valley gardens west yorkshire“A portrait of my boys, once a week, every week, in 2016″.

We’ve tried to get out in the sun as much as possible this week, and I loved an impromptu afternoon we spent at the park. You know they are having a good time when you have to persuade them to come home for dinner.

The two caps they are wearing were bought by my dad from the National Railway Museum the last time we saw him before he passed. He bought them for the boys without them knowing and presented them just before we parted. Suddenly such a kind gesture has become something I will never forget. Win’s is a ‘Flying Scotsman’ one, and Ru’s is a ‘Mallard’ one. I love that they like wearing them, even though I get nervous because I never want to lose them. A railway cap is the perfect way to remember their grandpa.

W: Win has said a few times this week that he still feels three. I can’t tell if he’s disappointed, or whether he doesn’t want to feel pressure to grow up. Either way – he seems to be thinking about it a lot.

R: Ru always copies whatever cap position Win is sporting. It’s really sweet watching him trying to get it right.

E xx

Living Arrows


  1. 21st March 2016 / 9:06 am

    Aww what a lovely gesture by your Dad, I’m sure they will wear them with pride and treasure them. Very cute that Ru copies his brother as to what position or stance he is in, he is in awe of him 🙂

    • Esther
      26th March 2016 / 3:35 pm

      Thanks Sophie – I think so too! x

  2. 21st March 2016 / 4:17 pm

    what a lovely photo, and one that you can tell holds real pride and love for your boys

    • Esther
      26th March 2016 / 3:36 pm

      Thanks Jess x

  3. Mommy's Little Princesses
    21st March 2016 / 4:59 pm

    What a lovely and thoughtful gift.
    Awww this is such a precious not to mention darling capture, they both look lost in the moment! I think it’s so sweet that R tries to copy Win.xx #livingarrows

    • Esther
      26th March 2016 / 3:37 pm

      Thank you x

  4. 23rd March 2016 / 9:36 pm

    I love this photo, they look like twinnies! Love the matching hats and the sentiment behind them x

    • Esther
      26th March 2016 / 3:37 pm

      They are definitely looking more and more similar. Thanks Donna xx

  5. 27th March 2016 / 9:06 pm

    They look so engrossed in whatever it is they can see in that stream – such a lovely picture, and I’m sure they’ll want to look after their caps forever. #LivingArrows

    • Esther
      2nd April 2016 / 10:17 pm

      Thanks Sarah xx

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