Saturday, August 13, 2011

the last "first"

There are a lot of 'firsts' in life - first steps, first day of school, first date. But we don't always know or recognize when the 'lasts' are - when was the last time your son held your hand when you walked? When was the last time your daughter sat on your lap?
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!


Cathy said...

Very Cute! Always love those first and last pictures!

Madeline Wagner said...

I soooo remember Roxanne like that! Tomorrow I have Jade's last first day of High School, and Hayley's first ever first day of high school!

Lauri said...

Bitter-sweet! Melanie looks like she's ready for a great year.

Suzanne Barker said...

gosh loved seeing those pictures of when the kids were little!

Roxanne Hale said...

Haha, and I love those pictures you took for the last first! She's awesome. I hope this is a good year for her.

Just think, you'll still have a couple "first" day's of grad school to look forward to :)