Living Arrows 2017 // 21/52

Living Arrows 2017 // 21/52

This year I am joining in with What the Redhead Said‘s project Living Arrows which is all about celebrating childhood.

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

-Kahlil Gibran

Each week I will be posting a picture of Dexter showing what we have been up to or something new he has learnt.

As promised last week, this week’s Living Arrows is all about Dexter’s cake smash which we did on his birthday last Saturday. We had a lovely party at home with family and set up our own cake smash. Dexter very carefully used his hand to take small and deliberate bites of the moist chocolate cake before crawling off and smearing chocolate icing everywhere! I highly recommend a cake smash, the pictures we captured are amazing. Happy birthday Dexter. We love you so much. To make the day even more special, Dexter learnt to clap too. You may remember a few weeks ago me mentioning I was worried he was behind…well he no longer is! Happy days.

Living Arrows

If you want to take part in Living Arrows, check out the linky here.

Check out previous weeks’ installments here.


  1. 22nd May 2017 / 12:10 pm

    He looks so cheeky in this photo – like ‘what you lookin’ at?!’ So glad his birthday went well and the cake smash was a success. What a way to celebrate with a round of applause!!! Finally, our children can clap – HURRAH!!!!!!!!

  2. 22nd May 2017 / 2:18 pm

    Great picture. We’ve done a cake smash for BattleKid’s 3 birthdays and I’m glad I continued after his first. They’re such a great way to capture and celebrate birthdays with little ones. #livingarrows

  3. Stacey
    22nd May 2017 / 8:36 pm

    What a fab idea, to do your own at home!

    Hope he had a fab Birthday!

  4. 22nd May 2017 / 10:57 pm

    All this chocolate is yummy! It’s my birthday soon. I might do that too! #LivingArrows

  5. 23rd May 2017 / 9:19 am

    Ahh what lovely pictures! I’m thinking about doing a cake smash for my youngest but I feel bad as I never did with my eldest! ox

  6. 24th May 2017 / 5:16 pm

    Haha a lovely photos, we tried this with my youngest and son found out she didn’t like cake! I got some cute photos though x #LivingArrows

  7. 24th May 2017 / 9:58 pm

    He looks like he’s thinking “hurry up mum and take the photo so I can go back to eating cake!” Happy first birthday Dexter!

  8. 25th May 2017 / 2:46 am

    Happy Birthday Dex! Love this image of your little and the props are amazing. Super awesome that he’s now clapping too! #livingarrows

  9. 25th May 2017 / 1:41 pm

    Happy Birthday Dex! That photo is beautiful! x

  10. 28th May 2017 / 7:09 pm

    Hope he had a lovely birthday, it’s a lovely photo. I’ve never been brave enough to attempt a cake smash. My youngest turns one on Wednesday and I did consider it but I worried she’d just end up throwing it all over the house! #livingarrows

  11. 29th May 2017 / 9:44 am

    Luckily we have laminate flooring so it wasn’t *too* much of an issue and as soon as he started crawling off, I picked him up and threw him in the bath!

  12. 29th May 2017 / 9:46 am

    Thank you Dani! x

  13. 29th May 2017 / 9:46 am

    Haha, yes he is isn’t he? His first time having something so sweet…I’m surprised he didn’t end up vomming!

  14. 29th May 2017 / 9:47 am

    Haha what?! Doesn’t like cake!!? Lucky girl!

  15. 29th May 2017 / 9:48 am

    Ah that must be hard…I reckon you should just do it anyway and let the eldest have a go too!

  16. 29th May 2017 / 9:48 am

    Make sure you take lots of photos Cecile! LOL

  17. 29th May 2017 / 9:48 am

    We enjoyed it 🙂

  18. 29th May 2017 / 9:49 am

    Couldn’t agree more.

  19. 29th May 2017 / 9:49 am

    Gosh, how long have we been waiting for it? Although he hasn’t done it again since!!!!

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