Living Arrows 9/52 {2019}

March 4, 2019

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.

Wasn’t the sunshine of last week lovely? Much like lots of others, such warm weather in February has left me feeling concerned about climate change. I’ve been thinking about changes I could make (I’ve started by switching from tampons to a menstrual cup) to try to play my part in reducing waste. In the meantime, though, we just made the most of having some warm weather and enjoyed being outside in it.

B’s photograph was taken on Tuesday. We’ve only really recently begun to put B in a swing. The poor thing has definitely been a victim of second child syndrome and been left snug in the pram while I’ve chased around after M at the park. That all changed last week, though, as the sunshine saw us taking a record number of trips to the park, and I made sure that B had a turn in the swing every time. She loved it! I have so many videos of her giggling away.

B enjoying the swings

M’s photograph was taken at the weekend, after the weather had turned. We still went outside, though, and took a walk in some woods close to our house. We are so lucky to have this little walk nearby. M enjoyed walking along various logs, including this huge tree stump. You can just about see Matthew’s hands in shot, ready to stop her from falling!

M walking along a log

We had such a nice week. It’s left me looking forward to the summer, although I’m quite prepared to wait for it to appear at the ‘right’ time, if it means that we’re all looking after the planet.

A weekly photo diary of our daughters' lives at 11 months and two and a half years old. This week, B is enjoying the swings, and M is becoming more daring.

Living Arrows

12 responses to “Living Arrows 9/52 {2019}”

  1. That is such a gorgeous photo of B, it feels like such a milestone doesn’t it when they start going on the swings! x #LivingArrows

  2. Yes its a bit scary isn’t it. As much as it was lovely to have the sun I was a little relieved when the rain came. I was the same with Kipper I am pretty sure he didn’t get in a swing much before being 18 months old! Hope you have a lovely week x

  3. Helena says:

    I agree. I don’t want to wish time by and I’m worried about this global warming too. Lovely photos of your little ones. Your youngest certainly looks incredibly content in the swing. #LivingArrows

  4. Donna says:

    I loved the sunshine but was so sad that it disappeared so swiftly! I’m hoping it’ll come back next week and that the wind will die down too! x

  5. Sarah says:

    Aww, that’s such a lovely picture of B. I’m with you about the weather though – it’s not right that it was so warm in February. Saying that it was trying to snow here today so the weather is all over the place at the moment! #LivingArrows

    • Jules says:

      I know, I’ve heard people have had snow. We haven’t had any here. It’s worrying that the weather is all over the place! I hope we don’t have another crazy heatwave this summer.

  6. Jaymee says:

    The weather was glorious wasn’t it? I have been using a menstrual cup for a over a year and I am still loving it!

    Your photos are gorgeous and they both look so happy!

    • Jules says:

      They definitely are happy little souls! I need to look into other menstrual cups as I’m not certain I’ve got the best one for me. I think they’re a brilliant idea, though.

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