I mentioned the other day, we started back to school Monday.  Isn’t that insane? it’s the middle of the summer.  What happened to school starting in the fall?

If I was president I would make ALL schools start after Labor Day! haha

Some days I can’t fathom the thought that our youngest is walking the halls of  high school and driving!

Life moves SO fast sometimes………we need to remind our selves and our children, who always want to “grow up” so fast……to SLOW DOWN stop rushing thru life and appreciate the moments that you have now!

Like many families, every year we take the traditional “first day of school pictures” before she hops in her dad’s truck for a ride to school.  I think he’s enjoying that ride this year more than ever, since it will probably be the last year she will need a ride. {sniff sniff}

I don’t think my parents took first day of school pictures when we were growing up, so I ‘m not quite sure when the trend became so big.  But it’s certainly fun looking back at the outfits the girls put SO much thought into, what hairstyle trends they were sporting, and what backpacks they carried……… it’s a tradition they always look forward to on the first day of school!!- we should take “mom’s first day” pictures to and see how grey she turns each year! {or NOT}

Getting ready for a new school year is such a big part of your childs life, shopping for school supplies, a new wardrobe, meeting new teachers, making new friends……have fun documenting some of those details with your camera.

My friend Rebecca of  Simple As That has a Back to School Photo Checklist you can download and print for free! So when you are teary-eyed dropping those little ones off on their first day you can use this list and be inspired with her photo ideas and prompts, before you blow kisses as they walk thru those doors to a new chapter in their life.


TidyMom Giveaway

Because so many of us have kids heading back to school, and need new school clothes, Cherokee would like to offer one lucky TidyMom reader a $100 Target Gift Card so your kids can be sure to have all the fashions in their back to school wardrobe!!

Giveaway has ended! Congrats to #87 Tabathia

Required Entry:

  • Leave me a comment on this post telling me if you take back to school pictures, and if so,  do you anything fun with them? (if you don’t have kids, just tell me about your niece and nephews or when you were little)

Extra Entries (be sure to leave a separate comment for each)

  • Tweet about this giveaway: I want to win $100 @Target gift card @TidyMom for @Cherokee_usa back to school clothes! https://bit.ly/roHtge
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Giveaway will end on August 23, 2011 at 5 pm CST. One winner with a valid entry will be selected at random using random.org. I will email the winner and they will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be selected.

Good Luck!

You may also be interested in entering an additional contest on the Cherokee USA FB page prize package includes a $1000 shopping spree from Cherokee and $300 smart phone from Cozi.

A big thanks to Cherokee USA and Cozi for sponsoring this post.  All opinions and love of photography are my own.