13 September 2010

Another First Day

I can barely believe how big my boy is. Fourth grade. My, my. As he stood ready for the picture taking to commence, there he was ... all tall and charming and smiling with confidence. It was all I could do not to run over and start kissing him.

And sweet Lucette. Second grade this year. My very first year of teaching was at second grade, and what a lovely age it is. All adorable and precious, but so smart and capable! Miss Jane is going to miss her sister.

Ah, my babies. Growing up, even though I told them to stop. And while there is part of me that wishes I really could keep them little, what a joy it is to watch them grow.


  1. Ah, I remember. The first day, when sweater sleeves are long and full, dipping to warm fintertips,cool with autumn air. And in the spring, when the children are bursting with newfound knowledge and spring's warmth, sweaters, now unable to contain the growth, are tossed aside and forgotten. But we moms tuck the memories away, to warm our hearts in odd little moments, the rest of our lives.

    Thank you for adding to my treasure store. Love you all, so very much.


  2. Oh my goodness. That last picture is just so darn lovely. They look like they love eachother so much and is there anything nicer than that? Hope the first day went well xx

  3. I can't believe how tall your kids look!! I can't wait to see them!!

  4. My, but isn't Peter getting tall?! I hope that your growing gang had a lovely first day.

  5. such a huge day! they are all quite darling.

  6. so caught the moment beautifully. What a treasure they are. I too want to freeze mine in time, yet delight in their growth. love, gini