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

Kahlil Gibran

These children grow far too quickly. One minute you are urging them to smile by pulling ridiculous faces and making silly noises playing peekaboo behind a blanket and the next they are playing on their own. Riley is more than happy to sit and play with his toys without much encouragement.

Last week didn’t present me with many opportunities to take photos. A busy week with work and a weekend of cleaning meant a weekend spent pretty much indoors, apart from a brief interlude to get the boys hair cut. Riley spent most of the time undoing all of my cleaning and taking the toys out that I had only just tidied away. Children are so frustrating!


In amongst his destruction of my clean drawers and shelves he found the box of fuzzy felt which we got for him when we went on holiday in January last year and had never shown an interest in before. He was very keen this time to get stuck right into it. He spent almost a whole hour making different types of dinosaurs with different colours, different heads, feet, and bodies.


It does remind me that sometimes spending time at home is just as good as spending time outside. Not going out every week and exploring or doing different things isn’t the end of the world, its the quality time you spend with your children that makes memories.

Living Arrows


  1. April 3, 2017 / 9:50 pm

    I fully agree. We spent Sunday afternoon playing in the back garden we took the large floor mats outside and both children sat and played with their toys and even one of our cats joined us in the crazy fun that I’ve captured on lots of silly pictures! 😊

    • April 10, 2017 / 8:38 pm

      Its brilliant when the weather is nice, it really makes some amazing family memories!x

  2. April 6, 2017 / 8:56 pm

    I haven’t played with fuzzy felt in years – this looks like so much fun! x

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