Living Arrows #129

25 July, 2016 4 Comments

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. – Khalil Gibran

Living Arrows – a portrait a week of my two children. Living Arrows - visiting Whipsnade and seeing cousins What a weekend! One full of memories for the kiddos. Saturday, we popped over to Myddelton House to meet up with my sisters and their children for a picnic. This was the first time all six cousins were together, and I think they had a great time. It was impossible to take photos of all of them together as they were very good at running in opposite directions at the same time. Lots of chasing after them, mostly from my bro-in-law Tim. Thanks, Tim! Living Arrows - visiting Whipsnade and seeing cousins Living Arrows - visiting Whipsnade and seeing cousins Living Arrows - visiting Whipsnade and seeing cousins Living Arrows - visiting Whipsnade and seeing cousins Living Arrows - visiting Whipsnade and seeing cousins This was also the first time I had seen both my sisters together in months too. So lovely to catch up and drink a sneaky gin. Must do this again soon. This happened to be the first time that the twins had seen Myddelton gardens, and I think they were pretty impressed, it’s a hidden gem here in Enfield and both being ecologists, they enjoyed the biodiversity here. Living Arrows - visiting Whipsnade and seeing cousins Living Arrows - visiting Whipsnade and seeing cousins Living Arrows - visiting Whipsnade and seeing cousins Living Arrows - visiting Whipsnade and seeing cousins Mating lacewings Sunday saw us travel to Whipsnade Zoo. This was the first time we didn’t take a buggy or sling for Arthur and he walked, and walked and walked. According to my Fitbit, I did over 10,000 steps while I was there so for Arthur to walk with me (and Betsy too) is so impressive. The great thing about not having the buggy is that we could do a couple of things that we couldn’t before, like walk up the bridge over the railway line and have a trip on the free bus. Living Arrows - visiting Whipsnade and seeing cousins Living Arrows - visiting Whipsnade and seeing cousins Living Arrows - visiting Whipsnade and seeing cousins Living Arrows - visiting Whipsnade and seeing cousinsWild flower beds at the zoo The main reason we went though was because Whipsnade have set up a lot of dinosaur themed goodies for the summer holidays, including show ‘how to train a dinosaur’ with Cbeebies’ Andy Day. Living Arrows - visiting Whipsnade and seeing cousins Living Arrows - visiting Whipsnade and seeing cousins Living Arrows - visiting Whipsnade and seeing cousins The show was really good fun, it’s terribly out of focus, but I think that photo above shows just how much Betsy loved it. Arthur enjoyed it too, joining in with the clapping and actions, but he decided to move and sit with a girl about Betsy’s age a few feet away. It was super sweet to see him interacting with other children and seeing so pleased to be in others’ company. Living Arrows - visiting Whipsnade and seeing cousins Oh, and through a nice bit of luck, look who Betsy met at the end of the day! Highlight of her life so far I think.  Living Arrows - visiting Whipsnade and seeing cousins Linking up with What The Redhead Said

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    Emma T

    25 July, 2016

    Gorgeous photos. I love the wildflower beds. N would be very jealous of Betsy meeting Andy. #livingarrows

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    Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons

    26 July, 2016

    What gorgeous photos! I’d have loved the gardens myself but I know my two year old would have gone nuts for meeting Andy and the dinosaurs! #livingarrows

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    Donna

    29 July, 2016

    Oh it looks like you had just the best time! What gorgeous photos x

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    Sarah (@tobygoesbananas)

    31 July, 2016

    So many fabulous photos – I love Betsy’s bee dress! And I think Toby would explode if he met Andy and his dinosaurs! #LivingArrows

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