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.

6 comments:

Shelley said...

He is adorable,and you are a special mommy :) Blessings to you both.

Echoes From the Hill said...

You are such a great mom!
nancyr

Brenda said...

Jonathan looks so grown up!! How exciting that he is beginning first grade! I hope that he has a wonderful school year!
I love all of your special touches
to make his first day of school so special. YOU'RE THE BEST !!
Brenda

Roxanna said...

You are super creative! :) Jonathan is growing like crazy! Thanks for sharing these photos of his 1st day of School!

my simple reflections said...

nice post thanks for sharing..i found you thrue other bloggers..looking for to visit more..blessings

becka said...

Hope all is well. Miss reading about you and your son. :)