Living Arrows – 2/52 {2017}

Welcome back to another week of Living Arrows. It was amazing seeing how many people joined in last week and how many people have decided to make Living Arrows a part of their blogging routine for 2017. It’s one of my favourite parts of each week and I love having you all here to share it with.

If you haven’t joined in with Living Arrows before – this is a great time to start! Living Arrows 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

Bubbablue and Me

Raising the Rings

This week’s photos were taken in the car on our whistle stop trip to Wales at the start of the week. I don’t often take photos of the children in the car but it’s one of the ways you can really see how much they’ve grown if you compare them to earlier photos. Little Man loves being in the car – and loves his car seat as it’s the newest one and so always says “new seat mine!” when he’s getting in the car.

Although five and a half LP is still too petite to use the normal car seat belt and so instead still uses the five point harness. She loves being in the car seat, finds it really comfortable and often will sit there with her legs crossed or her feet together in her lap. She’ll happily read in the car, draw or watch TV and loves looking out the windows too. She loves an adventure.

I’m really looking forward to reading your posts this week. A phenomenal amount of people joined in last week and I’m going to keep commenting on all of them and sharing my favourite photos. Thanks so much for taking part and for adding to this great little community we’re creating – I can’t wait to see your children grow through the year.

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  1. January 9, 2017 / 7:06 am

    Your so right you really do notice the changes in them when they are sat in their car seats. I love listening to my 2 chatting away in the back. Lovely photos x

  2. January 9, 2017 / 7:18 am

    I love your chosen selection of pompom hats! Cheers up winter no end!

  3. January 9, 2017 / 7:40 am

    I was reading this after scrolling through from the Ordinary Moments and I love the idea behind it so thought I’d come along for the journey! First week ‘officially’ doing it, I love the car seat photos they both look so happy. We moved J to a seatbelt and she loves the independence it’s given her and understands the boundaries x

  4. January 9, 2017 / 7:47 am

    You’re so lucky your two enjoy being in the car. Our littlest hates it! It’s not so bad with out toddler but we have to keep him entertained. Lovely photos, thank you for hosting x

  5. January 9, 2017 / 8:20 am

    I haven’t taken a car photo in a while either, but you’re right you really do notice how much they grow once they’re sat in their seats. That’s great that LP still fits a 5 point harness x

  6. January 9, 2017 / 8:20 am

    My girls often hold hands in the car and it melts my heart! Gorgeous selection of pictures #livingarrows

  7. January 9, 2017 / 9:19 am

    They look so cosy in the car, you are so lucky my two don’t like being in the car at all. Are we there yet ? is a very popular saying on our journeys x

  8. January 9, 2017 / 9:24 am

    Ahhh, I have a nearly six year old still using the five point car seat, I swear Dylan will still need a booster at secondary school… at least they are super safe, hey?
    I hope you don’t mind me linking up my weekly portraits of the kiddos. It only crossed my mind when I saw this post on twitter, but I’ll link back to you from my post when I’m home later. x

  9. January 9, 2017 / 9:38 am

    It surprises me how quickly our son has grown into his seat. He’s just turned 3, and is still rear facing but I’m not sure for how much longer with his long legs x

  10. January 9, 2017 / 11:09 am

    Beautiful choices for last week’s photos! So lovely that they enjoy being in the car, it makes going on journeys so much easier doesn’t it xx

  11. January 9, 2017 / 11:29 am

    Had this last year with James. Upgraded his seat and now that i see him in it i cant believe he ever fitted in anything else

  12. January 9, 2017 / 12:20 pm

    Love this linky so much, so glad I found it 🙂

  13. January 9, 2017 / 12:50 pm

    Ah I love car seat pictures, it is the best way to see how much your little ones have grown! My little girl has just turned 4 and almost 18kg! So she will have to use a seat belt soon! 🙁

  14. January 9, 2017 / 1:14 pm

    Aww, they both look so happy in their seats! Max is fine once we get going, but if he’s in a bad mood he’ll just keep shouting “Stuck!” at me as I strap him in! I keep telling him, you’re not stuck, you’re just strapped in!

  15. January 9, 2017 / 2:50 pm

    Aww look at them in their car seats, so cute. They are fab. Such cuties. Loving this linky x

  16. January 9, 2017 / 3:20 pm

    Aw bless them I used to love car journeys with Lewis and Holly and listening to them chattering away. Thank you for hosting lovely xx

  17. January 9, 2017 / 4:55 pm

    What a lovely photos. So excited to be part of this linky this year. So many blogs to discover too!

  18. January 9, 2017 / 5:45 pm

    Lovely pics. My little girl was in her newborn car seat until she was 21 months so I think this one will last her till she’s at least 40!

  19. January 9, 2017 / 8:15 pm

    I love how chilled and relaxed LP and Little Man look in their car seats, really laid-back! Must make long journeys easier knowing they are good travellers.

  20. January 9, 2017 / 9:13 pm

    Thanks for featuring my photo. There’s always such a lovely set to choose from.

  21. January 9, 2017 / 9:45 pm

    Frist time for me this week! Let’s hope I make it to the end! Looking forward to seeing so many fab pictures! #LivingArrows

  22. January 9, 2017 / 9:50 pm

    The car seat photo was our first comparison picture between the kids when they left the hospital, as you say it’s such a good way to see how they’ve grown!

  23. January 10, 2017 / 10:33 am

    Thank you for featuring my photo lovely – I love how they’re all wearing bobble hats! I can’t believe how many people have starting linking up this year – it’s brilliant! I don’t think I’m going to manage commenting on everyone’s posts any more!

  24. January 10, 2017 / 11:04 am

    Aw such lovely photos Donna, I always remember long car trips when I was a child when we travelled to cornwall and such places. Hope you had a lovely time in Wales. xx

  25. January 10, 2017 / 12:48 pm

    I’ve always feared car journeys with little ones, living in dread of the ‘are we there yet’ whines and the fights – so it’s lovely to see it doesn’t have to be that way! Haha. Lovely photos, you have such cuties. Great selection of photos from last week too.

    Thank you for hosting xx

  26. January 10, 2017 / 5:36 pm

    Thank you for hosting. They look so comfy in their car seat. Hope you had a wonderful time in Wales. #LivingArrows

    Nadia x

  27. January 10, 2017 / 6:48 pm

    When mine aren’t arguing with each other I love listening to thier funny little conversations!

  28. January 10, 2017 / 9:34 pm

    Aw look at them they look so happy! My two hate the car journeys! I have joined in this week! 🙂 Looking forward to starting! X

  29. January 10, 2017 / 10:17 pm

    How many people have linked up this week? Hahaaaa! Must be the new year! I hope I will be one of the ones that makes it to the end 😉 xx

  30. January 11, 2017 / 2:22 am

    I love your choices from the links from last week and your two look so cute in the car x

  31. January 12, 2017 / 11:57 am

    Awww what lovely photos, they look so happy to be off an adventure. Boo has always been a bit hit and miss in the car. I know what you mean about photos in the car though – you really can see a difference. Boo loves to put her sunglasses on when she is in the car, and she always looks so serious it cracks me up!

  32. January 13, 2017 / 12:45 am

    Ah they look so contented! Really loving joining in with #livingarrows xx

  33. January 13, 2017 / 1:33 am

    Your children are beautiful – and what lovely photos of them! We have the same car seat for our toddler! #LivingArrows

  34. Nikki - Glam and Geeky mum
    January 13, 2017 / 1:30 pm

    I’m a bit late to the party but better late than never, looking forward to reading everyone’s posts each week!

  35. January 14, 2017 / 5:21 am

    Oh I love the Bubbablue over the bridge picture – so arty! Great pics for the week. And look at your two in their car seats – so sweet! Thanks for hosting as always lovely. xx

  36. January 14, 2017 / 9:44 pm

    We used to love going out in the car, but Evie has started getting travel sick so it is a little stressful recently! Lovely photos, thanks for hosting

  37. January 15, 2017 / 9:33 am

    I love this project for looking back and seeing how much they have grown up

  38. January 15, 2017 / 10:57 pm

    I never think to take photos of my girls in the car so I’m going to have to give it a go. These are lovely photos and you’re lucky that your two are such good travellers, Lyra suffers pretty badly from car sickness so we’re always on edge!

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