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

Kahlil Gibran

We spent the most beautiful day today at Stanwick Lakes. Just me and the three of them in the sunshine. Ava loved playing in the water, her little face in the first bit she ran into was just pure delight! She’s never played in it before so it was a first for her. I loved helping her to splash, climb and play with it, tipping her little watering can out and running her fingers through the flowing water. The boys were all over the place, running between there and the play frames. We dried, changed, ate ice cream and ice lollies and went off to the other side of one of the lakes to the assault course. Ava went to sleep and I got to spend some time watching the boys enjoy themselves, climbing, sliding and swinging. 

More days like this please! 




Living Arrows


  1. July 18, 2016 / 9:12 pm

    what an awesome park and even more awesome weather!

  2. July 19, 2016 / 5:22 am

    Oh so much fun! I love Ava’s dress. What a brilliant park πŸ™‚ x x #livingarrows

  3. July 19, 2016 / 2:39 pm

    Great photos. Little girl looks very happy playing in the water #livingarrows

  4. July 19, 2016 / 10:36 pm

    Sounds like a perfect day! Your little Ava looks pretty content to play in the water. Lovely pictures.

  5. July 22, 2016 / 6:41 am

    I love her shoes to go int the water. I used to have some when I was a kid, sparkly ones and still remember paddling on holidays #PicknMix

  6. July 22, 2016 / 6:50 am

    I took my son paddling this week it was the way his face lit up that made me really smile. So nice to see your kids enjoying themselves in the hot weather! Memories made for sure #picknmix

  7. Helen
    July 22, 2016 / 7:13 am

    Such lovely photos – Stanwick Lakes looks like a fantastic place! #PicknMix

    Helen x

  8. July 22, 2016 / 7:41 am

    Aww Ava looks so adorable, and looks like she had loads of fun playing with the water. #PicknMix

  9. July 22, 2016 / 7:46 am

    I love your photos. It looks like an mazing park with lots to do xx

  10. July 22, 2016 / 8:17 am

    Sounds like a great day. Lovely pictures, the kids look
    Like they are having lots of fun. #picknmix

  11. July 22, 2016 / 8:25 am

    Lovely photos, looks like she’s having a great time. x #picknmix

  12. July 22, 2016 / 9:14 am

    Your kids look free and happy….not sure if that sounds strange…but its lovely to see them letting go and having such a good time as only kids can! Great post. Happy Memories. #picknmix

  13. July 22, 2016 / 9:57 am

    Lovely photos – seems like the perfect park for this sort of weather #PicknMix

  14. July 22, 2016 / 1:08 pm

    Gorgeous photos as always πŸ™‚ Looks like some really fun family time.

    Stevie xx

  15. July 22, 2016 / 2:58 pm

    Gorgeous photos, looks like you have had a really lovely time together. I love Avas dress, love my girls in navy! And it stays clean for longer…kind of! #picknmix

  16. July 22, 2016 / 6:23 pm

    That tyre looks huge fun!! #TheList x

  17. July 22, 2016 / 7:59 pm

    Ava looks so happy playing in the water. It sounds like you had a wonderful day in the sunshine. We have been making the most of the hot weather this week too xx #picknmix

  18. July 23, 2016 / 1:03 pm

    Lovely photo’s! That looks an amazing place, love that they have all the water for them to play in!


  19. July 23, 2016 / 7:30 pm

    That looks like just the best day – the weather looks amazing! I bet Ava was filthy at bedtime! hehe. The best days are the mucky one πŸ™‚ x

  20. July 23, 2016 / 9:09 pm

    I remember this place as the location for a Geocaching Halloween Mega event. It is a lovely place.#PicknMix

  21. July 24, 2016 / 8:20 am

    Love your pics – looks like a gorgeous day! I also really love Ava’s dress πŸ™‚ Thanks for hosting #picknmix

  22. July 24, 2016 / 9:23 am

    This weather just makes the days so much fun doesn’t it?! Ava looks in her element – they are so adorable at this age just wanting to explore and experience new things, these lakes look fab xx #picknmix

  23. July 24, 2016 / 9:43 am

    Sounds like a great park and they look like they are having great time! #PicknMix

  24. July 24, 2016 / 2:11 pm

    Ah, love family days out. Gorgeous weather makes the day more magical too! #picknmix

  25. July 28, 2016 / 11:29 pm

    Lovely pictures! My two love playing in water too! #picknmix

  26. July 29, 2016 / 6:19 am

    Sounds like an ideal day out, it’s lovely when they get to experience something for the first time! And good that there is something there for all ages :). Thanks for hosting #Picknmix

  27. August 8, 2016 / 8:19 pm

    Ava really does look like she’s enjoying herself and I’ll bet that water cooled her down nicely too. Beautiful day! Thanks for hosting #picknmix

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