20160712_191323“A portrait of my boys, once a week, every week, in 2016″.

I think the last week or so may go down as one of the best times of my life. A time that I will remember and treasure, like many other moments in my life. I have flitted between my mum’s house and home – catching up with people, popping into town with family members, been to a baby shower, attended a family wedding, been wakeboarding and had a lovely afternoon with friends. A time full of reminicising, hugging, emotion, fun and love. A time when you are reminded who you are, and what you want from life. A time when you realise how fortunate you are, and a time full of lots of ordinary, day to day happenings of motherhood (of course).

W: Win has played with his cousins non stop this past week, and he has loved it.

R: A few people over the last few weeks have commented that they are suprised how strong willed and cheeky Ru can be – because he looks so sweet and harmless.

O: I feel like Otto is very noise sensitive compared to the other two. He can be a fussy feeder if I’m in a room with lots of people, or even if I’m sat talking to someone.

E xx

This photo is not the best, but I love it.

Living Arrows


  1. 18th July 2016 / 10:12 pm

    Oh I love this picture, love how black and white brings out all the shadows.

    • Esther
      24th July 2016 / 9:58 pm

      Thank you Rachel x

  2. 18th July 2016 / 10:50 pm

    Lovely photo, and the words too. I am feeling very fortunate especially after scary events last week., but you’ve summed it up in one. I do wish I had like minded friends to be around though , can be tricky trying to find time for anything but it sounds like you’ve had a lovely week. Gratitude in its simplest form. Would love to meet up again one day x

    • Esther
      24th July 2016 / 10:20 pm

      Life minded friends – particularly friends with children has made such a difference to my life. I really had to work hard to find some which must sound so weird! xx

      • 30th July 2016 / 9:34 am

        It doesn’t! I’m mostly on my own with the kids as none of my friends have the same amount and have gone out of the baby stage… 🙁 Larry loner I am lol 😂

  3. 18th July 2016 / 11:19 pm

    Aw I’m so glad you’ve had such a good week. Wake boarding sounds particularly fabulous! My youngest is a bit more sensitive to noise than her big sister too, she reacted really well to white (rain) noise to help with sleeping.x

    • Esther
      24th July 2016 / 10:21 pm

      Thanks for the tip Nat. You should totally try wakeboarding. It is SO much fun and not as hard to do as people think it is. I’m no pro, but I can get up and enjoy myself. Such a rush! x

  4. 19th July 2016 / 3:35 pm

    Such a sweet photo. I love it that is black and white. I think it makes it really soft and tender #livingarrows

    • Esther
      24th July 2016 / 10:22 pm

      Thank you Pat xx

  5. 20th July 2016 / 9:20 pm

    oh this is such a lovely picture Esther. I love it. Ru is such a character. I love reading about him and cant wati to see you guys again sometime. #LivingArrows

    • Esther
      24th July 2016 / 10:23 pm

      Thank you so much Ang. I would love to have a proper catch up soon, our meet ups have been too short recently xx

  6. 23rd July 2016 / 8:34 pm

    This literally brought tears to my eyes. I have no idea why really, just that sometimes, knowing who you are and what you want from life are the simplest yet the best things – and I often catch myself, lump in throat, thinking just how fortunate I am. Love the photo too – your boys are already the best of buddies x

    • Esther
      24th July 2016 / 10:26 pm

      Thank you so much Donna. Absolutely. And I often think that gratitude is such a gift. I really hope they grow to love each other as adults, as much as they do now, despite the ups and downs xx

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