Living Arrows – 28/52 {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.

Also – something new here, I will be trying to resurrect the Living Arrows Instagram account! So, use #LivingArrows on Instagram and follow @LivingArrows_ and then I will share my favourite images each week – I’ll probably try and do one a day but we’ll see how I go! I’ll probably feature the previous week’s images the following week. Anyway, follow and use the hashtag and we’ll see what happens!

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

Adventures in Websterland

Mummy to Dex

This week’s photos aren’t anything amazing and you have probably seen similar ones from me over the last few months. But these ones are special to me because I took them to mark different moments for the children.

Little Man’s photo was taken on his transition day, his very first day of testing out his new Reception class. He is so excited, so happy to be following in his sister’s footsteps and just so keen to wear uniform and have lunch with his friends. It really is the simple things for him and I hope in September he loves school just as much as he does now.

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LP’s photo was taken a couple of days later. She was Star of the Week at school and it’s something she has been so excited about each time her friends have earned the achievement through the year – but this week was all about her. We went to a special assembly and spoke about how each of the star children really lived by the school values. The main point of LP’s was that she was always kind to others – and I couldn’t ask for more. I am so proud of her.

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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. July 10, 2017 / 7:08 am

    Little Man looks so excited, I’m so pleased it went well. Well done LP it’s always such a proud moment to go into assembly when they receive an award. X

  2. July 10, 2017 / 8:43 am

    What a lovely week for your two – proud mummy moments indeed!

    Thanks for hosting Lovely x

  3. July 10, 2017 / 9:06 am

    Transition day is always so exciting. I don’t think our school’s is until next week, when all the children move up for the day alongside the new reception coming in. It helps when they’ve seen older siblings (or in our case cousins), go through the school

  4. July 10, 2017 / 9:40 am

    Aww you must feel incredibly proud of your children. Lots of big steps are going on with transition day, or week for my daughter. Well done to LP!

  5. July 10, 2017 / 9:45 am

    Thank you so much for featuring us this week Donna. I’m sure little man will love school he certainly looks excited in the photo. It’s such a big adventure for them isn’t it. Well done to LP what an achievement. I always say that the only things I want for my children is for them to be happy and to always be kind x

  6. July 10, 2017 / 10:31 am

    I love how excited his little face is! Did he have a good day? #LivingArrows

    • July 10, 2017 / 10:54 am

      He absolutely loved it and cannot wait to go back! x

  7. July 10, 2017 / 11:58 am

    what special moments for them both. #livingarrows

  8. July 10, 2017 / 6:42 pm

    Oh bless Little Man! He looks so happy!

  9. July 11, 2017 / 11:21 am

    His little face is so lovely! That’s so great that he’s so excited about school – I’m sure he’ll settle right in! And LP is so cute in her plaits!

  10. July 11, 2017 / 5:10 pm

    Aww way to go your little dude, glad it went well. And well done to LP, what an awesome and proud parenting moment that is xx

  11. July 13, 2017 / 2:33 pm

    Firstly, I love the round up pictures! Secondly, I think Little Man is going to love school if his face is anything to go by and well done to LP. Being kind is such an important characteristic to have so you must be extremely proud of her. Thirdly, I am off to add #livingarrows to my IG list for BattleKid’s photos. Exciting!

  12. July 14, 2017 / 11:21 am

    They both look so happy! It’s lovely Little man is excited about school and well done to LP x

  13. July 15, 2017 / 8:34 am

    I am totally loving the new blog theme!! Oh such an important photo of little man on such a big day it only feels like yesterday we were doing the same and now Monkey has been there for a whole year!! What an achievement for LP they don’t learn kindness its in the hearts and something to be very very proud of. #LivingArrows xx

  14. July 16, 2017 / 7:01 pm

    Aww look at Little Man’s smile, looks like he’s excited to start school! Lovely choices from last week too xx

  15. July 16, 2017 / 9:01 pm

    He looks so excited, did he have a good day? Well done LP on being star of the week, we do that at our school too 🙂
    Eilidh x

  16. July 16, 2017 / 9:57 pm

    Lovely photos! You must be so proud of them, I love just how excited Little Man looks

  17. July 16, 2017 / 10:25 pm

    Thank you for featuring my picture 🙂 I’m loving the pictures your two in front of brick wall – I wonder how many hundreds of photos you’ll take there before they’re both grown up? You must be very proud of them too – it sounds like they both had a great week.

  18. July 17, 2017 / 5:54 am

    What lovely smiley photos! And what proud moments for you – that’s fantastic that Little Man is so excited to be starting school and well done LP on her star of the week. Gorgeous children. x

  19. July 17, 2017 / 8:16 am

    What an exciting week for your two! I really hope that T loves school just as much in September, and well done to A for getting Star of the Week. Anything like that always makes me emotional! What a fantastic achievement! xxx

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