Thursday 26 June 2014

We have a school leaver

I went to J's school leaving drinks last night. How did that happen ? Excuse the reminiscing to follow...

This is a photo of him in September 1999, excited to be leaving for his new school.  Look at the size of that book bag!

On arrival at school, we snapped another photo.

Another first day when he went up to secondary.

And finally last day at sixth form.

As you can see the pose hasn't changed very much. We might have moved house but we still have the tradition of taking a photo next to the house sign.  It has become a measure of how the children have grown...

I am still looking for the layout I made for his very-very first day. I think it is called "15 years of school starts today". I have recently made this layout called "15 years of school ends today". 

This evening he will attend the last event he will attend for school...he is going to the Leavers' Ball.  DJ photos to follow.


Nathalie said...

Oh my! What a transformation right under your very eyes! :) Your page is very touching and I love the repetition of the photos with all the hearts behind. This post made me think of this pin that I have kept for when my son is a senior (2 more years):
Just another idea ;)

Sian said...

Oh, wow...I know how that feels! It's lovely to see the progression of photos over the years. It makes me think of the little piece of video we too here of our boy on his very first day. Walk to the gate and we'll film you, we said and he said "but somebody has to drive me" and those words in his 5 year old voice still echo in my head. Of course, by the end of it all he was driving himself.

best of luck to him with the next stage

alexa said...

How touching and tender and yet how full of pride you must feel, looking at this lovely young man! You have made a stunning page to celebrate - I do love your style :). Many congratulations to you all.