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School is in session...

I’ve been a bit absent lately.  I am going to do my best to do a better job of being present in my little corner of the web.  It has been an interesting and fun few weeks.  But the point of this post is to share something that we do each year to make the first week of school special…

I can’t believe my baby is in kindergarten.  She has been asking for months about her first day of kindergarten.  It was a relief to finally be able to say “Next week” instead of “In THREE months!”  She laid out her clothes for the first day a week before and was having pretend conversations with her friends that she knew would be in the same class. There were three days that Jade was at school and Ivy wasn’t.  Those three days were filled with talk about what her first day would be like and the hugs that she would share with her friends.

Then the morning of her first day came.  She was a little bit more scared than I expected her to be.  All of her pictures have that “deer-in-the-headlights” look.  But we managed to capture one that I loved enough to welcome her home with.

Each year, we take pictures in the morning before school.  Then I blow my favorite up to 16×20 (Costco $5.99) and put a congratulations message on the bottom of the photo.  This poster is then hung in a window on the front of the house.  Then the kids are greeted with their adorable face.

Here is Ivy’s from her first day of Kindergarten….

Jade started third grade, so we took her picture on the third day of third grade.  (Costco had some printer issues so she wasn’t greeted by her smiling face until after dance class.)

This photos hang from their closet doors the rest of the year.  They LOVE these posters.  And I love having the posters documenting how much they have grown each year.

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3 comments to School is in session…

  • Gardens of Plenty
    Twitter: gardensofplenty

    What a cool idea! I love that you do this! What an awesome way to document the present and future. And I cannot believe that Ivy is in Kindergarten! This will surely be an amazing year for her. I hope that you are hanging in there with all that you’ve dealt with over the last few months job-wise. Very much looking forward to your updates over the rest of summer and fall. I really hope that you have been soaking up summer and taking in this time to reflect and dream and imagine astounding things for your coming days. You deserve nothing less.


  • Heather

    Love that tradition!


  • Deborah

    Congratulations baby girls! You did a great job.


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