Monday, September 10, 2012

First Day of School 2012

You may remember last year when back to school time came we had end of summer/back to school parties and fun teacher gifts and I am sure we will again in years to come.  But this year I really had to look at all the things I had on my plate and how much I could add to that.  Meaning no parties and low key gifts.  The kids didn't even notice.

I got these cute signs here.

And for teacher gift we kept it really simple.  We just made cookies.

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I made my favorite chocolate chip cookies and put them in a mason jar.  Then I used picmonkey to make the cute little tags.  Add a little washi tape, a cupcake wrapper, and some baker's twine and you are good to go.   I got the idea here.

I have to admit, as much as I was excited for the kids to go back to school, but after dropping the kids off to their class rooms I worried about them all day.  

Did you notice my 1st grader is about a head taller than the rest.  It almost looks like he is in the wrong room.  But he is not.

Poor little Bryce thought it was his first day of school too.  He was so sad when we left.  He was so cute that I just had to get a picture.  Just after I took this picture Bryce  held up one hand, blocked his face, and said "No pictures."  Pretty much the cutest thing I have ever seen.

I must also admit that I did a drive by.  I just couldn't take it.  I made it until morning recess and then I just had to drive by the playground and make sure Alan was having a good day.  He was smiling and playing with friends and that got me through the rest of the day.  


  1. SO cute! I love the teacher gifts. I would LOVE that if I were still teaching, it would make my day!!

  2. I love your teacher gift idea! I was completely inspired by it when I came across it on Pinterest. I'll be sharing your blog on =)