Living Arrows – 11/52 {2017}

Welcome back to another week of Living Arrows. I am loving how many people have decided to make Living Arrows a part of their blogging routine for 2017, it is so lovely to have you all here. It’s definitely one of my favourite parts of each week!

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:

Inside Martyn’s Thoughts

Aka Chymecindy

The Less-Refined Mind

This week’s photos were taken just on a day at home before school one morning. LP usually hates the camera at the moment, refusing to have photos taken, but she asked me to take photos of her with her toy – and I was happy to oblige. Look at that naturally happy face!

Living Arrows - 11/52 {2017}

Little Man is a blogger in the making. He has been taking photos of everything with his Thomas camera – it’s a ‘proper’ camera that takes film but I doubt we will ever put film in it!

Living Arrows - 11/52 {2017}

I’m really looking forward to reading your posts this week. If I thought a lot of people joined in for the first week then I was amazed at the amount that joined last week! I’m going to keep commenting on all of the posts that link up and sharing my favourite photos each week. Thanks so much for taking part and for adding to this great little community we’re creating – make sure to go and comment on a few other posts at some point during the week too.

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  1. March 13, 2017 / 7:05 am

    They both look so happy, I love Little Man’s cheeky smile behind the camera, such a cute camer too!

  2. March 13, 2017 / 7:05 am

    Aw it’s frustrating when they no longer want their photo taken anymore isn’t it? Hopefully LP grows out of that phase soon for you!
    What an awesome little camera, that’s really cool it has film in it!
    Thank you for hosting!x

  3. March 13, 2017 / 7:05 am

    Look how happy LP is, she looks more and more like you. Watch out Little Man will be taking over your blog before you know it 🙂 x

  4. March 13, 2017 / 7:07 am

    I dread the day my children don’t want their photo’s taken anymore. You have to respect their decision though don’t you. Little mans Thomas camera is ace, my kids have a chunky digital one which constantly needs emptying of floor, ceiling and toy photo’s. Have a lovely week x

  5. March 13, 2017 / 7:22 am

    I love that picture of LM with his camera – you’re right though, putting film in it would probably be a bit of a waste at the moment!

  6. March 13, 2017 / 8:55 am

    That little face is priceless – look at that smile. As for camera film, to be honest I’m not even 100% sure where you’d get a camera film now.

  7. March 13, 2017 / 9:03 am

    Love that shot of Martyn’s – he looks very pleased with his meal. It’s lovely when you get really natural photos of them. Thanks for hosting.

  8. March 13, 2017 / 10:24 am

    LP is growing up so quickly. Little Man’s smile behind the camera is so beautiful. Thanks for hosting again x

  9. March 13, 2017 / 10:47 am

    Lovely photos. That camera looks great, looks like he really likes it 🙂 LP looks so much like you here! x

  10. March 13, 2017 / 11:49 am

    Drives me nuts when they don’t want their photo taken. My little boy is always happy to comply, but at 8, I am wary about what I post. Little miss is stubborn, so I tend to get candid ones of her and my oldest rarely lets me. I hope LP grows out of it. I absolutely love that camera. We got cameras for all of the kids for their christmas, they love them and have taken some great little shots. x

  11. March 13, 2017 / 12:40 pm

    I love your photos this week! Gorgeous smile your girl has and super cute that Little Man seems to be following in your footsteps!

    Thanks so much for featuring me and for hosting x

  12. March 13, 2017 / 2:06 pm

    My eldest can be like this with the camera, one minute she loves it and the next she doesn’t want any photos at all but when you do you get these lovely natural smiles. She looks so happy here x

  13. March 13, 2017 / 7:51 pm

    Aww I love that your little boy enjoys taking photos! You should put a film in and see what snaps he gets. Isn’t it funny how children suddenly done like having their photo taken anymore. My toddler sometimes refuses too.
    Alana x

  14. March 13, 2017 / 7:55 pm

    LP certainly does look so happy and natural and I love the picture of LM with his camera. BattleKid never puts his down once he spots it. We did put a memory card in it but I haven’t gone through it yet. I’m sure there will be some funny ones in there!

  15. March 13, 2017 / 8:15 pm

    I love his photo with the camera – you’ve got a trainee!

  16. March 15, 2017 / 1:26 pm

    Love the photo of LP! What a little pro! Finally linking back up again after a couple of weeks off due to illness and shop mania, eeek!xx

  17. March 15, 2017 / 3:04 pm

    Aww, I love Little Man and his camera! Max is exactly the same – he’s even worked out the kind of things I like to take photos of! The other day he instructed me to take a photo of some pretty flowers he liked. I think we’re going to get him a toy camera for his upcoming birthday, I think it’ll go down well!

  18. March 16, 2017 / 10:28 am

    Oh bless her, Izzie has a love hate relationship with having her photo taken too. Gorgeous smiles 🙂

  19. March 17, 2017 / 8:01 am

    Look at Little Man following mummy’s footsteps 🙂 LP looks so happy with her toy. We have to catch them when they let us for sure. I’m having that here too. Thank you for hosting x

  20. March 18, 2017 / 9:25 pm

    Love your photos this week, they both seem so happy! I am dreading the day that my girls don’t want their photo taken. Lyra is going through a phase where she pulls this crazy cheesy smile if I want a photo and that’s bad enough. Love Little Man and his camera too! x

  21. March 19, 2017 / 3:48 pm

    They both look really happy with their toys! Great choice of photos from fellow bloggers too!

  22. March 19, 2017 / 4:36 pm

    Loving the Thomas camera, Monkey is always trying to borrow mine! Maybe ww should start a new link up of kids photos too? Glad LP agreed to a photo, I know it won’t be long until I end up in the same position as Monkeys already starting to object! Thanks for hosting #LivingArrows x

  23. March 19, 2017 / 6:22 pm

    I love his little camera, definitely a blogger in the making. G loves carrying his around too and snapping anything. #livingarrows

  24. March 19, 2017 / 8:49 pm

    I love when my two naturally smile for the camera, it’s so much nicer isn’t it! xx

  25. March 20, 2017 / 4:34 am

    I love your pics for this week and that photo of Little Man is so precious! x

  26. March 20, 2017 / 7:53 pm

    I have such fond memories of cameras with film. It was always so much fun, sending them off and then wondering what would be on it. Isn’t it so different to now? Sometimes the whole film would be black, and totally unusable! It once happened to me after a school trip and I was gutted! xx

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