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“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” Kahlil Gibran.

Every Monday for the rest of this year I will share with you two photo’s of my children that celebrate their childhood.

We have had another week of snuffly noses and tickling coughs meaning a good nights sleep has been scarce. Instead of fighting against it we have enjoyed lots of down time, watching lots of TV and snuggling. Thankfully by weekend we were all feeling a little more energetic and back to our normal selves.

Jake 

Jake doesn’t really ask to draw or paint unless he sees Daisy doing it. He much prefers to play with his robots and dinosaurs. He also loves to squish play-doh and build with his bricks. It’s so nice to watch him sit and concentrate on a task for a few minutes. I really must make more of an effort to encourage some crafty play with him.

Daisy

Daddy had to work on Sunday so Daisy, Jake and I took a walk to the local park. The park was a little damp but it didn’t stop the kids having a great time. They both went on the swings and Daisy reminded me that she didn’t need pushing anymore. Sometimes it’s the smallest things that make you realise that their childhood is so fleeting.

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Living Arrows 5/52

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” Kahlil Gibran.

Every Monday for the rest of this year I will share with you two photo’s of my children that celebrate their childhood.

Last week was so nice, the children were in pretty good moods despite having snotty noses. Jake has been like a different child with his behaviour and I really hope this means we are turning a corner. He will be 3 in May so hopefully we are starting to head away from the ‘terrible two’s’ now.

Daisy

I will never cease to be amazed at how fast children learn to read and write. It seems like yesterday that I was reading the books to Daisy and now she’s reading them to me. Apart from the odd tricky word she needs very little help.

Despite feeling under the weather and having a few restless nights of coughing she still couldn’t wait to get to school. It makes me so happy that she loves school and embraces all the experiences that it brings.

Jake

I know this photo is a little blurred but it’s my favourite from this week. I’m always nervous of taking Jake out on my own so when I was invited for coffee with friends I almost said no. As a little live wire he doesn’t like to sit still usually but he was good as gold. He made himself comfy, ate his toasted tea cake and played with his transformers. I think it’s time I stopped worrying and gave him a little more credit.

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Living Arrows 4/52

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” Kahlil Gibran.

Every Monday for the rest of this year I will share with you two photo’s of my children that celebrate their childhood.

Last week seems to have flown by and yet again I’ve not taken as many photo’s as I would have liked to. Our days seem to be filled with school runs and grumpiness at the moment. Despite this I still want to capture the little moments of childhood as they are so fleeting after all.

Here are my favourite photo’s from this week.

Jake

Since Daisy went back to school after Christmas Jake hasn’t been himself. He hasn’t wanted to play much and has just wanted to sit with me and watch TV. I was delighted last week when he asked for the playdough, he sat for ages squashing and rolling.

Daisy

Despite having a restless night and feeling a little under the weather Daisy still managed a big cheesy grin at breakfast time. I’ve always been a morning person and I think Daisy has inherited that from me.

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“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” Kahlil Gibran.

Every Monday for the rest of this year I will share with you two photo’s of my children that celebrate their childhood.

One of our family goals for 2017 is to get outdoors and explore more. I asked some fellow North West bloggers for some suggestions of places to visit. They went above and beyond so we now have a long list of ideas to work our way through. I’m hoping lots of my living arrows photo’s will be taken outdoors this year.

Here are my favourite photo’s of the children this week.

Jake 

Jake has just enjoyed his first full week totally buggy free so he’s making the most of exploring his world in a new way. Leaving the buggy at home when we go out is so strange, but it’s lovely to watch him run and play along with Daisy.

Daisy

We made the most of the bank holiday last Monday and went to the park. Despite is being freezing cold the sky was so blue and clear, it made me long for Spring. I love this photo, I don’t know what she’s looking at or thinking about but she looks absolutely beautiful.

 

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“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” Kahlil Gibran.

Every Monday for the rest of this year I will share with you two photo’s of my children that celebrate their childhood.

DaisyI think this one of my favourite photo’s I’ve ever taken of Daisy. Her cheeky grin and her one open eye peeking to see if I think she’s asleep. She looks so grown up in it and it reminds me to cherish every last bit of her childhood. Every week brings her a little more independence. One day she will tower above me but for now we will cuddle and laugh about nonsense. We will learn and grow together.

JakeJake loves listening to his Daddy sing and play so we thought it was time to let him loose with the ukulele. One thing I definitely hope my children will do is love music and perhaps even learn to play the guitar themselves. 

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