I love these photos – you can see his joy at throwing the sand in the air, and then his face at the end when we told him not to throw it. He had a wonderful time digging and filling…

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“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” Kahlil Gibran I’m late with thus weeks Living Arrows. The last 10 days have been unbelievable, even by our households recent spate of illness. Last week Izzie started off a new tummy bug, followed by Mason. I got it Friday, and am still feeling the effects now. It even took Ell down. Ollie is luckily still standing. Tuesday this week was Valentines Day. We are not big Valentines celebrators I have to say – it seems like the money could be better spent elsewhere. Our plans for…

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