Living Arrows – 29/52 {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:

Emily and Indiana

Very Much So

Somewhere After the Rainbow

This week’s photos were taken over the weekend. I posted on my Facebook page a few days ago about how tired the children are – how emotional and not their usual energy-filled, happy selves. So this weekend I decided we would spend as much of it as possible in our pyjamas, relaxing and resting as much as possible.

In the end we ate pancakes, played with some new toys from Little Man’s Birthday and then the children snuggled on the sofa and had a Wallace and Gromit marathon – watching all five of the movies in a row! It was just what the children needed – even if I was doing housework whilst they relaxed.

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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22 Comments

  1. July 17, 2017 / 7:04 am

    Alice is exactly the same and we’ve had a fairly quiet weekend. Except for a couple of hours out yesterday. Not long to go! X

  2. July 17, 2017 / 7:49 am

    Everyone needs recharge time, especially at the end of the school year! Not long until their holiday too! 😀

  3. Leila Benhamida
    July 17, 2017 / 8:06 am

    Lovely photos. I love Kahlil Gibran poems. This is a beautiful line you quoted.

  4. July 17, 2017 / 8:17 am

    Sometimes all you need is a really good movie marathon! #LivingArrows

  5. July 17, 2017 / 8:40 am

    Wow – I’d love a Wallace & Gromit marathon!! Sounds like the perfect weekend.

  6. July 17, 2017 / 9:00 am

    Your weekend sounds pretty much the same as ours. The kids had a much needed day at home, relaxing and watching films. Hope LP & little man perk up for the summer holidays x

  7. July 17, 2017 / 9:23 am

    Havent joined in for a while but hopefully back for good now 🙂 Thanks again x

  8. July 17, 2017 / 1:37 pm

    We all need a pyjama day now and then! Especially once it gets to the end of term! I wish Max could collapse on the sofa and watch a film sometimes – he doesn’t have the patience yet!

  9. July 17, 2017 / 2:31 pm

    I never really thought N was impacted, but even he had a 2 hour nap on Sunday (not helped by him struggling to go to sleep most of the week and having a bit of a cold)

  10. July 17, 2017 / 10:23 pm

    Love these photos. The lavender one is beautiful. A pj day sounds good to me. Sometimes it’s just what’s needed x

  11. July 18, 2017 / 4:04 pm

    They look so content snuggled up like that!

  12. July 19, 2017 / 11:15 pm

    I love this and I love this concept, ill be joining in from next week and hopefully each week after that

  13. July 19, 2017 / 11:15 pm

    I love this and I love this concept, ill be joining in from next week and hopefully each week after that

  14. July 19, 2017 / 11:36 pm

    I LOVE weekends filled with pj’s and movies! Often they are just what the doctor would order to get back to normal. Thanks for being such a wonderful host for Living Arrows and for always commenting week after week! You’re a star!

  15. July 23, 2017 / 9:05 pm

    We still haven’t had a day like this since Indie finished preschool, so I’ve got this planned for tomorrow! Indie is very excited haha. Thank you for featuring my photo 🙂 xx

  16. July 23, 2017 / 11:01 pm

    They both look very chilled! I think we all need a day at home in front of the TV every now and again don’t we? Toby seems very tired and emotional at the moment too, even though nothing has really changed for him!

  17. July 24, 2017 / 6:44 am

    I like the sound of that!! I may suggest we do something similar Monkey is worn out and so ready for the Summer holidays. Although we still have two days left. It’s funny how we never get to relax …!! Thanks for hosting #LivingArrows xx

  18. July 24, 2017 / 11:09 am

    Sometimes a chill out is exactly what you need. #living arrows.

  19. July 24, 2017 / 11:25 am

    A great selection of pics here! My fave has to be the second one. Those colours wow #LivingArrows

  20. July 24, 2017 / 10:29 pm

    We’ve had an emotional end to the term here too, and Win’s behaviour has been a little trying. I can’t wait to relax over the summer and take things easy. Watching films is so good for relaxation. We always watch one on a Friday night and I love it! #LivingArrows

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