Living Arrows 52/52

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

Kahlil Gibran

For our last Living Arrows of 2017, it seemed only fitting I share some pictures I took of BattleKid on Christmas Eve. This Christmas has been quite a change for us. For one, we’re in a warmer climate, and although it bucketed down, it was still hard to get into the festive spirit with sunshine in between and temperatures around 16-18C. 

The other thing is we are in a small two-bedroom holiday home and the majority of our belongings are in long-term storage until we buy a house which is a few years off. So we have had to borrow a tree from a family member and we’ve had to buy some decorations for it. And although we’ve made it as nice as we can, it just doesn’t feel the same.

We also did not have BattleKid’s Christmas Eve box, in which we had loads of things to entertain him while waiting for bedtime. And I really missed it. He got new pyjamas and socks, thanks to our new Primark only 3o minutes from the house. But I really missed getting his Christmas Eve box ready and using it on the day. I’ve decided I’m fishing it out for next Christmas no matter what. 

But I did manage a few pictures of him in front of the tree. And here they are. I hope you all had a great Christmas. See you in 2018!

living arrows - BattleKid ready for Christmas and the arrival of Santa BattleKid ready for Santa Bauble selfie with BattleKid

 

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Living Arrows 51/52

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

Kahlil Gibran

After a hectic week in Disneyland, it was back to school for this little man. That said we made time for the playground last weekend as BattleDad needed to do a work call on Sunday. We headed for our playground and then stopped at our restaurant for a cuppa. It was quite nice spending some one-on-one time with my boy. We still can’t quite get used to these fab blue skies in December!!

living arrows - BattleKid playing on the slide under blue skies living arrows - BattleKid and i having a drink together

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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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