a peek inside the fishbowl

25 Jun, 2009


Posted by andrea tomkins in: Easy ways to make kids happy|Photography

Let’s all bid adieu to the 2008-2009 school year.

We won’t miss the homework. We will miss our friends and teachers.

It started out like this:

First day of school - 2008

… and ended like this:

Last day of school - 2009

It was a good year.

Goodbye 2008-2009! Hello summer fun.

5 Responses to "2008-2009"

1 | julie

June 25th, 2009 at 11:07 am


A before and after photo! How great. Lucky kids to have you so carefully documenting their key life events.

2 | porter

June 25th, 2009 at 1:20 pm


tomorrow is our last day and i can’t wait!!!!! i’m going to miss all the parents/friends, the daily gatherings in the school yard otherwise i’m looking forward to lots of fun!!!! bring on the heat, bring on the sun, bring on the fun.

happy summer.

3 | Soire

June 25th, 2009 at 9:26 pm


!! I should have done a before and after shot!

Next year!

4 | Kristina

June 27th, 2009 at 12:56 am


Oh my goodness…does 10 months still make that big a difference at that age?! I am not prepared, haha! Your girls are so lovely.
Loved reading your “real time”post, too. :)

5 | Loukia

June 27th, 2009 at 9:34 pm


They grew so much in just on year! Wow! Lovely girls, lovely pictures. Happy summer!

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