Living Arrows #5 {2017}

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Living Arrows {which originally comes from a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”) is about celebrating childhood, and for me is about one photo from each week telling a story, mostly, all of it’s own.

This week seems to have gone super fast as we have just been so busy with the end of term madness and trying to get so much done before the holidays. It feels like I have blinked and missed it and I am very much looking forward to a slower pace of life for a couple of weeks now, even if that does mean I may not get as much blogging done!

Roma looks so serious in this picture and I actually love that I have no idea what it is about, what she is thinking or how she can go from this to a beaming smile and a belly laugh in the space of a few seconds.

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This photo of Eva actually brought me to tears when I saw it, I just adore it,  she looks so very grown up, so carefree and so happy that it makes my heart skip a beat. As much as she is maturing and becoming aware of the world around her, and can also get distracted by what someone else is doing so easily it drives me crazy, she is also still amused and happy with the smallest of things, with simple carefree days and it’s beautiful to watch and appreciate. Oh and it is rare you get a genuine smile from her when the camera is around so it is pretty special for that too.

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  1. April 10, 2017 / 7:29 am

    Oh how beautiful. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could know what they were thinking #LivingArrows

  2. April 10, 2017 / 3:22 pm

    Oh bless them, your photos are always so gorgeous. How adorable are their matching macs! Eva looks so grown up! xx

  3. April 10, 2017 / 6:52 pm

    I remember seeing this photo of Eva on IG and thinking how grown up does she look – in fact don’t you have a similar coat that you wore in your Me and Mine photos? (that’s probably why i though she looked grown up haha!) #LivingArrows

  4. April 10, 2017 / 9:03 pm

    Wouldn’t you just love to know what is going through their mind sometimes. Eva is looking very grown up, bless her x #LivingArrows

  5. April 11, 2017 / 9:32 pm

    These are beautiful photos! It’s so lovely when you can get a natural smile captured x

  6. April 14, 2017 / 6:29 pm

    I love their matching jackets and that photo of Eva is beautiful – she could be a model! x

  7. April 16, 2017 / 10:07 am

    Love their macs. But how grown up does Eva look here?! Gorgeous pics #livingarrows

  8. April 16, 2017 / 2:31 pm

    I can totally relate to the rare smile! I wish I had never taught Monkey how to smile for the camera as all I get is a grimace now. I’m trying not to fall into the same trap again. Hope you have a great break x #LivingArrows

  9. April 16, 2017 / 3:06 pm

    They are both gorgeous photo. I really struggle to get a heartfelt smile from my eldest when the camera is around. This photo of Eva is definitely beautiful and one to treasure for sure #livingarrows

  10. April 16, 2017 / 3:31 pm

    A gorgeous photo of your littles, I love that they have matching macs. Its so bittersweet watching them grow up #livingarrows

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