With the holidays coming up, I am reminded of the kid-made picture frames they always used to bring home. Delicately wrapped in tissue paper and carried home by sticky little hands on the last day of school in December. "Mom, I made something for you!"
I really wish I'd remembered to date the back of them. Obviously Ernest was in pre-school.
By cross referencing with the photo albums, I can tell that Frank made this one for Christmas 1998. It was rare to see Frank in a buttoned shirt. I'd asked him to dress up so I could take a few pictures for our Christmas card.
This is after Ernest's 1999's pumpkin patch visit.
And this is 2000. He looks bigger in the previous one but my albums don't lie! He loved his flaming suede Airwalks. We managed to find several pairs in increasing sizes, so we were able to postpone the outgrowing-of-the-favorite-shoes-trauma for a while.
The buttons and beans may be falling off, and the construction paper is faded, but these precious pictures will always be treasured.
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