Hot Chocolates and Face Paints with Living Arrows 43/52

October 27, 2020

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” It felt like we really counted down for our week off. This weekend the kids celebrated with hot chocolates in the garden, Halloween movie time and face paints!

a child smiling and laughing at the camera

During the week before school ended, Flo and I had a cafe trip with my Mum who is a part of our support bubble. Flo was so pleased to have a new Halloween dolly dressing sticker book and even more amused by seeing herself on camera!

She’s getting more and more into the Halloween spirit and asked if we could get the face paints out. Dougie painted them up with their spooky requests and I was surprised to see that they didn’t wipe it off until we washed them at bathtime.

hot chocolates and face paints in teh garden around the fire pit.

The kids were so good and played around us whilst we were busy hacking away at shrubs and borders. They were rewarded with this hot chocolate chill out area. Dougie lit the chimnea and they cosied up under blankets, although Florence is clearly hardy as she refused a coat or jumper for most of the day. Fin spent the afternoon outdoors with 2 friends as he’s getting to the age where being with friends occasionally and having some independence is important to him socially and emotionally.

We’re all now very ready for some slower paced days off. Especially me after using up my remaining energy from this term in the garden! Time for a recharge for all of us this coming week. I will be back to let you know how we got on. Hope all your little and your big ones enjoy a much needed half term holiday.

To read our previous Living Arrows blog

a child laughing into the camera with a halloween book

6 responses to “Hot Chocolates and Face Paints with Living Arrows 43/52”

  1. Sarah says:

    Aww they all look like they’re having fun though! Cant beat a hot chocolate during the cold weather! Hope you’re all having a lovely relaxing week x

  2. I love the idea of a hot chocolate chill out area- think I need one for myself!

    Katrina x

  3. Love the idea of a hot chocolate chill out area. Hope you have all had a great week off so far and have a wonderful spooky Halloween this coming weekend x

  4. Donna says:

    The face paints are awesome! Great job! x

  5. What a lovely set of fabulous photos and smiles. Loving that hot chocolate chill out area, what a clever idea to keep them busy. #LivingArrows x

  6. Sarah says:

    They all look like they are loving life in the garden. I hope you had an enjoyable half term, just in time for another lock down!

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