Every week I join in with Living Arrows, a blog linky run by Donna at What the Redhead Said. The name Living Arrows comes from a poem by Kahlil Gibran; “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”, and each Monday I share a photo of M, and one of B, and a bit about what we’ve been up to the previous week.
We didn’t really do much last week. I made sure that we got outside every day, but it was mostly just playing in the garden or going to our usual classes. I feel like a lost my get up and go a little bit! Thankfully, the weekend soon came around, and we had some lovely family time all together.
On Saturday we visited High Lodge at Thetford Forest. We recently bought annual passes there (which gives you free parking on site and a range of discounts at places we are unlikely to spend money at anyway, but for us, it was worth it for the free parking as we visit quite often). M loves the play area at High Lodge and was in a particularly adventurous mood on Saturday! She was keen to climb anything she could, including cargo nets and up ladders to a platform that was around 6ft high and had sheer drops off the sides. I surprised myself by actually feeling quite relaxed about it, probably because Matthew was hovering around to make sure that she didn’t fall.
In M’s photograph above, you can see that her bravery didn’t extend to going down a small slide by herself! She insisted on sitting on Matthew’s lap to slide down, and you can see from her face how much she enjoyed it. It was lovely having some family time to relax and play together. I’m looking forward to B being able to walk, so that she can join in more rather than being carried around by me all the time!
B mostly likes to play on the swings, but she didn’t seem to mind me sitting her on this wooden snail to take her photograph – although I think she was paying more attention to what M was doing, than my camera!
On Sunday, we took a trip to Wroxham Barns and then popped to Wroxham station on the way home to watch the Bure Valley Railway steam train departing. M is really into trains at the moment, so she enjoyed waving everybody off on their journey, and announced that she’d like to ride on the train soon. So I think that will be something we do at some point in the Easter holidays.
I’m so ready for the holidays now. I’m so thankful that Matthew works in education and we’re able to have those regular holiday times together. Just two more weeks to go!