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

This year we have spent the first few weeks of Autumn indoors snuggling up, drinking hot drinks, nursing colds, watching films and recovering from long weeks at school, so this weekend we decided to go for a walk to blow off our cobwebs.

We ended up walking over 6 miles mostly following the river and the children did amazingly well. Amy who is only three was a superstar and didn’t even complain once, which was really impressive as just before the summer she wanted to be carried on even the shortest of walks.

We sadly didn’t find any conkers, but Lily loved walking past the cows and insisted she had never seen a cow before (she has), and enjoyed seeing the ones that were ‘cuddling’ (It was the cleanest explanation we could find!). James loved the cow jokes afterwards!


Leaves everywhere…


Lily and her favourite leaves. Inspired by this photo from Esther at Inside Out & About.


Ava walked a little way before she was ready for her afternoon nap. This was her just before she fell asleep


I think this might be my favourite photo, I wanted a photo to prove we had bravely walked past those cows (when we were safely past them, because they were quite large and scary, especially when they started following us!). Mr T tried to wind me up by shouting ‘Watch out for that cow behind you’ – It didn’t work as I had already checked, but the girls did look, they were just checking their mummy was okay!


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

with the lovely Donna at Whattheredheadsaid.com

Living Arrows