It’s a bit of a cheat but this week I’m adding two photos to our Living Arrows feature. We had a pretty laid back weekend as this week has been hectic with work, nursery and an onslaught of teeth. It feels like we’ve spent the week rushing around in a haze of tiredness and stress so it was great to have a quiet (metaphorically – he’s eight months old, it’s never truly quiet!) weekend to just revel in each other.
As ever, when Daddy plays, every toy comes out and the ball pool was relegated to the conservatory, minus the balls. Monkey’s face lights up when he plays with his Dad; he’s thrown around, dens are made and lots and lots of giggles are heard. It’s one of my favourite things to just sit back and watch,
When I see him up and about like this, I can’t get over the speed at which he’s growing. It’s a cliche for a reason but it really does fly past. Gone are the days when he wants to curl up on me, instead he wants to be stood at every opportunity.
His favourite place to stand is at the sofa. When he was younger, we’d prop him up on a cushion there to allow his natural inquisitiveness to be sated by the world outside. Seeing this photo makes my heart hurt; that little baby isn’t there any more. He doesn’t need a pillow to stand on or a hand to help keep him steady. He’s growing up quite literally before my eyes.
What is Living Arrows?
“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. You can follow our journey over the next year by subscribing below!