Monday, August 29, 2011

first days of school 2011 style

Well so far so good, right? I actually managed to make pancakes and eggs this morning for the kids before school. Wanted to try and give them something better for them than the normal box of cereal. I made plenty extra so I could freeze them and get them out other mornings too.

I didn't make them lunch today as they all wanted to eat Pizza at school. Plus it was Eva's first day of kindergarten and she really wanted to use the lunch line.

Thankfully I am pretty busy with office work today or I think my mind would go a little crazy with wondering how all the kids are getting along.

Here's Camden on his first day of 5th grade. Hard to believe he will be ready for middle school the end of this year. Where does the time go!
 So, here is Emily, which this year will go by her nick name "Em" as there is another Emily in her class. She is in 3rd grade this year, and very excited for every minute at school. Ever since Kindergarten she has been set to be a school teacher someday! She is our eager little learner.
 And then there is Miss Eva, our kindergarten princess! She is so excited that her day is finally here, even if I wasn't ready for it I am quite excited with her. I had to hold back my tears today as she has been with me for so long. She is my little office helper, always working beside me, or trying to. Now I guess we can say, she is working at her school office.
 Well, and here is all three kids, that I am so Crazy Blessed to be the MOM of! Well hoping they are all having a wonderful day, and can hardly wait to here what wonderful things happened at school today!

-a crazy blessed mom

Monday, August 22, 2011

just around the corner

Can hardly believe that this is the last week of "Summer Break"! I don't home school so I can't seem to extend it any longer. School starts Monday whether I am ready or not. I happen to have two girls that can't wait. Emily is starting 3rd grade and Eva will be starting Kindergarten! Camden who could care less about going back to school will be in 5th grade. YIKES, I have all three kids in school this year. Wondering if I will get as much accomplished with work as I hope to!

Well with school just around the corner I am trying to come up with some lunch ideas for the kids. With all three in school this year I can't bear the thought of what we will spend on their lunch accounts. Let alone the thought of how much food just gets thrown away. We don't have a Jamie Oliver at school to reform the lunch line up! Thinking of that does he offer any of us ideas for lunches to send to school for I kiddos? Guess I will have to look that one up.

So I am think I am gonna try a Lunch Menu Idea for the kids. It's an idea I kinda have on paper and just need to see if it will really work out. That way the are involved, and it should help me shop and be a bit more prepared this year. Hopefully no more begging for cold lunch at 7:50 am as we are leaving for school.

I have found some really neat ideas on other blogs, but really I want REAL meals for my kids to take to school. Not works of art that I have to get up early or stay up late to make. They do look like fun, and I may get creative with a cookie cutter, but I need my sleep!

If you have any great ideas please share, and Thanks.

-a crazy blessed mom