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!