Isla Jean, Living Arrows

Living Arrows 2/52

Joining up with the Living Arrows linky for the second week.

I love this photo of Isla. Admittedly, she looks a bit scared/shocked, but she’s actually screaching with delight! She’s so proud of herself when she stands up. Even more so when she stands up on her own (with the assistance of another object to hold on to) She is so stable doing so now, but hasn’t yet mastered walking on her own. I’m secretly pleased about that, as I think that would be a step too far for me (excuse the pun), as in my mind she would no longer be a baby anymore, but a toddler. I’m just not ready for that yet!

Chris asked me what the Living Arrows picture was all about when I posted last week, so thought I might explain about it this week to all my readers who aren’t bloggers/don’t know about linkies, or this one in particular.

The name Living Arrows is from a poem by Kahlil Gibran. “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”. Each Monday, the idea is to share a photo of your little one from the week. It is then linked up to Donna’s linky post and then the plan is that we comment on other blogs that have also linked up. It’s a way of finding new blogs, building relationships with other bloggers, and helping them out with increasing exposure to their blogs.

Living Arrows

Check out Life As Mrs D’s other Living Arrows posts here.


  1. Katy Stevens

    January 10, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Lovely photo. When they’re proud it is so lovely isn’t it!!

  2. Emily and Indiana

    January 10, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Aww so sweet, I’m not surprised she’s so excited – walking is such a lovely milestone! x

  3. aliceyoung8

    January 10, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    Aww so special when they can get themselves up! Walking babas are the best x

  4. Nicola

    January 10, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    What a clever girl. It’s wonderful when they start reaching their milestones isn’t it! I always feeling a mixture of happiness and sadness. I don’t want my baby to grow up!

  5. Amy | All Things Amy

    January 10, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    Such a cute photo, my little one has just mastered walking with his walker – it’s so funny to watch their delight isn’t it?!

  6. Donna

    January 10, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Oh her face is an absolute picture! I remember that stage well – standing but not yet walking. She’ll be off before you know it x

  7. ClaireBearx

    January 10, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    I kind of wish I had taken part in this linky, it looks fabulous! And yay on your little lady standing proud with her walker but deffo slow down xx

  8. Sarah (@tobygoesbananas)

    January 10, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    Aww, look at her face! Both mine stood for a long time before they could walk so you might have a while before she becomes a toddler yet 🙂 #LivingArrows

  9. Katie

    January 10, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    She is so cute! We had that walker too, loved it,but it was not good for my stress levels on a slippery wooden floor though lol! I know what you mean about the walking stage marking the end of an era! Katie x

  10. madelinelittlejohns

    January 12, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    This is such a fab photo! Brings back such clear memories of my son when he first realised he could push a walker around, he went so fast! x #LivingArrows

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