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.
It’s hard to believe that my photographs for Living Arrows were taken in the same week. The weather has been all over the place, hasn’t it? I’m not complaining, though, as personally I’ve really needed a break from the scorching weather we’ve been having. Obviously rain is a bit of a pain when it comes to getting out and about, but it’s been so refreshing. And so lovely being able to sleep comfortably at night! It’s made a huge difference to M as she’s back to waking at around 7am instead of 5:30am. I’ll take that!
B’s photo was taken at her grandparents’ house on Wednesday, when we were still enjoying warm, sunny weather. I had placed her down on a rug in the garden on her back, and she showed off her newly-acquired rolling skills.
M’s photo was taken just two days later. We had been to the dinosaur park again that morning, in the pouring rain, and gave up as it was so cold. Or rather, we were so cold. We hadn’t really dressed appropriately for the weather as we’d expected it to be the odd shower, rather than constant rain with no signs of it stopping! After being unashamedly British and eating our picnic outside (although undercover!) we retreated to Costa on the way home for a hot chocolate for us and a milk babyccino for M.
It was the first time M had ever had a babyccino, and you can see from the photograph how thrilled she was by the experience. She still loves to have a cup of milk at nap time and before bed, and I think having some milk that was warm and frothy, blew her mind! She loved having her own special cup but insisted on drinking the milk with a spoon, which sent a significant amount down her chin! It’s the little moments like this that I love to capture.