I’ve been shooting so much this past year that when it comes time to photographing my own boys I seem to always get side tracked! As another school year comes to a close this month, Jonah will be heading off to the “middle school” and starting grade 5 in September! (insert sobs and mixed emotions here). Middle school? Already? That went way too quick.! Mr. Ethan will be finishing up Kindergarten too and is months away from turning the big 6. It just seems like we went through four months of crying and leg pulling when I would drop him off for class, now it’s high fives and “see ya later!”.
Having them in school of course allows me to focus on work during the day now, which is blessing of course, but when I look at these recent pictures I did a couple weeks ago, I don’t see the little boys anymore, they are growing up so fast.
My little men. A true gift…
They say opposites attract. And I think they are right. They are so different in so many ways, yet the same too!
Ethan wants his hair done, carefully chooses his clothes each morning to look like daddy, complete with gel, Jonah will not do his hair and would be happy in ripped anything as long it is done quickly so he has play time…
Jonah needs quiet time to himself some days and Ethan thinks Jonah is the coolest thing on the planet…Jonah says “jump”, Ethan says “how high!”
Jonah is always protective when we go out, ensuring Ethan is close by, wants to hold his hand and is extra cautious. Of course it’s not all peaches and cream, they disagree and argue as brothers do…let’s hope they always protect each other…
Speaking of cautious, Jonah is the type of boy to wait, think things through and ensure he ready to proceed. We live near a skatepark and it was the first time using his rollerblades to go down the ramps. He waited for nearly ten minutes and eventually went down while I waited at the bottom. See, he still needs me!
Ethan on the other hand, well this kid has no fear. He will take risks and deal with the consequences later. He scares me but I admire his ability to just dive in…
One thing still remains, while opposites they may be, they are still best buddies, I think we are doing something right here!
Yup, it’s my new favorite!
See you all in September when Grade 5 and Grade 1 begins! Don’t forget to update your family photos this year! Us included!!