This weeks Living Arrows post is a bit late, just managed to get it in before the next one is due!
This weeks photos are dominated by Archie’s 4th birthday party from last Saturday. His birthday was at the start of January but being so soon after Christmas it felt too much to have it then so we had planned for a quieter family day out on his actual birthday (which didn’t happen due to illness and so we still have to get around to that) and a joint celebration with two of his friends that he has known since birth.
We kept it relatively simple and ordered in pizza for the kids (& adults!) with some healthy snacks which seemed to go down well followed by entertainment by Captain Fantastic for an hour and a half. The kids loved it and I have never seen Archie pay attention for such a long period of time. She engaged and interacted well with the children. It was lovely to watch. The theme was ‘when I grow up I want to be a…’ which explains the fancy dress outfits! We had firemen, superheroes, cowgirls, vets, princesses, policemen and Archie was a train engineer (even though he had a builders outfit on!). Party bags were abandoned and in place each child got a hula hoop to take home. It was a fun (yet tiring!) Saturday.
Living Arrows is a weekly photography project organised by Hayley at Shutterflies. She describes the project as ‘a moment of parenthood that made you feel inspired to press the shutter.’ The name is derived from a passage about childhood in Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet, ‘You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.’