August 17, 2009 | Posted by: Julie Cruz | Category: My Life
Some kids have already started school again, some kids start next week or in a few weeks.....but my niece and nephew start school again TODAY (man, that went WAY too quick), so I wanted to post today :)
Earlier in the year I found the most amazing vintage school desk. Besides a few tons of scotch tape and pencil drawings on it, it was in fantastic condition. I gave it a little TLC (thanks to a razor blade, some Windex and a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser)....and it was perfect! I bought it mainly for shoots, but it's actually been the perfect desk for PJ as well. She loves to sit and draw or write at it while i'm cooking dinner or whatever. I love that it has the old lift up top so that we can store all of her paper, crayons, pencil box full of markers, scissors, etc in it.
So for months i've had some ideas running through my head for the desk.....this idea (school bus) and another (which I will still eventually do one day...so I won't spill the beans about that one)....but free time is sparse for me lately. Since school was almost back in session, I knew it would be the perfect time to post something with it, so I MADE myself do a little shoot.
Now if you read the post below, you know that it was complete chaos that day. We literally threw the desk out there and shot away. We even talked about moving the position of the desk (to be sideways instead) part way through...but TOTALLY forgot since we were running late and in a hurry. DOH!...I could kick myself for that because it would have looked SO much better with the desk sideways. Oh well....at the time I was too worried about hurrying up, making sure PJ didn't fall off the desk (since it has a sloped lift up top, had it been sideways, she probably would have ended up sliding/falling off anyway), getting PJ to laugh and smile, etc. Oh and did I mention that this was in FULL direct blazing sun? Yeah....I was also worried about how sunburned I would get in the 10 minutes we were out there LOL.
PJ starts Pre-K in a few weeks....and boy oh boy does she think she's big stuff. I can't even imagine how "grown up" she'll think she is NEXT year when she starts Kindergarten. I hope all of the kiddos out there have a fantastic school year!!!