Living Arrows 15/52 (2017)

Week 15 and it seems like spring has finally sprung! We’ve been having some lovely weather this week, and especially this weekend.

On Tuesday Toby had a day off nursery (mostly to save a bit of money as he doesn’t get his funded hours during the school holidays) but Gabe still went in so we had a mummy and son day. We didn’t do too much – we played with some of the games we don’t usually get out when Gabe is around, and then we went out to run a few errands and have an ice cream. We don’t get much time, just Toby and I on our own very often, except when Gabe is napping, so it was lovely to have a day just the two of us.

We had a little bit more one on one time on Friday too, but that wasn’t quite so much fun as it was for Toby to have his preschool immunisations. We decided to tell him what was going to happen but that meant he was scared before he even got there. He was OK in the end really. He wailed when they did it but recovered fairly quickly when I produced a new Gruffalo toy and a Kinder egg! He has complained about sore arms a couple of times but otherwise seems to be fine so far.

Gabe on the other hand has been grumpy all week. I’m not sure what’s wrong with him – possibly teeth, or a cold, or just some sort of virus. He’s had a couple of little spots on his face but nowhere else, and on Saturday woke up with sticky eyes which have mostly cleared up now. He’s been off his food a bit though and just exceptionally clingy and whingey. Hopefully whatever it is it will pass quickly.

Despite Gabe’s grumpiness we decided to make the most of the lovely weather this weekend, and as Toby’s reward for reaching the end of his chart that I mentioned last week, we went to the beach on Saturday. We were planning on going after lunch but after fighting to fit the car seats into our new car for ages it ended up being almost 3 pm before we set off.

It was probably for the best in the end as it was pretty busy on the beach, and at least we missed the hottest part of the day too. We went to St Anne’s which isn’t too far from us. It was low tide when we were there and the sea was so far away we could barely see it! We only stayed long enough for the boys to have a play, and for us all to have an ice cream. Neither Barry nor I are the biggest fans of sand, and I’m quite paranoid about the boys getting sunburn so the beach isn’t really our favourite place! The boys really enjoyed it though so I guess we should get over our own feelings and take them a bit more often.

Toby and Gabe were both happy digging in the sand and picking up sticks and stones. Toby’s stick was more like a massive piece of driftwood though…

Toby playing with a piece of driftwood on the beach

Gabe was happy with a slightly smaller one at least. Well, after crying because Toby wouldn’t give him his…

Gabe playing under St Anne's pier

Until next week then…

Living Arrows


11 thoughts on “Living Arrows 15/52 (2017)

  1. Lovely photos, I only found out that the free hours don’t count in school holidays a couple of weeks ago, they don’t advertise that when telling us about them x #livingarrows

  2. Looks like a lovely beach. I keep hearing great things about Lytham and St Annes. We’re hoping to visit over the summer. Glad Toby didn’t suffer too much with his jabs and hope Gabe is better soon #LivingArrows

  3. We had a beach day on Sunday but are actually quite glad we got there early and left early afternoon as there were 3-4 mile queues to get into West Wittering. Hope everyone is back to their happy selves for you soon x #LivingArrows

  4. It looks like you had such a nice time on the beach and sorry Gabe has been grumpy – I hope he isn’t poorly again. Your time with just Toby sounds lovely – it doesn’t happen much does it? I know how hard it is to get time with just Athena x

  5. Boys and sticks. You can’t separate them! Glad the beach trip went well. N absolutely loves the beach (usually by the time we get to one, he’s already been outside most of the summer on the farm/at school so I don’t worry too much about sunburn. I have to worry more about me than him!) #livingarrows

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