Well, the little kitchen chalkboard doesn’t lie…yesterday was our first day of school! It really feels like our summer FLEW by!! I don’t know why…but I was mentally less prepared this year than other years. Be that as it may, it came and we had a great day!
A few heart sprinkles for good luck 🙂 .
Three kiddos are like “okay, it’s the first day of school, let’s be happy!” and one kiddo was like “why am I up this early if I’m not going to school?”. Ha!
Lunchboxes filled and ready to go!
Our sweet Ashby was off to FIRST GRADE! How is that possible?! Guess what? This year, BOWEN IS IN HER CLASS!! What? What? We were so excited!!
Smith was super pumped to be heading to fourth grade. This is a first for him, but this year, he has Kensington’s fourth grade teacher! Other than kinder, none of my kids have ever had the same teacher until this year. Smith has K’s fourth grade teacher and Ashby has K’s first grade teacher. We were all so excited!
And then…we had our fifth grader to send off. Guys, we just sent her to kindergarten like last year and now, she’s the oldest in school! Remember this party we had for all of our friends who had kids heading to kinder…
…and now, they’re all in fifth grade!! My heart.
We had to take an official “first day of school” pic with all four Shulls…
…Madeley is so excited for her first day of school too (in September!)! And then…
…this pretty much sums them up 🙂 .
Our annual obligatory backpack pic 🙂 .
Right when I took this pic, Smith said, “Kensington, why are you smiling?”. Ha!
Oh! I’m going to miss them a lot now that they’re back in school, but I’m genuinely so excited about this year. I know in my heart that they’re just ready to go.
Family selfie before we drop them off!
On the first day, parents can walk their kids to class. We dropped everyone off in order, Ashby, Smith and then…
…there was one.
A selfie with our fifth grader. School hasn’t always been easy for Kensington, but last year, she really had some amazing teachers and came into her own. She also really committed to volleyball and I think it gave her the confidence boost she needed. She is SO excited about this school year. In fact, I don’t think we’ve ever dropped her off this happy. I’m so proud of her!
After breakfast, I made my annual drive to our town square for a diner breakfast with friends. This is our sixth year in a row to do this.
The two little sisters 🙂 .
We had so many mamas at the table and then a kids’ table too.
A big breakfast makes us HAPPY!
Always such a fun morning!
Mades and I made our annual trek from breakfast to Hobby Lobby in search of PUMPKINS! In my little world, it’s fall y’all 🙂 .
Down to ONE!
Don’t forget, I shared my BACK TO SCHOOL Q&A HERE (where I answered any and all school related questions) and my BACK TO SCHOOL EVERYTHING POST HERE (where I shared our menus, where we bought back to school clothes and shoes, traditions and so much more).
Also, I am sharing one of my MOST POPULAR FOOD POSTS OF THE YEAR with you again today! Every single year, this post here…
In the meantime, I hope you all have a great weekend! I love starting the year with a two day week! xo