Wednesday, August 19, 2009

First Day of School

Used to be this time of year we were thinking of red plaid skirts, knee socks, Mary Janes, and character lunch boxes, but now it's Pwn3d T-shirts, stud belts, Converse high tops with lime green laces, and {shock!} make up. Where has my little girl gone?

Here's Teen2 this morning just before she rushed off for the first day of school. We've done this thing with the chalkboard every year since they first started school. It's just one of my goofy little traditions. I always wrote their (real) names, grade, school and the date. It's fun to look back on the photos and see how they've grown and changed over the years. I guess we will keep doing it even as they go to college. I just hope that poor old chalkboard lasts a few more years.


the homely year said...

What a lovely idea! The children here have about two more weeks before they go back to school, and most have to wear school uniform. Ours used to be bottle green and red!...hard to believe now.

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

What a great tradition! The kids will look back on these pix fondly! And, yes, time gets away from us. Savor that time with the kids. C

Chris said...

Great idea, that chalkboard! Too late for me, my daughter is 35. Ah...but there may be grandchildren! I'm filing this one away for future reference.

Beautiful young woman, by the way!


Neabear said...

That chalkboard idea is great. Like others say, it is too late for me now too. I think I will mention this idea to my daughter-in-law for when my granddaughter is old enough for school. It will be a couple of years yet though.

Mary said...

I think your chalkboard is a wonderful idea. Your daughter is a beauty.