My friend Soph at sophiaismaa hit me with this intriguing Trip Down Memory Lane Through Pictures tag a few days back, so I took the opportunity to reminisce a bit. Please check out Soph’s site. She is amazing, talented, intelligent, and bold. Thank you for thinking of me, Soph!
As usual, I had to ponder on it for a while before I could settle on a theme. Once I started looking through some old pics, it didn’t take long to for one to emerge. I’m a sentimental sap easily moved to tears by thoughts of my kids and how tragically rapidly they’re growing, so this was a 4-tissue affair for me.
In honor of the season, here are The Girl and The Boy in autumns past.
One bright, early November day in 2010, I noticed the kids horsing around and generally being cute in The Girl’s Elmo chair. She was about to turn 5, he was only 8 months old.
Fast-forward to October 2012. We enjoyed a Fall Festival at a local church and had some fun on their playground.
Admire their adorable exuberance:
And a few short weeks later, it was time to trick-or-treat. She was almost 7, and he was just over 2 & 1/2.
Soakin’ up some Mamaw love:
On to Hallowe’en 2013. We took the kids to a local historic mansion for a community party.
Just look at those smiles. Lovely!
And since I’m approaching the tag’s limit of 10 pics, I’ll wrap up with Hallowe’en 2014. We took the kids to the Tennessee State Museum for their Hallowe’en party. The Girl was almost 9, and The Boy was approaching 4.
And just because I can never completely follow the rules, here’s a bonus pic of Hallowe’en 2018, from Boo at the Zoo. She’s about to turn 13 (!), and he’s getting close to 8.
Happy Hallowe’en, y’all!