Monday, August 20, 2012

1st Day of School

Another school year has begun, and my son is a first grader! He was excited and happy to go back to school. I wanted to make the morning of the first day a little special, so after he went to bed I set the breakfast table with a few special touches.
Using a black plastic tablecloth from the Dollar Tree, I wrote his school name and mascot on the tablecloth using sidewalk chalk. I used a piece of red scrapbook paper and Jonathan's writing paper to make a placemat with a special message. I covered the placemat with clear Contact paper. I also made a napkin holder from the writing paper. His school colors are red and black, and they are the White's Tower Bearcats.

He was surprised when he came downstairs for breakfast in the morning!

After breakfast, it was off to school! We picked up our neighbor, who is in Jonathan's class.Her mother and I will rotate pick up/drop off duty this year.

While he was at school, I baked his favorite oatmeal cookies for an after school snack, and made a new placemat for dinner.

His day wasn't over yet, we had his Taekwondo awards ceremony that evening. He received his senior green belt. It was crazy hair night, so I tried to make his hair look like his new belt, green with a black stripe in the middle.
It was a full, busy, memorable day, and now we are getting back into a new daily routine.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Free Printables For Back To School

I know I have been MIA for most of the summer. That's because I have been so busy I simply haven't had time to fit blogging in to my hectic, fun-filled days! Jonathan starts 1st grade in two days and I hope to recap our summer and be back to blogging on a regular basis.
In the meantime, Amy at Living Locurto has rounded up some of the best free back to school printables and I thought I would share them.
Hope everyone is enjoying these last few summer days before the kids return to school!