Living Arrows week 4/52 {2017}

Living Arrows week 4/52 {2017}

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

Kahlil Gibran


Once again, I’m joining in the Living Arrows community set up by Donna Wishart at What The Redhead Said with my roundup of photos to capture a few moments in the week of Choupie and Petit Pudding.

Last week was a funny one weather wise, starting out very wet and miserable and then turning freezing cold. I’m just pleased we managed to get out and about. I love the blue skies and frosty mornings – nothing better to blow off the old January cobwebs.

Petit Pudding

R 8 months in swing

The cold and a snotty nose doesn’t stop this one smiling

R 8 months swing maman

Someone only has eyes for maman these days

I often feel sorry for Petit Pudding being an April baby. It means at the precise moment he wants to be exploring, he’s confined to indoor spaces most of the time as it’s not much fun sitting on the cold, wet ground in the park. It means he hasn’t really had much time to get used to the swings and it’s only this week that he’s started to properly giggle when he gets in one.

He’s also starting to become a little bit more clingy to maman, whether that’s an age thing, the fact he’s teething, or just the fact he likes his cuddles, I’m certainly not complaining.


G in park

Choupie enjoyed seeing the ducks scrambling on the ice to get their bread this week (and ate it herself, as usual)

Slide in January

It might be sub zero, but nothing’s stopping this girl getting down the slide

G freezing in Buggy 27 months

Worn out and frozen after being in the park on one of the coldest days of the year so far

Choupie turned 2 years and 3 months yesterday and she cracks me up with her incessant singing and dancing. This week she did a fantastic rendition of Frère Jacques, dancing away in her birthday suit, waiting for the bath to run. Obviously not one we can share here, but she had us in hysterics.

She’s still not sure of the great outdoors yet and I think it’s because she really doesn’t like the cold weather much. Her lovely new JoJo Maman Bébé snowsuit (£45) seems to help and it meant she could go on everything in the park without worrying about being cold and wet.  She managed to lose a hat and scarf this week, so here she is sporting her papa’s hat and my scarf. Who needs to be coordinated eh? I’ve also discovered a new use for bed liners (which I bought for potty training) – it turns out they’re perfect for keeping little bums dry on the swings. Genius!

Disclaimer: this post has no association with JoJo Maman Bébé. We just really love this cosy snowsuit.

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  1. February 6, 2017 / 12:13

    I love that you’re out and about, even in the cold weather. I actually love the cold, it is so refreshing. These photos are just beautiful! I bought myself a fancy camera a few months ago thinking I’d be able to get some lovely snaps like these. No such ‘luck’ – I don’t have the skills! xx
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  2. January 26, 2017 / 19:30

    Oh your children look like they’re having a blast despite the cold. Love that swing shot where Petit Pudding is looking back at Maman! Too cute! x
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  3. January 26, 2017 / 01:52

    Gorgeous pics, Ruth! Kids don’t really care about the cold, do they? I love the snowsuit too (I have two boys so I swoon over pretty girls’ stuff lol!) and great tip about the bed liners 😉 xx #LivingArrows

  4. January 24, 2017 / 03:23

    Good for you getting outside with your babes! It’s hard to get everyone bundled up and out…I have to get over my dislike of the cold and do this more with mine.

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