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Living Arrows 2017 3/52

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”. My son's 5th birthday superhero party

The Living Arrows project took it’s name from a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”.

Every week, I shall be posting a photo taken the week before and I can’t wait to see the collection at the end of the year. 

My photo from week 3:


5th birthday party superhero cake


Once again, like last week, it’s terrible quality as it was in low light but at the end of the day, these photo’s are a snapshot of my little boy’s life, week after week, and real life isn’t aways picture perfect. This week, as you may have guessed, saw my Bear’s 5 th birthday come and go, followed by, on Saturday, a swimming party. After a fabulous swim, all the children went into one of the exercise rooms for a party tea and we decided to do the cake first so that it could be chopped and put into party bags without a big rush at the end. 

I had made the cake myself and it was such an ordeal – I can’t convey this in a short post but nonetheless, I am so glad that I did it as in the end, Bear adored it and I think you see that in the photo. If you look at me, I look a bit sad but I think I was just caught at a moment of exhaustion and relief at it all going as planned. It does make me laugh though!



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Living Arrows


  1. Hope he had an amazing party! I saw your cake on Instagram actually – That’s absolutely amazing! We’re massive Marvel/DC fans in our house. I can’t/Can wait to do a superhero themed birthday party! #LivingArrows

  2. That cake looks amazing – such a feat! And it looks like he had just the best Birthday. You look amazing too – have you lost weight? You look so well! x

  3. Such a sweet snapshot of an exciting moment! I think you’re just a relieved mama who’s glad to see her kid happy and ready for a break 🙂 #weekendblogshare

  4. The cake is amazing – I can’t believe you made it yourself, you’re such a talented baker! Bear looks like he had an amazing party and birthday. You did him proud, Mama xx #WeekendBlogShare

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