Living Arrows 08/52

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth

~ Kahlil Gibran

This weekend I took BattleKid on another dragon hunting expedition, this time to Raglan Castle near Abergavenny. It’s less than 25 minutes away from our house and is a splendid castle. He has visited once before with me when he was around 7 months old, and again last summer with BattleDad. But he and I hadn’t been dragon hunting here together so it was about time we did.

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We had a lovely hour strolling around the castle and almost making it to the top of one of the towers before he spotted BattleDad’s car in the car park and that was it. We didn’t go any further. I took lots of pictures, as you do, and my personal favourite from our time there was this one below.

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08/52 My Sunday Photo: 18/02/2017

my sunday photo 2017On Friday I had a day off so after running a few errands in the morning I collected the boy from nursery after lunch and headed to Raglan Castle for some more dragon hunting adventures. I managed to capture this picture through a windowless hole in the wall and was quite pleased with it. It’s like a glimpse of a different world and time.
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Living Arrows 07/52

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth

Kahlil Gibran

This weekend the weather was against us. We had great plans to go dragon hunting and have adventures but when we woke on Saturday we were greeted by the white stuff, snow! There went our plans, buried under snow. Now you might say “well why did you let it stop you”. It stopped us because it was bitterly cold out. The roads weren’t in great shape and it really wasn’t worth it. Sunday was the same. Instead we spent most of the weekend indoors.

Saturday was a very lazy day with films, popcorn and all-round pure laziness. Sunday morning BattleDad had work to do so I took BattleKid downstairs. Instead of resorting to turning the TV on we made towers, played roads (as BattleKid likes to call it), read stories and gave a penguin some hugs. It was a pleasant morning with the boy until BattleDad joined us for a late brunch.

We did venture out later on Sunday to soft play, BattleDad’s first experience of it, but otherwise it was a quiet weekend. This week’s Living Arrows pictures come from our morning together.

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We ended up with cars crashed into each other which he found hilarious!

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And my personal favourite picture of our morning spent together was the one below. He scrunched up his face while trying to get the final part of the tower built. It’s frustrating work being 3 years of age!

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07/52 My Sunday Photo: 12/02/2017

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Yesterday was bitterly cold and snowy so our plans to go out were halted. So while the boy played I tried out the macro setting on my G7X. Not as good as my dedicated macro lens but still not bad either. Hope you’ve had a great weekend!
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Living Arrows 06/52

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth

~ Kahlil Gibran

This weekend I finally pulled myself together and set up a photo shoot for a cake smash for BattleKid’s 3rd birthday, albeit a month late. I know they are more popular for 1st birthday’s but I did one last year and was very happy with the results so I thought why not.

I got my lights out, chose a background and flooring and used a decorate-your-own cake. I bought a cake topper from the lady on Etsy who made BattleKid’s Curious George cake topper for last year. This year we had a Thomas the Tank Engine theme so that’s what I went for and I must say I was quite pleased with the final cake. All that was left to do was put some bunting up and get the birthday boy.

BattleKid, like previous years, didn’t quite smash the cake, instead getting inside very gently and helping himself to handfuls of icing and cake along the way. Soon after he let his foot hover over the cake and we said “go on”, so he did! Here are a few pictures of said foot-in-the-cake moments.

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And one if my personal favourites of the shoot was this one below. I love his smile in this, happy and natural.

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