Monday, August 19, 2019

My last first day of school 

Twenty seven years ago, in August of 1993, I sent my first child off to her first day of Kindergarten. Today my 3rd and last child is off to her senior year of high school. So my nearly 3 decades long K-12 journey is coming to an end. Of course this called for a nostalgic trip down memory lane through my photo albums. 

I found every first day picture for all 3 girls from 1993 to 2019 except for 1997. We had just moved from Oklahoma City to Alexandria, Virginia and there are all kinds of pictures in the album from that hectic time, except of what would have been Ariel’s 1st day of 4th grade. So I used her formal school pic instead. Oh well, 29 out of 30 is pretty impressive.

These days everyone has a camera on their phone, so it was a lot easier to find all of Zoe’s pictures than Lacey’s and even further back, Ariel’s. I don’t think I’ve ever seen any first day pics from my school days.

I’ve always been a picture taker. My memory has always been terrible, even in my younger days, so I think I’ve tried to preserve all the moments through pictures. My kids have spent a lot of time complaining about having to pose for pictures through the years, including ZoĆ« this morning, but I think they’ll appreciate it when they get older.

Here are Ariel, Lacey and Zoe’s K-12 first day of school pictures through the years.

Ariel 1993-2005 K-12 1st days of school

Lacey 1998-2010 K-12 1st days of school

Zoe 2007-2019 K-12 1st days of school