Wednesday, August 19, 2015

WWLW: Back to School

We feel exactly like you, Billy...

For some of you, school has started, but our kids don't return until Monday which means this week is basically the "let's try our hardest to get back into a routine and resume some resemblance of normalcy before we have to go out into public as real, actual people" week.

Or something like that.

And we love it. The excitement, the fun, the new school supplies - I mean what's not to love?


(Yes, but.)

It also kind of overwhelms us! Tis true. I mean there is really only so many hours in the day and when we see all the fun things friends do or even attempt to look on Pinterest, I kind of want to crawl into bed and eat ice cream. So, we have picked some simple ways that you can celebrate the fun that back to school brings...

(Emphasis on the simple. Because we realize it's less than a week away and many of you have probably been planning this for a month. But for those of you out there like us, read along, or just pin for next year!) ;)

Back to School Breakfast

This was a sweet way to get the kiddos in your life excited about the year and you can do it over the weekend! Just grab some of those school supplies you purchased and make a cute table scape with them. Serve their favorite breakfast treats and print out these FREE printables from Tater Tots and Jello  and you are good to go! (I totally printed these already).

Back to School Interviews

Cindy discovered these a few years ago I think and sent me the pin. I LOVE looking back at Radley's kinder year and even last year to see what has changed and what has stayed the same. Positively Splendid has the ENTIRE set ready to print so I just printed 3 copies of each and placed blank copies in their school files so we are ready to go each year! Simple. Easy. FREE. (Perfect).

First Day Fun

There are approximately 129381 different printables on Pinterest for first day of school pics. I thought these from I Should be Mopping the Floor were colorful and fun and she has them all in one place. Winning.

Confession: we aren't bring gifts to the teacher on the first day of school people. GASP, I know. BUT... if we were, we would need it to be 1.simple 2. useful 3.cute. Which is exactly what this idea from  Love Dove is. Not sure if Target has this soap again, but you could do something similar with other products.

Lunch notes are some of my favorite things to leave in the kids' boxes. Radley keeps all the ones that Ryan draws but for days when you are about to pull your hair out want to strangle a kid are running behind, these notes from Make and Takes are perfect.

After School

If you can believe it, there are tons of ideas for first day of school dinners on Pinterest, too. We are opting for the "let's go out to eat" celebration. BUT we do love these conversation starters from How Does She.

 Make sure to check out The Dish today for some awesome back to school crockpot recipes and a fun giveaway in time to learn something new!!

What are some of your favorite back to school traditions? We would love to hear!

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  1. Our little guy started third grade this year! So far he is loving it. I hope you and kids have a great first day of school, Haley

  2. Omg I love this! Great post :)

  3. Thanks for some great ideas (and pins!). You guys rock! :)


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