Thursday, August 23, 2012

this or that thursday: first day of school

Every year I take the same shots... my two boys standing by the front door on the first day of school. This year they are both in high school. Mason is in 9th and Alec is in 11th. Don't let the photos fool you. I think Mason's shoes have thicker heels or maybe it's that he's standing on the rug, but he's not taller than his big brother just yet! They were measured at their check up last week and Alec still has 1/4" on his younger brother.







And here's one from a long time ago. It was Mason's first day of kindergarten and Alec was in 2nd grade. These nine years sure have passed by fast.




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40 comments:

  1. I always love these posts, Deb. Hope they have a great year!

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  2. That´s a great idea - so fun to see how they´re growing! We both have kind of brotherly themes today - gotta love those sons! :-)

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  3. Happy first day! I remember the first morning photo shoot! Here's to a great year!

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  4. Cannot believe the summer is over and the kids are going back to school!! You've got two handsome boys, Deb, I bet the ladies will be swooning over them!

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  5. Very handsome boys! I always take back to school pictures in the same spot too. I love the one you included from when they were younger--so cute!

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  6. Aww what a special tradition! Your boys look like twins in the first shot! So handsome :-)

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  7. Oh my! I love that you added that last picture. Nine years sure does go by quickly! Your boys are so handsome and look like such nice young men.

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  8. Oh my what handsome young men! Amazing how much they change though in just a few short years.

    Mollyxxx

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  9. First of all...your boys are so handsome! Second...they just look like really great kids! God bless you all!
    Laurie @ Pride in Photos

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  10. Those are some great smiles & oh so sweet past & present captures! =)

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  11. What a proud mama you must be Deb. What amazing young men you have raised! Hope it's a great year for them.

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  12. Oh Deb...these are great! What a difference nine years makes - wow! Your boys just seem like the best sons. I saw a mom and her two teenage sons at the grocery store last week. They were having fun grocery shopping and they towered over their mother! I laughed thinking that that would be Andrew someday...so crazy!

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  13. as I was reading this post and scrolling down I was wondering what your boys looked like as youngsters - and there it was - they are SO talllLLLL now!

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  14. What good-looking boys - you must be so proud!! Can't believe the difference between now and 9 years ago!

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  15. Love how you shared a "looking back" photo - what change!

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  16. Handsome young men you've got there! I hope their school year is filled with successes!!

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  17. Wow, time flies, yes? I take the kids' pics in front of the front door as well every new school year. That is what my parents did too. I love that tradition! :)

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  18. Oh my goodness, Deb. You are going to make my cry with the time passing so quickly. Mine are still at the age of the older photo.

    Your boys are just so handsome. Enjoy a little quiet time.

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  19. seeing your boys when they were young - they are so cute! :)

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  20. Love the flashback photo! Some good looking boys you have deb! We still have until the day after labor day for school.

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  21. Enjoy it while they still live with you! Great to have two boys so close together!

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  22. How much fun - I love seeing these back to school photos every year. And yes, the years pass so quickly - they have grown so tall!

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  23. Yes, such lovely images. Great to see them when they were small :)

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  24. Great shots! It's nice that they let you photograph them. I know many teenagers who don't. :D

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  25. They are so handsome! Great shots Deb. Why does the time with our kids have to pass so quickly? Thank goodness we have cameras to capture all those fleeting moments!

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  27. Handsome looking young men, they sure have grown!

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  28. How wonderful! I had the same tradition when my son was in school...although there were several years when it was almost torture trying to get the shot! Great photos of two heart-breakers!

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  29. I'm so grateful for digital photography that makes these kinds of photos possible for my grandchildren. My daughter missed out on having a lots of these to remember her growing up due to either the cost of film and processing or simply forgetting to buy the film.

    Great photos. Handsome young men.

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  30. They grow up really quickly don't they! I have a 5 and 8yr old and it seems like just yesterday we brought them home. The photos we take are so precious to us as we take them over the years.

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  31. You have two very handsome young men- they sure do grow up fast, don't they?!!

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  32. Oh my goodness!! This is so adorable!!

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  33. I like those pictures, it is always important to start with a smile, wonderful.

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  34. Great shots! Kids grow up so fast...

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  35. LOVE that your boys still let you take their picture on the first day of school! They look so big and handsome! My oldest son is going to be a senior this year and I'm so sad!! Love that you included a photo from "way back when", too. I see a layout in there somewhere..... :-)

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  36. What handsome boys, you must be proud.

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  37. Your boys are so handsome! How quickly the time passes! I just love that older shot you posted of them. It's so much fun to compare and see the changes :o)

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  38. Wonderful pictures!You must be a very proud Mom :O)

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  39. I adore adore adore that not only do they allow the photo shoot, but they still smile for you!!! My fingers are crossed my boys will do that!! I just started this tradition with Bear as preschool started this week. *sigh*

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