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.