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

Today, I’m linking up with Living Arrows, where each week we celebrate our children with an image that captures childhood.

This weekend it finally stopped raining. We’re used to wet Autumns here in the South Wales valleys but it has seemed particularly bad this year, so we really needed some sunshine this weekend.

On Saturday we had an old fashioned adventure day with out besties. Before our little ones started school we would regularly have day long adventures with them to a park or a fun farm. Since they have started school though the little ones have been so busy it’s been hard to fit it in. Plus, there is so much going on in the week that often they just want to chill on the weekends. So it was really nice to do an adventure day for a change.

In the morning we headed to Castle Coch. It’s not somewhere I would have thought to take such little kids but we went last year, sort of by accident, and my daughter loved it. Mostly because of the Pokemon style Fairy trail they have, I think! They had fun exploring all the rooms but they got bored quickly, plus I think all those steps wore them out (they certainly wore me out, my legs were aching the next day!)

Fake medieval castles are not the easiest places to photograph with their narrow windows and dark walls, but I loved the pattern of the light streaming in from the lead paned windows so I cranked up my ISO and gave it a shot.

Castle Coch Low Light Photography

Castle Coch Low Light Photography

Castle Coch Low Light Photography

Afterwards we grabbed a pub lunch (diet starts today) and headed to a pumpkin farm. I’ve been wanting to go for ages, mainly for the photos, and it didn’t disappoint. The kids loved playing in the wheelbarrows and we ended up with 7 pumpkins each! I’ve already shared my Pumpkin Patch images but I have to share this one again because these two are just too adorable. (They got “engaged” when they were 4 and he calls her his lady love 😍😍😍)

How to Have the Best Pumpkin Patch Photoshoot This Halloween

Pumpkin Patch Photoshoot


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