The last week has been a whirlwind of Back to School activities. When you say the title above, you have to do jazz hands to fully express the meaning of "Extravaganza." Since I was sick for about a week, we packed some back to school fun into that last couple of days before the kids returned to school. It all started last Wednesday with Lauren, Abby, and Sam's "Meet and Greets". This is where we take our school supplies to the classroom and meet the teachers. They also get to find out who is in their classrooms. This is an "open house" format, but it literally takes us the whole time to get everyones supplies to the appropriate places. I didn't take a picture of ALL the school supplies this year. Let's just say, "many shopping trips were made, hundreds of dollars were spent, and we had about18 bags of supplies to deliver!"
Sam is excited to have his first ever locker
His teacher, Mrs. Durck
Her teacher, Mrs. Rogers
Lauren at her desk
Her teacher, Mrs. Peck
The famous player piano
A final day before school starts breakfast
On our last day off, we went to see Madagascar 3 in 3D at the dollar theater. This was the first 3D movie for most of the kids. They loved it!
We ended our time using our online deal to Kozy Korner Frozen Yogurt.
These kids sat in the actual kozy korner.
Sam and Cody sat elsewhere
Just a few snacks to go into the snack bucket for school.
I have found if I package them, the kids can grab them quickly and they will get a proper serving size. It makes the food last longer and not get wasted. I will try every trick I can when I am feeding 6 hungry children on a budget!
He loved his hot chocolate!
Next up, Isaiah's Meet and Greet!
His teacher, Mrs Hoyt
The picture he drew of himself in his school uniform
Our family. That took a while to do.
At his desk putting away his supplies
Cody was first. This is the best I could get out of him. He is going into 8th grade. He says this is the last year I get to take pictures. We'll see about that.
I love that their uniforms now include grey shorts/pants and any color polo.
Next up, Lauren, Abby, and Sam
Isaiah and Laila didn't want to be left out.
Lauren is in 6th grade(her last year in elementary0
Abby is in 4th grade
Sam is in 3rd grade
Isaiah goes to afternoon Kindergarten
Then, it was time to pick everyone up. Let's just say everyone was exhausted. It. was. not. pretty. on the ride home and throughout the evening. It is hard to get back into the routine. Hopefully each day will get a little easier!!