“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” Kahlil Gilbran This week I’m sharing a very rare sight in this photo of my eldest two. It’s rare because at the moment, not often are they found playing nicely together, and not fighting. Turns out, the trick is outdoor space, some paint and an old cardboard box. I won’t lie, the Easter holidays have been brutal, all they’ve done is scrap and tell tales on each other – but these moments where they are happy and content in each other’s company make it all worth…

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“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” Kahlil Gilbran This week Izzie turned 7. I’m still wondering how that happened? A minute a go she was this tiny baby and now she is 7?! Remember when you give birth and people say ‘enjoy every moment, it goes so fast’ and you politely nod and smile in your sleep deprived haze. Then you wake up one day and have a 7 year old?! Izzie was so happy to spend her birthday with her best friend. If you read my blog regularly, you may remember that…

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“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” Kahlil Gibran At the moments the weeks are seeming to fly by, and I am measuring them by when Izzie’s homework is due in. She has a choice of five pieces of homework each term, of which she has to pick three, and they are due in every two weeks. This weekend saw the final piece being done for this term – and Izzie chose a baking one. We made gingerbread – and they actually taste good. Here she is looking very pleased with her work. She is…

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“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” Kahlil Gibran It has been ever hectic and crazy in our house, and it was amazing to get away for a couple of days to Legoland and just ‘be’ with the kids.   I had to include this photo, because what is a better defining moment of childhood than a light sabre battle with Darth Vader….especially when at 4 you know more about Star Wars than Daddy – like father like son. See who else has linked up this week with Living Arrows with Donna at What…

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“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” Kahlil Gibran This weekend was a huge one for the biggest and had to feature in my Living Arrows post. She went for her first ever sleepover (excluding the couple she has had with Nanny). I think I’ve only ever been apart from Izzie for four nights since she was born and she is 7 in 3 weeks. That sounds awful when I read it back. I’m not overly attached to her or won’t let her go. We haven’t had many opportunities to leave the kids. Especially…

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