Living Arrows 32/52 (2020)

Well, that’s another week done and we’re half way through the summer holidays. Although, we’ve been at home for so long now I seem to have lost all sense of time, I don’t even know what day it is half the time!

Last week was just the same as all the rest of them really. I did introduce the boys to Pokemon Go though so they’ve actually been wanting to go out for walks since then.

Work is still going on in the garden, they’re doing a great job but we’ve probably got another week and a bit to go before it’s finished. Toby and Gabe went out on Saturday and had a bit of a run around though – they loved it! We can’t wait until it’s all done and they can go and play in it safely without too much supervision.

This weekend was exciting though as we finally were able to go back to Forest School. We’ve been going to monthly sessions for about a year and a half now, and the boys had their birthday party in the woods last year.

Of course lock down meant no forest school but they were able to start the sessions up again in the last week. There were fewer families than pre-Covid, so not quite as many children to play with but we still had a lovely time. It was just great to be back in the woods.

We managed to light our own little fire and keep it alight too. Toby and Gabe are both getting really good at using a flint and steel to light a fire, and they are both obsessed with wafting too. Who doesn’t love a good waft though?

Toby warming his hands on the campfire at Forest School

It wasn’t cold at all but ‘warming hands’ seems to be Toby’s default pose when I try and take a picture of him anywhere near a fire!

There was a hammock in the woods too, which was a new addition since we were last there and both boys enjoyed a good swing…

Gabe swinging in a hammock in the woods

We’re heading away camping again next weekend for a couple of nights so my Living Arrows post might have to wait until we get back. It’s Gabe’s birthday next Monday too so I’m sure I’ll have plenty of pictures to share.

Until next week then….

This is my seventh 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.

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