“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” – Khalil Gibran
I t’s our final week of the Living Arrows project and what a week to finish off with. Christmas this year has been wonderful. Olly has really got a good understanding of what Christmas is all about for us as a family; days spent with family in their homes, enjoying each others company, playing games and having a good time. Routine has gone out of the window and he’s enjoyed staying up later than usual playing with his cousins and making some wonderful memories.
We gave Olly his Christmas Eve treats box early which he loved. He had two new books to enjoy including “Father Christmas needs a Wee” which is particularly apt considering we’re well on the way with his potty training this week.
Olly loved coming downstairs to see if Santa had been on Christmas morning. His first words were “Has it snowed?” and then “Has he been?” which I thought was lovely. I felt sorry for him when I told him it hadn’t snowed. There’s so much snow and wintery scenes around for Christmas on cards and decorations, it must be so confusing not seeing any snow on the ground at all over the festive period. Olly was spoiled by our family and friends with lots of thoughtful gifts opened during the day. Goodness knows where we will put them all but I know they will be enjoyed and well looked after.
We all enjoyed lunch at hubby’s Parent’s house today and Olly got to spend some time with his Uncles. He loves spending time with family that we don’t see that often, I really hope we can change that next year and get to spend more time with them all. We took the board game Trivial Pursuit with us and Olly saw the triangles on the front of the box and referred to it as the ‘shapes game’, bless him he was a little disappointed when he found out the game involved answering questions he knew nothing about.
The day after Boxing Day is traditionally the day we spend with my Grandparents and my Mom’s brother’s family. It’s great that we all get to see each other, pull crackers with each other, swap presents and share some time together catching up. Olly got to see more of his cousins too which he loved. It’s a really lovely family day together which again we would love to have more of in 2016.
We’ve really enjoyed taking part in Living Arrows this year. It’s been a wonderful project to have taken part in and the having the photographs to look back on are really lovely. Thank you to Hayley at Shutterflies for hosting the linky and to everyone who has visited and left comments.