Back to school!! The day that every mother anticipates after 3 months of summer vacation and every child welcomes with mixed emotions. Lots of fanfare; back to school pictures, new backpacks, Lunchables in the new lunchboxes, new shoes, first day clothes carefully laid out the night before!! Old friends, new teachers, a few new faces. Boxes of brand new pencils sharpened to perfection, 2-subject notebooks (spiral bound only), neon highlighters and Nikolas' old book box buffed, shined and re-purposed for Mia.
Every year I make a sheet cake and decorate it with a back to school theme, their initials and grade. Every year we take this picture of our students and their cake, posing by the front door. Then every year, we go to Maggiano's for dinner!
How was your first day? I hope the kids had a great day! Here's to another great year full of learning and good memories!