This week I definitely recognized one of the "lasts". Melanie's "last" first day of school. (I do recognize the kids continue on with college, but the first day of school pictures going off to college is kind of silly, although sometimes I still try).
Our orange tree is the required backdrop of most milestone pictures . . . first day of school, prom dates, graduation pictures. We used to be able to gather all 4 kids before school and generally they all started on the same day. Later on, they attended different schools, and for a while different school districts with different start times, different vacation schedules etc. Crazy.
(I loved Melanie's cowlick that she's hidden from the world now for years)
We're down to one child starting school this week.
I think she's excited!