Wednesday, September 9, 2015

5th and 8th

Both children have officially started school!  I was feeling nostalgic all day yesterday as Harris goes into his last year of grammar school and Grace starts her last year of middle school.  It's so incredibly cliche but man are these years flying by!  When they were little it felt as if we had all the time in the world with them at home and now it feels the exact opposite.  It's exciting to watch them spread their wings and grow, but it's hard on the heart don't you think?

We had our traditional dinner of alphabet soup. Though the children are way past the alphabet phase they still want to stick with tradition and who am I to argue.  This was my 9th year making this meal!

This year our dessert was doughnuts made to resemble apples with the help of icing (powdered sugar and milk), a pretzel stick and a little fruit leather.

And pencils (cheese straws) and erasers (wafers) complete with eraser dust.

Also?  I had no idea that today was a half day for Grace so I didn't pick her up!  How's that for getting off on the right wrong foot?!


  1. LOVE the apple donuts! 🍎🍎🍎🍎
    Hope they had a great first day!

    1. Did you make the donuts from scratch or just add the frosting to store bought??

    2. Awesome. Thanks, Anna! Love that you still make their special dinner. You can't mess with tradition. My kids told me that the back to school dinner makes them excited to go back!

  2. You get a ton of grace (no pun intended) for forgetting pick up since you made a fabulous meal for them! Adorable.


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