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

I am not looking forward to tomorrow when we all go back to routine! It has been a lovely half term which we spent in Italy on the Umbria and Tuscany border. Of course it means I have lots of photos of the boys which is a nice as next weekend I am away without them. I had trouble choosing…. But I went for this one of Monkey which was taken when we visited San Marino. I chose it because he suddenly looks so much older. He has that ‘tween’ look about him. Despite only being seven and we are starting to get the attitude! And for once he didn’t try to pose.

I chose Kipper on a fairground ride in Perugia. He is also growing up, starting to make his own decisions and boy does he know his mind. He was given the choice of one ride and this is what he chose. He also seems to have suddenly hit that I am only going to do what I want phase. I would be lying if I wasn’t struggling with it wondering where my adorable ‘baby’ of the family has gone. As you can see from the photo he was really concentrating on paddling around this ride.

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    • Sean Eccles Reply

      Looks like you had a great time as always I love to read your blog posts your boys are a credit to you

  1. Ruth Harwood Reply

    looks fabulous! the kids must have enjoyed this a lot, I know mine would!

  2. Sheena Batey Reply

    Such a gorgeous area you are so lucky to be able to enjoy a half term somewhere as wonderful as this

  3. Gemma Hendry Reply

    im struggling with the wheres my baby gone too just went on first school visit for my daughter, i need to start thinking about baby number 2 now

  4. Gerri Tennant Reply

    Oh so sweet. Make the most of your time, they grow up so quickly, it’s only when you look back that you realise!

  5. These photos are amazing, and your boys are so adorable – you must be so proud!

  6. Debbie Skerten Reply

    The photographs show what an amazing time you had. I love visiting Italy. The concentration on Kipper’s face is wonderful and Monkey looks so grown up.

  7. Shelley Jessup Reply

    Aww Kipper melts my heart with his level of concentration, it’s so sweet seeing him grow up & get his own independence to some level.

  8. Catherine S Reply

    It looks as though you had a great half term away. Lovely photos too

  9. Margaret Clarkson Reply

    Such lovely photographs, they are a joy to see, thank you for sharing.

  10. Jeanette Leighton Reply

    Lovely picture you have some great pictures and lovely memories to look back on

  11. Emma England Reply

    My son is going through the same phase! I really miss the baby phase.

  12. I think Kipper would get on well with Florence! Lovely pictures and I enjoyed watching your stories in Italy. The food in particular looked amazing! #livingarrows

  13. Selena Longworth Reply

    So lovely, always find it strange that half terms are different dates depending on where. You live.

    Little ones concentration face is awesome.

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