Living Arrows 2015 – Week 23
“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”
This weekend was a little different to our usual weekends as we traveled up north to Preston in Lancashire to celebrate the marriage of our good friends. I’ve known the happy couple since 2002 as we all went to university together and it was one of the weddings I’ve been looking forward to for a very long time. Little Mr was also invited so we took the opportunity to dress him appropriately for the occasion. I saw this shirt, waistcoat and bowtie combo in Next and knew I had to buy it for him. We were sent the shorts from Nutmeg to accompany a summery t-shirt but knew they would look fantastic especially in the beautiful summery weather we were lucky enough to have.
I was asked to do a reading at the ceremony which I was incredibly proud to do and as I got up to walk to the front of the room to begin my reading, I had my little sidekick join me. Of course, everyone in the ceremony thought it was wonderful as he proudly stood next to me facing the bride, groom and wedding guests as I read the poem. He was well behaved and listened carefully, he even clapped me at the end which was very sweet.
We all had a wonderful day at the wedding and although he only knew a few people he was really well behaved and everyone said he was a credit to hubby and I which was really lovely to hear. After the ceremony whilst the photographs were being taken, we explored the venue grounds and Little Mr had a run around to let off some energy. It was so nice to spend some time outside and let him play in the gardens.
Although he had a mini meltdown over his dinner and refused to sit down in the highchair (he’s become so stubborn at mealtimes!) he did do us proud. We had a little dance on the dance floor and then he went to bed with his Daddy whilst Mama partied the night away with friends.
When you take little ones out for the day you never really know how they will behave. You hope they’re going to agree with the way you want to do things and on most occasions, he will behave but there’s always that risk of what if! Luckily, he did do us proud and we feel very lucky that we all had a wonderful day.