Yesterday was the first day of school for these three. Essie and Chloe are in the 4th Grade, and AJ studied all summer so he could make up one of his missed years and skip to the 7th Grade. (He was especially motivated to do this because 7th Graders are eligible to play on the High School Junior Varsity Soccer Team, which he is doing - and excelling.) My, how they've grown!
To show how much they've grown, check out this picture from just three years ago: