In Hawaii, we say, "Aloha" for “Hello” AND “Goodbye.”
During my latest visit it was apparent that the kids are growing and changing at light speed. (Note to the curious: I did not lose custody.)
Transformations include shifting bone structures, growing muscles, rolling eyes and changing attitudes. Wait… the last two have been going on for about a decade now, I think..
Be still my heart.
Life consists of phases – each of which has its own Aloha.
I've always preferred a more raw, genuine look vs. a posed, "happy" face. If you take your kids' photos for enough years you, too, can achieve this grumpy-cat face. :)