Last year, these sweet angels spent the weekend together and went to the pumpkin patch at McCray’s Farm. This is my adorable nephew Andrew who is six months younger than Malone. Every time I look at this photo, I melt and my teeth hurt. It is THAT SWEET.
This year, they returned to McCray’s Farm to ride the wagon out to the pumpkin patch. They are FOUR and on the cusp of FOUR (Andrew will be four in December). And instead of those sweet angels, we’ve got a little sour. Last year, when we got out to the field at the pumpkin patch we took scenic shots of little boys sitting on pumpkins with our mountain behind them. This year, we took those same boys out to the same field and got this. Because they are FOUR. These are the best shots from the field. TRUST ME. Also, they are the gift that keeps on giving. And it will be given for the REST OF their lives. Last year, two little boys wearing coordinating pumpkin sweaters held hands in front of the pumpkin display and made sweet faces. (The sweaters are Janie & Jack if you’re wondering. They retail for around $60.00 but I’m thrifty and got them second hand.)This year, they were too busy running laps around the display at McCray’s Farm. I tried to get a photo of them, but they were in opposite ends in their own little crazy town world. And you know what? I loved EVERY second of it. I love their sour faces and their spirited attitude because these pictures show who they really are at FOUR. They are full of fun, crazy ideas, and an epic sense of self. They spent the weekend fighting like brothers and loving each other like the best friends I pray they’ll always be.
Do you have a great relationship with an extended family member who lives far away? Malone and Andrew have been confused as twins in the past. Do your kids look like their cousins too?
Let me know. I adore hearing from you.
love these pics!!
the ones from last year are truly ADORABLE!!!
the ones from this year are perfect!
my favorite is the pumpkins, empty of kids…you are too funny!!!
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Growing up, our cousins lived in Florida and we lived in Upstate NY. The few times a year we saw them was a great reunion– thick as thieves and picking up where we left off. Now, we’re older and busier, so we don’t see each other as often but there’s always Facebook. 🙂
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I think that is the way Malone and Andrew will be too! Thick as thieves!
I love how you showed us then/now photos – what a difference a year makes! We are fortunate that our whole family lives within an hour of us, so my kids see their cousins often. My sister has a boy and a girl – my niece looks like she could be my kids’ little sister. My nephew looks like he’s from a different family!
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How lucky you are to live so close to family! I grew up with all of my cousins living in the same town, it was fun!
That first picture took my breath away!! And then how they unfolded was just so classic and precious at the same time!!! It reminds me of my daughter and her cousin- six months apart… tons of pictures just like this as they have grown from little babies splashin’ in the pool to tweens dancing in the living room.
Isn’t it amazing? Every year… every stage… capturing it all!!
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Thank you! I don’t consider myself a photographer but I’m learning. I adore it too, it is very classic New England to me. As for those hooligans this year, I will forever laugh!
Gorgeous photos! Love the look on the kids’ faces too. 🙂 Great stuff.
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Thanks. Those muffins are so fun to photograph!
I love this post! The differences a year makes is incredible. I love the sweet photos, but I also love love love the “sour” photos. They show their personality and character. It looks like you have had a great time both years. And I thought they were twins at first too! It’s great that they are so close in age and can be such great friends. Thank you for sharing!!!
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They are almost six months apart to the day! Their sour faces crack me up, there is no doubt these boys are FOUR! I wish we lived closer than a five hour drive so we could see each other more often.