Friday, 1 June 2012

Then and Now

Good afternoon

Pinch and a punch and all that jazz - June! Halfway through the year - only 3 weeks till the Solstice!

I am looking forward to this weekends Jubilee celebrations - I come from a family who love the royal family and the whole red/white/blue thing. I've fond memories of 1977 and the Silver Jubilee celebrations - the party on the RAF camp we lived on and my Dad winning the beer drinking/running race!! 

10 years ago when BigSon & LittleSon were both much smaller we had a party at their primary school - I hunted out the photos this morning - so sweet;

My two little kings with their homemade outfits and crowns.

Fast forward 10 years and here they are this morning before they set out to school in red/white & blue - not so keen on having their pics taken these days;

(and yes he knows he's wearing one blue converse and one red!!).

Today is also significant as its BigSons last day of school before he goes on exam study leave - just 5 exams left and then he's free to have fun till September - with maybe a little housework and odd jobs thrown in!!

Again the photo album was searched and here he is on his first official day at full time school;

and here he is when he arrived home from school tonight - with a signed t-shirt AND face - hope that washes off!!

Whatever you are doing this weekend - have a good time - here's hoping the sunshine makes an appearance, we have rather a lot of outdoors things planned and I don't want to hide my Jubilee frock under a raincoat!

See you soon

xxx Vicki xxx


Lisa said...

I bet they would be thrilled to see that photo of them on your blog of when they were younger!
I can still remember bits of my official last day at school, that was a flippin' long time ago too!
Hope the exams are going ok.
Enjoy all the jubilee jubilations this weekend.
Lisa x

Thedarkerside73 said...

Lol, I remember my last of school and the written on shirt and that giddy feeling of freedom! eeek! Hope all goes well in big sons exams. It is scary to see just how fast these school days go! What cute boys you have then and now.

Hope you have lots of fun over the long weekend. We have a few get togethers planned as well, although it looks very dark and oppressive here at the mo!

P x

Kashi said...

I hope you have the most wonderful weekend.

Vix said...

What a handsome chap he's grown into! Those pictures are adorable, bet you can't wait to show them to the first girlfriends they bring home! x

Maria said...

I vividly remember 1977 and the silver Jubilee too..
We had a fab street party!
Loved your photo,s!
Have lovely weekend..
Maria x

JuicyFig said...

As mothers we are put on this earth to embarrass our children through the medium of photography. I took endless photo's of my daughter throughout her life with the intention of revealing them on her 21st birthday. Not long to go now!!!

Hope you all have a wonderful jubilee weekend


Crafty Helen said...

My, how your boys have grown up. I'm not so happy about my lot getting older, would happily keep them at 7, 8 and 9! xx

Madison said...

Blimey! Did all that ink wash off his face?

Big Son looked very cute on his first day of school and hasn't he grown up to be a handsome young man.

Madison xxx