One of the spaces in our new house that we didn’t have in the townhouse is a foyer. To call the space you entered into in the old place by such a name would have been really overselling it. “The beginning of the hallway” would have been more like it. It had the kind of claustrophobic air that made it feel designed for awkward squishing and contorting, especially when we had guests. I’m so excited to be able to have something as frivolous as a small entryway table and still have enough space for easy movement in and out of the house and into the other rooms.
I’ve decided to start a tradition of framing photos of our family from each season (winter, spring, summer, and fall) and displaying them on the entryway table during that season. The photos above–Xavier in his first three fall seasons–are among those I selected for the fall. It’s so fun to see all at once what has so clearly changed about the little guy (What happened to my little baby?) and what has stayed the same (that intense, pensive look). And I’m hoping looking at pictures of all the activities we do each season will get the boys excited to do them again.
We have but one shot of Quinn from his first fall (last year) among the five photos I picked and I’m so curious to follow him through the same process as Xavier (although I’m in absolutely no rush for him to grow up). I think this will prove to be a fun tradition, but I don’t expect to keep the same photos up all season. I’ll want to change things up at least a handful of times before winter.