I know it sounds overused and almost silly.

But they really do grow up so fast!

Last week I was looking through some old pictures and I came across one that I took a mere 3 1/2 years ago. I was amazed by how much different the kids look now.

For some reason the kids were agreeable to redoing the photo so off to the beach we went.

Here is the original taken in December of 2011. Under it is the one we took the other night.

So much of their baby-ness is gone! And, I would also like to note, that I think my skills have improved :-)

Here is another redo we did from the same time.

We all got a little tickled about how much harder it was to pose them the same. Legs are a little longer, bodies are a little taller and they don't fold and tuck in together the way they used to.

Oh, and Claire is actually wearing the same dress that Emily was wearing in the first set of pictures.

Doing this reminded me of one reason I love photography. Being able to watch them grow up again and again. Priceless memories.

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