Monday, September 9, 2013

we did it!

This morning, we did it.  We kicked off our first day of the homeschool year.

"To the new school year!"

There were candles and smiles...

There were homemade cinnamon donuts.

There was apple cider.

And, of course, there were children.  What would homeschool be without children, after all?

Gabriel, tot school

Elise, preschool

Owen, kindergarten

Kyle, 3rd grade

Ben, 5th grade

Of course, there were other things.  Not-quite-so happy things...there was poop on the floor and there was interrupting.  There was an assignment that needed to be re-done, and there was (just a little) whining.

And of course, there was a toddler.  'Nough said about that.

But those are not the memories I want to carry away from this day.  So here is my back-to-school post, with the happy photos (you wouldn't want a picture of poop on the floor anyway, wouldya?), along with hopes for a happy, healthy, richly fulfilling school year.



Michelle A. said...

Beautiful post! Happy First Day of Homeschooling! :)

Kristin said...

Happy 1st Day! Praying you have a wonderful year!

Jill Foley said...

Happy 1st day! You could have titled it "First Day - keeping it real" and then put a pic of the poop!

What cute students you have :)

Joy said...

Wishing you all a great year!