Every week I join in with Living Arrows, a blog linky run by Donna at What the Redhead Said. The name Living Arrows comes from a poem by Kahlil Gibran; “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”, and each Monday I share a photo of M and a bit about what we’ve been up to the previous week.
This past week has been a bit crazy. Unfortunately B and I remained in hospital until late on Thursday night, so it’s been a bit of a journey to being home as a family of four! It’s also meant that I haven’t taken that many photographs as I’ve been busy with a newborn in my hands instead of a camera!
Having said that, I did have a bit of a play with B and some newborn baby spam flat lay ideas – I’m trying to up my Instagram game, but to be honest I think I prefer more candid shots to staged ones. I think B looks pretty cute in this photo, though. Plus newborns don’t tend to ‘do’ much so it’s difficult to take an interesting photo!
While B has been going from strength to strength as the past week has progressed, poor M spent the latter part of it with a tummy bug. For that reason, she looks a bit pasty in this week’s photo! It was taken on Friday, when she asked to do some painting so we decided to make a thank you card for her grandma and grandpa, who were amazing and looked after her for the whole time that I was in hospital.
Rather than choosing a photo taken mid-craft, I’ve selected this one that was taken before we even started. I love the patience M is showing as she waited for her daddy to prepare the paints and brushes for her. She’s not always this patient, but I love it when she is!