Living Arrows 2015 – Week 39

Living Arrows – Week 39

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

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It may officially be autumn but we’ve been enjoying some rare September sunshine here in the West Midlands so of course when it’s lovely outside, we like to spend as much time as we can outdoors.

This weekend has been a really productive one. On Saturday, hubby went to the football so Little Mr and I went shopping for house bits and pieces and then went to buy some shrubs for the front of our house. I am completely clueless about gardening, it’s something I’ve never really thought about but as a homeowner, I wanted to ‘tart’ the front of the house up a bit.

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Little Mr and I trawled around B&Q looking at all their plants and shrubs and left with a trolley full of pretty green, blue and orange foliage and a lighter bank balance. As we got home, we took advantage of the beautiful weather and spent the next two hours planting them. Little Mr loved to join in and didn’t mind getting his hands dirty. He loved picking up the compost and filling up the pots. At one point he had compost all over his face, I wish I had my camera out with me but he wasn’t bothered he just loved helping out.

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The highlight of Little Mr’s weekend was not the visit to the garden centre or another trip to B&Q but a ride out with his Daddy in trike to the park. My hubby doesn’t get chance to spend much time with Little Mr throughout the week as he’s at work so it’s always lovely for them both to spend some quality time together on a weekend.

We really hope the dry weather is here to stay so we can spend more time outdoors and more late afternoons at the park.Living Arrows

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  • Reply You Baby Me Mummy

    He is adorable huni, what a superstar xx

    28/09/2015 at 7:11 pm
  • Reply Jenna

    Good use of the phrase ‘tart up’ there, Mrs Shilts. :) I’m clueless when it comes to gardening too. I usually buy whatever looks pretty and it’s dead within a week. ;)

    I love Little Mr’s fire truck jumper. :)


    28/09/2015 at 7:32 pm
  • Reply Donna

    He is growing up so fast. He’s gorgeous and sounds like a lovely weekend x

    28/09/2015 at 9:36 pm
  • Reply Hayley at Shutterflies

    Sounds like a perfect weekend to me and he looks very happy about his bike ride. Thank you for featuring this week x

    29/09/2015 at 1:33 pm
  • Reply Catriona

    It’s been such a lovely week here in North Wales, too. Typically it’s the week my uni term resumed! Sounds like you had a great time gardening. Gorgeous photos :) #livingarrows

    29/09/2015 at 6:55 pm
  • Reply Emma T

    Sounds like it was a productive weekend. I’m the same, I’ve no idea (or no interest) about gardening. But pots, I reckon I could deal with. Ideally I just want someone to tell me what to buy and what to plant where…and then do i for me!

    29/09/2015 at 9:03 pm
  • Reply Carie

    Aww he does look so happy to be in his trike – what a gorgeous boy he is!

    29/09/2015 at 9:45 pm
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