Living Arrows 2015 – Week 50


Living Arrows 2015 | Week 50

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

With just two weekends left before the big day, we’re taking every opportunity for Olly to enjoy the build up and soak up all the magic that Christmas brings.

This weekend his Grandparents took him out for the afternoon to a local farm which puts on a Christmas display with Father Christmas in his grotto.

He didn’t know where he was going as I’m a bit of a mean mummy and don’t let him get too excited in advance. There would be a billion questions and I don’t ever want to get his hopes up for things that might not come off. Luckily the wind and rain had calmed down and his Grandparents came over to collect him and take him to see Father Christmas in his Grotto.

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He went in and spoke to Father Christmas and he received a little gift which he was delighted with. Luckily he didn’t question why the Father Christmas looked different to the one he saw last week, but I know that question will pop up in the next few years.

He then had a walk around the Christmas displays with his Grandparents and was able to have a look at the animals on the farm. He was particularly taken with the donkey and loved talking to him and hearing him bray.

Olly had a wonderful time with his Nanny and Grandad meeting the animals and seeing Father Christmas. He’s beginning to get really excited about Christmas Day and even ‘helped’ me wrap up a couple of gifts for our family. I’ve told him we need to wrap them up for Father Christmas and send them off and he seems happy with that explanation for now.

There’s only two weeks left of the Living Arrows project and what an exciting couple of weeks ahead; there’s one weekend left until Christmas and we’ve got another quiet one planned. I am loving the peace of chilled weekends with festive Christmas films, such fun!

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  • Reply Donna 14/12/2015 at 9:34 am

    This really is going to be the best Christmas. They understand so much now! He’s growing so fast Em x

  • Reply Sian - The Mama Story 15/12/2015 at 9:04 pm

    Ah what a lovely trip! He looks in awe of Father Christmas.

  • Reply You Baby Me Mummy 16/12/2015 at 5:59 pm

    What lovely pictures huni. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas xx

    • Reply Emma Shilton 16/12/2015 at 6:45 pm

      Thank you so much Aby, I hope you, hubby and Baby have a wonderful Christmas too x

  • Reply Emma T 16/12/2015 at 9:59 pm

    Ha ha, I wondered last year the same thing with N after he saw one at Millets Farm (old guy, much more authentic) and the week after at Hatton (young, brummy guy). But he said nothing.

    I’m wondering what he’ll say on Friday because Santa’s going to school to see the kids and have lunch with them. He saw a very doddery old FC last weekend!

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