Tuesday, September 8, 2009

First Day of School Success!

This will be more of a photo post, since that's the best way to show off our first day. I'm happy to say that all of the anxiety I've felt for the last several weeks as I finished the last of my lesson plans, picked up the last of my school supplies and re-organized the schoolroom, vanished as the day grew closer. After the cooperation and patience that each of my children exhibited today, I am so grateful for the opportunity to be their teacher AND mommy!

And I will continue to be grateful as we ease back into a schedule and routine in my household. I do *love* predictability!

All organized and ready to go!

Crafting Supplies

Prayer/Feast Day/Seasonal Celebration Corner:

Peanut Butter Muffins with homemade strawberry jam for breakfast

Working hard

Celebrating Mary's Birthday

Following Meredith's suggestion in her book Mondays With Mary, we created our Mystical Rose tree that we will use until the feast of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary next month. We will add flower stickers to the tree each day until then each time we do something special to honor Mary or pray the rosary.

Lily declared it 'blue day' in honor of Our Lady's birthday!

Things went well all around and I am so glad to have made a good memory with my children as we celebrated Lily's first day of First Grade and Jonah's first day of Preschool!

We are also celebrating today because it's hubby and my 8th Anniversary too!

What a day it is at our house!


  1. oh happy anniversary!
    what a blessing to spend time with your children :)

  2. I just love your little schoolroom! May you have a successful and happy school year! And Happy Anniversary!

  3. Yea for a good day all around. Can you share the recipe for peanut butter muffins?

  4. Happy Anniversary!!

    You look like you have everything under complete control! What a blessing :)

  5. Oh, I'm so behind on blogs!!
    What a great first day!! Your kiddos look great in their "blue" for Mary! The 8th is also my hubby's birthday, and mine the next day, so it always is just a whirlwind of days of phone calls, visits and lots of dessert!!!

    I'll have to write down that recipe!! I have a peanut butter bread recipe but it tends to get pretty dry pretty quick....how are the muffins?

  6. love the schoolroom!!!

    sounds like your day was delightful!


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