Time flies, right? But man, things just keep getting better.

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10 Responses to “School years”

  1. cords on September 5th, 2012 8:32 pm

    Look how much he’s grown in a year! amazing!

  2. Stacy on September 5th, 2012 8:45 pm

    Even in a year he looks so much more like a little man instead of a big boy!

  3. Diane on September 6th, 2012 2:26 am

    Love these first day of school pictures! Not only has he grown, he has grown up in this past year. The baby face is gone!! Next year there will be 2 “first day” pictures, right?

  4. jonniker on September 6th, 2012 6:35 am

    Riley looks more and more like you every year, and it’s just the sweetest thing. First grade, Linda! First grade! How did this happen? It was yesterday that you brought him home to the hospital.

  5. Courtney on September 6th, 2012 8:53 am

    I love these photos! The smile and the hint of mischief in Riley’s eyes is priceless!

  6. bj on September 6th, 2012 9:16 am

    I love it. And you are going to be amazed at what this looks like in 5-6-7 years.

    I wish I’d thought of the sign, which is fabulous, and ads scale, too. As the little one grows, that piece of paper is going to shrink, shrink so much that you’ll wonder if you handed him something different than a piece of paper!

  7. Redbecca on September 6th, 2012 9:17 am

    Hope you had a terrific first day in your new school, Riley!

  8. Randy on September 6th, 2012 11:09 am

    Of course he’s cute, that’s patent, but is he a year smarter? :)

  9. Amy N on September 6th, 2012 4:23 pm

    I put last years first day of school and this years on the same page. I think my oldest grew a foot. I wish I had thought to do a sign. Hey at least I took a picture!

  10. Donna on September 7th, 2012 4:28 pm

    Linda: I’ve been reading and enjoying the stories of your family life since before Riley was born —- and if MY eyes got just a little bit. . . oh, let’s just say. . . MISTY. . . . I can’t imagine how you felt as he headed off to Grade 1.

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