Saturday, August 11, 2012

Is that the school bell, again?

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?


Sarah said...

So cool! So glad your girls enjoyed them! :)

Nikki said...

Hello I have been reading here awhile and always enjoy it but I have noticed that you do not teach Haley? Does she go to school else where? It looked like a fun first day of school.

Kimmie said...

Hi Nikki,

Thanks for your comment. Haley is my step-daughter, she does not live with us full time. She lives with her grandparents and attends a private school in our town. Her mother passed away eight years ago. My husband is not her biological father, but began dating her mother when she was pregnant with her. He was able to gain legal visitation after her mothers death, but was not given full custody even though he was the only father she ever had. I suppose I should blog her story one of these days. :)

Nikki said...

Thank you for answering my question . I was just coming back to tell you if it was too nosey you did not have to answer. I was just curious as I did not see any mention of her there. :) I have enjoyed reading your posts. We would love a set of twins someday if God ever chose to bless us like that.

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