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and so it begins

Forgive my absence here, we've had a busy couple of weeks. We took a road trip with the kids to celebrate the last week of summer and got back just in time for one last perfect day at the beach before school started on Tuesday. We've barely had time to unpack our bags.

It has been a week of many firsts. Bee's first day of preschool, C's first day of kindergarten, Bee's first dance class (which she's taking with her cousin, and yes, those are tap shoes! Can you think of anything more exciting than a bunch of three year old's tapping their hearts out?)

And C is starting soccer. He picked up his uniform last night and has his first game this Saturday, it should be entertaining, especially because he has no idea how to actually play soccer.

And one more first... my friends Angie and Kristin of Blonde Designs have started their own blog. We were all art directors at Martha Stewart at the same time, Angie on Living, Kristin on Weddings, myself on the Kids magazine. But we actually met back in college when we went to study abroad in London. These girls are super talented, and I've already been inspired by their blog, as you can see from the photos above. Welcome friends!

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wow! there is still actually a school out there that starts the day after Labor day? I love it... that's how it should be. your children are adorable! i am in love with salt waters... i still wear them myself :O)

09.10.2009 | Unregistered Commenterrobin

Sweet dancers! My little one just started dance as well. She is loving it!

09.10.2009 | Unregistered CommenterMama Veg

I am totally stealing that photo idea for the first day of preschool next week. I can already picture it with her favourite legwarmers.

Happy days ahead! Crafting time.

09.10.2009 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl

what darling photos. i'm in love with your blog. your kids are too cute!

09.10.2009 | Unregistered CommenterOlivia

Great pictures! Love this idea and will have to do this when my little Wyatt starts pre-school next week. Thanks for sharing!

09.10.2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

welcome back! i love your daughters saltwater sandals and the tap shoes too.

09.10.2009 | Unregistered Commenterjill

sweet times for you and your family! btw, bee's dress is precious, and you have a pretty front door. thanks for the blog introduction!=)

09.10.2009 | Unregistered Commenteramy

i have been seeing those cute signs pop up all over the place recently! i love the idea. i will have to do that next year.

09.10.2009 | Unregistered CommenterErin

cutest ballerinas ever!

09.11.2009 | Unregistered Commenterraquel raney

Ugh. B! Knowing that I am missing out on sweet little nieces tapping and flailing is the worst. Shame on you. I want to see some video...

09.11.2009 | Unregistered CommenterApes

I LOVE the first day of school photos. Despite my best, best efforts, we were rushed as usual and only managed to snap a few not-so-cute photos on the porch on our way out the door! And your friends' blog is going in my bookmarks. Thanks!

09.11.2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

What a cute idea! I love the font...what's the name of it?

09.15.2009 | Unregistered CommenterStacey

Sounds just like our house; first grade, preschool, ballet, soccer. so cute to watch them, but very busy!

09.17.2009 | Unregistered CommenterAimee

What a darling way to photograph your children's first day of school...and no more forgetting what teacher they had or what year it was. Brilliant Brooke!

09.21.2009 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Oh, I've just stumbled upon your blog--via a link on the letter writers alliance blog....I've been perusing your posts & loving your words/photos. I literally gasped aloud when I read (in this post) that you were one of the genius minds behind MS Kids magazine. I loved, loved, loved that magazine...was so sorry to see it go! (any chance it will kick back up someday?)

thanks for the blog posts!

10.6.2009 | Unregistered Commenterabbie

I always loved taking pictures of my 3 boys' first day of school. I always took one pic of them from the back. They looked so cute with their little bookbags. They are grown now, but they are still some of my favorite pics! I always took pictures of them from back, at the beach, at easter hunting easter eggs, hiking, etc. It puts a different perspective on things. Tiny Dancers....how adorable!

01.2.2010 | Unregistered Commenternancy

I couldn't remember where I'd seen this idea so I asked my readers and one of them reminded me that it was you (and your friends at Blonde Designs). We made our signs out of chalkboard paint and plan to use them every year from here on out. Here they are:

Thanks for the inspiration!

09.4.2010 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

Oops. I'll try to make that a live link:
chalkboard signs for first day of school

09.4.2010 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

what an adorable way to capture the first day of pre-school, kindergarden, etc. what font did you use and size.

09.2.2014 | Unregistered Commentermelissa

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