Wednesday, September 7, 2016

First Day Of School 2016

Our first day of homeschool 2016 was a success! We were back in our little schoolroom and working right away. Here are a few pictures of our day.

My First grader was the first one up and ready...
And was excited to take a few pictures with her teacher...
And with the Superintendent of schools. : )
We had pumpkin chocolate chip muffins for breakfast...
And then posed for the annual First Day of School picture.
My students this year...
Flynn-First Grade,
Rhett- Ninth Grade,
And Peyton- Eleventh and Twelfth Grades
Yes. That's right.
My Peyton is graduating this year, as a Junior!
So proud of her hard work and determination. : )
My youngest student brought me a gift.
She got it out of the refrigerator all by herself.
And washed it too. : )
I also received these beautiful flowers from my sweet, thoughtful, home and school and family loving friend Tara. (Who is so humble she probably didn't want me to put her name here.)
My baby. Because. Well. She's my baby.
Then we finished our first day back with an after lunch stroll.
But not before my girl exclaimed, "I LOVE First Grade!"
Tomorrow we do it all again.
Minus all the pictures. : )
Have a wonderful rest of the week, my friends!


  1. Perfect! So perfect! Way to go Peyton! She's got big things ahead I think. So glad your first day was splendid in every way!!

  2. Yay! I'm so glad you had a successful first day. I laughed at your "superintendent of schools" comment. Too funny. And WOW! Peyton!! So proud of you. Keep up the great work.
    How sweet of Tara to brighten your first day. Wishing you all a great year.

  3. Sometimes the second day seems so much easier because no pictures! Right? I'm so proud of you friend. I remember a post a long time ago when you first told us all that you were making the decision to home school. And you started converting your dining room into a school room. I thought (and still do) how brave she is. I was in awe at how you made a decision that completely changed daily life because it was the best for your family. I remember that often when I have to make a decision that isn't the 'regular' way but is the best for my little family. I love how your schoolroom and your home school has evolved over the past 4 years. It's a joy to watch.
    PS... picture with the superintendent, awesome!
    PPS... yes, for cryin out loud, take my name down...

  4. Hope all of your kiddos have a great year! Love the photos!

  5. These pictures made me so happy! I was wondering how things went! Congratulations to Peyton!!! Wow, what an accomplishment!!! That's awesome! I'll take a pumpkin chocolate chip muffin to go please! Have a great rest of the week! xo

  6. This makes my heart glad, seeing your precious child being taught at home by her mother. How blessed you are to have each other.

  7. Yay for that first big day each year - and at the best school ever! ;)

  8. Her outfit is adorable!!! Yay for a great first day of school and what an amazing student already bringing an apple to the teacher on the first day ;)
    I'm very jealous you had chocolate chip pumpkin muffins, I think I know what I need to bake this weekend!

  9. Yay! Happy first day! We did the same. Special cupcakes and a snack platter, decorated in ABCs and star student decorations, the girls for gifts and new outfits, bows, etc. Isn't this whole experience to live for?! Everything looks great? And congrats to Rhett and Peyton, such a great job!!!

  10. Happy new school year to everyone!! Love all the pictures and Tara truly is a sweetheart!!!
    Have a great week!


  11. I love Flynn's outfit!!
    I am happy you had a great first day of school!

  12. Happy day! And best wishes for a good year. Rhett must have grown a foot over the last year. And Yay! To Peyton. What a motivated girl. She must have a great teacher. ;)

  13. The flowers Tara sent are BEAUTIFUL!!! Everything looks great :)

  14. Awwwwwwwwww....thanks Billie Jo for the smiles.

  15. Great photos! Such a beautiful family you have. Flynn's outfit is precious.

    I love Flynn's excitement for school. I hope she always has a love for learning.

    Gorgeous flowers from your thoughtful friend, and a very sweet gift from your darling first-grader.

    And way to go, Peyton! your hard work has really paid off.

    Blessings on your day, Billie Jo.


  16. So, so, SO precious!!! I love Flynn's shirt. You always have the cutest clothes for her and the bows, oh my...the bows, I hope my girls continue to like to wear them for a long time!!! Congratulations to Peyton for graduating this year, that is amazing!!! Have a blessed year Billie Jo and your lovely family!

  17. Glad the new school year got off to such a great start!

  18. Oh I love this post and your schoolroom!

  19. Your classroom looks great! Your kids love it! That's awesome!

  20. Hi Billie Jo!

    What a fun way to start the school of your adorable kids! I love thoughtful friends, the flowers were beautiful. Have a wonderful weekend!

  21. Hi Billie Jo!

    What a fun way to start the school of your adorable kids! I love thoughtful friends, the flowers were beautiful. Have a wonderful weekend!

  22. You are cracking me with the "super intendant of schools" lol so funny. those photos are so sweet-the one of Flynn and stroller caught me off guard and I felt a thump in my throat remembering my Bella pushing her babies around in her little pink stroller. They grow up way to fast.


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