Childhood. It goes by in a flash doesn’t it? One minute they’re a tiny bundle of newness and the next minute they’re off exploring the world leaving you trailing behind. I started Devon Mama as a way to keep close some of the memories of our first adventures as a family of three, that’s why taking part in this series appeals to me so very much.
“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”
Living Arrows is the brainchild of Donna at What the Redhead Said. Each week, you post one image from the week capturing your memory of it in a moment in time and sharing it with the world. For someone like me, it’s the perfect reminder to stop, capture and enjoy it for a moment before the world rushes on past. I’m actually a week late starting but the control freak in me wants to make sure there are 52 memories, so just in case you were worried, here’s week one.
Living Arrows: Week One
This week’s photo is from our trip away at New Year’s. We took the plunge and booked a long weekend away with friends, something that made me incredibly nervous considering none of them have children. I needn’t have worried. Throughout the entire time, our boy was played with, considered and cared for. We spent the days mooching around the farm, wandering down the waterfront and taking part in games whilst basking next to the log burner. It marked the beginning of a new year for us and a new phase as I return to work and ‘real life’ starts to kick back in.
Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve noticed a huge change in our littlest family member. His personality is shining through and he’s a happy, settled and confident baby. He loves spending time with people, especially his Dad and they’re often seen plodding around the countryside chattering to each other. This photo just sums up their adventures so well… and our parenting style!