Living Arrows 2017 // 21/52

22nd May 2017

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.


  • Devon Mama

    22nd May 2017 at 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!!!!!!!!

  • Cath – BattleMum

    22nd May 2017 at 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

  • Stacey

    22nd May 2017 at 8:36 pm

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

    Hope he had a fab Birthday!

  • the frenchie mummy

    22nd May 2017 at 10:57 pm

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

  • Amy @ The Smallest Of Things

    23rd May 2017 at 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

  • Laura | Little Ladies Big World

    24th May 2017 at 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

  • Sophie Durrans

    24th May 2017 at 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!

  • Dani

    25th May 2017 at 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

  • Donna

    25th May 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Happy Birthday Dex! That photo is beautiful! x

  • Amy @ Very Much So

    28th May 2017 at 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

  • mummytodex

    29th May 2017 at 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!

  • mummytodex

    29th May 2017 at 9:45 am

    Thank you x

  • mummytodex

    29th May 2017 at 9:46 am

    Thank you Dani! x

  • mummytodex

    29th May 2017 at 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!

  • mummytodex

    29th May 2017 at 9:47 am

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

  • mummytodex

    29th May 2017 at 9:48 am

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

  • mummytodex

    29th May 2017 at 9:48 am

    Make sure you take lots of photos Cecile! LOL

  • mummytodex

    29th May 2017 at 9:48 am

    We enjoyed it 🙂

  • mummytodex

    29th May 2017 at 9:49 am

    Couldn’t agree more.

  • mummytodex

    29th May 2017 at 9:49 am

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

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