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Back to School

Hallmark 5th GradeWell it has happened to me again. Just when I wasn't looking, my kids went and grew up a little on me. Some days I cannot believe how quickly they are growing, getting older and just becoming such amazing, independent individuals.

Other days I want to curl up the corner, in the fetal position, and cry because my babies are growing up. I tell them constantly to stop growing but they never listen.

Since they don't listen, I have had to get much better about chronicling their (our) lives and cherishing every single moment. Hallmark sent me a few of their new back-to-school items to check out including this Pics ‘N’ Props School Days Activity Kit with a cool chalkboard with inserts for each grade and some back-to-school themed greeting cards. Check out the Hallmark full line of back-to-school items, Tweet with Hallmark on Twitter or Like Hallmark on Facebook.

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  1. I love the chalkboard idea! I always take pics of my kids on the first day of school but I never label pictures and at this point cant remember what year they were taken!

  2. What cute pictures. I agree they grow so quickly that’s why I am such a picture junkie myself!

  3. Love the chalkboard idea for writing down the grades. The font is pretty too.

  4. Too cute. I love their back to school pictures. Love your little one’s blue ring.

  5. Those chalkboard pics are pretty great. I don’t think my mom ever took first day of school pics, but I can’t remember.

  6. really love the chalkboards! I can see you using them over and over again!

  7. Isn’t it crazy how fast times goes by. Great pictures, btw!

  8. I love chalk boards and you have created such a fun idea, very cute way of keeping track. And by the way you have darling kids!!

  9. Awww Congrats!! The kids are getting so big!

  10. LOVE that chalkboard!! (and my girls are going into gr 4 and gr 8! *faints*)

  11. Such great ways to know what grade they were in like in 20 years from now. Congrats on getting the 1st grader ready to follow older sibs.

  12. Beautiful photos, what a great idea to get a shot holding the grade sign!

  13. I have that Hallmark sign! I LOVE IT! (We haven’t used it yet, but we will next Monday.)

    Your kids are super cute! I hope they have a great school year!

  14. I love the chalkboards to chronicle the first days of school…I wish I could write that well…LOL Great pics!

  15. adorable chalkboard art! and adorable kids!

  16. Fantastic Idea! I can wait to start this with my son though!

  17. Love the photos and especially the chalkboard too.

  18. I always take a photo of the kids with a piece of paper with the year and grade but I really like this idea! Kids do grow up too fast!

  19. Those are adorable first day of school photos!

  20. They look so happy to be grown up. Ground them immediately.

  21. Marina

    They grow so fast. Love the pics and love the signs!!

  22. I love the chalkboards! Kids grow up so fast!!!

  23. Mimi

    I wish I knew about those signs before mine went. I made up my own bootleg ones! They do indeed grow so fast.

  24. Oh I so need that kit!!! My hand writing is horrible. Your first day of school pics are gorgeous!

  25. Those are so cool, and your kids all took a great picture! I’ll have to keep these in mind. Luckily I still have a few years left.

  26. I love the chalkboards! Great idea! My kids won’t stop growing either!!

  27. What a fun way to document each start of back to school.

  28. Your children are beautiful and I love how you captured each one. That chalk board is awesome and since it has inserts, you can use it year after year, right? So cool!

  29. Great photos! I also love the chalkboard idea. Sooo pretty. My kids haven’t even started school yet!

  30. They look so happy to head back to school

  31. Carolyn G

    Those are too cute

  32. Goodness, they have gotten so much bigger? More grown up? It happens way too fast.

    The chalkboard sign is super cute, too.

  33. Sandra

    Those are really cute!!

  34. Hi, I’m here from Loving Life’s Simplicities. I love the chalkboards! I had thought I was going to draw on a chalkboard for our first day, but alas I was unprepared as usual so we went with white crayon on black construction paper! 😉

  35. What great pictures. I love the plaques noting the grades. How wonderful!

  36. Love the chalkboards! I have two in highschool this year, which doesn’t seem possible.

  37. So cute! I hope they has a wonderful first day!

  38. Aw! Such great back to school pictures!

  39. I love this idea for first day of school pics … lovely!

  40. Jennifer Young

    I have a daughter going into 1st as well (also one going into 4 year old kindergarten). I can’t believe it!!

    Cute pictures!

  41. Lovely photos! I’m looking forward to doing this with my daughter over the years. x

  42. SO cute! I hope they had a great first day!

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