We had so much fun on our first day of school this year! Matthew even told me afterwards that 'It didn't even feel like we were doing school - it just felt like we were playing'. That's what I work & plan for our first day to feel like, even though we do actual school work along with our fun extras. Success!!
I made initial pancakes again this year - those are always a big hit!
We also had our first (of many, I hope) Boo-Hoo Breakfast. Everyone told what they would miss most about summer and then 'cried' with their best crying face. It was hilarious!
Daniel couldn't stop almost-smiling (or moving) . . .
. . . and Thomas couldn't stop eating while he 'cried'. Lovely.
We looked at our new books, painted their numbers for first day pics (below) and snuck in some 'real' school work.
I had made some fun treats for the boys. Yep. Crazy me gave 'em candy on the first day. I did spread them out over the day, though. Is that a bit less irresponsible? ;o) The pencils (found here) were adorable and a huge hit. The 'crayon' pretzel sticks were fun and I gave them the 'School Rocks' pop rocks when we had finished our work for the day.
For dinner, my Sweet Hubby took us out to Chili's (thanks, Kids-Eat-Free coupon!) and then to a park so the boys could play a while.
On a side-note, Thomas calls the picnic shelter/restroom building at the park 'the temple' ;o)
So, we're off to a great start! It took a couple of years to get into a grove, but I think I enjoy homeschooling more every year we do it!