Living Arrows 2018 – 12/52

We’ve had a little hint of Spring here this week and it has been lovely.

I’m one of those people who quite likes winter with its cosy dark evenings and crisp cold days, but I’m still always happy to see the first signs of Spring appear.

Nerys is a real one for wanting to be outside and in the fresh air, and I think she is really ready for some warmer days so we can spend more time outside.

One day this week she asked if I could walk to pick her up from school so we could walk back home together.  I’m so aware that our afternoons together are limited now, so I want to make them most of them while I can.  And some days that means carrying her scooter to school and then taking 2 hours to get back home again, via the park and the shops.

I love those days when we can just take our time and enjoy each other’s company.

We also spent a few hours after school on Friday in Brynmill Park where we happened to bump into two children from her class.  It was so lovely to see her playing with them, and really nice for me to chat with their mums.

All that being said, with a couple of nice trips out in the sunshine, this week’s Living Arrows photos are from an afternoon spent at home!

Rhys often likes to come home and put his pyjamas on after school, and on this day he was reading one of his books from school on the sofa.

child reading a book on sofa

There’s something about seeing children read like this, in their heads rather than out loud, that just makes them seem older, don’t you think?!

Nerys was given a spirograph type toy from one of my friends from her birthday and she absolutely loves it.

She definitely has a creative streak so this was a perfect present for her and she has used it so much already, creating patterns and using the little stencils that come with it.

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The only problem I have is that I find it so hard to throw away any of their artwork, so we have a big storage tub that is almost overflowing with all their creations!

Does anyone else feel guilty about getting rid of their children’s pictures?  Or do you have a system for choosing which bits to keep and which to lose?

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  1. Katy Stevens 19/03/2018 / 7:06 am

    I’ve heard there is some sort of art where you can snap photographs of the artwork?

  2. Stacey 25/03/2018 / 2:22 pm

    Can’t beat coming home and getting your comfy clothes on. Olivia is a big art fan too we have so many of her creations all over the house.

  3. Mudpie Fridays 25/03/2018 / 2:25 pm

    I find a lot of our photos are being taken inside at the moment. I could really do with seeing some hint of better weather, I am so fed up with the cold. Thankfully monkey still reads out loud, I think it will make me sad when I no longer hear his little voice singing out the words x #Livingarrows

  4. Sarah 25/03/2018 / 10:48 pm

    Lovely pictures – Rhys looks very content there reading his book, and such concentration from Nerys too. I have to admit I’m a bit ruthless when it comes to art work and most of it ends up in the bin! #LivingArrows

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