Living arrows 2017 – 13/52

Do you ever have those times when you look at your child and realise they’ve suddenly grown a few inches?!

We had that recently with Rhys.  One day I realised that his school trousers had become ankle-swingers, seemingly overnight.

He really is growing up, this boy.

He’s realising that there is a whole world out there that he can learn about and he is soaking up all the knowledge he can.

He’s been reading about the solar system, and every now and then he’ll excitedly tell me about one of the planets.  He’s just like his dad, storing information away.  His memory is way better than mine!

He’s getting bolder too.  We had another chat the other day about not giving up.  About how some things can be really hard when you first try them, but the important thing is to keep on trying.

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This photo sort of represents that to me.

He was working his way across the climbing wall at the park, and was so determined to do it, even though it was hard.

Even though he fell off several times, he just got back up and tried again.

Those little things, they make you rather proud don’t they!


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  1. Janet Yarwood 27/03/2017 / 2:10 pm

    What a beautiful picture. You can see the determination on his face! Hope he made it after all that hard work!

    • This glorious life 27/03/2017 / 10:16 pm

      Thank you, and yes he did get there in the end! x

  2. Vicki @ tippytupps 27/03/2017 / 3:12 pm

    What a beautiful picture – both visually and what it represents #livingarrows

    • This glorious life 27/03/2017 / 10:19 pm

      Thank you so much! x

  3. Laura - Dear Bear and Beany 27/03/2017 / 7:53 pm

    I love the determination that they have to do something. And yes you blink and they’ve grown overnight x #LivingArrows

    • This glorious life 27/03/2017 / 10:18 pm

      It’s crazy isn’t it, they seem to just shoot up all of a sudden! x

  4. Laura @ Little Ladies Big World 28/03/2017 / 10:56 am

    Gorgeous photos, and yes I have moments of just looking around and wondering what happened and how long I had looked away. x

  5. Donna 28/03/2017 / 10:10 pm

    He looks so determined and yet so little. I love the age our children are at – they just soak up so much information x

  6. Sian - The Mama Story 02/04/2017 / 10:16 pm

    Ah such a lovely photo and I love the story behind it. Well done Rhys! It just sort of hits you all of a sudden that they have made a significant growth jump doesn’t it?

  7. Sarah 02/04/2017 / 11:42 pm

    This is such a great shot – and well done to Rhys for persevering! #LivingArrows

  8. Mudpie Fridays 02/04/2017 / 11:58 pm

    That’s a fantastic life skill to have and one it can be difficult to learn so he’s done a great job! I’ve just put lots of Monkeys trousers away for the same reason but he’s so skinny they still fit in the waist! Least I can reuse all of last years shorts! Xx

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