Living Arrows 11/52

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”

Kahlil Gibran

I found myself taking a lot of pictures this weekend and have really struggled to pick just one.

Riley’s photo this week was from our trip to the park where he got to play football with his dad. Right now we are getting to appreciate the fact that Kevin is on secondment at work and no longer working shifts and every other weekend. Its to last for 8 weeks and I just hope it doesn’t go too quickly.

Riley loves having a kick about with the football so I decided it would be fun to take him along to the park where they had freshly painted lines on the pitch. He immediatly saw the goalposts and got very excited about the “score posts” as he has rebranded them. To true footballer style he took a couple of dives, skidded on his knees and got himself nice and muddy.


Dirty jeans, tongue sticking out in concentration behind a massive smile; this is the look of a wee boy who was truly loving having his daddy back at the weekends again!

Living Arrows


  1. March 13, 2017 / 7:12 am

    The look on his face is priceless! Love it!

    • March 19, 2017 / 11:16 pm

      I just think its hilarious…its just the tongue that does it haha!

    • March 19, 2017 / 11:17 pm

      Thank you 🙂 8 weeks doesn’t feel like long at all so we are savouring it as we go!x

  2. March 13, 2017 / 9:24 am

    Hahahaha – now that is a face which is having some serious fun! Great picture #livingarrows

  3. March 13, 2017 / 2:10 pm

    ah his face! Enjoy your weekends, I remember when my husband went from shifts and weekends to a 9-5 working week and it was lovely to have those extra weekends together. #livingarrows

    • March 19, 2017 / 11:20 pm

      Thank you! We are definitely doing as much as we can together just in case the secondment doesn’t result in a permanent role, its so nice just having normal weekends!x

  4. angiemwebster77
    March 14, 2017 / 9:23 am

    He certainly looks like he’s having lots of fun. How fantastic you have 8 weeks all together, hope it doesn’t go too fast for you all. #LivingArrows

    • March 19, 2017 / 11:41 pm

      It already feels like its flying. I’m just remaining hopeful 8 weeks will turn into something a little longer, but who knows!x

  5. March 15, 2017 / 8:37 pm

    It must be so lovely for you all to have Daddy home so much more consistently and he clearly loves football! Great photo x

    • March 19, 2017 / 11:41 pm

      It has been lovely so far. I’m just waiting for the days when he starts asking to go to watch the football!x

  6. March 16, 2017 / 12:40 pm

    We’ve loved spending more time at the park the last few days where the weather has been lovely. #LivingArrows

    • March 19, 2017 / 11:26 pm

      The weather has been brilliant recently hasn’t it? We’ve been getting lots of fresh air recently!x

  7. March 16, 2017 / 1:21 pm

    Boys and their football. My four year old asked me to play football with him in the garden yesterday. #livingarrows

    • March 19, 2017 / 11:31 pm

      Haha its the one thing thats guaranteed with most boys – a love of football! It’s great in a world ruled by being online that kids still love going outside to play football.x

  8. madelinelittlejohns
    March 16, 2017 / 10:57 pm

    Oh this is so lovely, both the photo and the story behind it! x #LivingArrows

  9. March 19, 2017 / 4:29 pm

    Aww that’s so lovely it must be hard when he’s having to work. Something we take for granted and you have reminded me to stop! Football is a great hit here too. #livingarrows

    • March 19, 2017 / 11:15 pm

      Its too easy to do though isn’t it? I never appreciated our weekends before Kevin started working them, after a hard week of work its easy to just want to relax instead!

  10. March 19, 2017 / 8:57 pm

    Oh the tongue concentration is adorable – he looks so happy here! #livingarrows

    • March 19, 2017 / 11:31 pm

      hehe every time I look at the photo I do giggle a little bit. It is a proper concentration face!x

  11. March 19, 2017 / 11:17 pm

    What a fab action shot – I bet you’re all loving having daddy home at the weekends. #LivingArrows

    • March 19, 2017 / 11:32 pm

      It has been brilliant so far! No doubt I will get annoyed with him being under my feet every weekend again, but for now it is still nice! x

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