first and last.

It’s that time of year again. The day when I mourn my babies and celebrate my big kids.

So let’s start with the babiest of my babies. Here’s Ephraim on his first day of three year old preschool, last August…

And here he is (in the same prized shirt from Mr. Billy) last week on his last day of three year old preschool and his last day ever of preschool at our church. He’ll start the pre-k program at our elementary school next year. (insert internal sob)

I’m happy to say that in my eyes Ephraim has looked the exact same from the time he was about 18 months until now. Sure, I can see that his knees peek up over the top of the steps a little more than last Fall and his lengthening toes busted a hole in those light up shoes so we had to replace them with a much bigger size. But his face, his expression, his alternately cheerful and whiny disposition – it’s all the same. I absolutely adore that kid.

I think I’ll keep him.

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And then there’s my biggest baby. Here she is on her first day of Kindergarten last August…

And here she is this morning on her last day of Kindergarten…

Sarah has absolutely blossomed this year. She reads, she writes, she wiggles loose teeth, she rides a bike, she swims, she absolutely beams with happy confidence. She’s such an awesome girl, and I’m proud to be her mom.

I think I’ll keep her too.

TinaMay 24, 2012 - 9:33 pm

Sweet kids! Time is flying, I can’t believe the school year is coming to an end. Enjoy your summer with those sweet babies! 🙂

GramaMay 25, 2012 - 5:23 am

Can I keep them too?

Jessica WMay 25, 2012 - 5:44 am

Awww, how cute are they?! Kindergarten sure brings a lot of big kid changes; I see them all in my daughter too!

Side note – where did you find that great name sign by your front door?!

dianeMay 25, 2012 - 6:28 am

Love how Sarah’s a full head taller and Ephraim has that very handsome eyebrow tilt thing goin’ on!! You’re a lucky mom!

Lorena MoraMay 25, 2012 - 12:11 pm

I always love these posts, and can I say that Sarah definitely got taller! They are both still adorable.

JenniferMay 25, 2012 - 6:00 pm

Sigh…..

laurenMay 25, 2012 - 7:46 pm

they’ve grown!! but i know what you mean — they don’t change a bit in our eyes… still our babies! happy summer!

CarolJune 1, 2012 - 7:57 am

adorable!
i absolutely love that letter on your front door?
would you be willing to share where you got it? 🙂

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