Living arrows 2017 week 52 – junior tubing

Living Arrows 2017 week 52 - ready for junior tubing

I always think of N as being risk averse. A child who likes to look, examine, judge, and work out the need vs want vs safety aspect before he tries something new.  With slides, he’s always been a little wary although he tends to love them once he’s had a go. But there are still some that he won’t go on even though when he was younger he always wanted to try them. But it seems with snow he has… Continue Reading “Living arrows 2017 week 52 – junior tubing”

Living Arrows 2017 week 49

Living Arrows taking photos in the flowers garden

This week’s Living Arrows photo was taken during our festive day out at Waddesdon Manor.  N actually remembered to take his own camera with him, and once we were in the gardens he had a great time running round and taking photos of the flowers. I’ve not had a look at the camera yet, so I’m not sure what is on there. The anticipation is quite high although he seems to have forgotten.

Living Arrows 2017 week 48 – rocking horse

Living ARrows 2017 week 48 rocking horse

One lazy early morning for me.  The sun streaming in from the wrong direction. And N still insisting on riding the rocking horse. It’s the one that my uncle Geoff (well, step Grandad) all those years ago got out of a skip, repainted. Then my mum repainted in readiness for N being older enoguh. And now he’s really getting a bit big for it, but I don’t want to throw it away.

Living Arrows 2017 week 47- cheeky tricking

Enjoying outdoors

This week’s living arrows shot was taken at the Black Country Living Museum which we visited last week.  N had got a bit bored and was trying to block me from going into another building. This time the church. We had a bit of fun with me trying to get past, which of course I eventually did. Nice shots of him are now few and far between, so when I get photos with the right light and a great smile,… Continue Reading “Living Arrows 2017 week 47- cheeky tricking”

Living Arrows 2017 week 46

Living Arrows 2017 week 46 happy boy.

This week’s Living Arrows shot was taken in front of our very messy backroom.  It’s full of N’s rubbish, one complete and one half finished jigsaw, the sun faded piano and the tent which also doesn’t have anywhere to go. I can’t even remember what we were discussing, but N had just turned round and was showing me something. He looked pretty happy about it. Does anyone else’s child insist on wearing their polo shirts fully buttoned up? It really… Continue Reading “Living Arrows 2017 week 46”

Living Arrows 2017 week 45 – gamekeeper

Living Arrows 2017 week 45 - ready for shoot day

Shoot season has started. N loves spending time being a gamekeeper – he goes out with his dad on the quad bike at the weekends to feed the pheasants.  And then when there’s a shoot, he goes after swimming to join the others and do some beating. His shooting jacket was a handmedown from his cousin last year. I reckon he’s got this year and next to wear it unless he has a huge growth spurt. This year they had… Continue Reading “Living Arrows 2017 week 45 – gamekeeper”

Living Arrows 2017 week 44 – portrait

Living Arrows 2017 week 44 smiling pose outside Coughton Court

I always say that N doesn’t like having his photo taken, but sometimes, given the right ask, I’ll get lovely posed portrait shots like this.  Even the shots just before, getting into this worked out well. It was taken while we were at Coughton Court just before we were allowed in for our timed slot to the house.  Earlier in the day he’d taken over my camera in the gardens and taken a few nice pictures himself. But I was… Continue Reading “Living Arrows 2017 week 44 – portrait”

Living Arrows 2017 week 43 – on the swings

Living Arrows 2017 week 43 - swings

This might not be the most focused shot, but I love it for this week’s Living Arrows. This was taken at Millets Farm where we went to pick pumpkins.  N loves swings, they must be his favourite playground equipment at the moment. And surprisingly he actually let me take a photo and even smiled. It looks like he’s got 2 gaps in his teeth but all 8 of his milk teeth have been replaced by his adult teeth. They’ve just… Continue Reading “Living Arrows 2017 week 43 – on the swings”