Sunday, August 19, 2012

Woo hoo! The kids are going back to school! Although I am actually sad to see them go, there are some good things about it as well! We celebrated the event with a special dinner. Here is the banner (I really like making these paper banners lately!)

I found this table setting idea on pinterest. It was so fun to make!

 Cheering for the first day of school!
The kids loved having their menus. I served the dinner in courses. They couldn't have the next one until they had finished the first. This was actually a good way to get the kids to finish their vegetables! I served them their own Cornish Game Hens. They were delighted with them. Ben especially thought they were amazing.

 Abby's first day of preschool! She loved her first week and can't wait to go again!
Emily's first day of 4th grade! I do have pictures of the boys, but my camera ran out of batteries after Emily, so I had to borrow Dave's phone and I don't know how to get them off. I'll add them when he shows me how!

Finally, this is an art project that I did with the kids during the last weeks of summer vacation. Kind of a goodbye to the summer (although it is still 100 degrees outside!) The kids loved making them. Here are mine, Emily's, and Joshua's. Ben's is on the other side of the window waiting for David and Abby to finish theirs. Hopefully soon!


Tess said...

I love the artwork! And hello long-legs Emily! Wow, she's beautiful! Abby's in preschool?!? Sniffle. But so so cute. Looks like a fun family dinner, I hope I can remember all these cute traditions to have when my kids go to school too!

The Wyler Family said...

so cute! i think we saw the same idea on pinterest. ha ha. so... i really love the artwork. is that something you came up with or do you have a link you would be willing to share? :)