Living Arrows 11 & 12/52

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.”
Kahlil Gibran

Nate  //

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Nate got his first pedal bike this week!  He had a balance bike before that he’d got quite good on but it was getting so small for him that as his Easter present it was time for a new one.  He was so excited when he saw it and even though he hasn’t had pedals before, he knows exactly what to do and got the hang of it really fast… next step is taking the stabilisers off!

Ollie  //

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Ollie’s old bike was broken and also too small so he got a new bike too.  His new one is a gorgeous red colour and he was so excited when he got it that he didn’t believe me that it was for him.  It’s bigger than his last one so it took a bit of getting used to but he’s zooming about now.

Nate  //

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Ollie  //

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Happy Easter bonnet time!!!  Ollie needed to make one for school’s last day so Nate really wanted to make one too.  They turned out identical except for Ollie’s having chicks on and Nate’s having bunnies!  Both boys were so pleased with how they turned out and wore them to school excitedly!

Linking up with What The Redhead Said, The Ordinary Moments and Practising Simplicity.

Ollie Blogs #1

Hi my name is Ollie Hughes.  You already know me because my mum posts pictures of me and writes about me and my brother.  My mum’s blog is called Emmageddon because thats her derby name.-o-

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Here is some things about me.

Top 5 hobbies

sports
gaming
reading
writing comics
geocaching

TOP 5 SHOWS

futureama
regular show
The simpsons
adventure time
gravity falls

TOP 5 FOODS

burger
steak
bacon
chips
crisps

TOP 5 BOARD GAMES

dixit
labyrinth
sorry
enchanted forest
king of Tokyo

TOP 5 BOOKS

diary of a wimpy kid
tom gates
horrid henry
percy jackson
batman

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I have a brother called nate & i like minecraft.  we both like minecraft and we play it 2 player. Sometimes we fight but we are good friends.

Living Arrows 10/52

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.”
Kahlil Gibran

Nate  //

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Ollie  //

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We had a lovely Mother’s Day on Sunday!  Complete with cards, gifts, delicious breakfast and lots of lovely quality time.  We rambled and we geocached and the dogs ran crazy… I napped for 2 hours and we played a new boardgame!  The boys had as much fun trying to make it special as I had enjoying the day.  Also, do you know how hard it is taking a selfie with a DSLR?  Ha!

Linking up with The Ordinary Moments and Practising Simplicity.

I’ve Been Smiling Recently Because…

♥  I discovered that the movie adaptation of The Girl On The Train, is going to be out towards the end of the year… and not only that but it has Emily Blunt playing the lead! Excited plus plus!!

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♥  I became owner of a brand new electric blanket.  It seems I missed the boat on them a lot of years back but this week I took the plunge.  I’m glad I did too… aside from it being the best thing ever, I have a rotten bad cold at the moment and the blanket is helping immeasurably.  Also, getting to snug my boys in a toastie bed… doesn’t get much better than that.

♥  I have a rediscovered obsession with Cadbury’s Picnic bars.  SO much happiness in one little bar.

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♥  I’m almost finished watching season 3 of Wentworth!  What an awesome show, I can’t wait until the new season comes out!

♥  I got to dress my two little men up for World Book Day this morning.  Ollie wanted to go as Greg from Diary Of A Wimpy Kid and Nate wanted to go as Spiderman.  They looked fab!

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♥  It’s Friday tomorrow and I have a lovely couple of days planned including cooking a Mother’s Day dinner for my Mum on Saturday night.  This is our tradition every single year and we have dinner and watch a movie together.

♥  I have a stack of new magazines just waiting to be read.  My favourites are Flow, Oh Comely, Frankie and The Simple Things.

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♥  I’ve got my salad cravings back, I suppose because we are heading into spring soon.  Nobody craves a salad so much when it’s freezing outside.  Goats cheese is my absolute favourite.

♥  Being unwell and in bed meant I had time to spend filling out my planner and making it look pretty.

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♥  I recently invested in a bath tray.  Best purchase of 2016 so far (except for the electric blanket).  How decadent it is to lie in the bath with somewhere to set your wine glass full of Coke, your chocolate and your book.

Living Arrows 8 & 9/52

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.”
Kahlil Gibran

Nate //

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We spent a lovely part of a Saturday morning exploring the forest beside where we live.  Finally it seems like the weather is brightening up some and we are excited to adventure without freezing!  Both boys wore their wellies and Nate picked up a lot of sticks along the way!

Ollie //

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Ollie is an adventurer at heart.  He loves being outdoors.  When we are out walking, I’ll often hear him telling a story out loud, even if he is the only one who hears it.  His brain is so full of imagination.

Nate //

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Ollie //

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I got both boys rooms decorated a couple of months ago and they love them.  In each of their rooms they have banners that come as a ton of letters and you can have them say anything you like.  Nate’s room is now superhero themed and Ollie’s doesn’t have a theme, but is full of weird and wonderful things.

Linking up with The Ordinary Moments, Living Arrows and Practising Simplicity.