Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Mini Time Capsule Day (Leap Day)

Leap Day in our family has been a good mile-marker each time.  This was really only the third Leap Day for the Frank kids, so the repetition of traditions has been minimal... but consistent anyway!

Each Leap Day I've had the kids lie down a piece of big paper so I can trace their bodies.  Now, they can go back and see their sizes 4 and 8 years ago.  I also write on the back of each drawing some of the things each child currently likes, and their predictions for what their lives will be like on the NEXT Leap Day.  It's fun to go back and read what they wrote 4 years ago.  (Strider's predictions were pretty accurate -- that he would be driving, playing sports, etc -- but also that he would have a personal hovercraft by now.)

And now:

They have grown a bit in the last 4 years!

Rayna checking out her 3 different Leap Day sizes:

 The kids all wanted to continue the Leap Day Leaping tradition as well:

(Colsen was at soccer practice)

On a sad note, this is likely the last Leap Day that Strider will spend in our home.  Hard to believe he'll be a man on the next one!

On a happier note, the kids' predictions included having another sibling or two by the next Leap Day...  I hope so!

Leap Day, 2016

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