Living Arrows 29/52 (2021)

Hello! I’m back again. It’s only a few days since I wrote my last Living Arrows post but I wanted to try and get back on schedule. It’s the first day of the summer holidays here, and like much of the country it’s roasting! We are not massive lovers of the heat so at the moment we’re hiding inside with all the curtains shut…although Gabe has been asking to get the paddling pool out so I’m going to do that soon.

This weekend we had a garden birthday party for the boys with some friends from school. It was so hot but thankfully our garden has quite a lot of shade so they all managed without getting too exhausted in the heat. I hardly took any pictures at the party but here’s one of the boys blowing out the candles on their cake. You can’t see it properly because it’s taken from the back but I made a Minecraft cube then just added some of our Lego Minecraft figures for decoration…

Toby and Gabe blowing out the candles on their Minecraft birthday cake

Yesterday we went to our monthly family forest school session and it was fab as always. It was lovely and cool in the shade of the woods and their was even a bit of a breeze blowing through. I barely saw Toby the whole time we were there as he was off playing with some of the other children.

Close up of Toby wearing a green cap

Gabe was happy playing in the mud kitchen for a lot of the session. Apparently he was making cupcakes and Yorkshire pudding!

Gabe playing in the mud kitchen at Forest School

We don’t have any plans for this first week of the holidays. I think we’re all in need of some time just to relax at home and decompress after a busy half term at school. And to be honest, with Covid rates still very high where we live I’d rather just keep us all safe at home as much as I can for now!

I hope you’re all getting chance to enjoy the lovely weather too and good luck if you’ve still got a few more days of school to get through!

This is my ninth year taking part in this linky celebrating childhood, based on a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” .

If you’d like to see the rest of my Living Arrows posts you can find them all here.

Living Arrows

6 thoughts on “Living Arrows 29/52 (2021)

  1. I’m so pleased they managed to have a birthday party. I think the kids have lost all concept of birthday parties after a couple of years without them! Your garden is looking so lovely too! x

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