Living Arrows

Living Arrows is a weekly linky celebrating childhood. The project originally took its name from a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” and every Monday we share a moment from our week and invite others to do the same as part of this linky. Here are all the posts so far in the series.

Living Arrows – 16/52

This week’s Living Arrows is all about being outside. The sun has been shining this week and the weather has been glorious. We’ve seized the opportunity to spend as much time in the garden as possible. Little Man in his old playpen, completely with toys and comfy blanket. Climbing up to the sides, bouncing around and watching his sister play. LP has spent the week playing on her swings and…

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Living Arrows – 15/52

Last week was all about holiday. This week we’re back and we’ve been relaxing. This week has been about PJ days and Disney movies. Relaxing and putting our feet up. This week has seen Little Man get even steadier on his feet, climb up to even more places and get even more cheekier. We think he’s a Masterchef in the making.


Living Arrows – 14/52

This week has mostly been about our holiday in Cornwall. LP spent a lot of time investigating the pool table, playing ‘balls’, putting the balls on the table and the pushing them down the holes. Looking for specific colours and every so often dropping a ball on the floor and chasing it with glee. Little Pickle loved our holiday cottage, loved exploring and loved how everything was new to her.…


Living Arrows – 13/52

 We’re on holiday in Cornwall this week and so this week’s Living Arrows sum up our holiday so far. For one day at least the sun has been shining, we managed to sit outside and eat cake. Lots of cake. LP loves being outdoors, playing, picnic-ing and enjoying the weather. She’s growing so quickly, her hair’s getting harder and harder to tame and her personality is developing. Little Man has…


Living Arrows – 12/52

This week’s Living Arrows. My gorgeous LP, in a new outfit, having one of her regular snack breaks. ‘Booo-Breees Pease Mummy! In a bowl, a pink bowl!’ LP loves fruit and would eat it constantly if I let her. Blueberries are one of her favourites although we don’t have them often – This week has been full of them! I always ask LP to go and sit in the lounge…


Living Arrows – 11/52

This week’s Living Arrows centres around our new playpen. Little Man has spent the week pulling himself up and standing as much as possible, not quite cruising yet but standing, bouncing and even standing one handed at times – Showing off! He’s probably months from walking but so far from the tiny baby he once was, this week he seems so much bigger, more boy than baby. A proper Little…


Living Arrows – 10/52

This week’s Living Arrows are moments that made me smile. LP has started finding places to sit in the lounge and she’ll sit however she feels like at the time. Sideways on a chair, reading a book and watching TV. My mini-me, the multitasker. Concentrating, TV-watching face and her just-got-up-from-a-nap hair, loose and natural. My perfect Pickle. Little Man, constantly pulling himself up on the furniture. Always learning something new…