Like many parents, today was the first day back into school routine.
Today as we do every year, we photographed Indrani for her first day back at school. We marvelled once again at where time has gone. It only seems like yesterday we were photographing her for her first day in Kindergarten. Yet here we are today, photographing her as she moves into Year 3!
Our baby girl, who was 7 weeks premature weighing in at 1.84 kilos, is now almost as tall as me (Bel, not Israel) and moves from Infants School to Primary School.
How and when this happened is a blur. But somewhere between Jan 2013 and Jan 2014, this is what happened to our girl. She started year 2 with a mouth full of baby teeth and her sweet smile shows this. Now here we are in Jan 2014 and her sweet smile is more knowing and full of big teeth.
Somewhere between Jan 2013 and Jan 2014, she grew about 13cm.
Somewhere between Jan 2013 and Jan 2014 she moved up to a size 4 and 5 in some shoes. She also decided that school dresses were out, and the school shorts and blouse were in.
Somewhere in Jan 2013 and Jan 2014, she lost that little girl sweetness and became a sweet and self assured 7 year old, who holds herself with so much maturity that sometimes we forget she is only 7.
We are bracing ourselves for what happens somewhere between Jan 2014 and Jan 2015.
How was the start to your school year? What are the differences you see in your children? Are you capturing them?
Please share, we’d love to hear.