‘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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  1. Selena Longworth

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

    Little ones concentration face is awesome.

  2. You guys have been on so many travels this year – what a year it’s been for your boys! x

  3. 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

  4. Emma England

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

  5. Jeanette Leighton

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

  6. Rebecca Sutton

    I have always wanted to go to Italy!

  7. Emma Betts

    Some lovely photos and memories to look at in the future xx

  8. Margaret Clarkson

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

  9. Catherine S

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

  10. Sean Eccles

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

  11. Andrea Fletcher

    Sounds like an amazing holiday. Lovely photo’s.

  12. Shelley Jessup

    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.

  13. Debbie Skerten

    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.

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

  15. Gerri Tennant

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

  16. Gemma Hendry

    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

  17. Sheena Batey

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

  18. Ruth Harwood

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

  19. Margaret Gallagher

    Another beautiful week for you all

  20. Peter Watson

    It looks as if you had an amazing break.

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