I say this was almost the last day of school for Audrey because her official last day only consisted of about 45 minutes of stories and getting a folder with some remaining school papers and projects.
So, on this (almost) last day of school, I had her wear the same outfit she did on the first day and I recreated the photo experience to see the changes that occurred in my little girl over the 8+ months of school. Click on the picture to see a bigger version.
There is definitely some wear on both the shirt and pants. Her clothes fit her much better and she's lost some of the "baby" in her face. She's wearing shoes in the first shot and barefoot in the second and, yet, you can still tell that she is a bit taller in the second shot. It's pretty amazing to see the difference.
It almost chokes me up to think how much she changed over such a short period of time, and it wasn't just a physical change. She is a budding independent reader, does basic math and understands so much more than last fall.
She left the house on that first day as a brand new Kindergartner and returned a prospective First Grader!