ten on ten {june 2014} … and a Letter to my Daughter

Two of my favorite personal projects are my monthly blog circles – 10 on 10 and Letters to my Daughter. But with a busy summer and both posts due to go live on the same day, I’ve been struggling to keep up! So in an effort to play catch up and also not to miss another month I’ve combined the two blog posts this month.

These 10 images were taken during the Day in the Life shoot I did for Isla’s nursery school classroom last month. I have never had so much fun during a shoot! These kiddos are on the move and every little thing is so exciting and new and just wonderful to them! Bubbles?! Don’t even get me started… pure JOY!

Dear Isla,

It was such a privilege to get a glimpse into your life at school. You love your friends, your teacher and you love to learn! I remember last summer when you first started attending nursery school part time. I was so worried about you and curious about your day. In the beginning you would cry when I left but pretty soon you would start bouncing right into the room with barely a look back at me! And now you actually say “bye mama” and practically push me out the door! I love how confident and independent you are. You are such a gift.

The week after these photos were taken, the school year officially ended and now you are in “summer camp”. Specifically, “potty training boot camp”. 🙂 So today I sent you to school with big girl underwear (we bought a 10 pk of Disney Jr brand of course!) and wished your teacher good luck! She said she has potty trained about half the population of Sarasota and that it will take two weeks. I just bought a jumbo box of diapers from Sam’s Club this weekend and it’s crazy to think that those might be the last diapers I buy for you!

I love seeing you grow into my big girl. You get more and more fun every day which doesn’t seem possible but it is! I love you with all my heart and I’m so proud of you! Try to keep Sofia and Doc McStuffins dry today! 😉

Love, Mama


To follow the 10 on 10 blog circle – click here to check out Christine’s beautiful images this month!

To read more Letters to Our Children – click here to read the talented Kristy Dooley’s letter to her sweet daughter.

  • Cynthia - How special that you got to watch Isla at school. You must be so proud at how her independence is blooming.ReplyCancel

  • Bethany - Love that you were able to document a day at school for her…so fun!ReplyCancel

  • Allison Shellaway - LOOOVE! The bubbles shot is perfection. <3ReplyCancel

  • Catherine McAteer - Yes the bubbles with the hands! Just a hint of the story 🙂 Love that one!ReplyCancel

  • Agata Cicha - Love this letter! She’ll be potty train before you know it. They are so cute wearing underwear. The pictures are amazing! Now I love them even more, if it’s possible.