Living Arrows 11/52

“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.

One goal that I make every year but inevitably fail at is to try to get outside more. I don’t mean just in the garden but to actually go somewhere on the weekend. Sometimes I find myself having to squash in the remainder of undone chores from the week in to the weekend. This leaves little time to visit anywhere other than the local park.

I was determined to get out together as a family this weekend. I planned in advance so no matter what the weather there were no excuses. We went to a local farm, it’s community run and the entry fee is more than reasonable. It’s the perfect place to take photo’s and make memories. That’s what life is all about after all.


Daisy drinks in everything around her. She always wants to know why, or how or when. I feel privileged to watch her learn and grow. I might not have all the answers for her but I will certainly try my best.

Jake is a hands on little boy. He loves to touch and explore so the sensory garden at the farm was his paradise. So much will change for him in the next few months. He will turn 3 and start going to nursery and those last little pieces of babyhood will be left behind.

Nappies are slowly being replaced with big boy undies. The booster seat at the dinner table is about to be retired and the stair gates are redundant. Jake is my last baby so these little but important changes are almost bittersweet.


Living Arrows


  1. March 13th 2017 / 7:14 AM

    Sounds like a great day, well done for planning ahead! Good luck with the toilet training, they grow up too fast but it’s great to see them grow!

  2. March 13th 2017 / 7:15 AM

    Wow – Daisy is looking so grown up now isn’t she!

    • March 14th 2017 / 9:07 AM

      Tell me about it Katy ! I do wish time would slow down a little.

  3. March 13th 2017 / 9:22 AM

    We love getting outside too – I can’t wait for spring to properly arrive!!

    • March 14th 2017 / 9:10 AM

      Me too, we are all so fed up of staying inside.

  4. March 13th 2017 / 2:23 PM

    It looks like a great time to get outside, my two love to be outside and I’m so looking fotears to the milder weather for that x

    • March 14th 2017 / 9:14 AM

      Kids do so much better when they get outside every day don’t they. I can’t wait for the warmer weather too.

  5. March 13th 2017 / 9:21 PM

    It sounds like you had a lovely day, I end up giving up on the housework sometimes just to actually spend time with my son outside.
    Good luck with the potty training, we tackled that hurdle this year thankfully, I did get to the point where I was thinking he would be in nappies forever! #LivingArrows

    • March 14th 2017 / 9:19 AM

      Great news about the potty training, I think it’s one of the toughest parts of parenting. I don’t blame you leaving the housework it will still be there when you get back !

  6. March 13th 2017 / 9:44 PM

    oh wow an outdoor kettle drum, how awesome!

    • March 14th 2017 / 9:24 AM

      The kids loved it, it’s a sensory garden so lots to see, listen to and touch.

  7. March 15th 2017 / 8:54 PM

    Oh wow, Jake is really growing up isn’t he? And your daughter already looks just so grown up x

  8. March 19th 2017 / 9:02 PM

    Everything about motherhood is bittersweet isn’t it? I do love a good local farm visit though – sounds like you made the most of the weekend #livingarrows

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