Wednesday, August 29, 2012

back to school eve + kindergarten

Back to school eve is one of my favorite traditions. I love letting my girlies pick a special dinner (whatever they want!) and have a night devoted to them, to talk about the upcoming school year - what they're excited for, what they might be nervous about, etc. It's just a really wonderful family time.  This year Leila's request was breakfast for dinner, more specifically waffles with sprinkles and chocolate milk in a fancy glass.

She put on a fancy dress, wore her crown made by Erin and we had our special dinner.

We talked about things to remember everyday:

And Leila told us what she was most excited for this upcoming school year - walking to school everyday, and art!

The next morning came way too quickly. She'd already had her outfit laid out, and was awake (and excited!) before her alarm even went off.  I had to snap some obligatory first day of school pics, in front of the fence:

Coco insisted on matching her sister, and wearing her backpack too.
 In front of her classroom.

Showing off her (backwards) lunchbox.

And lining up to go to class.

Leila absolutely adores kindergarten! I can't believe we'll be having another back to school eve dinner for Coco in just a few weeks!


Unknown said...

Aww! She is so sweet, it's a great idea having the night devoted to the children, to get them excited for school. I'm glad she likes school, I had so much fun in playgroup, but now I'm at secondary school (one more year til no more school!!) and I don't enjoy it



~ko said...

I'm so glad you posted this! My little guy starts next Tuesday and we will be starting this tradition! Loved all the pictures, your "reminders" on the chalkboard and Leila's hip poses! Too cute :)

joen said...

Looks like everyone had a great first day!

Denissa said...

Awe, so sweet! That makes it so much easier when they're so excited! :) So glad that the first day was great..

Michaela {au naturel design} said...

This is amazing! Such a fun idea.

Tara said...

i really do love that girl.

Unknown said...

pink sparkly backpack, that's my kinda girl!!

Jessie said...

How adorable!!!!

Kristina said...

I love this tradition. You are such a great mommy! The girls are so lucky to have you! They both looked adorable in the pictures and super HAPPY!

Abby said...

Oh this is so sweet! What a great tradition! What a stylish little girl! Must take after her mama! :)

Teri said...

I love these pictures and your tradition a special night before school. Brillant !!!! I can't believe our big girl is in school already and Coco special night is in 2 short weeks. Love my girls so very much !!!!

Celeste said...

(I'm actually having a wee little break while my kindergarten students are at music class right now to read a few blog posts...) ;)

Yay, Leila! Enjoy kindergarten! It's such a special year! You will love it & I know you will learn so much!

P.S. One of my students has that same backpack + lunchbox, so snazzy! :)

Unknown said...

Oh I love this! My darling started Kindergarten this year too! I love how exciting you made it!

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Tif said...

This is too adorable! Your girls are absolutely precious!

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Rags to Stitches Blog said...

So awesome!!!!! We're having our party on Sunday, can't wait! She looks adorable!!

Tegan | Celebrate Twelve13 said...

Love the back-to-school-eve idea! The girls are just the cutest. :)


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