Monday, September 07, 2015

Back to School ... Boo.

We always push summer right up to the last second and then scramble to get ready for school.  I think it's partially denial and partially willing the summer to last longer.  I don't mind school so much as the dreaded schedule that comes with it.  But as it approaches, the calmness of routine does sound enticing... a little bit.

I take the kids out one by one on a lunch and shopping date. It's easier to focus on one kids' needs one at a time and it's a good excuse to get some one on one time with them to discuss the upcoming school year! 

We had our traditional Back to School Feast complete with soup and salad and a little sparkling bubbly to celebrate. 

 Cutest little sweet pea around!
 Our theme for the school year: Did You Think to Pray. 
Very fitting for the challenging world we live in that is mostly void of religion.  We know we have a Heavenly Father that hears and answers prayers and is always ready to listen to us.  Always. 

 Dessert cups (store way I made those. Ha!)

And the first day of school was here at last.  Felt much better about sending this kid out for year 2 of Junior High. He's got a good head on his shoulders, gets good grades, and stays away from all the junk that can come with middle school.
 Big 1st grader!
 5th grade!
 These two walk to and from school together and (mostly) get along while doing it. 
 Miles had to wait an extra week to start preschool so he was pretty anxious when it finally arrived! Year 2 with Ms. Cindy.  I heart preschool!!


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