Seek Learning

This year Olivia will start kindergarten. I’ve already spent my tears on this reality.

Not only that, but my buddy, SuperCal will start pre-school. I will miss him so much.

So it has been a busy two weeks trying to get them both ready for their new adventures while taking time to enjoy my little Roo and also their last few days of freedom.

I started a tradition last year of a back to school dinner. It was a lot of fun to do last year, and so I planned another one this year. But, are you surprised, it was even BIGGER this year!

The theme for our 2011-2012 school year is “Seek Learning” from the D&C – because the first step in education is wanting to be educated. I know Olivia and Calvin both have a thirst for knowledge and a pride in their progress, so I think this will be a great focus for our year.

This year’s dinner featured:

Lime Chicken Tacos
Spanish Rice
Summer Salsa
Corn on the Cob
Watermelon
Raspberry Lemonade (real raspberry lemonade)
& Summer Peach Pie a’la mode.

YUM.

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Our theme is "Seek Learning"

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I decorated the table with all things kids - and I laughed at this vignette.

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Our beautiful flowers were provided by my dad.

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Our table with Olivia & Cal's back to school gifts - friendship balls. (I made the gift boxes myself!)

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Olivia and Cal opening their gifts.

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Kids in their back to school crowns.

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Something was funny . . .

2 Comments

  1. Melinda on September 1, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    That is so cool! I am so impressed that you accomplished all of that with a new baby. I might have to steal that idea…

  2. emily e on September 6, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    oh my gosh, i love it! i love you too! you are such a cute Mom. Of course, I’m not one bit surprised about that 😉

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