Living Arrows 8/52 {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.


I always ask the kids what they would like to do in the school holidays and top of Jake’s list was junk modelling. He loves anything to do with building and construction and always knows exactly what he wants to make. I saved up lots of boxes, tubes and tubs throughout the week, then let the kids loose with string, sticky tape and glue. Jake had a brilliant time and made a zoomer rocket car.

Inspired by his junk model Jake asked daddy to get some big boxes from work. They spent Sunday afternoon constructing a batmobile much to Jake’s delight, next he wants to build a space rocket. I love how enthusiastic he is about his ideas, it’s lovely to watch his imagination take shape.


Poor Daisy had a rough start to the week with the chickenpox, we were stuck at home too but that didn’t stop her getting outside in the garden. She spent lots of time jumping on the trampoline and decorating the outside walls and garden paths with chalk.

We had an unexpected trip to the dentist on Thursday as we though Daisy might have an abscess. Thankfully it turned out to just be a nasty ulcer, I’m glad we went to get it checked though. While we were out we called at the library where she found two books in a series she’s loving at the moment.

We’ve had a quiet but lovely half term, sometimes it’s nice to just stay home and enjoy each others company.

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  1. February 25th 2019 / 10:07 AM

    Glad Daisy is on the mend now! I love the idea of junk modelling!

    • March 3rd 2019 / 1:07 PM

      Thanks Katy, junk modelling is so much fun and a totally frugal activity too.

  2. February 25th 2019 / 11:46 AM

    I hope Daisy is feeling much better now, poor thing. I have to admit that junk modelling is something I’ve not done much with my children because I never know what to do with their creations, or where to keep them in the house! x #LivingArrows

    • March 3rd 2019 / 1:09 PM

      Sometimes their creations live on their bookshelves, sometimes they go back in the recycle bin (if I can get away with it). I think it’s more the fun they have creating than the finishes model x

  3. February 25th 2019 / 8:53 PM

    The junk modelling looks like serious work. The concentration on Jakes face is brilliant.
    I hope Daisy is feeling better now. x

    • March 3rd 2019 / 1:11 PM

      I love snapping the kids with that level of concentration on their faces, they don’t even notice me with my camera most of the time x

  4. February 25th 2019 / 9:21 PM

    Monkey loves junk modelling, its great to watch their creative juices flow. Glad Daisy still managed to enjoy the outside and hope you have seen the back of the chicken pox now. xx

    • March 3rd 2019 / 1:13 PM

      It’s a great activity for their imaginations, I much prefer letting them loose and creating whatever they want to x

  5. February 27th 2019 / 6:18 PM

    Oh bless, poor Daisy had a rotten half term but glad she managed to get outside in the garden. I agree that sometimes it’s nice not to have any plans and to take it easy x

    • March 3rd 2019 / 1:14 PM

      Sometimes you just need a weekend like that, no plans just lots of resting x

  6. March 1st 2019 / 4:56 PM

    Junk modelling sounds wonderful. Sorry to read that your daughter didn’t have such a great week. #LivingArrows

    • March 3rd 2019 / 1:15 PM

      It was lots of fun, thanks Helena she is much better now x

  7. March 2nd 2019 / 11:53 PM

    Awwh, bless her. Is it easier having chicken pox when they’re a bit older? My boys both had it really young (2 and a half, and 1 year old) and I had to stay in the hospital for 3 days with the 1 year old.

    • March 3rd 2019 / 1:17 PM

      I think they tend to sleep it off better when younger, sorry to hear about your little one when they had it, that must have been scary having to stay in hospital with it x

  8. March 3rd 2019 / 6:41 PM

    Your children love such simple fun. Junk modelling is the sort of thing we never do at home! x

    • March 4th 2019 / 6:15 AM

      It’s a great activity to do at home on a rainy day, keeps them occupied for ages x

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