Living Arrows 10/52 {2019}

“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.


This weeks photo’s have to be from World Book Day, it was the highlight of our week, that and pancakes. Jake went back to school on Wednesday after being off with the chickenpox. He’s settled right back in and is loving being with his friends and teachers again. I went into his class on Thursday for a parent workshop all about reading which was really nice.

In less than two months Jake will turn five, he asks me daily how many days until his birthday I think he might be a little excited about it. He wants to have a little tea party at home and visit an aquarium too which I’m sure we can accommodate.


Daisy chose to dress up as Sophie from The BFG, she’s loving Roald Dahl books at the moment which is so lovely as he was my favourite author as a child too. She really enjoyed celebrating world book day this year and can’t wait to spend her book token.

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  1. March 11th 2019 / 10:11 AM

    To be almost five and excited about your birthday! Bottle it up quick. Lovely costumes. I hope they had fun. I’m sure they did. No dressing up at secondary, but school did give out the vouchers and have the little books available for them to select, which I was impressed by. #MMBC

    • March 14th 2019 / 9:01 AM

      He certainly is excited, we are on a daily countdown now x

  2. Katrina Fox
    March 11th 2019 / 12:04 PM

    World Book Day and Pancake Day in the same week really is living the dream! I love it when children get excited about books and Roald Dahl is an excellent choice! x

    • March 14th 2019 / 9:04 AM

      If only it was a weekly thing, I could happily eat pancakes and celebrate books every day of the week x

  3. March 11th 2019 / 12:12 PM

    It looks like your children had great fun for world book day. To be almost 5 is so exciting, his birthday plans sound rather lovely #mmbc

    • March 14th 2019 / 9:08 AM

      They loved world book day, they just need to decided which book to buy with their tokens x

  4. March 11th 2019 / 12:19 PM

    Cute photos – as a child, I would have loved the idea of dressing up as one of my favorite book characters for school. #MMBCC

    • March 14th 2019 / 9:13 AM

      I wish they had done something similar at school too as I was a right little book worm even then x

  5. March 11th 2019 / 3:35 PM

    Ahh the excitement of a birthday, we are counting down daily to a third birthday, I’m worried it will be quite an anticlimax when we finally get there! I loved the BFG too when I was younger, can’t wait to re-read all of those classics!

    • March 14th 2019 / 9:17 AM

      Once birthdays are over in our house the kids normally find something else to countdown to like holidays or something at school. We are forever counting down for something x

  6. March 11th 2019 / 6:09 PM

    Aww! What lovely World Book Day costumes. The BFG was one of my favourite books when I was about Daisy’s age x

    • March 14th 2019 / 9:23 AM

      I think it was everyone’s favourite along with Matilda, I still love them now even as an adult x

  7. March 13th 2019 / 10:50 PM

    They both look fab! I love that Jake has the actual toy from his book too 🙂 #LivingArrows

    • March 14th 2019 / 9:26 AM

      He’s very attached to his Kevin toy, it brings the book to life for him. We love bookish props, we have a Christmasaurus too !

  8. March 14th 2019 / 1:13 AM

    I can’t wait for my children to be old enough to celebrate World Book Day. I’m sure they will love dressing up.

    • March 14th 2019 / 9:30 AM

      I’m sure they will love it, it’s so much fun thinking up ideas and getting to go to school in a costume x

  9. March 16th 2019 / 7:06 PM

    It’s lovely to see how quickly little ones adjust to different settings as if they’d never been away. #LivingArrows

  10. March 16th 2019 / 10:11 PM

    Oh the dream jar is fantastic. I can not wait until Monkey is into the BFG. He went as as Harry Potter. Sounds like school is going really well for Jake glad he’s settled back in again really quickly #LivingArrows

  11. March 17th 2019 / 4:24 PM

    They both look awesome for World Book Day! I love how into books they are x

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