I can’t believe that summer is almost over. Is it Friday again? I can already feel a crispness in the air.

I’m participating in a 52 week project with 16 other photographers. We have a theme each week, and post a picture every Friday at 9AM Est.

Our theme this week is summertime.

If you are interested in reading more about our themes each week click here.


My preemie baby who weighed less than 3 pounds when he was born is about to start school.

In exactly 17 days…

He keeps asking how long, and I keep watching the days pass on the calender and wishing I could stop time for a little bit. 

We have already planned a dinner night out. He wants to go to Bella’s Bistro. I also explained to him on Wednesday morning that I wanted to take some before school shots of him to remember. That afternoon he came running in to tell me “Mom, take some shots of me on my bike in the shop to remember. Don’t you think those would be some cool summertime shots?” So I did like any mom would do.

I grabbed my camera, and followed my dear boy out to the shop. Luckily, he is still at an age where taking pictures with mom is fun & exciting.

This photoshoot will always be dear to my heart.

bog boots on the wrong feet

the sweet way he tried to pose for mom on his bike

still using training wheels, but soon they will come off

the dirty jeans, and john deere t-shirt given to him by his aunt (and worn by his cousins which is really cool!)

pink cheeks from riding all around the shop


I love you my dear boy. I love you to the moon and back. My heart is aching while still celebrating this big new adventure you are about to embark on. I know you will love school, and I’m looking forward to helping  you all along the way.

PS I plan to ride the bus in with you on the first day, and thank goodness it is still okay with you at age 5.


Now head over to Chrissy’s blog to check out her take on the theme this week! I can’t wait to see it.

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Chrissy - August 18, 2011 - 10:44 pm

So sweet, Kate. I just adore these, he sounds like such a sweet little guy! My youngest is about to start Kindergarten and I’m going through all the same emotions as you are! Can’t believe he was only 3 lbs at birth! Amazing 🙂

Laurie - August 15, 2011 - 3:50 pm

He is such a healthy beautiful boy! Love these images.. and his smile! I hope he loves school!! Congratulations Kate on getting him to this point!! Beautiful post!

emily - August 15, 2011 - 3:37 pm

This was so sweet! He loves his mama! 🙂

Jessica Richter - August 14, 2011 - 9:23 pm

Loved this post. My little Grace is starting Kindergarten on Tues. I am tearing up writing this. Thanks for the great post. Love it, as usual!

melissa deakin - August 12, 2011 - 7:16 pm

i love how you always capture the details in photo shoots!
these are lovely, kate!
school and kindergarten for my middle guy is just around the corner too!

Andrea - August 12, 2011 - 2:40 pm

Oh how very precious….and your comments brought tears to this grandma’s eyes…as I remembered by two precious sons first days going to school. Good to capture the memories and look back at them from time to time.

Hope - August 12, 2011 - 12:44 pm

Aww…so much fun! Sweet post kate

Dana Cubbage - August 12, 2011 - 10:08 am

Precious photos! I love the light as well 🙂

Debbie - August 12, 2011 - 9:07 am

He has a sweet smile and gorgeous eyes! I love how you capture all the small details including the boots. I really enjoy seeing all the little details that sometimes we take for granted.

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