Living Arrows 48/52 (2019)

I’m super late with this week’s Living Arrows post. This always seems to happen as we get towards the end of the year but I don’t think I’ve missed a week for at least a couple of years so I’m not about to start now!

The main reason my post is late is because I just hadn’t managed to take any pictures of the boys in the last week. They are so tired with everything that’s going on at school at the moment that we haven’t been doing much else.

I finally managed to take a couple of pictures this morning. This one of Toby was when he was just finishing today’s advent Lego. We’ve had the wooden advent calendar for a good few years now and I usually just fill it with chocolate but this year I bought Lego set and have split the pieces over all the doors so they get a few to build every day.

Toby building the Lego from his advent calendar
Toby building today’s Lego from the advent calendar

It’s actually a BrickHeadz Santa that came in a set with Mrs Claus (you can get them on Amazon here (affiliate link)) and I’ve just put the pieces from Santa in the calendar. They can have the other one to build on Christmas Eve.

It was supposed to be a surprise and I haven’t shown them the picture on the instructions, they just see the little bit they are building that day, but Toby guessed what it was on day 2 so that surprise didn’t last long!

Both Toby and Gabe seem to be really enjoying their Lego advent this year, although they’re still getting chocolate as well. They usually get to choose one from a tub of Heroes after school – I don’t think I’d get away without giving them any at all but at least they aren’t having it for breakfast!

And Gabe’s picture was just him playing with a some other Lego before school. Although they still have their arguments and squabbles the boys are actually playing together a lot better at the moment. Apparently this was a Lego board game they had made and they were making up all the rules together…

Gabe playing with Lego before school
Gabe playing with some Lego before school

This weekend we’re going to put the Christmas tree up and then we’re heading up to see Barry’s parents in the Lakes on Sunday so hopefully I’ll have some more interesting pictures to share next week!

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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