As someone who was the only child in the family, I had always thought that having a few brothers would make my life way more fun. Sara Easter, a photographer from Arlington, Texas, has been documenting the day-to-day life of her three sons (4,7, and 9), and her candid shots only support my childhood fantasy. Of course, what is "fun" to a kid, often means something else to their parents.

"At this point the boys are pretty immune to my picture taking," Easter told Bored Panda. "I photograph them almost daily so they hardly even notice me doing it anymore. It's just a thing [their] mom does."

"I started taking pictures of my boys for the same reasons every parent does. I just wanted to remember what they were like," Sara said. "I gave up taking posed pictures of my boys pretty quick for that same reason. I didn't always see who they really were in those photos (although I do very much value portraits and love to have those as well). I wanted photos of them doing what they normally do, being themselves because that is what I really want to remember."

Seeing how quickly her kids change really motivates Sara to continue the series. "I'll look at photos from a year ago and not only will my kids look different but their toys, rooms, activities, and mannerisms will have changed. I'm constantly trying to catch who they are before they change again." A well documented and accurate portrayal of their childhood is what the mom constantly strives for. "I want them to have something of themselves to share with their kids and grandkids. But most importantly I want them to be able to see themselves how I see them through these photos. They are wild, creative, funny, kind, loving, generous, silly and smart. I hope they can see all of that reflected through the way I photograph them."

More info: saralizphoto.com | Facebook | Instagram (h/t popsugar)

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Neeraj Jha
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2 years ago

This could easily be Ross Geller's childhood pic.

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Neeraj Jha
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2 years ago

Taking a nature's call in nature.

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Neeraj Jha
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2 years ago

Team work.

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Neeraj Jha
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2 years ago

Yep. Dr. Ross Geller it is.

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UniversalMel
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2 years ago

I’ve done this.... and I’m graduating next year

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Cosmo
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2 years ago

So cute!!

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Neeraj Jha
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2 years ago

That kid on the left has such a cool helmet.

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Sourav Sahoo
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2 years ago

They have your back.

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Erin Sheppard
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2 years ago

I have girls, girls do this too...

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Nadine Hughey
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2 years ago

Now we know know where they get it from!

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Hope Floats
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2 years ago

One of those moments, when you look out of the window and glad you had children....

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Betty Nduta
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2 years ago

I hope this is dirt because my friend's kid did this with poop. she didnt know where to start with cleaning him, she was abit consoled that it was his own poop....I think i would dig a hole in the yard put him in and hose him from there to avoid poop getting everywhere.

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BusLady
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2 years ago

If they grow up to form a band, you can show them these pics

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Swarf
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2 years ago

Looks like the kid on the right is about to release a retaliatory stream... from lower.

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Neeraj Jha
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2 years ago

It is so fun to do this.

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Shruti Naik
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2 years ago

this is adorable!

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Alana GarciaGalvez
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1 year ago

a mans best friend

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Daniel Sipes
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2 years ago

Le Me, every Thanksgiving

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Jiří Schindler
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2 years ago

Amount of fun is proportional to amount of mud on your apparel ... that is boy math

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Ruth oro
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2 years ago

SOOOOOO CUTE!!!!!

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Shruti Naik
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2 years ago

jumping in pools of mud and slick! best. thing. ever.

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Breezy
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2 years ago

Yes! Give them instruments!

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Julie Lynn
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2 years ago

Absolutely Priceless!

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Julie Lynn
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2 years ago

Yet another wonderful enjoyment my husband and I carried over to adulthood. I bought him bubbles for his birthday last year. The kind for kids and the kind in a champagne bottle. The beauty of being old enough to appreciate both ;)

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Erika Daniel
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2 years ago

My personal favorite childhood spot to hide in hide-and-seek... my brothers couldn't fit but I could! Was great until the one time they forgot they hadn't found me yet, left me in a basement cabinet, and went to get popsicles...

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Alma Arroyo
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2 years ago

They grow too fast

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EM
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2 years ago

"Whoops!"

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Cyndi H
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2 years ago

Such a cool dad!

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Shruti Naik
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2 years ago

trying to crush the elder sibling, my brother would do this to me all the time.

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HappyLilHobbit
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2 years ago

The boy in the middle is so serious, lol

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Smoofy
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2 years ago

"I give up."

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Landon Roberts
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2 years ago

This is for my vlog!

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Julie Lynn
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2 years ago

You might consider promoting this picture to the kayak company. If they were smart, they would use this in their advertising campaign. It is a great shot and sends a fantastic message. You have fabulous talent (and cute, cute kids too!) Good for you all the way around :) :)

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mark.up
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2 years ago

Heart warming :)

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Anna Anicic
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2 years ago

Wait. Why is it ok to take a picture of a kod that poops and pees but not a grownup?

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Molly Block
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2 years ago

The absolute epitome of the 4th of July, hot summertime fun in any town! Nice!

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Landon Roberts
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2 years ago

El machador to the rescue!

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Linda Hartell
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2 years ago

Matt Hartell : this is you at big brothers’ games.

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Josko Peric
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2 years ago

This is the kid from previous picture, when I saw him i had same solution in my head 😁

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Nancy Clark
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1 year ago

nothing wrong with dabbing

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Smoofy
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2 years ago

Nobody wants presents. The box. Everybody wants THE BOX.

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Tante Gogo
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2 years ago

Once we learn the rules in the library, it becomes our favorite hour on Friday afternoon. 4 books each for the week!

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Smoofy
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2 years ago

I AM THE ANCIENT DORKASUARUS

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A S Koziol
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2 years ago

it's so nice to see kids playing outside :)

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Jiří Schindler
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2 years ago

What about the thumb in the eye, ref?

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RacconLifeGirlie
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2 years ago

I have a pic of my dad doing that as a kid

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First Flame
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1 year ago

Yeah... so Santa ran out of reindeers... and there was an abundance of elves... one thing led to another... Ho ho ho..?

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Magsterrrrrrrr
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2 years ago

Dog pile on Dad,

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Alex Craig
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1 year ago

Trying to escape?

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Neena Lahkar
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1 year ago

Though I am hardly successful in catching fish.. I love going fishing when I am in my hometown.. Memories

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Magsterrrrrrrr
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2 years ago

Ready to launch.

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ll1Diamond1ll
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2 years ago

"daddys home"

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Jade Lynn
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1 year ago

I used to play with toy guns, water guns, toy swords, etc. Nothing wrong with it as long as you teach your children that the real thing is dangerous and you take care of your child's mental health as well. It's all good fun when you're young.

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Pet lover!❤️
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1 year ago

Home ruuuuuun!!!!!

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HappyLilHobbit
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2 years ago

the cover for the new horror movie

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Poseidon Cheez
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1 year ago

For some reason I feel like the stars are at every roller rink

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