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.


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.


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.

Living Arrows


  1. January 30th 2017 / 7:38 AM

    I think this is one of my favorite pictures of our little man. Xx

  2. January 30th 2017 / 2:32 PM

    Its one of the best things of being a parent and home edder is the fact that you see each stage of reading and writing. If not it definitely flys by how quick it happens. So pleased about Jake too! #LivingArrows

  3. January 30th 2017 / 7:17 PM

    How lovely that you had a good trip out for coffee. I remember when my son was little I found the idea of things like that so stressful, he was a really busy little one too! x #LivingArrows

  4. January 31st 2017 / 10:43 AM

    It sounds like Jake did so well! Athena is the same with reading, we were reading to her so recently and yet now she knows most of the words all by herself! x

  5. stacey
    February 2nd 2017 / 3:27 PM

    Sounds like Jake did really well, its always a bit daunting when you don’t know how they are going to behave.

    Daisy looks so engrossed in her book, they really do grow up way to quickly.

  6. February 4th 2017 / 3:28 PM

    oh they both look so happy, I have to say three-years old can be hard work too lol

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