So, I blinked and summer is half gone. In fact, Little C goes back to school THIS MONTH. It’s mind blowing. On August 31st, she’ll be in grade two and Little A will be starting Kindergarten! I’m realizing that I need to start to get to work on preparing them (and me!) for the back-to-school season. I’d really love to come up with some more creative and healthy school lunch ideas, and this little apple cinnamon oat bars recipe from Breakfast for Learning is definitely one I’m adding to my roster!Continue reading
It’s hard for me to take in, but my Little C is going to Grade 1 in September. That means she’ll go to school every weekday. Oh, I’m going to miss this girl! She’s so excited – she can’t wait to ride the bus every day and see her friends more. She’s already counting down the days. Recently, we’ve started shopping for her back-to-school wardrobe. The other day I asked Little C what kinds of clothes she wanted to wear to grade one. “Clothes that no one else is wearing!” she said. My breath caught in my throat – this girlie is just like me! I distinctly remember having exactly the same attitude about my wardrobe when I was in school. It made me smile and nod with mama pride!
Sadly, my Little C had to miss her last day of playschool this year because of her hospital stay. She was not happy at all about that, and I don’t blame her! Thankfully, we were able to meet with her sweet teacher last week and give her a small gift that Little C helped me with.Continue reading
My little girl is going to preschool in a couple of weeks. She is going to school. School! I’m half over-the-moon excited to have a few hours with just me and my littlest baby girl every week, and I’m half sad that little C is growing up.
I’ve been feverishly researching some ideas for back-to-school photos and I’ve found some brilliant ideas on Pinterest. My favourite ones are when the child holds a sign that says “First Day of School” (I love chalkboard signs!) and the parent collects little facts about their favourite things (like this adorable example) and writes them on the photo afterwards. This is repeated on the last day of school with a “Last Day of School” sign and a new list of favourite things from the child. What a cute way to see how your little guy/girlie has grown – outwardly and inwardly!
I’ve designed these little faux chalkboard signs that I’m going to be using for my wee preschooler soon (ack – I’m still in shock!) and would love to share them with you. You can print off the PDF’s by following the links below: