Living Arrows – Week 12/52 Eco’s First Walk Outside

Welcome back to this weeks #LivingArrows installment hosted by fellow parent blogger Donna Wishart of What The Redhead Said. For those not already familiar, the projects aim is to celebrate childhood by inviting participants to share a moment in their child’s life the week previous.

This is great for me as I’ve been guilty of not sharing much of Eco’s day to day, monthly updates on development or milestones since his birth 12.5 months ago. So without further ado, here’s what Baby Eco got up to last week..

Living Arrows

The #LivingArrows project originally took it’s name from a poem by Kahlil Gibran

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

Week 12

Aside from my baby being unwell with a fever and developing a strange rash on his torso, neck, back and arms brought on by contracting a viral infection we managed to nip outside for some fresh air having stayed in all week when the sun came out to play.

I seized the opportunity to give Eco his first experience of walking outside on the grass in his newly purchased shoes (he has never been in contact with grass up until this point) whilst also showing him the daisies, daffodils and the other pretty flowers that had already blossomed.


I had a huge lump in my throat the entire time we was outside (less than 7 mins) and admittedly shed a few tears bursting with pride whilst witnessing his face light up in his attempt to run, or shall I say fast walk through sheer excitement as I held his hand tightly walking by his side.

Eco is naturally inquisitive and is beyond curious by everything around him. He often shows a strong desire to discover how things work.

I can tell it won’t be too long before we make walks outside part of our daily routine, which is perfect timing as warmer weather and longer days is upon us now that Spring is finally here!


I was totally oblivious at the time but forever thankful that my significant other captured Eco’s first walk outside on his camara phone from the our apartment.

Whilst the pictures are admittedly not the best quality, they capture the next and exciting stage of little Eco’s development and are ones I already treasure and hold very deer to my heart.


I for one cannot WAIT to explore the great outdoors with my boy! It’s safe to say the ‘baby’ he once was is fading away with every day that now passes BUT to me as his Mother, and to my O/H as his Father he will ALWAYS be our baby x

Be sure to check back next week to see what Eco got up to in Week 13.

Until next time.

  • Donna Wishart

    These pictures may not be photographer quality but they are so, so perfect aren’t they?! What an amazing milestone! x

    • Dani

      These pictures captured by my O/H are one of my favourites to date! So perfect and oh so precious. x

  • Toby Goes Bananas

    Aww, what a great milestone to capture. Once they can walk everything changes! #LivingArrows

    • Dani

      Thank you hun, so I’m currently finding out. He’s fast walking atm but it won’t be too long before he masters this and begins to run!