First Day of School - The Retrospective

Perfect for #tbt (aka Throwback Thursday), a retrospective of my oldest's first day of school.

Yes, I have a High school senior, so this year's photo will be the "last of the firsts". I guess it is the start of many "lasts", but what can a mom do - we simply raise them up the best we can.

Here you go - proof that I once was a young mom, too.
Chicago - 2004

But this post is not about me - it's about my "darling daughter who I do not deserve" (that's what comes up whenever The Girl texts / calls me - yeah, she got to my phone and I'm too lazy to change it).

Kindergarten, in Indiana, with friends Sarah and Riley:
Sara, Riley and Erica - First Day of Kindergarten

First Grade:
First Grade

Second Grade:
Second Grade

Third Grade:
Third Grade

Fourth Grade:
Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade:
Fifth Grade

Sixth Grade:
Sixth Grade

Seventh Grade:
Seventh Grade

Eighth Grade:
Eighth Grade Girl
Cameo from her 5th grade brother - doesn't he look thrilled?

Ninth Grade - High school freshman!
High Schooler

Tenth Grade:
Now a Sophomore

Eleventh Grade:
High School Junior

Senior Year: To be taken, later today.

How fast they grow up.....

carol l mckenna  – (August 21, 2014 at 6:46 AM)  

Adorable children and loving memory photos ~ Moms are so necessary yet it is sometimes hard when we succeed at 'our job' ` more delightful memories coming for you ~ xoxox

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Amy at love made my home  – (August 21, 2014 at 7:25 AM)  

It is so lovely that you have each year documented and recorded for the future! A great way to look back at the start of the school year. xx

Anita Johnson  – (August 21, 2014 at 12:18 PM)  

Its fun to see the kids grow up before your eyes in sequences like these. I am experiencing this now as I watch my grandson grows. Funny, sometimes I feel like I am watching my son grow up again, they look very similar to each other. Your daughter is beautiful...Senior Year was very fun!

Lisa Gordon  – (August 22, 2014 at 3:54 PM)  

It all goes by way too quickly, doesn't it?
We only get to "borrow" them for a little while, so we have t enjoy every moment. She is a lovely young lady, Shirley.

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