My parent's friend Stella...actually my friend too,
shared this idea/tradition with me years ago and it's stuck.
I am sharing it with you too because you may want to try it,
or you just may have your own traditions for the first day of school.
Each year she took a picture of each of her children by the same tree
before they headed off to the first day of school.
She did this each year Kindergarten through 12th grade.
Then she framed them in order...
one set for them to have and one for her to keep.
What a treasure!
My kids know about this tradition
and even though our oldest is not too keen on being photographed,
he's all in because he knows he'll be glad to have it when he's older.
It's fun to watch them grow, see the clothing choices,
and their smiles on the first day of school.
Promised them I would not share all those pictures here, but at least you get the idea.
Do you have any special traditions for the first day of school?
If so, please share!