Living Arrows 2019 – 10/52

We survived the first week back at school after the half term holidays.

It was actually a pretty good week all round.  Both the children were happy to head back to school and see all their friends again.  Rhys went on a class trip to the national botanic garden of Wales, and came home saying he’d had an amazing day.  And on Saturday we popped over to Cwmbran to see my sister and her family for the day.

We’d actually not seen each other since before Christmas, so the children were all really excited about not only seeing each other but getting to finally exchange Christmas presents.  And Nerys had the extra bonus of birthday presents from her cousins too.

So this week’s living arrows photos are of a very happy little girl with her first fingerling, and a boy full of beans and raring to get jumping on his cousins’ trampoline again.

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I always love it when I manage to get together with my siblings and their children, it makes me so happy to see the cousins all play together.  They always seem to get on so well.  And this time around I got to spend some one on one time with my oldest niece which was so lovely.

I’d bought her a cushion for her bedroom for Christmas so she took me up to show me how well it would go with the star theme she’s got going on.  Then she showed me box after box of her bits and pieces.  It just made me smile so much, thinking how young me would’ve loved pretty much everything she showed me.  And feeling really quite touched that she wanted to spend that time with me.

Seeing her now, seeming so much more grown up than even a year ago, it seems so crazy to think of her at just a week old at my wedding.

It’s a real privilege really, isn’t it.  Getting to see any child in your life grow and change and show more and more of the amazing people they are.


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  1. 11/03/2019 / 9:13 am

    It sounds like you had a lovely time with family, I have so many good memories of playing with my cousins as a child and my kids love seeing their cousins too. I think it’s the greatest privilege to watch children learn and grow too, we are so lucky as parents to be able to see the world through our children’s eyes x #livingarrows

    • This glorious life
      13/03/2019 / 11:36 am

      We had such a lovely time with them, and I do feel so lucky getting to see things with fresh eyes through my children. x

  2. 11/03/2019 / 9:20 am

    You’re right – it really is a privilege! Growing old is a privilege and getting so spend time with loved ones x

    • This glorious life
      13/03/2019 / 11:34 am

      I absolutely love that quote about growing old being a privilege, it is so true. x

    • This glorious life
      13/03/2019 / 11:34 am

      Thank you! It is so wonderful isn’t it! x

  3. 13/03/2019 / 10:24 pm

    It sounds like you had a lovely week, and how nice to spend time with your family and the children with their cousins. Such lovely happy pictures of them both this week too 🙂 #LivingArrows

  4. 14/03/2019 / 1:10 am

    They look so happy! Spending time with family is definitely a good choice, almost always. The children love each other’s company and playing together.

  5. 14/03/2019 / 8:41 pm

    I love these little moments of quality time you bet with them. It makes for a better understanding of what makes them tick #livingarrows

  6. 16/03/2019 / 7:38 pm

    Ah we can be like magpies as children can’t we. #LivingArrows

  7. 16/03/2019 / 10:25 pm

    Sounds like you had a great time with your siblings. So special to spend that time with your niece. I use to have a box of little special things too – sequins, ribbons, flowers the like. Hope you have had a great weekend x

  8. 17/03/2019 / 2:27 pm

    It’s so nice when children have cousins. Ours only have two and we don’t see them as often as we would like but they love it when we do manage to get together x

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