Living Arrows – 9/53 {2018}

Welcome back to another week of Living Arrows. I loved seeing everyone link up last week – and cannot wait to see the children grow through 2018.

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:

This Glorious Life

Rock and Roll Pussycat


This week’s photos were just taken at home yesterday as I was away on a lovely spa break on Friday and Saturday. LP loves reading and is so good at reading now. I had no idea children could read so early in life – and couldn’t remember when I actually learnt to read myself. So listening to LP read with such confidence makes me so proud. It’s a joy to see her love of reading.

Living Arrows - 9/53 {2018}

Little Man loves trains – and built this train all by himself. Notice he’s wearing his Thomas jumper too – he literally lives and breathes trains at the moment. This week he has also embraced a lovely natural smile instead of the cheesey grin he’s been sporting over recent months.

Living Arrows - 9/53 {2018}

I’m really looking forward to reading your posts this week. If you link up make sure to go and read some of the other posts and I’ll be commenting and sharing them through the course of the week. Thanks so much for taking part!

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  1. February 26, 2018 / 7:04 am

    One day my son will willingly be the one reading a book. For now though he very much still wants me to read to him. Building trains though are one of his talents.

  2. February 26, 2018 / 7:05 am

    Well done Little Man, that looks great and I too love to listen to Alice read its amazing what they can do so early in life x

  3. February 26, 2018 / 7:25 am

    Little Man has got some serious train building skills there! I can’t wait for M to start reading – she’s already enjoying books by herself but obviously not able to read them yet. It’s lovely that LP is so enthusiastic about it already x

  4. February 26, 2018 / 7:26 am

    Loving your photos this week! I don’t remember when I learned to read either but I do remember a teacher telling me how important reading was and how it would change my life. So true!

  5. February 26, 2018 / 9:04 am

    That train is awesome! Well done Little Man! #LivingArrows

  6. February 26, 2018 / 9:14 am

    It’s lovely to listen to them read isn’t it, they pick it up so quickly if it captures their imagination. I love little mans train it’s brilliant. He would love Mattel Play in Liverpool, you must visit if you are ever up this way x

  7. February 26, 2018 / 9:16 am

    I have loved reading since I was tiny. My mum says I learnt to read when I was 3 as I memorised words and signs I saw. I love to see children enjoying books x

  8. February 26, 2018 / 9:26 am

    It is such a joy to listen to them reading isn’t it!! Henry is starting to blend words and understand our crazy language a little bit more and it’s amazing watching him develop!! Lovely photos xx

  9. February 26, 2018 / 11:27 am

    Lovely photos! I love seeing pictures of kids reading and can’t wait until mine learn to read. Seems like such a big milestone.

  10. February 26, 2018 / 1:39 pm

    Little Man seems to have suddenly grown up so quickly! I think it’s wonderful when children enjoy reading so much.

  11. February 26, 2018 / 4:14 pm

    Gorgeous pictures from last week! I really hope my little ones get my love of reading, there’s some so special about getting lost in a good book xx

  12. February 26, 2018 / 8:54 pm

    Thank you for the feature this week! It’s so lovely to see your children enjoying reading isn’t it. Rhys goes to bed each night with a pile of books and I absolutely love it! x

  13. February 26, 2018 / 10:45 pm

    What lovely natural photos – it is so lovely to captures these simple everyday moments.

  14. February 27, 2018 / 11:53 pm

    Thanks for featuring me this week!

    How proud of that train does Troy look!?

  15. February 28, 2018 / 8:29 am

    We love books, so much to learn from them. Trains are fab, bless Little Man is growing so fast!

    Thanks for hosting x

  16. February 28, 2018 / 2:31 pm

    Thanks for including us 🙂

    I can’t really remember learning to read I just know it consorted of lots of biff chip and kipper haha.

    Such a cute natural smile, Pops has developed a gurning type smile which isn’t my favourite!

  17. February 28, 2018 / 6:09 pm

    What a brilliant train LM has built! My youngest would be super jealous! x

  18. February 28, 2018 / 6:47 pm

    That really is the most gorgeous natural smile – I always find that kids go through that awkward stage but eventually come out of it. Thanks for hosting #LivingArrows

  19. March 2, 2018 / 9:48 pm

    Hope you had a relaxing spa break? What a fab train! Is it made out of sticklebricks ot something similar? X #livingarrows

    • March 3, 2018 / 7:58 pm

      They’re called Bizzy Bits – like nothing I’ve seen before but the kids love them! x

  20. March 4, 2018 / 5:02 pm

    I feel exactly the same about reading. My boy only started learning in September and he is already so good too. It’s really amazing to see them develop so quickly x

  21. March 4, 2018 / 9:25 pm

    Oh its wonderful listening to them read, I love listening to Monkey too although he still needs a hand every now and again with certain words. Love Little Man’s smile Monkey likes to grimace! Thanks for hosting xx

  22. March 4, 2018 / 9:35 pm

    That’s fantastic that LP is so into her reading. How sweet is Little Man with his trains! I love it when they get so passionate about things, it’s so amazing to watch. x

  23. March 4, 2018 / 11:20 pm

    That’s so good that LP loves reading – I really hope my boys love to read too, I’m so impressed with how well Toby is doing with it already. And that is a fab train – it’s lovely when you manage to get a genuine smile isn’t it?

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