Living Arrows 2015 – Week 44


Living Arrows 2015 – Week 44

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

Olly has had a wonderful week with his Daddy being at home on half term break. He thrives when his Daddy is able to spend quality time with him and this week, they’ve been able to spend lots of quality time together whilst I’ve been at work and then gallivanting on my mini cruise onboard the Norwegian Escape.

Olly is like a sponge, he draws in so much. He’s very observant and will be listening when we least expect it, often mentioning things to us that we had no idea he had heard about. On Thursday, my Parents and Sister gave me a couple of early birthday presents and my Mom bought me a birthday cake to celebrate. She popped a candle on the top and everyone sang Happy Birthday which was lovely. On Saturday evening, Hubby and Olly carved a couple of pumpkins for Halloween with spooky mouths and eyes. Olly doesn’t really like Halloween as he’s a bit frightened of the costumes bless him so we didn’t do much but that’s absolutely fine by me. When Hubby popped a candle in the middle of the pumpkin to light it up, Olly started to sing Happy Birthday and it made me smile. How clever of him to associate the candle with the song?

On Sunday, we travelled down to London for the afternoon to attend a brand event with Huggies Pull-Ups. I’ll be writing about it in more detail later this week but Olly absolutely loved it. The event was held at the Discover Story Centre in Stratford and it’s a brilliant space full of things for little ones to get involved in and develop their imaginations.


Olly loved the magnetic letters and spent ages rearranging the letters into the different colours and matching letters. He’s learning his letters so well at the moment picking out O, S and L to name just a few.


The outdoor space is wonderful too with various wooden climbing frames (including a taxi, a pirate ship and a spaceship) to explore. Olly really loved the pirate ship and turning the wooden steering wheel pretending his was captain of the ship. I love to see him playing and making stories up, it’s amazing to watch and I’m so proud of this little boy who’s much wiser than his years.

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  • Reply You Baby Me Mummy 02/11/2015 at 10:01 am

    Ah glad he got some time with Daddy. He is just too cute, the cruise looked awesome xx

  • Reply Jenni @ Chilling With Lucas 02/11/2015 at 7:48 pm

    I would love to go on a mini cruise. Happy Birthday x

  • Reply Carie 02/11/2015 at 8:54 pm

    Aww what a clever wee man he is, and I’m glad he enjoyed the pumpkin carving and candles, even if the costumes aren’t his thing right now!

  • Reply Katie LifeonVistaStreet Haydock 03/11/2015 at 10:32 pm

    I’m going to need photos of this Taxi and Pirate ship! They sound brilliant.
    He’s growing into such a cutie xx

  • Reply Lizzie Roles 04/11/2015 at 10:09 am

    a mini cruise sounds heaven right about now, did you have a lovely time? I love that our kids are so eager to learn and join the dots with associations to certain things, they’re so clever aren’t they and nothing seems to escape their attention! Stopping by for #WonderfulWeekends xo

  • Reply ClearlyBex 04/11/2015 at 6:27 pm

    Beautiful Olly, learning so much!

  • Reply Sarah Bacchus 05/11/2015 at 10:08 pm

    What a lovely time it looks like you’ve all been having and what a treat for you to go on a mini-cruise. Your visit to the story centre sounded amazing, as a book mad primary school teacher I love places which encourage creativity and reading, it reminded me of when I visited Seven Stories, a childrens story centre in Newcastle a few years ago. Thanks so much for sharing your #WonderfulWeekend x

  • Reply Emma T 06/11/2015 at 10:44 pm

    Aw, he’s doing so well with his letters. N is pants, and is only on the 3rd phonic now they’re back after half term.

    Boys do love being with their dads, don’t they? Someone to aspire to I suppose.

  • Reply Lucy Bishop 24/11/2015 at 9:46 am

    Aww i loved re-reading this post this morning – makes me miss you guys even more though! How grown up does Olly look at the mo? *sobs* We need a catch up in person so you can tell me all about that fab cruise and all the awesome things you’ve been getting up to! Love you! And thanks for supporting #WonderfulWeekends, you’re a doll xxxx

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