Tuesday, September 2, 2014

First Day Of School 2014

Today was the day. Our first day of school. We were all excited...really. And I am so thankful for that. This first day of school begins a year of lasts for us. My Madison begins her senior year. Here is what the first day of school looked like in our country home. : )


Flynn and I set out the Back to School Breakfast nice and early...Chocolate chip pumpkin bread and fresh fruit...a favorite!
 
 
Then I snuck in and set out the little surprise gifts on the desks. And every year, my kids act as if they didn't know I was going to! Madison was thrilled with the elf Disney inspired makeup and new books I picked out for her.  And she loved the new candle for her desk of course. : )
 
 
Peyton was just as happy with her new Guardians of the Galaxy T shirt...so much so she changed and put it on! I also got my super reader a few new novels and doughnut scented candle.
 
 
Rhett said I outdid myself with his gifts! He is a collector, and loved his new items and Guardians of the Galaxy shirt, which he promptly changed into as well.
 
 
And my baby? She was thrilled with her new Cinderella dolls...which finally included the two wicked stepsisters! Those gals are hard to find! And her favorite book series came in a little set of four new ones...which we have already read. Twice. : )
 
 
Then it was time for the yearly Back to School Picture. The last with all four of my children together. And see that puppy there? When the kids went over to get ready, he went right over and stood still as well. Swear.
Madison...12th, Peyton...9th, Rhett...7th, and Flynn...4 year old Preschool. : ) 
Oh...and Kirby...mascot. 
 
 
We got right to work, and my little preschooler was happy to be back. : )
 
 
Once she and I were done, she asked to make a "Surprise Snack" for the big kids. And so we did.
 
 
Have a blessed and happy school year, my friends!
 
 
 

19 comments:

  1. Such a good start to the new school year. Fun, learning, family together---cant think of anything else that is needed.

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  2. How sweet of Flynn to think of her big siblings! What a lovely first day of school you must be having. I think chocolate chip pumpkin bread is going to have to go on the list of must make this week for breakfast. What a fun treat!

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  3. You do such a wonderful job with making everything so special. I can tell how much thought you put into these special touches just to make your family smile.
    It makes me smile, too.
    Cutest mascot ever!

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  4. Blessed school year right backatcha and i loved your school room...puuurty!

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  5. Here's to a great school year! What an adorable school mascot you have :)

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  6. You always put so much thought into everything you do! Looks like you guys got your school year off on the right foot!

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  7. Aren't those Llama Llama books sweet!? I never remember to take a picture on the first day, but it's not too late is it? Perhaps tomorrow that is something I can do! Love all the sweet treats too!

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  8. What a wonderful day!! Thank you for the smiles..Blessings

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  9. What a great way to get started! Heck, I wanna go to your school :) It all looks amazingly wonderful. Well done! Enjoy this year with all four students together. I can't believe you have a Senior. Eek! Blessings on your school year!

    Ps...note to self: look into getting more Llama, llama books. My girls love theirs.

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  10. Dear Billie Jo ... such a wonderful beginning to the new school year. You are so organized and your love for your family shines through everything that you do. Sweetest blessings to you all as you begin this new school year. Hugs ♥ Teri

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  11. You are such an amazing mom and the best teacher ever! You have given me so many fun ideas for my little one - bless you, sweet friend :)

    Enjoy your school year. Love and hugs to you!

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  12. It looks like you had a wonderful first day of school with a yummy breakfast and after school treat. :)

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  13. i can tell it's gonna be a GREAT year!!!
    have a happy day billie jo

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  14. I love how you made the first day back very special with surprises! You are a great home school mom raising really great kids!

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  15. Love how you make the first day of school such a celebration. Your breakfast and surprise snack look delicious. Praying your year is extra blessed!

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  16. ohhhh look at her school shirt! I loved reading all of this and it was perfect down to the pumpkin candle in your kitchen! It's going to be a great year for you and your family!

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  17. Have a blessed school year!!! You are off to a GREAT start!!

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  18. I want to go back to school at your house!

    Have a blessed year!!

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  19. What fun and great pictures! Hope you have a great school year savoring your "lasts" with your senior! :) God bless!

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