Living Arrows: Week Thirty Four

Living near the beach generally means we avoid it during the busier summer months. Instead we spend time in our own garden, walk in the woods and do our best to avoid the mass of tourists that flock to the Devon beaches. This weekend, in need of a break from home work (no, not that kind!), we threw caution to the wind and headed out for breakfast at the beach.

I’ve been amazed recently how fast our little guy is picking up words. It’s like his vocabulary exploded overnight. With that, we’re able to know more about his favourite things; ‘boats’ and ‘tac-tars’ (tractors). So you can imagine how excited he was to see all the boats at the beach… especially when he spotted the tractor there to help pull the boats up onto the stones. He spent the whole meal running up and down the pathways, collecting pebbles and learning how to throw them – thanks Dave!

I’m loving this age!

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  1. 21st August 2017 / 12:04 pm

    Learning at this age seems super accelerated doesn’t, they seem to learn new words overnight. How exciting for him to see all his favourite things on the beach x #LivingArrows

    • DevonMamaOnline
      22nd August 2017 / 11:35 am

      It’s so fast, I feel like he picks up new words every other minute!

  2. 21st August 2017 / 1:14 pm

    You want to thank your lucky stars that Dave didn’t decide to put a pebbled pathway all the way down your garden….because that’s exactly what has happened in our garden and throwing pebbles is a favourite pass-time (as well as eating them). Hurrahhh for Daddys and pebbles!

    Epic picture, the positioning of the boat is just perfect!

    • DevonMamaOnline
      22nd August 2017 / 11:30 am

      HAHAHAHA, this is exactly the thing he WOULD do. And exactly why we don’t have stones in our garden…

  3. Maria
    21st August 2017 / 4:22 pm

    Aww bless him, it is crazy isn’t it, logan came up to me this morning sat on my lap and said row row, I was amazed, so we sang row row your boat, his favorite song

    • DevonMamaOnline
      22nd August 2017 / 11:33 am

      It’s AMAZING. Such a nice stage to be able to understand them a bit more!

  4. 21st August 2017 / 6:34 pm

    Such a lovely shot! It really is a lovely stage when they suddenly just begin speaking so much more.

    • DevonMamaOnline
      22nd August 2017 / 11:29 am

      It’s so good. I feel like we can communicate so much easier already – even with only a few words!

  5. 21st August 2017 / 9:53 pm

    Oh my goodness, he is just looking delicious!! such a gorgeous little man #LivingArrows

    • DevonMamaOnline
      22nd August 2017 / 11:29 am

      I’m totally biased but YES HE IS!!!!

  6. 26th August 2017 / 3:05 pm

    He is the cutest and it sounds like he’s at a great age. I’ve never thought about how busy the summer months must be for locals in tourist hot spots. Such a shame that you can’t just enjoy the summer at your usual places 🙁 x

    • DevonMamaOnline
      4th September 2017 / 9:59 am

      It’s such a tiny price to pay for living in such a lovely area. We just fit around the busy periods and make the most of our own home when it’s sunny!

  7. 6th September 2017 / 7:43 am

    Such a lovely photo! The beach is our happy place at the minute. It’s great to have somewhere they can roam free and feel safe.

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