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You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth

Kahlil Gibran

Last week we were in Disneyland Paris for an exhausting but amazing few days. We did many rides, a few meet and greets and had a ball, especially the little man. Here are just one or two pictures from our first family trip to Disneyland Paris.

living arrows - Meeting Mickey Mouse in disneyland paris
Meeting the main man, Mickey Mouse
living arrows - A surprise meet and greet with Minnie Mouse in the Disneyland Hotel
A surprise meet and greet after breakfast in our hotel with Minnie Mouse
living arrows - BattleKid giving Darth Vader the side eye in Disneyland Paris
By far our favourite meet and greet picture – giving Darth Vader a cautious look!

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You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth

Kahlil Gibran

While making his bed, BattleKid spotted the Buddhist beads we’d been given by a very dear friend in Wales. She gave them to us when he was still a baby for his bed, for protection. They made it to Portugal and stay at the foot of his bed under his sheet. He spotted them and promptly put them on. I had to take this picture and share it with her. She is someone we miss dearly since moving here!

living arrows 49 - BattleKid with his Buddhism beads

While watching TV, I caught this picture of BattleKid with his t-shirt stretched over his legs. I’m glad it is still slightly too big for him or he might have ruined it. I used to sit like this when I was younger.

living arrows 49 - BattleKid sitting with his t-shirts over his legs

Last Sunday we got out of the house and went to our local park. There is a great playground there and this was the first time BattleKid braved the climbing frame. I should point out BattleDad was close at hand here!

living arrows 49 - fun on a climbing frame

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You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth

Kahlil Gibran

Last week was another quiet week as we got ready to welcome two of BattleKid’s aunts to Portugal for a flying visit. They brought him a surprise and he waited patiently for it. I can’t believe how grown up he looks in this picture.living arrows 48 - Waiting for a surprise from his aunt

After we got home, he decided he wanted to get into the wash basket. Crazy child! I couldn’t resist snapping him. And don’t mind the bags behind him. I’d brought my mum and sister to our new shopping centre for some Black Friday deals!living arrows 48 - peeking through the wash basketLinking up with Donna of What The Redhead Said. If you’d like to take part or see some other Living Arrows posts, please click the badge below.

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You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth

Kahlil Gibran

Last week the teachers were on strike here in Portugal for one day, so BattleKid and I ventured to Olhao on the train with my parents. I’ve never been to the town, always passing through when taking one route to and from the airport. I’ll be honest and say the area around the train station is nothing to write home about, but the old town towards the sea front was lovely. Small streets with cobbled paths, you could spend hours wandering around looking in shops.

After a few hours we headed back to the train station and while waiting for our “Thomas” I couldn’t resist getting a picture of BattleKid against the amazing tiles on the wall. All around Portugal you see tiled walls and some are striking like these ones! This was the best of the lot as he was being a messer.living arrows 47 - BattleKid laughing against a fabulous tiled wall in Olhao Train station

On Saturday, after sorting our rough timetable for our forthcoming trip to Disneyland Paris, I decided to try on some of the costumes we’ve gotten for BattleKid to wear while we’re there. Here he is being cool in his Kylo Ren jacket we picked up in America.

living arrows 47 - BattleKid leaning against his wardrobe, very cool, as Kylo Ren Linking up with Donna of What The Redhead Said. If you’d like to take part or see some other Living Arrows posts, please click the badge below.

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You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth

Kahlil Gibran

This weekend past we made a return visit to Castro Marim, this time bringing my parents. It is a town near Vila Real de Santo Antonio and one they haven’t visited before. It also boasts two castles, or forts, on opposite hills, one of which is open to the public. Our aim was to show them the castle while doing a dragon hunt for BattleKid, and afterwards enjoy a drink and toastie in the square beside the church.

As it was there was a huge market on in town, and we had a wander through, enjoying churros as an after-dragon-hunt treat. But I really noticed how grown up BattleKid is looking these days from some of the pictures I captured of him!

living arrows - BattleKid at Castro Marim Castle living arrows - BattleKid at Castro Marim Castle living arrows - BattleKid at Castro Marim Castle

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