Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Back to school...

Back to school makes me think of sharpened pencils, organizing my backpack, brand new shoes, and a very nervous stomach.  School was important to me and something that my mom worked very hard to make special and somewhere we actually wanted to attend.  I am SO thankful for that.  I think about all that she did for us each year, like taking us to preview where our classroom would be and to meet our teacher during the summer, to help ease our nerves...what a difference it made!

I've seen lots of darling back to school ideas all over the internet that need to be blogged about...even though Josh and I aren't returning to a classroom this month and don't have a little one that we are trying to get ready for the year ahead.

If you do have a little one headed off to their very first day of school or a Senior that is starting the first day of their final year in school, at home, with you (tear!) , make the day extra special.

Here are a few easy ideas to make the day a little more exciting so that hopefully they'll want to return for the 2nd day...

A sweet love note in their lunch...I used to love getting these and still do!
Downloadable Lunch Notes from Silverbox Creative

Make a regular sandwich a surprise and a lot more really will be the coolest mom. 

PBJ cut with puzzle cookie and easy from Family Fun

Host a 1st day of school dinner complete with back to school decor that can be used in the weeks ahead.

Need a few teacher gifts for the people that are responsible for educating your children for the future? 
They are pretty important!  Love my teacher friends!

Check out these adorable gifts...

Perfect teacher "to-go" cups via Lisa Storm's Blog
And once they return home and the homework begins...wouldn't this make it a lot more fun (maybe not totally comfortable for us adults).

Homework somewhere new via Family Fun

And maybe Momma needs a new little back to school reward herself...

Old Navy...I know, I was surprised too!

Or a little reminder remember that there are some little people that are waiting to be picked up each afternoon. A reminder never hurts!

 Fred Flare
Happy Back to School to you and yours!  Have a great school year and learn something!


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