Living Arrows – 12/52 {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:

Me Becoming Mum

Little Ladies Big World

Tippytupps

This week’s photos were both taken at Chessington World of Adventures at the weekend. LP finished her lunch first so sat on some rocks to watch the galleon ride whirring back and forth. I’m always nervous about her doing things like this – sitting where there’s a drop or climbing on things but I know she isn’t little anymore and is capable of sitting nicely and being safe – I just need to give her the freedom to do that at times.

Little Man loved our fish and chips lunch – although he preferred the batter to the actual fish. Our trip to Chessington was a bit of a mammoth occasion for this Little Man – and his sister too actually, as it marked their first theme park visit without our trusty double buggy. They didn’t mention their tired feet very often at all and were pretty amazing all day. It shows that they really are growing up – and our pushchair days are probably numbered!

I’m really looking forward to reading your posts this 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 20, 2017 / 7:05 am

    Look at LP watching it. I know what you mean I have to remind myself that Alice is growing up and to give her more freedom. Easier said than done. Little man is adorable and he did well with no pushchair x

  2. March 20, 2017 / 7:23 am

    Aww LP must feel very confident and secure. Lily enjoys climbing things to have a “sit and think”, but yet to climb trees. Mmm fish and chips, the batter is great, I can understand why Little Man picked it off to nibble.
    Thanks for hosting 🙂

  3. March 20, 2017 / 7:25 am

    Your trip to Chessington sounds so good. I would love to take ours, but I think a successful day out is a few years away. I don’t think they’d appreciate it just yet! It definitely seems that your pushchair days are over. I don’t use my double at all now, but Ru often hitches a ride in our single. I remember picking the batter off the fish as a child too! I use to love the crunch! x

  4. Sherry
    March 20, 2017 / 8:01 am

    I haven’t been to Chessington for years but really want to with ours. We will still get a buggy when we go to Disney but generally don’t for the UK theme parks. Love your chosen 3 this week x

  5. March 20, 2017 / 9:17 am

    I think certain things always make you nervous no matter what age they are. It’s our job as parents to keep saying ‘be careful’ even when they have grown up. I don’t blame Little Man, the batter is by far the best bit.

  6. March 20, 2017 / 9:26 am

    Sounds like a fab day… So nice you don’t need the buggy all the time but I know the sadness of feeling like your babies are growing up!
    Thanks for sharing Little L’s photo too :-*

  7. March 20, 2017 / 9:28 am

    How fab I’d definitely love to take Blake there when he is a little older.

  8. March 20, 2017 / 11:37 am

    I currently have a buggy in the boot of my car which hasn’t been unfolded in months. I feel your pain!

    Chessington looks like it was fabulous fun, there is something special about “out and about chips” as my eldest calls them x

  9. March 20, 2017 / 12:14 pm

    Ahh thanks for the mention!! Some great pictures this week. #livingarrows

  10. March 20, 2017 / 12:31 pm

    Chessington sounds as though it was so much fun and well done to your gorgeous one’s for managing all day without the pushchair

  11. March 20, 2017 / 1:57 pm

    Lucas loves fish and chips, I want to go to Chessington adventures but we are no where near x

  12. March 20, 2017 / 2:39 pm

    We went ages ago! It looks like you had a good time! The first pic you selected is so adorable! But they are all nice! #LivingArrows

  13. March 20, 2017 / 3:08 pm

    Your Chessington trip sounds like so much fun! I’m with Little Man, the batter is always better than the fish. Thanks for hosting x

  14. March 20, 2017 / 3:23 pm

    That’s lovely! We have never been there before. It sounds like they both had a lovely time. Thank you for hosting x

  15. March 20, 2017 / 3:35 pm

    I think you’d have a heart attack with Amy. There’s no chance she would have just sat there nicely 😀

  16. March 20, 2017 / 4:12 pm

    I haven’t been to Chessington for years and would never really think of taking the kids. . I know what you mean about being cautious and worried when they do something a bit close to the edge. Its hard to just let go a little x

  17. March 20, 2017 / 7:36 pm

    I hope they had a wonderful time at Chessington! I’d definitely be nervous about the sitting on something that high up too – I can’t help myself. Your comment about the pushchair made me smile though – I’ve just picked up a double, after thinking for ages I’d get away without one. It feels like a big occasion and a long way off to be pushchair free!

  18. March 20, 2017 / 8:05 pm

    Oh they really are growing up – what will you do without the buggy though? You’ll have to carry everything! This is primarily why I love pushing Little M around everywhere!

  19. March 20, 2017 / 8:39 pm

    I love that swinging from a tree photo. Seeing them clambering over rocks can be a nightmare for parents. Last summer, all the kid were climbing the rocky ‘cliffs’ at Woolacombe. Terrifying, but thankfully N isn’t as much of a risk taker as the older ones and knew his limits.

  20. March 20, 2017 / 8:48 pm

    We just recently got rid of the buggy and after a few days of moaning, Riley now loves his newfound freedom!
    I used to (and sometimes still do!) pick the batter off the fish – its definitely the best bit 😉 can’t blame little man one bit!x

  21. March 20, 2017 / 9:41 pm

    You are not alone on that. I am basically Matthew’s shadow. #livingarrows

  22. March 21, 2017 / 12:24 pm

    Aw I think it’s always a big deal going somewhere without the pushchair – as you said a sign that they are growing up! Hope you had a lovely time at Chessington!

  23. March 21, 2017 / 1:11 pm

    Oh you’ve chosen some gorgeous photos to feature this week!

    Hope you had a fab time at Chessington!

    Thanks for hosting x

  24. March 21, 2017 / 2:12 pm

    What a lucky pair going to Chessington, I bet they loved it! I have the same fear with Indie – I always forget how grown up she really is xx

  25. March 21, 2017 / 5:54 pm

    I have never been to Chessington, it sounds amazing. I bet they had such a good time. I does help now you don’t need to cart around so much stuff doesn’t it. xx

  26. March 22, 2017 / 9:20 pm

    My little ones do plenty that make me nervous – its so hard but I sometimes I have to bite my lip and give them a little freedom. Our babies are growing up – sob! #livingarrows

  27. March 23, 2017 / 3:01 pm

    It looks like they both throughly enjoyed their theme park visit, you cant beat a good fish and chips.

  28. March 23, 2017 / 5:50 pm

    Ah thank you for choosing my photo that’s lovely, we have never been to chessington but recently got merlin passes so will be visiting soon x

  29. March 26, 2017 / 9:02 pm

    A great set of choices for your round up. And well done to Little Man especially on getting around without the buggy. We’re at the in-between stage when BattleKid doesn’t want it but still needs it sometimes.

  30. March 26, 2017 / 9:32 pm

    I love the photos you chose from last week. Well done to LP & LM for managing Chessington without a buggy. Toby went in the buggy when were at Bluestone for the first time in months – I quite often end up giving him a piggy back if we’re out for a long day though!

  31. March 26, 2017 / 11:34 pm

    We love Chessington and can’t wait to try out the new Gruffalo ride. Monkey out grew the buggy pretty quickly, although I think I’m going to be sadder this time round when it’s time to go. Glad they had a great time xx #LivingArrows

  32. April 10, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    Oh bless them – I am totally the same with giving them freedom, I forget how fast they are growing up xx

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