Thursday, August 27, 2009

They are Back!

Whew! Another fun summer is gone!! And we have done so many fun things, I just can't beleive it has already flown by! I am happy they are back to school, as it means a return to routine for all of us around here. Call me crazy, but I don't mind getting up to get the family started on their day. It makes me so much more productive than I was during the summer where we would stay in our pjs til noon!
We always have some fun traditions before school starts. In our school, our teachers come to each student's home to meet them the week before school starts. It is the kids way of finding out who each of them have. I would like to say that my kids were sitting by the window waiting to see who drove up, but it was me who kept peeking out the shades!! We were so excited to meet our teacher that I forgot to take pics...sorry!!
The Friday night before we go back to school, we like to host a neighborhood Ice Cream Social for everyone on our street. This was our second year and we had a great turn out. The kids love playing together in our cul-de-sac and the parents like to catch up from the summer!



Tuesday was the first day of school and we were up and at 'em early!! I always get shots of them waking up. The first few years were fun- they would leap out of bed with a smile on their faces....not this year. Ooh, this is going to get harder each year, isn't it?

And we got our fun "First Day of School" pictures in as well!



Lastly, I hosted a Mom's Back to School Brunch for the mom's at the bus stop that I have gotten to know this past year. Honestly, it was an excuse to try a recipe I watched them make on the food network, Banana-stuffed French Toast. Which turned out wonderful, and I again have no pictures of. Shame on me. We had a great time, toasting the quietness of our homes again!!

I hope everyone's Back to School went as smoothly as it did in our home! Have a wonderful first week of school!


10 comments:

jenjen said...

So glad everything went well with the first week of school. Cute pictures!!!

Have a wonderful week!

XOXO
Jen

Kristen Marie said...

oh my goodness! you are just the best! My kids start on the 9th, can you please be here to arrange something special for us?! thanks! love the wake up shots, i think i shall do that this year!

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Can I move to your neighborhood??? Looks like you had a fabulous week!

Kelli said...

This no picture this is just not acceptable ;) Sounds like a great way to start the year (brunch is my favorite meal). I thought about having a brunch but I never got it together. Maybe next year.

Keri said...

Ok, so I seriously want to move into your neighborhood and be your neighbor! How fun!! I love Morganne's outfit......very cute.

Amanda said...

Becca, you are the Hostess with the Mostess! Post the recipe of the french toast, it sounds delicious! Love the pics of the kids!

Connie Weiss said...

And you are going to share the banana french toast recipe.....

Vivienne said...

What great shors of the kids getting up. Miss Morganne's first day of school outfit is Fab!!! Love the boots!
It sounds like you had a great transition back into school.
We go tomorrow.
:)

Alli said...

Can I move to your street? Wow, you all have great events! Meet the kids on the last day of school, ice cream social, mom's brunch...I'm jealous I don't get to partake in these!

I love M's look on her face...priceless! But they smiled great for the camera all dressed and ready to go to school.

Please post the recipe for the banana french toast! Sounds amazing.

Christie in Dallas, TX said...

I want to move to your neighborhood! :-) Actually, I want your french toast... HA! Great pictures from the first day. Hope it's a fantastic year for them!

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