For the past five years we have had a tradition that we take a photo of the boys in front of a tree outside our old house, when it is in blossom. Harri started calling it 'the possum tree' instead of the blossom tree, so we still call it the possum tree.
Today I went to pick up the boys after school and thought I'd do a quick drive by our old house. The tree was finally in blossom (it usually starts blossoming later than other ones on the streets around it) and I just couldn't resist taking the boys there after I picked them up, to get a photo.
I told the boys we were going to the possum tree, and Jay was like 'oh no, not again!!'. I told them it would be super quick as I didn't even have my camera on me, and was just going to use my iPhone. We pulled up outside our house and Kobe kept yelling 'me old house, me old house!' and was so excited to be there.
Someone has recently bought it and are doing a lot of renovations to it as it was very old inside. I would love to go in and check out what they have done. There was a tiler right in front of the tree mixing up some grout, and Jay thought he was getting out of it, but I went up to the guy and told him we were just going to take a quick photo and explained that we used to live in the house and for the past five years, we have taken a photo there at the same time of year.
He asked me if I wanted him to take a photo so I could get in too, and I was like 'um nope! thanks anyway! I only ever take one of the boys together to show how much they have changed during the year' and he said 'that is really cool'.
Harri is still growing like a weed as you will see from the photos.