Whew! We made it through our first two days of school 🙂 .
(Side note: the best thing our district ever did was start school on a Thursday! It was so nice having two days to ease into things before the weekend.)
Speaking of our school district, we are going virtual here at the beginning, but my kids and I still got up, got dressed and celebrated the start of a brand new school year.
I woke up early and made our traditional back to school breakfast. Green pancakes…
…and Maple Sausage Balls. Yesssssss!!! These are so delicious!!!
Hello there! I skipped working out for getting dressed the first day of school 😉 .
…I went upstairs and woke up my kiddos. Look at my sweet little kindergartener!
We ate and then while they were upstairs getting dressed…
…I got their lunches out.
All four kids have different lunch times, so we made their lunches the night before and then when it was their turn to eat, they had a spot all ready to go at the counter.
After that…it was time for first day pictures…
…I can’t believe my baby is in kindergarten!! She was SO EXCITED!!
Next up, Miss Ashby! She has so many friends in her class this year, loves her new teacher and was ready to LEARN!
This guy. He’s the top dog at his school now. He was excited about starting…and annoyed I made him wear shoes for this pic. Ha! I’m so proud of Smith!! He’s going to have a great year!
Awwww! My big middle schooler!! Guys, everything is different for her this year, and she is SO excited about it! New school, new friends, new teachers, new classes…she’s so BIG!! Kensington was really the most excited kid about school starting which warms my heart because if you remember, she was so shy at the beginning of elementary school and this mama prayed and prayed for her to find her footing…and now, she’s blossomed!
When I look back on my life, I cannot imagine loving anything more than being a mama and raising my kids. These years at home with them went by way too quickly. I literally just had two babies in diapers. Like yesterday.
We made temporary work stations for each kid. They’re temporary because our house is a loud, messy disaster and they’ll need to move around and adjust each day as things develop. Right now, we have Madeley upstairs in the play room…
…Kensington’s school doesn’t start until 8:45 (elementary starts at 8:00), so she was helping Mades and me.
Smith is working in the dining room…and refused to smile for me. Ha! He did request I burn a candle for him though. Bahaha!
Ashby and Madeley have a loft upstairs in their room with two desk areas…so this is where Ashby worked! Her spot was the quietest and the coziest 🙂 .
And welcome to middle school 🙂 ! Kensington was all fixed up in her room for school!
I’m sure I’ll have more to say about virtual learning…but for now, two days in, it’s going well. My kids’ teachers have prepared so much that it really is running seamlessly for all of them. I’m working on my laptop and moving around from kid to kid throughout the day and have been very, very impressed!
Okay, that’s it for our Monday! I’ll see you guys back here tomorrow!! xo