Well, the train that was supposed to come down the train-tracks. They waited and watched. But no train came. The sun does not wait for little boys and their locomotive-hearts, so family pictures had to resume. Bigger Boy kept his ears on the look-out... just in case.
Littler Boy (only in size) wanted to go back to the tracks and wait. He begged with his eyes.
Our hopes were raised a few times! We heard rumbling and horns! Maybe?!
No. No train. So dad, mom and Sister tried their best to distract and engage The Little Blue Boys.
Kisses and shoulder-rides and snuggling are good for distracting.
It's been six years of documenting this family. We started back before there were Blue Boys who loved trains. We've been through maternity shoots, anniversary shoots, new baby shoots and a collection of family shoots. This year just may have been my favorite, though.
Because after lots of smiling, listening, watching and tickling, as we were getting into our cars to leave... the train came :) And there was just something that clamped my heart when I watched those kids rejoice over a train. Maybe it was because in a few years they'll be "big boys" who don't spend the whole shoot distracted by big vehicles. They keep growing every year. And one of these years they won't be little at all.
But that wasn't this day. This day they weren't fighting wars or figuring out parking or looking both ways when they crossed the street. This day they were still small. And we'll never forget it.