A Weekly News Update, Parenting

How Is it May already?

Living Arrows 2018 (19/53)

“You are the bows from which your children  as living arrows are sent forth”. Kahlil Gibran

This project took it’s name from a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”. 
Living Arrows is my new weekly go-to link up, run by Donna at What the Redhead Said, and so what a perfect way to document and reflect on our family moments than what has partly become my online journal.

So May so far for me has been all about al fresco dining, suncream, salads and sweaty, grassy children!

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There was a mutiny!

Living Arrows 2018 (17/53)

“You are the bows from which your children  as living arrows are sent forth”. Kahlil Gibran

These last few months my posts seemed to have really been affected by the weather! I never realised just how much the weather really does make a difference to us all. This week saw some great picnics and some fun in our garden. Continue reading “There was a mutiny!”

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Summer Term Start

Living Arrows 2018 (16/53)

“You are the bows from which your children  as living arrows are sent forth”. Kahlil Gibran

I’m really enjoying Donna’s weekly link up, and feel it’s really motivated me to update you on my weekly news.

Last week was a wet and chilly start to the Summer term! Yet it was still a motivating and quick start to the new term.  Daisy was bright and breezy all week, with talks of new friendships and a desire to join in another after school club.  She also enjoyed making wartime biscuits and learning all about WW2.  So her week was topped off by being star of the week, for her attitude to learning and giving 100%.

Teddy wrote his full name for the first time, and my it had a lovely little flourish to it!

Finlay just quietly and happily got on with his first week, looking forward to some lazy screen time at the weekend that he has enjoyed on our slow starts in the holidays.

As for Florence I think she may just have enjoyed having Mummy all to herself when Teddy was in preschool!

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Daddy was at Home!

Living Arrows 2018 (15/53)

“You are the bows from which your children  as living arrows are sent forth”. Kahlil Gibran

After a busy week hosting and wrangling four kids by myself, we were all very ready to have Dougie home for a week.  We decided not to have a break away this Easter, as we are currently sticking to a stricter budget.  I also made the decision to not shell out on too many expensive days out, as we have fallen into this trap before when staying at home.  This was made easier by the weather at the start of the week, which wasn’t enticing us to do much other than get on our wellies and make the most of the puddles! Continue reading “Daddy was at Home!”

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Egg-citing Weekend – Our family Easter!

Living Arrows 2018 (14/53)

“You are the bows from which your children  as living arrows are sent forth”. Kahlil Gibran

I’m really enjoying linking up with Donna on her living arrows link up, I just wish I could organise myself a little better to be a bit earlier with my posts! Something to work on after the holidays, methinks!

Last week was all about family visiting.  A lot of our family haven’t seen our new home yet so we were all really excited to do some hosting over the Easter week.

First we had our big boy’s 12th Birthday. This number makes me nearly as emotional as the run up to secondary school, as this is his final year before becoming a teenager, such a big milestone that I’m not sure I’m ready for, but that’s another blog post for the future.  For now I’m going to relish the fact he wanted to spend the day with his own family at the local trampoline park and had a lovely meal out at the end of the day.  He loves everything Lego and was lucky to have some lovely presents and cards from friends and family, and has watched umpteen movies on these rainy days on his portable DVD player that we bought him.

Easter Weekend came and we had an extended family gathering at our house, the kids were so excited and mucked in making the table extra long and tidying up ready for our guests.  The presence of my brother always makes the kids excited and at the end of a busy fun day we were all gathered round their favourite film Paddington 2 with lots of chocolate!

It makes you realise how important it is for the kids to spend quality time with family members that don’t nag them like we do!

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End of Term in a Flash!

Living Arrows 2018 (13/53)

“You are the bows from which your children  as living arrows are sent forth”. Kahlil Gibran

We seem to have broken up a week earlier than most of the country and so the end of term has just crept up in a flash! I’m partly pleased that we get a week to enjoy Finlay’s Birthday, with some time to chill whilst being able to get organised for the Easter Weekend, although I’m not so sure I will appreciate the longer summer term, when we go back a week earlier than most!

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