Tuesday, August 10, 2010

off to a great start

The boys went back to school today! They were ready and so was I...or so I thought I was. Tanner starts school at 7:50 and wanted to get there early. He didn't want to be walked into school...he wanted to be dropped off at the curb. Must be the middle school-er in him :-). I had John take him this morning so I could avoid the tears. I lost it when I dropped him off last week for orientation so I knew that I would be a mess today. He is so grown up and I am having a hard time with that :-).

Instead of a fashion show at our house, the boys like to lay out their entire 1st day of school ensemble. Here are this years outfits...complete with underwear, socks, and backpacks. Oh, and don't forget the Axe body spray :-). Trust me, it is way better smelling than stinky middle school boy smell.

We spent some time shopping and organizing our school supplies. This is my favorite part of the the whole back to school hype...I am kind of nerdy like that. I love the colorful, sharp crayons, packages of binder paper and new yellow pencils.

Another fun, yearly tradition is a note from Mom{Me}in their lunch box/bag on the first day of school. My sister found these cute lunch box notes and mailed them to me last year. Thanks, Am.

We wrapped up this cute little gift to take to the teachers this year {idea found here}. Love the darling ideas from these cute sisters.

The yearly photos of the boys on the 1st day of school.

I loved seeing the boys enjoy their first day of school with their favorite friends.

The boys are all home now & have been happily chattering about their day. Everyone is happy and content with their new schedule/routine. It is going to be another fantastic year.


sanpinney said...

This is funny because I love new school supplies too. I've already started organizing and we don't start for another 2 weeks. :o)

Morgan said...

Raimi you have some handsome boys!!! My kids start next week - I have a sixth, third, and first. I cried last night thinking about it!

Laurie, the girls and Scott said...

Happy first day of school! My girls are jealous that their friends started already when they still have to wait two weeks. I am also jealous! Enjoy your time with Brody.

Meridee said...

Cute, cute! I can't believe how big they are getting.

Mamarazzi said...

i love how they lay their clothes out every years, serious cuteness!

katie said...

Happy days! We find out tomorrow who the girls got.....they can't hardly stand it.

erin said...

Your boys are so handsome! I too love shopping for school supplies (I actually have such a large stash I didn't really need to shop this year, but I did anyway- there is something about all those new pencils...)! :) PS- I'm not sure I totally agree about the Axe spray. Sometimes the boys get a little heavy-handed and it leaves me feeling like I need a gas-mask to breath when I'm around Jack and all the friends wearing it! Perhaps my mom felt that way about all the gallons of "Love's Baby Soft" my friends & I drowned ourselves in during 7th and 8th grades. LOL

Michelle said...

I can't believe Tanner is in middle school! REALLY!?!