Living Arrows – Week 28
“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”
We have had such a wonderful weekend. We wanted to make the most of the sunshine so we headed to our local park where the Carnival was being held. Although we’ve lived here for ten years, this was the first time we’ve ever been able to go so we walked up to the park to have a look around.
The Carnival is a huge fundraiser for local groups and charities. They set up stalls, local caterers sell their food and drink, there’s fairground rides and an arena where the local dance groups, boys brigade and gymnastic clubs put on a bit of a show to entice more members.
As soon as we got to the park, Little Mr clocked the Fire Engine.
The local firefighters were showing off the Fire Engine and Little Mr got the chance to sit inside and pretend to drive it. He was so happy! He was even able to pop on a Firemans helmet to look the part.
There were a couple of local car exhibitors showing off their sporty motors and as Little Mr is a huge Disney Cars fan, it reminded him of Lightning McQueen so of course, he wanted to sit in and pretend to drive the car. Guess what he wants to drive when he’s older?
Dreams are made of this! He absolutely loved pretending to drive the car and the owner was really happy for him to sit in and press the buttons, wiggle the gear stick and turn the steering wheel.
The Carnival was officially opened by Walsall Football Club manager Dean Smith so when Little Mr and hubby got the chance to meet him, hubby was over the moon. It’s not the first time my boys have met the manager, Little Mr met him when he was about six months old but didn’t really have a clue who he was.
The afternoon was finished off with a ride on the Lightning McQueen fairground ride which Little Mr was so excited about. He sat in the car with hubby and the ride went round and round. It even went really fast around the corners and Little Mr’s face was a picture. He grinned from ear to ear. It was the best £2 we have spent in a long time.
We had such a wonderful afternoon at the Carnival supporting local businesses and soaking up the community spirit. A great afternoon was had by all, especially Little Mr.