Living Arrows 5/52 {2017}

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

Kahlil Gibran

It’s amazing how quickly the weeks go by when you start counting them. This is week five of my linking up to the wonderful #LivingArrows community set up by Donna Wishart at What the Redhead Said, where we all share a few photos of our kids from the previous week.

The cold weather has kept us from getting out much, so we didn’t manage to take many photos. It’s also been quite full on for me trying to keep our flat tidy for viewings – one of our Top Five Projects for 2017 being to move.

It’s also the week I’ve decided to sleep train Petit Pudding to stop him waking up for milk in the night. At nine months and eating well, I believe he’s finally ready (I know I certainly am). But it’s left us all thoroughly exhausted – more on this to follow soon.

Last weekend was the first time we took both kids swimming as there was always a reason we couldn’t all go before. Choupie was finally convinced to wear her armbands and she now loves her independence in the pool. Petit Pudding was so laid back, as usual, happily floating along in our arms and watching the world go by. It’s funny how our kids have such different characters. Looking back, I now know that Choupie was always a bit…let’s say high maintenance, in the pool as she probably thought she was big enough to swim on her own, even at nine months. She does crack me up with her independent streak, even if it does mean we often come to loggerheads.

Since turning two back in October, we’ve been to quite a few birthday parties and Choupie totally gets it now. All I have to do to get her to hurry up and get dressed is mention birthday cake and she’s up like a shot. If only my little fussy eater was as enthusiastic about eating her greens!

Me and kids in wet weather

Getting out for a walk despite the cold, wet weather

Petit Pudding cold weather

Petit Pudding mesmerised by the ducks and seagulls eating our bread

Cake face

Choupie wanting more cake at her friend’s birthday party

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you have a fantastic week.

Living Arrows


  1. February 4, 2017 / 17:58

    These are gorgeous photos. Our little ones sound quite similar – our eight-month-old is still waking at night for milk even though he’s a good eater, and our toddler is a massive cake fan! He’s also very independent.
    Alana x

    • topfivemum
      February 6, 2017 / 00:14

      since writing this we went cold turkey on the night feeds Alana and we’re now sleeping through the night. Hallelujah!

    • topfivemum
      February 6, 2017 / 00:15

      Thanks Alex xx

    • topfivemum
      February 6, 2017 / 00:15

      We’ve accepted an offer! Yey! No more tidying LOL xx

  2. January 30, 2017 / 23:02

    Love the cake face picture as well as the pram pushing picture. You certainly look like you have your hands full!

    • topfivemum
      February 6, 2017 / 00:16

      keeps me fit at least eh?! LOL

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