Living Arrows – 4/52 {2017}

Welcome back to another week of Living Arrows – it is so lovely to have you all here. It’s definitely one of my favourite parts of each week and it was so nice to see everyone’s posts last week – mostly full of snow!

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:

Odd Socks and Lollipops

White Camellias

Very Much So

This week’s photos were taken at home on Saturday. LP loves doing Lego and is quite confident doing sets that are aimed at children older than her years. For some reason, something has just clicked in the last few months and she can build Lego all day every day. It’s one of her favourite things and I love watching the concentration on her face.

Little Man loves our bed. It’s his favourite place – and he’ll climb in first thing in the morning for cuddles and will have a cuddle before bed in the evening too. This photo was taken after we unpacked our new mattress – just before he decided to jump all over the bed.

I’m really looking forward to reading your posts this week. I love 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 and I’m sure other people will do the same for you.

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  1. January 23, 2017 / 7:04 am

    I love the look of concentration on LPs face. It’s lovely when they have something they love to do like lego. Little Man looks so little on your bed. The way he is sat there x

  2. January 23, 2017 / 7:05 am

    Fab photos, love her concentration. Saw the mattress the other day, looks great x

  3. January 23, 2017 / 7:55 am

    How clever is your little girl doing lego way above her age. This looks like she is having great fun and hopefully in the future it is something both children can take part in. I don’t blame little man who doesn’t want to be on a new bed I bet it is super comfortable. I am loving seeing how they develop

    Charlotte x

  4. January 23, 2017 / 8:44 am

    love how dinky he looks in comparison to the size of the bed, hope he had a really good bounce about on it!

  5. January 23, 2017 / 8:51 am

    I absolutely love your photos this week Donna; the concentration on LP’s face is so cute, and how teeny does Little Man look on that big bed. And Everly is currently OBSESSED with lego, Dylan has never really been that fussed (he’ll play with it but he’s not that bothered) but Everly would play it the entire day long if she could. x

  6. January 23, 2017 / 8:54 am

    That is some serious concentration! What was she making? And I’m not sure why all kids have an obsession with parents beds!?

  7. January 23, 2017 / 9:33 am

    I always think it’s amazing how quickly they grasp Lego. N’s school have a lego club and he loves it, although goes through phases at home.

  8. January 23, 2017 / 10:13 am

    You bet he decide to jump all over the bed! so tempting haha. #Living Arrows

  9. January 23, 2017 / 10:20 am

    I love the photo of LP, my little one is starting to get into Lego and I have to admit Im very excited! It was my favourite as a child, I can’t wait for her to get to this stage. Jumping on Mummy and Daddy’s bed is always happening in this house…. especially after I have just made it too!

  10. January 23, 2017 / 11:46 am

    Gorgeous photos love the one of your little man reminds me of my son Blake and loving jumping on his bed.

  11. January 23, 2017 / 1:12 pm

    I loved lego when I was the same age as LP, we used to inherit boxes of it from our cousins. I bet little man had a great time jumping on the new mattress, to a child a new mattress is like a bouncy castle !

  12. January 23, 2017 / 1:38 pm

    I was exactly the same when I was LP’s age and for a few years after – I’d spend hours creating the kit, and then more hours making my own creations. Love that concentration on her face!

  13. January 23, 2017 / 2:07 pm

    I love how much concentration you can see on LP face – I’m hoping that my little one will start to get to this point soon, although currently she just likes building houses! Gorgeous photo of little man too – how much fun is jumping on the bed! I do this with my little man sometimes and we love it! #LivingArrows

  14. January 23, 2017 / 2:08 pm

    Thank you so much for featuring my photo 🙂 Love how much LP is concentrating. Funny enough my kids spend very little time in my bed but I love how little man looks so little in that big bed 🙂

  15. January 23, 2017 / 2:28 pm

    Ahh, my nephew loves Lego too, it’s so inspiring watching them work when they’re really focused, isn’t it! And I love the photo of Little Man, nothing better than a brand new mattress to jump on – I don’t blame him!

    Thanks for hosting x

  16. January 23, 2017 / 4:20 pm

    I used to love doing Lego too, and I cannot wait until my two are old enough for it 🙂 Nothing better than morning snuggles either! Thanks for hosting xxx

  17. January 23, 2017 / 4:28 pm

    We’re a huge fan of duplo in this house and can’t wait to get the lego on the go once they’re old enough!!

  18. January 23, 2017 / 4:30 pm

    So cute to see her concentrate with her legos. My daughter loves building lego as well. 🙂 Nice bed you have there and cute little kid too!

  19. January 23, 2017 / 5:42 pm

    Love the concentration on LP with her lego. Amelia all of a sudden loves lego too and I hate all the small pieces everywhere! Lovely photos x

  20. January 23, 2017 / 5:55 pm

    I love lego and Erin plays with the stuff we had as children ourselves. Such a timeless toy and LOVE the concentration! 🙂

  21. January 23, 2017 / 6:28 pm

    Lovely photos, Little man looks so little in the middle of the bed. x

  22. January 23, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    Aww that photo of LP is lovely. We love Lego here. My little girl loves to jump on our bed, I think because she can’t jump on hers as it’s not a spring mattress yet. Always fun xx

  23. January 23, 2017 / 9:26 pm

    Ahh your little boy looks so pleased with the new mattress to jump on! And I love the look of concentration on your daughter’s face, so sweet. Thanks for hosting 🙂
    Alana x

  24. January 23, 2017 / 10:04 pm

    We had the Duplo out today but I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before their love moves on to Lego when their little fingers grow. I love watching them totally absorbed in play. Hope you get your bed back one day, but enjoy the snuggles while they last. #livingarrows

  25. January 23, 2017 / 10:42 pm

    I love the look of concentration on LP’s face. I can’t wait for Lego to appear in our house, although I’m sure I’ll regret saying that. And there is nothing like a new bed! Glad to see you’ve featured some of my favourite photos from last week too.

  26. January 24, 2017 / 2:17 am

    My babies just started using Mega Blocks and my husband and I were just talking about how we can’t wait for them to use LEGOs so we can play with them too. Love how into it she is!

  27. January 24, 2017 / 11:48 am

    Love the photos – we have definitely hit the lego phase and we are loving it – except now we have lego and diplomacy out at the same time..x

    • January 24, 2017 / 11:49 am

      diplomacy? duplo even!

  28. January 24, 2017 / 12:08 pm

    How lovely that she’s into Lego now. Definitely one of the better toys (although I’ve got a soft spot for Playmobil!) x

  29. January 24, 2017 / 11:59 pm

    Aww, such lovely photos 😉 Lego is the best for concentration (and creativity) – I still love it myself after all these years lol 🙂 x #LivingArrows

  30. January 25, 2017 / 11:31 pm

    Jumping on the bed is always fun when you’re a kid! Your children are beautiful 🙂

  31. January 26, 2017 / 5:39 am

    Lovely pics from last week. Little M loves Lego too – I think it’s so great for encouraging creativity, the possibilities are so endless! Thanks for hosting lovely. x

  32. January 26, 2017 / 8:59 am

    I can see why he likes it. Hope the new mattress is good? Thank you for hosting #livingarrows

    Nadia x

  33. January 28, 2017 / 11:58 am

    Thank you so much for featuring my photo! We had so much fun making our mini snowman!
    I love the look of concentration on LP’s face – I still love making lego now, though Boo is going through a you build it, I’ll destroy it phase at the minute! And that’s such a cute photo of Little Man, jumping on beds is always fun!

  34. January 29, 2017 / 2:42 pm

    Thank you for featuring my photo! I love that you’ve managed to capture the concentration of LP’s face this week. I love those little candid moments, I feel like they’re the ones I’ll want to remember and enjoy looking back on the most. x

  35. January 29, 2017 / 10:31 pm

    I love the concentration on LP’s face – she’s a smart cookie! And LM looks so little on your bed – Toby loves cuddles in our bed too 🙂

  36. January 30, 2017 / 7:26 am

    Aww I love the look of the new mattress! Both our boys love our bed too. Although sometimes it would be nice to have it to ourselves! What is it with jumping on the bed I’m sure we were never aloud to do it as kids! Thanks for hosting #livingarrows xx

  37. January 30, 2017 / 8:50 pm

    Have we said this before? I think we have the same bed! I love it when mine come and snuggle in the morning too!…they don’t stay for long though, and don’t stay very still. Lego is fantastic isn’t it? I think it is so brilliant to promote creativity and focus. I quite like doing it myself! 🙂 X

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