We’ve now completed three quarters of 2017 and into my favourite season. It seems that everyone loves autumn too and I totally understand why although I am unsure how we’ve managed to complete 3 quarters of 2017 already
This week’s Living Arrows post could only be about J and her week of starting school. 2 days in and she is brimming with excitement and my goodness that girl already has a zest for learning. All weekend she has made us do her phonics and count to and from 20
We spent Friday night going through it all and she keeps running to and from the hall with her book bag, although she was still a little upset that she didn’t actually get a book for her book bag – hopefully this week. There’s not much that makes me prouder than this girl, and I’m so relieved the first few days went without a hitch.
It’s finally happened, you have started your first day at school and a new chapter of your life. The past few years have been extraordinary and I cannot believe that this week you finished nursery after 4 years there. It feels like just yesterday I was tentatively walking you into that building for the first time with a bag full of nappies and putting my trust into nursery employees I’d met only a few times before who would care for you while I went to work
In July we visited Florida and spent much of our 2 weeks in Disney World. It was my 6th visit to Florida, the hubsters 3rd and J’s 2nd. This time we went with mum and dad, my sister and best friend for 2 weeks
We decided that Disney would have the best theme parks for J this time round and next time we visit Orlando we would look to explore the other parks
I cannot believe I’m writing this round up already but August whizzed by in another blur of busy weeks. I honestly don’t know how we have already completed two thirds of 2017, although I was looking through the photos on my phone the other day and we’ve had some wonderful adventures this year
I started writing my Ordinary Moments post for this week about our midweek trip to the forest and halfway through I realised that although it’s one of the things we love doing it hasn’t been ordinary for our way of life recently
I sit writing this from an airport waiting for my flight to Brussels and it kind of sums up life right now. So very full of travel and adventure. This week I’m away with work but this evening I’m hoping to do a bit of exploration of a place I’ve never been to before
I won’t lie and say I’m not anxious because I am, it’s the first time I’m going to Europe in 8 years (!) and I don’t speak a word of the language so I have a bit of travel anxiety. I figure if I can navigate New York on my own and drive from Canada to Rochester on my own I’m pretty sure I can manage a few hours in a city!
This saying just flashed up on the screen next to me- “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page” – St. Augustine
It really sums up the last few months. I’ve always loved exploring and finding new areas, whether it’s near or afar, and J has inherited my love of a good adventure and exploration
The past 6 weeks have been bonkers for us as a family, one thing after another, one adventure after another and it’s given is so many amazing memories although the ordinary walks need to feature a bit more. Last night I was saying to the hubster it was Js first night at home on a Saturday for 6 weeks and it’s been a jam packed summer of travel and adventure
While our plan next year is to save and not go abroad, I’m looking forward to exploring much more of our beautiful country. For now though, here’s to my little European adventure and a look back on our 6 weeks of ordinary life
I’ve been a bit quiet here recently but I have a good excuse! After spending 2 weeks in Florida we spent a few days recovering and washing before then heading straight off to a very wet and muddy Camp Bestival. Despite a few hiccups (tent collapsing on the first night to name one) we had a brilliant weekend
We are currently on a family holiday in Florida, it’s J’s second visit and my sixth. We love everything about Disney and on our first day we visited Magic Kingdom (you can’t not!) and straight away J and I spotted Chip n Dale. She knows they’re my favourite and we ran over to them squealing with excitement
This time round she’s much more understanding, it’s familiar this time around and she is buzzing. I love that this opportunity has been given to her and that she’s excited every day.
This week I was sat with some mums whilst J and the other kids were doing their thing and the conversation turned to the fast approaching start of school. Naturally we discussed all of the prep we’re having to do and the settling in days that the kids are going through at the moment
Nursery and pre-school graduation inevitably came to the forefront of this conversation and I advised the group it was the day before we go on holiday for 2 weeks, the session is 1:30-4pm and neither my husband or I were likely to make it. I was met with gasps of shock and surprise and they were horrified that I’d miss it (hubby wasn’t mentioned – as it was apparently acceptable for him to be at work)
Next month sees us travel to Disney World for the second time since having J, and my 6th visit since I was 18. I love everything about it – the atmosphere, the Magic Kingdom and the feeling of being a child again to name but a few (even though I’m a long way away from that age!) Here are just a few reasons why I love it: