Living Arrows | Ain’t no party like a soft play party

‘You are the bows from which your children as living arrows, are sent forth’ Kahlil Gibran

The Living Arrows photo project is about celebrating childhood by capturing it in a photograph once a week. I will be joining in with a photo each of Mabel, Greta and Ernie, hopefully using it as a way to improve my photography skills, as well as creating a lovely collection of photos for us to look back on at the end of the year.

This week our living arrows pictures are from a brilliant soft play birthday party that we all went to. Soft play has got to be the worst place in the world to take pictures with the bad lighting and fast moving children, and I don’t think I’ve quite nailed it, but I gave it my best shot. It was the 4th birthday party of Mabel’s best and oldest friend and we all had so much fun and were so happy to celebrate with them.

Greta soft play

Greta always grabs two balls to carry around with her whenever we go to soft play. She chucks them down the slide and then hurtles down after them. At the bottom she always stops to pick up her balls before dashing off again.

Ernie in soft play

Ernie has stared sitting on his own much more this week. I love how he’s just casually leaning with one arm in this picture. He’s certainly not a newborn any more!

Mabel running

I took this picture of Mabel right at the end of the party. She was throwing a balloon in the air and then chasing it around trying to catch it. Such a simple game, but clearly a very fun one!

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  1. April 25, 2016 / 9:59 am

    You’ve done a better job than I would have and captured some wonderful moments.

  2. April 25, 2016 / 10:36 am

    You’ve done a better job than I would manage, I don’t even attempt soft play photos anymore. Gorgeous photo of Ernie sitting up (definitely not a newborn!). And the joy in Mabel’s face in the last photo, simple games always bring such pleasure, don’t they?

  3. April 27, 2016 / 4:42 pm

    Soft play is a nightmare to get good photos in definitely! I love that photo of Mabel though, that’s stunning!

  4. April 27, 2016 / 5:54 pm

    Love your photos! Children just adore soft play don’t they? We’re having a soft play party for LP’s birthday this year and I am dreading it! x
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