Our super-fun summer has just sped by, and tomorrow it’s already time for the first day of school! To make our last week of vacation extra special, I prepared everyone’s favorite meal (with some exceptions…for example, no one was allowed to request Thanksgiving dinner!). Our lineup for the past week was:
- Amanda–Reuben casserole
- Bunny–Brazilian black bean stew with Pao de Queijo and Brazilian lemonade
- Moose–French toast with bacon and cranberry-pineapple juice
- Ladybug–Creamy onion soup with Irish soda bread and pumpkin fizz
- Chickadee–Mac ‘n’ cheese with bacon
- Ryan–Cock-a-leekie pie
Tonight we had a “Farewell to Summer” dinner of hot dogs (including Chicago-style and chili dogs) and brats, with a special cream puff dessert:
The school room has been cleaned and organized, and for once, there really haven’t been any significant changes in the way it’s arranged! We’ve either found a really good layout that works for us, or we’ve run out of room to make any changes…or most likely, a combination of the two!
And the First Day of School outfits are ready to go…we’re going with a Harry Potter theme this year!
Tomorrow marks the beginning of our 11th year of homeschooling. As always, I am both excited and terrified, but one thing is for sure…I can’t wait to see what this year brings!