Wednesday, October 12, 2011

a couple of firsts

Sawyer is the youngest boy cousin in our family. He is playing tackle football for the first time this fall. He is just so cute in his uniform!



Can you believe I shot this at f/32? I don't think I've ever used such a small aperture before, but this time it was required so that the little football players wouldn't be too blurry. I manually focused on the fence because my auto focus was having a hard time finding it.

Here he is carrying the ball. He did an awesome job! 

Alec is the oldest boy cousin. He and his best friend both got their drivers licenses on the same day this week. It was fun that they got to do it together. And yes, I'm nervous about the whole thing. He took Mason to basketball practice yesterday. It was very strange watching them drive off without me. Of course, the school is only one minute from our house so I didn't have too much to worry about this time...




NapTime MomTog

37 comments:

  1. Okay seriously...is there ANYTHING cuter than a little boy who's football pads are bigger than HIM? Too cute! I miss those days :)

    Kathy

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  2. These are great and he's adorable. I had two little boys once upon a time, and now they are big boys. I miss those days, too.

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  3. How cute is he in the football gear. I now have 2 girls driving in this house and my youngest will start next year. Scary!!!!

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  4. Could they be any cuter in those uniforms!! REminds me of the Leave it to Beaver movie! Congrats on the new driver!!

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  5. This was a fun post. Two boys growing up but at very different stages! I can't imagine what it must feel like to see your "baby" driving off without you. Yikes!

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  6. Your focus on the fence shot was so spot on! I struggle with shots like that.

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  7. We don´t generally play that kind of football in Sweden, but I have to say that they look totally adorable in those little outfits! Too cute! :-)

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  8. Those are some exciting firsts, however I gotta say the little cousin playing football, is adorable!

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  9. Oh my goodness!! I love the football shots! Sawyer is soooo cute! Yay for Alec getting his drivers license. I am sure it is scary though. Not looking forward to that. Ha ha!

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  10. Sawyer is pretty lucky to have such a great team photographer! Darling shots.

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  11. Great football photos.
    Grats to your new driver, too!!

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  12. Love this photo,of your professional ball player in training. Hugs P.S. I grabbed your linky button and put it on my blog hop page. I hope you'll link up tomorrow at my hop too. :-)

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  13. LOVE the mini football players! Can't get cuter than that!

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  14. Delicious photos, charming and fun.

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  15. Deb I love these pictures of your boys! They are so cute, and it is so wonderful that you are capturing their lives like this. These will be precious to you in the years to come. I have a grandson who is 9 and enjoy photographing him too. very nice. Have a super day!

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  16. Deb,

    I just love the first picture.

    You took us right onto the field with him!

    He is just the cutest little boy.

    Congrats to your son!! A whole new world ahead.

    Hope your day is blessed♥

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  17. they all grow up so fast! did we? :)

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  18. WAy to go Alec and Sawyer.

    He looks so little with that football helmet on.

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  19. These are adorable - I love the second shot.

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  20. He looks so tiny with all that padding one - very cute too.

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  21. Cute doesn't even come close to describing that little football player! I also love the fence shot and thank you for the photography tips.

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  22. That must be a very odd feeling seeing your children and family members driving on their own - you go from grabbing their hand whenever you cross a street to this. Lovely photos as usual - really like your first and third shot.

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  23. Cutest little football player EVER! Yay for getting drivers licences...I understand you being nervous, I will be too!! Great photos as always :)

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  24. Awww, so small but oh so cute! And yep, my daughter got her license about 5 months ago and I might have cried just a teensy bit when she left the house by herself for the first time!!

    And I think the cute factor just gets bigger as they grow when it comes to those football uniforms!

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  25. Seriously cute football players. Congrats on the licenses.

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  26. How cute! Love the field pictures. So fun.

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  27. He is adorable in his uniform!! :)

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  28. Oh what fun pictures from the football game!

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  29. Oh what fun pictures from the football game!

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  30. Love the football shots. The portrait of your nephew is very well done :)

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  31. loved the photographs of little Sawyer in his football gear. Adorable :)

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  32. Ah, driving! I will be praying for your sanity. :)

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  33. He is so cute in that uniform! :)

    And driving?? Oh my. So glad that is years (but what will seem like not years - ha!) away!! ;)

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  34. I love this post - the story, the photos, the feelings. And the fence photo....you nailed it. Excellent!

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  35. How cute are those tiny football players? :) And love the milestone license photo!

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