Back to school time! It is tough for our boys to leave the carefree days of summer break and late bedtimes to the back to school routine. I know some children love going back to school but not ours. (They get it honestly – I never enjoyed going back to school either!!) I try to make it at least somewhat special for them.
In addition to a larger than normal breakfast (eggs, bacon, pancakes) and a special afterschool snack (homemade cookies and lemonade), I also take their pictures in the same spot every year. They are great about this tradition.
Last year I decided to go back and pull every ‘first day of school’ picture to see how our older three have grown. Since we had been in this house for 6 years I could see them all in front of the door. Here’s the comparison (you can click on each photo for a larger version):
I love this way to see how they have grown up. I am really enjoying each of them as they are growing up and each stage they are in – but of course it makes me sad to know they’re just not little any more.
Counting my blessings!