On Thursday, we had our very first day of school and today, I’m sharing the pics.
Without a doubt, this year, our family is the most excited and has the most peace going into a schoolyear. I’ve shared on here before, but some years just seem harder than others…I’m worried about one of the kiddos for some reason and/or the end of the year before was just so dang tough that I’m nervous about the start…but I can say that this year, I feel the most peace about starting the new year. I’m trying to soak up the moment because I know it might never happen again. We are so excited about all four kids’ schedules, their teachers, their classes…it’s just all so good this year and as a mama who has started the year off nervous too many times to count, I feel SO GREAT right now. I hope you’re excited about the beginning of your kid’s schoolyear, but if you’re not…please know, I feel for you too. It’s hard when you begin the year anxious.
Okay…on Thursday, I woke up, got ready and made our traditional first day of school breakfast…
…green pancakes 🙂 .
Everyone was excited to get up and get going on the first day. Don’t we all wish that enthusiasm lasted all year long?!
After breakfast, it was time to get ready and take our official First Day of School pictures…
…Miss Madeley is so excited about first grade!
Ashby was so excited about starting third grade too! She gets two teachers this year and is halfway through her dyslexia program, so she’s really excited about that as well! She’s also the “oldest” Shull kid (finally!) at our school, so that made her extra pumped about going.
Smith was R-E-A-D-Y for middle school! This kid has been looking forward to middle school since the third grade. He’s excited about all of his classes, not having to walk in a line, not having assigned lunch seats…all of that freedom that comes with middle school. At the end of the day, he told me it was best first day of school EVER! I’m the most excited for him because he really was just so ready for this change.
And sweet Kensington was also so excited to start 7th grade! Now that she has the hang of middle school, knows her way around, knows the teachers, coaches and has met all of these new friends, she was extra excited to head back. This year, not only is she cheering, but she’ll be able to play volleyball for her school for the first time. She signed up for theater this year too…I’m telling you, she was beaming about all the fun she’s going to have in seventh grade.
My mama heart misses them so much during the day, but I’m so excited for each and every one of them!
One big group pic before we headed out to take the little girls to elementary school (it starts 45 minutes before middle school begins).
Gang’s all here!
It’s been four years since I only dropped off two at this elementary school. It’s so crazy that I’m halfway done! Didn’t we just do this…
…oh my heart!!
Madeley was excited because she gets a locker this year. #bigtimenow She and Ashby both couldn’t wait to hop inside their classrooms.
After dropping off the little girls, we headed back home for a bit and then, it was time to take the big kids to middle school.
They cooperated for their picture…
…they were both just SO excited!
After middle school drop off, it was our traditional back to school breakfast on our town square with my girlfriends. I didn’t take a single picture of my friends, but I did take a picture of…
…my spicy bloody Mary. It was really good!
I took the entire day off from work to enjoy myself and our first day back at school. After breakfast…
…I visited Hobby Lobby where I got #allthefall feels and…
…came home with this amazing gigantic pumpkin (that weighs next to nothing) for my house. I also leisurely strolled the aisles at Trader Joe’s before coming home and…
…making our traditional back to school cookies to enjoy after they got home.
I picked up the little girls from school and they were so chatty about their first day!
While we waited for the big kids to get home, these two girls changed out our mudroom area chalkboards…
…to make them all fall 🙂 .
I stopped taking pics at this point, but the big kids and Andrew came home. We talked all about school and then had lasagna for dinner. It was a great first day!
To see all of the recipes from our day, click HERE!
That wraps up the first day of school for the Shull kids. Sending all of you teachers, parents and kids lots of love who are going back today!! xx