August 27, 2012

Great things!

A new year!  A new grade!!  A new teacher!!!  Today my Ben became a first-grader!!!

I am a big fan of school.  I like freshly sharpened pencils, Elmer's glue {although, seems it's been replaced by much tidier glue sticks}, crisp spiral ring notebooks.  I love it much more the second time around, as a mother, seeing my little ones so excited about back-to-school. 

Always running.  Always.
Talked him into stopping just long enough for a quick picture!
Isn't he CUTE???  New shoes, new backpack & a big smile!

Led his dad all the way to the classroom. 
No directions needed for this first-grader.

Ben B. has arrived!
This morning Ben downed a huge home-made breakfast, chased it with a huge spoonful of Cookie Butter and an ice cold glass of milk--and literally leaped down the sidewalk the whole way to school. 

I'm hoping this year is stellar.  I'm praying over him, his sweet little class-mates, and his darling teacher.  Sweet child of mine--may you always have your huge sense of adventure!  May you nurture old friendships and build up new ones!  I promise to pack you a healthy lunch & pick you up every single day to hear all about your day!  And, as always, there are plenty of super-cool Band-aids in your backpack. 

"Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance."
Proverbs 1:5


  1. I love that he took off running! And he looks so confident striding down that hallway towards his classroom. What a blessing! May God be up to big things this new school year! {He already is!} xoxo!

    1. How is school in your {new} neck of the woods? How are your lovely little ladies doing with their new stomping ground? I have thought about you over & over, praying peace & happiness and joy this fall in your new home!! Anything fun planned in the decor world? Much love--A

  2. Amanda, I am in total agreement about the start of the school. I am trying to find a good reason to by myself some new school supplies! :)

    1. Girl--We should meet at the Starbucks in Target and then go raid the school supply aisle! I'd rather have a cup of freshly sharpened pencils than a vase full of flowers!

    2. That sounds like fun. You can have the pencils. I'll take the spirals and ball point pens :)

  3. That should say 'buy' new school supplies!


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