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8/24/11

bouquet of sharpened pencils

we're back into the swing of things...and buddy had a wonderful first day of school today!
(nothing like the debacle of last year...although he did forget to put underwear on again...but we caught it early this year!)
thank you all so much for thinking of him! he jumped right out of the car this morning and never looked back. little ones really are the bravest! i've never had to be the new kid at school (we made the switch from public school to private montessori this year)...but max is so eager...eager for friendship and laughing and being in a mix. he did real swell today!
it's a tradition of ours to throw a back to school party the night before school starts. last night we ordered in and had a pizza and ice cream dance party...ditching those last minute school jitters and cutting a rug in nerdy glasses instead.

we pulled the plug early for bath and clean hair...books and bedtime.
max woke up bright and early this morning...already wearing his backpack and ready to take new shoes out for a spin. i told him he was the most wonderful first grader that's ever been in the history of all first graders. and that's a fact.
 i left lip stain marks on big kid cheeks and couldn't breathe for most of the day. mamas tend to hold their breath for their little ones.
time seemed to fly and before i knew it max was home...raving about 13 new friends and learning that 5x10=50.
happy back to school time, loves!
the smell of new school supplies just might trump warm sunscreen. maybe.

xoxo

30 comments:

  1. You guys are so freaking adorable I can't hardly stand it sometimes! You make going back to school look awfully exciting! x

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  2. you honestly sound like the best mother. I can tell how much you love your kids by reading these posts. And gosh, your photography? You're incredibly talented.

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  3. You are such a sweet Mama! I had a dance party today with Poppy (my own little redheaded buddy)! Guess it's in the air...

    Kacie
    A Collection of Passions

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  4. You're like the coolest mom ever. I definitely need to have a party-the-day-before-school tradition once we start homeschooling!

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  5. aw! this is great. you guys are so cute.

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  6. you really are the most fun mom ever! but i'm confused, doesn't school start in september? x

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  7. a back to school party is such a good idea for kids! you're such a good momma :D

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  8. This was precious. Normally I'm scared to death when I think of having children, but you make me excited for it. I can't wait to throw my children parties with nerd glasses and celebrate how wonderful they are.

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  9. YAY MAX! What a little champ... he should be very proud of himself. :)

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  11. is that the puppy that you posted about awhile ago? if so, it looks like you ended up keeping him after all!

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  12. What a blessed boy to have such an awesome mama and vice versa. :) Your dog looks a lot like one of my dogs Jasper. So so cute.

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  13. shut the front door, katie!!! just when i thought you guys could not get any cuter, you do it again! good Lord, woman!

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  14. You girls are the sweetest! Im going to have to revisit these comments when teenage max isn't too fond of me...haha.
    and I should have mentioned...we ended up with the puppy! Matt's mom took her for a few months and ended up not being able to keep her. So we have a new member of the family!

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  15. Fun, fun, fun! I'm going to have to remember this for when my little girls head off to school...in 4 years. You have a very sweet family.

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  16. yay max!!

    we recently enrolled our four year old into a montessori school that goes from preschool-second grade. he is really loving it, and i think the montessori principles are amazing.

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  17. goodness, that sounds like so much fun. you all have the sweetest traditions. he's a real lucky kid:)

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  18. Yay Max! He seems like such a great kid! <3

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  19. Your family is so freakin' adorable! I love these pictures!

    You must get this all the time, what camera do you use?

    Thanks, Amber
    http://happinessiseva.tumblr.com/

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  20. I seriously love your family.

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  21. i've maybe said this before, but he's the tallest first grader ever!!! and cutest.

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  22. Max definitely has one of the sweetest faces I've ever seen - besides my own boys of course. ;)

    P.S. love your couch!

    xo
    Cortnie

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  23. Gosh, I always scroll at your pictures first and then read the post. But you know? One doesn't have to actually read to see how great your blog is, just looking at the pictures alone makes me feel so happy!
    I am so glad I follow your blog!:)

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  24. yeah Katie and Mr. Max!! You know I love this post. The most exciting time of year :))) xoxo

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  25. precious, so precious

    -grace

    http://herumbrella.com

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  26. i've been reading about montessori lately, and though i don't have kids yet... i totally want to send my future little ones there. would love to hear how you guys like it.

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  27. Oh me oh my your fam is SO cute! And I'm in love with your accent wall and couch. Loooove.

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  28. I just love your blog so much! I've spent all day here... haha. I just had to comment on the adorable dancing in the living room. I love your photography and your painting... your life seems like so much fun! :)

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