|Julia, Kiley, August and Emily|
We started back to school, yesterday, the 10th. I still can't wrap my mind around starting school so early, but I don't get to choose. Fortunately for us homeschoolers it doesn't make too much of a difference. We can do school anywhere.
I stayed up very late the night before making four of the girls a schultuete for their first day. My husband's mother is from Germany and I want to incorporate some of that culture into my children's lives. I had more elaborate plans for these originally, but my procrastination wouldn't allow for that. There really are some amazing ones out there on the internet. The girls were thrilled with them, so that makes me happy. Traditionally, in Germany, the schultueten are given to 6-year-old children starting first grade, but I had to make them for the older girls as well, since they had never had one.
|My mother-in-law on her first day of school. Isn't she just darling?|
|All set up for the morning surprise.|
|First day of 9th Grade|
|Kiley's first day of high school|
|Julia's first day of first grade|
|Emily's first day of first grade|
|August's first day of high school|
|Juila and Emily, holding their first day of Kindergarten photo. They've grown so much!|
|Opening the goodies|
|Who could resist?|