My Family

My Family

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Growing Up

As time passes, I'm amazed at how much these kids are changing.
Stephen's first day of high school was July 29th.
Seriously? School starting in July? Crazy.

Emily started middle school here on the 3rd of August.And the younger 3 started school on the 10th.
I actually enjoyed the staggered start dates.
It was nice to ease into the schedule.

 Nathan is in 4th grade, and not really sad at all. I think he just wanted an expression that was different for this picture.
Whew...that's the least cheesy/fake of Thomas' expressions. Is 8 the hardest stage to photograph? I think it ranks right up there with 5 year old cheeser grins.
This girl, Rebekah, loves school. She has been asking to have her hair cut since we moved only took me 8 months to get that done!
This is after school their first day...along with some friends that they have known their entire lives!My first son to start preschool. He's loving it!
And, how can you resist that smile? He's got all of us wrapped around his little finger.


bec said...

Your first-day-of-school-photographs blog is one I look forward to every year! (and your family pictures!) I love seeing them grow up, and always smile & laugh at their personalities shining through their pictures. They're great kids, and they have phenomenal parents!!

Thanks for posting - love ya!!

Susan said...

So sweet! I'm sure your kids are loved by their teachers already!

Chandra said...

AWE....Boy are they growing up! Bug is really in HS!!???!! That's crazy! Thanks for sharing. You amaze me and I think of your strength of having 7 kids and know that I can have the patience for 3! :)

Tressa said...

Your kids are about the sweetest, most thoughtful kids around! I can't remember which one it was that came up on my last day of Primary a couple of weeks ago and gave me a hug - it melted my heart!

Papa J said...

It takes good parents to get good kids. They've got their odds loaded in their favor with you as a mom.