Back to School! This month marked the start of Rosie’s 3’s program. Frank and I even “went back to school” the previous week for parents orientation. It was pretty surreal being the PARENTS and not the STUDENTS #adulting but I will say there was a nice little icebreaker that consisted of a wine and cheese party held in the rectory shortly after orientation concluded. I can’t tell you how great it feels to officially be apart of a community and to call this town home. I grew up right next door (in Manhasset) so having family close by and having Rosie attend the same pre-school as my younger cousins is really special!
FOR THE GIRLS
FOR THE BOYS
BACK TO SCHOOL DRESSING! I love dressing my girls in cute little dresses and get ups as much as the next mom (like this adorable pencil dress she wore on her first day) but for the most part (aside from the occasional classroom party) I plan on stocking up on play-clothes. I usually do most of my shopping for the little ones at Smocked Auctions, Ralph Lauren & Gap This was Rosie’s pre-school uniform last year (pictured above): a cute collared top (BOY version: HERE ), a monogram sweater and basic leggings (I like the stretch and bow back of this particular pair and I purchased them in a bunch of colors and sizes) I’ll be keeping her 3’s uniform consistent this year. If you’re looking for some unique basics I snagged this monogrammed sweater for her in 3 different colors and they still fit from 2 summers ago. It’s the perfect staple for everyday and special occasion dressing (budget friendly as well) I also really love these uni-sex slip on sneaks for girls & boys.
BACK TO SCHOOL ROUTINE: We picked out Rosie’s back to school dress the night before her first day and laid it out in her room on her chair. She was so excited and immediately popped into our bedroom at 6 am and said “look mom & dad I’m already dressed and ready to go to school”! Aside from the early start I think we are going to implement this routine of picking out her clothes the night before especially if I don’t have to argue with her about changing out of her pjs every morning! I still have to get used to the routine with the baby, making breakfast, packing lunches and all out the door on time but luckily we live close to the school and can walk like we did in Manhattan (aka avoid the car) Would love to hear from you mamas about your school day routine!