It’s back to school for two of my kiddos today. The third will start preschool next week and the fourth is still home with me. I’m so sad. We’ve had such a great summer. I love having my kids around.
Then again, I feel like I haven’t had a spare moment to myself in ages. Maybe, just maybe, I will get one or two of those alone moments with them back in school. Heck, maybe I can even start blogging again. I feel like I have hardly posted anything in a long time!
I am disappointed that our back to school pics are a little blurry. I may retake them when they get home this afternoon and pretend it’s still morning…
One of the things I love most about being a mom is doing little things to make my kid’s lives just a little bit magical. Just the fun little touches that add excitement. Back to school is definitely a time for that! Here’s what I did to make this day fun at our house.
Remember my back to school post? Well, I used several of the ideas from that and added a few more of my own.
For starters we needed a fun back to school breakfast. My boys’ favorite breakfast surprise is muffins. Easy enough right? I made this recipe and added a fun touch with back to school printable cupcake toppers.
At lunch I stuck a simple bag of cookies with a cute note in there. Got that idea and free printable here.
I love to do a fun treat for when they get home from school. Last year it was this cake. This year I decided to do something a little different and I did these pencils made of Pringles cans.OK, mine aren’t perfect, but I think the boys are going to LOVE them!
Watercolors, a pack of markers, an colorful pencil, Laffy Taffy, a koosh ball, Reese’s, Kit Kats, and stickers. Really, you could put anything in there.
For dinner I think we will have my boys’ favorite, homemade pizza:
Gonnago pick them up in about a half an hour. Hoping they had a great first day!