Living Arrows – 1/53 {2018}

Welcome back to another week of Living Arrows – and a shiny new year too! So many people joined in with Living Arrows last year and I can’t wait to see how many people join in during 2018 too.

If you haven’t joined in with Living Arrows before it’s is about celebrating childhood. The project originally took it’s 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.

Each week I share two pictures from our week – one of each of our children – but you can share one or more pictures that capture a moment of childhood. The following week I’ll share my three favourite photos from the week before, linking back to the owner’s blogs.

So if you would like to link up, grab a badge and post around a photo of childhood from the previous week. I look forward to reading your posts and make sure you visit a few of the other posts that have linked up and leave a comment too!

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Here are a few of my favourite photos from last week:

Toby Goes Bananas

Pondering Parenthood


This week’s photos were taken on a National Trust day out just after Christmas. Regular readers will be used to brick walls in my photos now so it was nice to find one outside to take photos in front of. Both LP and Little Man got new hats, gloves and scarves for Christmas and Little Man absolutely loved his Thomas ones. He is looking so grown up at the moment – but, thankfully, is still my cuddly, sweet little boy.

Living Arrows - 1/53 {2018}

LP’s hat is aged 4-6 and although she’s nearly six and a half she really is a dinky little thing – so it will probably fit her until her teens! She’s constantly playing with the gap in her mouth where she lost her first tooth but when she smiles naturally, like this, it isn’t even noticeable.

Living Arrows - 1/53 {2018}

I’m really looking forward to reading your posts this week. If you link up make sure to go and read some of the other posts and I’ll be commenting and sharing them through the course of the week. Thanks so much for taking part!

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  1. January 1, 2018 / 12:45 pm

    Aw, thank you for featuring me. I loved joining in last year and looking forward to continuing in 2018. Happy New Year!

  2. January 1, 2018 / 2:12 pm

    Thanks for featuring my picture! You can’t tell at all that Athena has lost a tooth! Hope you had a great new years eve!

  3. January 1, 2018 / 3:15 pm

    You wouldn’t even notice she had lost a tooth here. I’m so squeamish I’m not sure how I’ll manage with tooth loss – fingers crossed J holds onto them for a few more years! x

  4. January 1, 2018 / 3:55 pm

    These are lovely photos. A looks so much older than 6 – and the spitting image of you! Looking forward to joining in with this in 2018.

    Happy New Year

  5. January 1, 2018 / 4:41 pm

    My Sasha has that hat too 🙂 Happy New Year, hoping I can keep up with joining in with this! x

  6. January 1, 2018 / 4:46 pm

    Gorgeous photos. My little girl has serious hat envy. Thomas and My Little Pony are her two favourite things!

  7. January 1, 2018 / 5:26 pm

    Gorgeous photos! I love Troy’s big blue eyes. Thank you for hosting another year of Living Arrows, I can’t wait to capture another 52 photos of my girls x

  8. Abi - Something About Baby
    January 1, 2018 / 6:07 pm

    Love these photos! Alfie adores Thomas so he would love that hat. Thank you for hosting, I’m looking forward to linking up every week this year!

  9. January 1, 2018 / 7:25 pm

    Those new hats are just adorable, Daisy and Jake both have hats that they have used for years and despite me buying new ones they still want the old ones. I’m excited to be taking part in a whole new year of living arrows, thanks so much for hosting x

  10. January 1, 2018 / 8:06 pm

    Such a fan of a National Trust day out!! Happy New Year xx

  11. January 1, 2018 / 10:11 pm

    Happy New Year. I love both of your photos this week, their eyes just draw you in. Beautiful! I am back after attempt at this project last year. I am determined this year though.

  12. January 1, 2018 / 11:37 pm

    Thanks for featuring my picture 🙂 I love your pictures of LP and LM this week – fab hats! Looking forward to Year 5!

  13. January 2, 2018 / 12:44 am

    What lovely photos! Happy New year <3

  14. January 2, 2018 / 2:48 pm

    Happy New Year. I love their little smily faces, they really look like such lovely, kind natured children. Thanks for running this linky – looking forward to joining in again this year!

  15. January 2, 2018 / 9:41 pm

    Athena is such a mini you! This is my first time joining in with Living Arrows and I’m really enjoying seeing all of these pictures. I hope I can keep up with a weekly post.

  16. January 2, 2018 / 11:14 pm

    The happiness shines right out of those little faces <3

  17. January 3, 2018 / 1:28 am

    My first time joining in 🙂 really looking forward to taking part in this linky this year ❤ xxx

  18. January 3, 2018 / 9:17 am

    I’m excited to be joining in this year! Happy New Year! xx

  19. January 3, 2018 / 2:16 pm

    Happy New Year Donna! Im looking forward to joining in again this year, hope I can keep up this time! 🙂

  20. January 4, 2018 / 4:59 pm

    My first time of joining in, thankyou for hosting. Tyrus is the same age as LP and he has just lost both bottom teeth within 3 days of each other, so its definitely noticeable!

  21. January 7, 2018 / 7:50 am

    Thanks for hosting this wonderful project again! I’m a little late this year as I thought it started today (Sunday), Oops! But so excited to see everyone’s photos this year. xx

    • January 7, 2018 / 9:08 am

      So pleased to have you AND – better late than never. It’s open all week so carry on doing a Sunday if you like, I don’t mind at all x

  22. January 7, 2018 / 4:41 pm

    We normally got to a National Trust place in-between Christmas and New Year but didn’t manage to make it this time round. Love your brick wall photos! Looking forward to seeing all your adventures in 2018 xx

  23. January 7, 2018 / 7:55 pm

    We did the exact same thing – perfect for blowing away the cobwebs after Christmas! Thank you for hosting, I’m excited to join in for another year 🙂 x

  24. January 7, 2018 / 9:36 pm

    What lovely photos, thank you for hosting the linky. I look forward to joining in this year.

  25. January 8, 2018 / 9:24 am

    I’m jealous of those gorgeous blue eyes! x

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