#LivingArrows – Growing Pains

If ever a photo screamed your boy is growing up it is this one. When I look back on my camera roll, each week I see a boy who is growing up so fast, his legs are longer, his face looks so full of wisdom from his nearly six years and oh my goodness he just seems to have the face of a big boy already. I can’t help but look at him and smile, but also I find myself feeling so emotional lately – this boy is growing up at the speed of lightening and I simply cannot keep up with him.

He’s such a happy little boy and a real joy to be around, I know most would think that I only share the gooey stuff but honestly this boy rarely is anything but happy and agreeable. This is real, there’s no sugar coating, he really is this adorable. He’s just so laid back, so in tune with Mr H and I. A gorgeous boy who just gets our little family. He has the biggest heart, the most scrumptious little face and a giggle that is so infectious.

Recently I have found myself looking at him and sighing, not in sadness but in reality, reality that this boy is growing up. He laughs when I look at him in this way – he jokes and says ‘do you want me to still be your baby’. And then gives me a little cuddle and reassures me that when he does leave home (oh my goodness what did he just say?) that he will always love me and will come home for snuggles.

And so, this weeks captures of childhood were taken last weekend as we enjoyed the last day of our holiday before the return to work and school. We were mid way climbing up Thorpe Cloud at Dovedale as I snapped these photos, I am sure that Mr H won’t thank me for the ones that include him (pulling faces) but for me, I love how they are both so connected, recovering and catching their breath. How our gorgeous boy is leaning on his Daddy in need of a little boost to make the rest of the climb. The bond between them is unbreakable and I am so happy to be capturing these moments one photo at a time. And let’s not forget the joy as he reached the top.

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” – Kahlil Gibran. The original quote used to describe this gorgeous photography project. For me it is about capturing childhood, specifically through our gorgeous boys eyes. Whether a portrait of him and his toothless smile, capturing a moment in time for the memory bank or quite simply watching him enjoy his childhood.

If you missed our previous posts you can catch up on our 2017 Living Arrows here. I have added this post to Donna’s #LivingArrows over on her blog What The Redhead Said.



  1. 16th May 2017 / 9:00 am

    Six is such a lovely age isn’t it? Similarly to G my E will also ask if I want her to still be a baby. Part of me misses her as that tiny snuggly baby but on the other hand I love watching her grow and change. It helps that she says she doesn’t want to get married, have babies or ever move out!! haha! xx

  2. 16th May 2017 / 1:40 pm

    I am looking forward to six for B too. He was an emotional four year old and five year old showed a bit attitude and I am hoping that six is nicer and kinder to us and that his emotions will calm down and find them settled. They will always be our babies no matter what age. My momma still cuddles me and says you are my baby and I am in my 30s hahaha #wrc

  3. 17th May 2017 / 10:12 am

    I always love reading about G as he’s the same age as Lucas, although G sounds a lot more laid back, haha! It seems like times racing ahead sometimes doesn’t it? I’ll catch myself suddenly thinking how grown up he is, sometimes I wish I had more time one on one with him as it feels like I’m missing things. There is something so special about watching them grow up into proper little people xxx

  4. 19th May 2017 / 10:53 am

    He’s all long, slender limbs isn’t it!? He really is growing so fast – they all are, I wish time would slow down just a little x

    • Life As Our Little Family
      19th May 2017 / 12:12 pm

      He’s definitely getting long and lean, although he’s always been a little thing

  5. 19th May 2017 / 6:37 pm

    Oh my goodness, I swear the years get faster ever year! In two weeks I’m going to have a seven year old, SEVEN!!! How did that happen? You take the best pictures of your family KA and I love that little G says he’ll always come back for snuggles. Bless him xxx

    • Life As Our Little Family
      24th May 2017 / 7:18 am

      Oh they are lovely, oh my goodness a seven year old, eek. Thanks so much lovely, well I hope he does come back for cuddles x

  6. 21st May 2017 / 9:03 pm

    Oh bless him, this year is just whizzing by and he is looking so grown up #LivingArrows

    • Life As Our Little Family
      24th May 2017 / 7:05 am

      Oh honestly Sherry he just seems to be growing far too quickly

  7. 22nd May 2017 / 4:42 am

    Oh the time goes so fast doesn’t it? My boy is only 4, but it doesn’t seem a minute since he was born and he suddenly looks so grown up too. These are gorgeous captures – you’ll look back on these with fond memories I’m sure. And many more to come! xx #LivingArrows

    • Life As Our Little Family
      24th May 2017 / 7:05 am

      It just seems to be zipping by at the moment

  8. 29th May 2017 / 7:35 am

    You guys have the most amazing bond. I see a closeness there that I’m sure will stay regardless of age xx

    • Life As Our Little Family
      29th May 2017 / 5:17 pm

      Aww thank you sweetie, I do hope it lasts a lifetime x

  9. 29th May 2017 / 9:44 am

    Aw what a lovely quote that is! I don’t think I’ve heard it before. I’m completely with you on this too. Noah and George are very close in age and I have found myself thinking the same things when I look at Noah. They really do grow up so fast and six does feel like a transition period. We’re so lucky to have them, aren’t we? xxxx

    • Life As Our Little Family
      29th May 2017 / 4:47 pm

      So so lucky, I can’t quite believe I have a 6 year old in less than a month x

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