Living Arrows 42/52

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

Kahlil Gibran

Last week we visited Bluestone again and on our second last day BattleKid and I spent the morning together, just the two of us. We had a walk around the lake, did a mini Gruffalo hunt in the woods and then had fun in the new playground. Afterwards, we visited Pembroke Castle for a spot of dragon hunting, this time with BattleDad and our friends. But the few hours we had on our own were lovely.

living arrows - BattleKid looking out across the lake at Bluestone living arrows - a gruffalo hunt at Bluestone living arrows - BattleKid on the playground boat at bluestone living arrows - BattleKid having fun at Pembroke Castle

 

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Living Arrows 41/52

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

Kahlil Gibran

We finally visited the “Parque de Lazer” near us, which is a leisure park. It is a bit different to what we’re used to in the UK. Dirt tracks, small trees, blazing sun. There was a lovely lake hidden away, an old farming machine which caught BattleKid’s attention and a playground, always a winner with him.

living arrows - battledad helping battlekid on his bike
Getting a helping hand from BattleDad

living arrows - battlekid cycling his bike

living arrows - battlekid looking at an old farming machine
Fascinated by an old farming machine
living arrows- battlekid throwing stones into the lake
Throwing stones, as you do when you’re three

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

Kahlil Gibran

This week we haven’t really got up to much. Our friends returned to the UK and we’ve settled BattleKid back into school until next week when we are returning to the UK to go to Bluestone, which I am excited about. BattleDad not so much as he isn’t looking forward to the British autumn weather. Can’t say I am either.

So, the only picture I have of our little man this week comes from the weekend when we decided to re-watch the first of the three-part series on Yellowstone. BattleKid was reliving his days searching for bison with his ‘nocklers’.

living arrows - BattleKid watching bison on TV with his binoculars.

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

Kahlil Gibran

We’ve had friends from Wales over visiting us here in Portugal and we’ve had a lovely time. We brought them into Tavira on Saturday. We watched the Tavira beach ferry coming in, which was a surprise, as we were sure it would be finished for the season. We had a lovely brunch in a cafe off the square and the kids enjoyed seeing the terrapins in the water around the band stand.

On Sunday we visited our nearest beach, Manta Rota. This little dude has enjoyed seeing his pal and had an especially fun time at the beach on Sunday. Now that the temperatures are coming down a bit, we’re able to enjoy the beach more and I think it may become a regular weekend trip!

living arrows - BattleKid watching the Ilha de Tavira ferry coming in living arrows - BattleKid watching terrapins living arrows - BattleKid enjoying himself on the beach

 

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Be In The Picture 8

As mentioned last month, I am falling behind big time with getting this post done at the beginning of each month. That said, we were travelling in America so I’ll use that excuse this month. Either way, here is August’s post. And wow, what a month it was. We had a quiet start to the month but ended on a huge high in Yellowstone National Park. I’ve managed a few rather nice captures in front of the camera with BattleKid.

We didn’t do much at in the first half of the month. We took this picture of BattleKid and I for a post Cathryn of Cardiff Mummy Says. She was writing about parents twinning and this was me and BattleKid, rockin our blue tees and awesome Toms shoes.

Be in the picture 8 - Mum and son laughing in the garden

BattleKid and I also had a fun evening on the couch and I managed this picture of the two of us. He was happy, I was happy (despite the crazy hair) and it even got featured in a roundup of #showyouwerethere by Madeline of This Glorious Life.

be in the picture 8 mu and son with happy faces on the sofa

August here in Portugal has been hot, hot, hot but we did manage one evening at the beach, which was long overdue. BattleKid loved every minute as he always does and we enjoyed some time together at the shore paddling together. That was before he started jumping waves with BattleDad.

be in the picture 8 - Mum and son holiday hands at the beach

Before we hit America we had 36 hours in London and we decided to have a family day out while we were there. We visited the London Eye, saw the fish of SeaLife and even went dragon hunting at the Tower of London. This picture was taken on Embankment Bridge as we made our way from Southbank to the Tower of London.

be in the picture 8 - mu and son at Embankment Bridge in London

After our fun-filled day in London we flew to America to start a wonderful two-week road trip and it started in wonderful Yellowstone National Park. From geysers to bison to waterfalls, we saw so much and enjoyed every minute of our four days in this stunning place. What a way to end August!

be in the picture 8 - mu and son smiling while waiting for Old Faithful to go off
Happy smiles while waiting for Old Faithful to erupt
be in the picture 8 - mum and son on the Fishing bridge of Yellowstone River
A quiet moment on the Fishing Bridge of Yellowstone River
be in the picture 8 - mum and son watching a herd of bison in Yellowstone
Checking out a small herd of bison in Yellowstone
be in the picture 8 - mum and son beside Gibbon Falls in Yellowstone
An early morning visit to Gibbon Falls in Yellowstone, one of the many waterfalls in the park

 

If you didn’t catch July’s Be in the Picture post, why not check it out. Our USA trip didn’t end there and some of the pictures in September’s post will come from the rest of our trip. So pop back next month to see those!

Initiated by Kerry of Kerry Louise Norris and Alana of Baby Holiday, Be in the Picture encourages us to get in front of the camera instead of always being behind it. I’m guilty of this and by joining in with Be in the Picture, it ensures BattleKid will have pictures of me as well of himself when he grows up.