Living Arrows 26/52 {2017}

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

by Kahlil Gibran

This weekend we had our first camping trip as a family. In fact it was my first one since I was 17 years old. We went with some friends and the girls had the best time.

I took along an egg and spoon race set and the kids loved racing each other. Bless Alice she didn’t cheat and it took her ages to walk it, in fact every time she never made it to the finish line as everyone else finished and wanted to start again. It did make me laugh!

I’ll be honest I was a bit worried about how Holly would sleep while in the tent. But she hadn’t napped and they did go to bed an hour later than normal. Bless her she fell asleep while I was reading the story. She slept all night so soundly I had to keep checking her.



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  1. 26/06/2017 / 08:13

    Oh, bless her, that’s so sweet! I was very like her as a child, but my sister was a terrible cheater at any game – in fact she still is!

  2. 26/06/2017 / 10:28

    Sounds like a good week, how brilliant not to cheat at the egg and spoon race too!

  3. 28/06/2017 / 07:30

    I love photos of little ones when they’re fast asleep, so good that she slept so well for you all night! And bless Alice being so careful with the egg and spoon race and making sure she did it properly! x #LivingArrows

  4. 29/06/2017 / 15:21

    Oh look at Holly’s sleepy head! She looks so comfortable. That egg and spoon race set is genius – such simple fun! x

  5. 30/06/2017 / 08:47

    You’re so brave to have gone camping with the kids, I’m too safety conscious to follow through with it. Looks like they enjoyed it. #LivingArrows

  6. 02/07/2017 / 20:58

    Aww bless her she looks very sound asleep. Loving the egg and spoon race idea! Glad you had a good time.
    Eilidh x

  7. 02/07/2017 / 21:02

    Ahh bless. Holly really looks shattered. So sweet. I need to try an egg and spoon race with mine. I think they would really like that #livingarrows

  8. 02/07/2017 / 21:36

    Oh bless them – that picture of Holly sleeping is just adorable. I really want to take the boys camping but I’m worried about how Gabe will sleep too. You never know he might suddenly improve and we might make it away before the end of the summer. #LivingArrows

  9. 02/07/2017 / 23:31

    Oh that photo of Holly is lovely. Monkey has never slept under canvas and I am not sure if he would manage to go to sleep. So glad you had a good time #LivingArrows

  10. 03/07/2017 / 08:58

    Well done Alice for not cheating, always makes it much more fun haha 🙂 Glad you had a good time! xx

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