Living Arrows

Living Arrows 8/52

Living Arrows

I am taking part in Donna from What the Redhead Said‘s Living Arrows – which is a celebration of childhood!

We could all do with a little more celebration in our lives!

To quote Donna, “The project originally took it’s name from a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” and every Monday we share a moment from our week and invite others to do the same as part of this linky.”





Week 8/52 Living Arrows


Living in the North East of England and being battered constantly by those North Sea winds, it’s generally very chilly up here in the winter! The lack of shelter in the cold months, in anywhere which isn’t a shopping centre, hasn’t escaped my notice whilst being on maternity leave. Last week, there was a glint of sunshine; so that was it, we were out of the house. This was my opportunity to start to do things with #rlt which were firsts for him, while all of the local big kids were at school. I’m on maternity leave countdown, remember! I go back on 1st March, so time is running out; with this in mind – OFF TO THE PLAY PARK WE WENT.

Look at how happy this little face was to be outside in the Sunshine! We hadn’t even left the driveway yet:

rlt living arrows week 8

He was as delighted to look at the trees in the Nature Reserve on the way to the park as he was to play on the swings. He loves being outdoors! I thought he may be a little hesitant at first, going on the swings for the first time, but nope, he totally embraced it with the usual RLT chuckle. Great day. Now if the weather could remain the same for us to do the same this week, which is my last full week off, that would be great!

OK, because it was a rush job leaving the house when seeing a burst of sunlight, the poor little mite is still in his PJs. So if this picture reappears when he is 18, he isn’t trying to be an elf in February…..

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  • Reply
    Devon Mama
    February 20, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Happy little elf baby on the swings! He’s such a cheerful little chap Nic, you guys are great parents to make one like him x

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    Vicki @ tippytupps
    February 20, 2017 at 11:56 am

    We have that issue too – so many great places outside but far too windy to enjoy during the winter so we are eagerly awaiting spring! It looks like he had a great time wrapping up warm and getting outside though #livingarrows

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    February 20, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    Gorgeous boy! I’m glad you guys had a little bit of sunshine. Hope you have a lovely week this week.

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    Emma T
    February 20, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    Oh that first picture is gorgeous. Love tots in hats! #livingarrows

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    February 22, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Oh look at his happy little face! He clearly loves the swings. I dressed Troy in sleepsuits all day every day until he was about 9 months old. He was just so little and comfy! x

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    Cath - BattleMum
    February 26, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Such a happy little man. And I wouldn’t worry about him still being in his pj’s. I hardly dressed BattleKid in proper clothes, even when leaving the house, until he started nursery when i went back to work. #livingarrows

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    Living Arrows - 9/52 {2017} - What the Redhead said
    February 27, 2017 at 7:01 am

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    Esther @ Inside Out & About
    March 6, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    What a gorgeous, gorgeous photo! He certainly does look happy to be outside and out of the house. I love spotting some sunshine and just heading out. It’s so refreshing and looks like he loves the swing too. My littlest loves a swing! #LivingArrows

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