“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” Kahlil Gibran   This weeks Living Arrows is a series of photos from our afternoon at the beach on Friday. The first time Mason had really played in the sand with a bucket and spade – on our last holiday he wasnt quite dexterous enough to work out the spade. I love these photos – you can see his joy at throwing the sand in the air, and then his face at the end when we told him not to throw it. He had a wonderful time digging and filling…

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This week didn’t start off good. The sickness bug that I wrote about in last weeks Ordinary Moments – it got both me and Ell. Parenting three kids when you both are fighting to share the toilet, and feeling absolutely dreadful is probably one of the hardest things we’ve ever done. The highlight was Ell attempting to make the kids a picnic lunch and asking for me to help. I couldn’t go within a few feet of the food without running back to the loo to be sick.   I felt so awful that the much longed for half term…

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  Normally I start off by saying that the month has flown by – I feel like January into February has dragged. January is a long month anyway, and after all the bright lights and sparkle of Christmas was put away, we seemed to be left with illness, that has flowed its way into February. I hadn’t even taken any photos of the three of them together this month. Apart from the odd day, it was mainly spent inside. The thing with having three kids, is they all pick up different germs, from different places, at different times. This month…

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“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” Kahlil Gibran I’m late with thus weeks Living Arrows. The last 10 days have been unbelievable, even by our households recent spate of illness. Last week Izzie started off a new tummy bug, followed by Mason. I got it Friday, and am still feeling the effects now. It even took Ell down. Ollie is luckily still standing. Tuesday this week was Valentines Day. We are not big Valentines celebrators I have to say – it seems like the money could be better spent elsewhere. Our plans for…

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Yesterday I was stressing a little. I love taking parts in the ordinary moments each week, and I love capturing photos for it. Only this week I’ve only taken a handful of photos, and none are the kind I like to take – natural light and outdoors. Can you believe we’ve had ANOTHER week of illness. With three kids, I know they will invariably be poorly at different points, as they are all picking up germs from different places, but it has been constant in our house since the beginning of December. It has got to the point I honestly…

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“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” Kahlil Gibran Surprise, surprise, the illness is still lingering – this week a slight temperature for Izzie. Luckily it was easily controlled with Calpol, and she was more than happy to get out of the house on Saturday. It was such a beautiful day, and we went for a lovely walk in the village I grew up in and where my parents still live. I love seeing my kids playing at the same park that I played at growing up – Izzie is mastering kicking her legs…

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