Living Arrows {2018} 37/53

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 one of B, and a bit about what we’ve been up to the previous week.


Last week was Matthew’s first week back at work after the long summer holiday. I’m not going to lie, the days have felt long after having him at home every day for six weeks. The fact that none of M’s toddler classes start until this week doesn’t help, so I’ve felt like I’ve been clock watching from around 3pm each day. Thank goodness we had some trips planned to make the mornings go a little more quickly!


This week’s photo of B was taken while I was setting up my camera to take a photo for a review post I’ve written. I’m reviewing a postpartum exercise course, so needed to arrange my tripod to get a shot of me exercising along to the video. As I was setting up the shot, B looked straight at the camera. She’s started rolling to travel now, if you know what I mean, and has also shown signs of starting to commando crawl. Pray for me once I’ve got two of them on the move!


As for M, her photograph was taken on Sunday during a trip to the park. I called her name and snapped this just as she looked over and smiled. M specifically requested to visit this particular park, and threw herself into everything as soon as we arrived. Her hair is all over the place at the moment. I feel like I’m constantly combing it, but it’s impossible to keep tidy! It’s so fine and whispy that there’s very little I can do to control it. It is showing signs of thickening up, but she’s still obsessed with twizzling it and pulling it out when she’s tired or just as a pastime while she’s in her car seat.



We’ve got a few things planned in this week, including M’s first toddler yoga class, which should be interesting! Hopefully I’ll feel more into the swing of things and can settle in to more of a routine.


A weekly photo diary of my daughters' lives, aged 5 months and 2 years. This week, we've had a trip to the park and the baby is getting in on the exercise video action!

Living Arrows


  1. September 10, 2018 / 11:46 am

    Lovely photos, our little lady loves a trip to the park! #livingarrows xx

    • Jules
      September 11, 2018 / 6:53 pm

      Thank you. So does ours, we go almost every day! x

  2. September 11, 2018 / 8:44 pm

    Awww both lovely photos! My son is like this in playgrounds. He just loves using all the equipment in there.


    • Jules
      September 11, 2018 / 9:00 pm

      Thank you. We’ve already been to the park twice this week!

  3. September 11, 2018 / 9:19 pm

    I love that photo of B, it’s as if you’ve just caught her in the act of moving when she shouldn’t be and she’s giving you attitude about it! x #LivingArrows

    • Jules
      September 11, 2018 / 9:25 pm

      I’m so enjoying watching her little personality start to come across. M brings so much joy with her chatter, it will be magical when B starts joining in too (and probably quite annoying at times, too!) x

    • Jules
      September 12, 2018 / 8:49 am

      And then the evenings go so quickly once he’s back! x

  4. September 14, 2018 / 10:10 pm

    I bet that week was so long! I can imagine the days dragging but, on the plus side, it’ll soon be half term x

    • Jules
      September 16, 2018 / 1:46 pm

      Oh yes, I am counting down the weeks! We’re having a little holiday at half term, so something to look forward to x

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