Monday, February 2, 2015

First Day of (Home) School! Meet the Kids!

Today was our first day back to school!

I love starting fresh with new books, new supplies, and a clean house!
 
I'm joining Our Worldwide Classroom for the Aussie (Not) Back to School Blog Hop.
This week's theme - Meet the kids.
 
My favourite photos of the kids are the ones on my blog header,
but here are photos taken today on our first day of school.
 
My 7th grader.  Wow!  How did this happen?!  It dawned on me while preparing for this school year, that I am halfway through the school years with her.  A little bit about her: she loves anything outdoorsy - climbing trees, hiking, catching snakes with dad, and so on.  She wants to be a missionary when she grows up, and has a burden for Africa.  On her own, she has been studying Swahili.  She helps us with church services on the Indigenous community, and is chomping at the bit to teach Sunday School.  She also enjoys drawing and writing stories. 

My second grader.  He is definitely a momma's boy, but loves doing "man" things in the garage with daddy.  He recently got his first tool box and has organised it just so...hmmmm...wonder where he gets that from!  He loves cars and planes, shooting his bow, racing his RC car around the yard, riding his bike, and cuddling to read a book.  He's a bit of a homebody like his mum. 

For the first day of school I made pancakes and bacon. 
Not sure if you can see from the photo,
but the pancakes are in the shape of their grade.
We had a great first day back to school, I'm looking forward to a great year!



Our Worldwide Classroom
 

4 comments:

Expedition Homeschool said...

Lovely to meet your students Jen :) I too love the start with all the new supplies! Have a wonderful year, Kelly.

Kylie said...

Hi Jen, Thanks for joining in. Your blog looks fabulous and the photo's of your children are gorgeous :-)

YellowReadis said...

Such lovely photos. And my kids approve of the idea of pancakes for breakfast too.

Erin said...

Yes, grade 7 is always here before you know it. How amazing that your daughter wants to be a missionary:)