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

If you are regular readers of Mudpie Fridays then you will know that this year I celebrated my 40th Birthday. Because a girl can not just have one celebration I was away this weekend just gone in Marrakech with some girl friends. We had a lovely time and I even stayed off social media for most of our break! Consequently I didn’t manage to get any photos of the boys over the weekend.

However my mum took Monkey to his Beaver Remembrance Service on Sunday where he was flag bearer and managed to snap the below photo. I think they got a bit cold because couldn’t wear coats in the church. But from all accounts he was very proud of his role and carried it out well. Each week he seems to get old before my very eyes.

Next weekend we have plans for a festive trip away so I am sure there will be plenty of photos to choose from.

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  1. paula cheadle

    Looks like you all had a good time, some wonderful photos

  2. Laura - Dear Bear and Beany

    Ah I bet you were so pleased she managed to catch this photo. Alice did the remembrance service as a Brownie, and it was lovely. x

  3. Jeanette Leighton

    I was 40 earlier in march zo I know how you feel lol

  4. He looks so smart! I hope you had a great break! x

  5. Shelley Jessup

    I totally agree with you, we should have a birthday month of celebrations not just a day!

  6. Charlotte Stein

    I hope you had a wonderful break? I have loved seeing all the very smart parade photos from last Sunday. How special that he got to bear the flag #livingarrows

  7. Lynn Neal

    Monkey looks very smart in his uniform!

  8. Sean Eccles

    Happy birthday your son must make you so proud

  9. Nadia Josephine

    I think it is lovely to get kids involved in the remembrance celebrations. It helps them to understand our history and appreciate the safer world they live in

  10. Gemma Hendry

    sounds like you had a fab time away

  11. Emma Betts

    Happy 40th my son used to be in the beavers and it’s a great way to get the kids outside and having fun x

  12. Debbie Skerten

    Happy belated 40th Birthday. Such a lovely photograph of Monkey. He looks very grown up.

  13. Susan B

    No coats in church on Remembrance Sunday? Brrr! Well done Monkey for his flag bearer role.

    Delighted to hear you had a great time in Marrakech. A girl only turns 40 once so enjoy!

  14. Laura Norcop

    Ohh happy birthday! Morroco is on our family travel list for next year, hoping to go surfing on the coast 🙂 I’ve heard it’s a beautiful place, hope you got some bargains in the market x

  15. Carly Belsey

    It sounds like you had fab 40th birthday celebrations, im 40 the year after next and I hope I can celebrate for days too lol. They grow up so fast dont they. My daughter started school this year and it seems like yesterday she was a baby! My son used to attend Beavers and he did the remembrance service too, it’s so lovely to see

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