School started yesterday! Summer went by way to fast. It’s become a tradition for me to share our family’s “first day of school” pic. Each year our kids grow and change, and each year their character is uniquely revealed in this simple little shot. Thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane with you and share each first day of school picture/post all the way back to the year we first moved to Florida. Here we go.
August 8, 2013. Can’t believe I’m saying this but our oldest enters high school after this year. And where in the world are his shoes in this picture?? You can see that our youngest is going through a Cheesy-McCheese-smile phase, ha ha.
2012. Post here. Whew, what a school year that was – we had four kids in three different schools. Thought I was going to lose my mind…but we made it!
2011. Post here. Where is child number one? Find out in the post. And I assure you Pom Pom wasn’t being choked, little one was trying her best to prop him up to keep him balanced…but I know it looks awful, ha ha.
Three seconds later we had this. #realitycheck
2010. I guess this was their comedian phase? Sad face explained in the post.
2008 – for some reason I can’t find any pic from the first day of school? Only saw a bunch of random beach shots from the summer. Living at the beach was still so new to us at that time, I guess I flopped at taking that first day of school pic.
2007. No blog yet. But I do have this sweet “first day of preschool” shot. I was a tad busy with four littles ages seven and under. If you don’t recognize that porch it’s because we were making big changes to our home and had to move out (yes, construction got that bad). We ended up renting a series of houses for a while – at one point all six of us somehow squeezed into a carriage house for several weeks. Believe it or not, those were great memories. Look how tiny our younger two were!!!
Looking back over seven years of photos makes me realize how quickly time flies. So many memories, laughs, tears, adventures, struggles, and victories. I had a lump in my throat as I uploaded this precious collection of memories. It is absolutely amazing to watch our children grow and progress – but I must admit it tugs on my heart when I see how fast it all happens. This is a great reminder to embrace every moment we all have together.