Thank you to everyone who came and attended our first trunk show at The Showroom, the show arrived today and I will be in contact to start dropping off packages!! I can’t believe how amazing this line is, I’m so excited to have some new duds for The Prop Closet as well! We will need everyone to sign a release when they pick up their MJ so we can send these photos off to Matilda Jane!! We will definitely be doing this again in the (very near) future so if you missed out on it this time, no biggie! If you are wondering how to place an order for these amazing clothes, email me or contact our local trunk keeper Wendy at Wendyh@matildajaneclothing.com and she will help you out!
I’ve recently gotten the opportunity to join in on a blog circle, along with a few other women; both photographers and mothers to sons. The rules are simple. Monthly, we must write a heartfelt letter to our son or sons. We may elaborate on this letter through our gift of photography, and let both the words and images speak to our children. This is a little more personal than I usually share here on my blog, but I think the idea and the message surpass any kind of business or professionalism rules.
Dear Tate (or Tatey-cakes as we so lovingly call you),
The past couple months have been a little rough on me, seeing you blossom into this young boy, rather than the little toddler I’ve been so desperately trying to hold on to. My heart aches a little even as I write that I can see the slow transition from Woody and Buzz to Legos and Batman. I don’t know if my heart can take the day you drop your ‘best pal’ as you refer to him and don’t ever reach for his Tate scratched boot or hanging-by-a-thread-arm again. I’m not ready to let go of that innocence yet, and I know it’s only a matter of time.
You started preschool this month, no surprise at all that you adore it and run into the classroom screaming, “I’m HERE,” as if everyone has just been waiting on your arrival. I like to think we shower you with so much love that you assume everyone adores your presence just as much as we do, because you just don’t know anything different. Your experiencing new things, new friends, new words and ideas. You even started to draw your first little stick people with eyes, and mouths, arms and legs…there was a time I couldn’t get you to sit for 30 seconds in front of a paper and a pencil. Your growing up and as much as it scares me it also thrills me. I am so proud of you.
Today you told me my shirt looked hideous on me…it was the highlight of my day! I love that you are learning new words and using them correctly. I see that you are a bright boy and that you have so much to offer others. You are so sweet, and I can’t wait to see where the combination of your quick wit and caring heart will take you. You still burst into tears if you think for a second you’ve hurt me, and try your hardest to protect me from Daddy in the midst of a tickle war. Your strong, brave, wild and expressive beyond belief and I am grateful every single day of my life that you are ours.
Until next time…
I love you high into the sky – sweet boy,
Keep the circle going by clicking HERE to see the amazing Dana Lauder’s letter to her son for the month of September!