Monday, August 23, 2010

August views

Third grade already? The days are long, but the years are short. So short.


August Break, day 12. Photo: Last Monday was Sloane's first day of third grade.

30 comments:

Bee said...

When I was about Sloan's age, I said something really similar to my mother about the strange nature of time. She brings it up, often, as the years get shorter and shorter.

We have two more weeks of "summer," but it's starting to feel like fall here.

btw, is that a new backpack? (You gotta have a new backpack and lunchbox, right?)

Gayle said...

They are so very short. In a couple of weeks, I'll be saying 12th grade, 9th grade and 8th grade already??? It goes by very, very quickly. :(

spread your wings said...

those first day of school photos are so fun to look back on. Sloan looks hesitant to be heading back- hating to leave summer behind but looking forward to new learning experiences and her school friends?

willow said...

Happy First Day, Sloan! (she's so beautiful)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I can even tell from a distance how much more grown up she looks...hang in there mom, you will get through it!

Marilyn said...

I remember my children going off to 3rd grade. It seemed like such a transitional year for them. Savor each moment for yest so soon you will be watching her take steps away from you to join in her own life. Waiting right now for my little girl to come by for a cup of tea and a chat. Oh how I relish those few moments.

Jakki said...

What a beautiful young lady! It DOES go by incredibly fast, doesnt it????

beth said...

"gone in a blink" short......

Lara said...

First day of school photos are my favorite! She looks beautiful and ready to start a new year.

But I sure hate how fast they grow up, too. My daughter is going into 5th grade! YIKES!

Char said...

i so agree - adorable shot

Tracy said...

So true. So true. She is beautiful! xxoo

Heart2Heart said...

Relyn,

Truly this is so true. Cherish each day and the years as they speed along.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Tracy said...

Oh, my goodness.. How grown up Miss Sloane is looking these days! Love her sweet, short hair cut. Hope she has a great school year. :o) ((HUGS))

Jeanne said...

Treasure every golden moment

Jennifer Richardson said...

She's got that cherished look
about her....a girl who knows
she is loved:)
-jennifer

ELK said...

my daughter is on my blog today ..sloan is just so cute ..and ready!
moms on the other hand....I am walking with you this week knowing you will with me

Suz said...

She looks so sweet and eager for school...as it should be
summer wrapped in a bundle of memories

Oliag said...

....and they only go faster and faster and faster...

Georgianna said...

What a precious, lovely girl, Relyn. The years are short but I know you and she cherish every second which is what counts. Happy new school year! xo – g

Andrea said...

She is adorable! Where does the time go?
Hugs,
andrea

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Adorable! Back to school is such a sweet and bittersweet time! I know you'll be enjoying every minute!

xo Mary Jo

Suvarna said...

You can say that again, mine is headed for grade 6 this year, can't believe it!
xoxo

Derrick said...

I hope Sloane's having fun but I'm glad I'm not way back there!

HKatz said...

The days are long, but the years are short.
It aches to think about it (and read about it) but it's so true.

This is a lovely photo of your bright third-grader :)

Amy said...

And it seems the older I get, the faster time flies. Thankfully, the older I get, the more I enjoy small, individual moments ...

Jeanie said...

I can hardly believe it's time for school to being again. She looks so grown up!

My verification word is "resset."

So many words from that -- reset. rest. Good words to remember in the fall.

smith kaich jones said...

Not a mom, but an aunt who cannot believe her only niece has just begun 8th grade. We went shopping alone together (well, with another friend of mine)for the first time a few weeks ago and had a ball.
I love the emerging woman, but miss the baby, miss the little girl.

Hugs to you!!
:) Debi

susanna said...

Hurray for Sloane! Back to school - already. Our nephews in Kentucky started school on August 10 - isn't that crazy? Isn't that still summer? Anyway, Sloane, I hope you have the most amazing year in third grade.

krista said...

i see so much of a young woman in this picture. what a stunning display of emergence.

Jaime said...

She is growing up so fast! But those sweet little freckles will keep her young forever. xo

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