Thursday, August 29, 2013


We had our annual back-to-school dinner on Sunday.  Since it was Ollie’s birthday and he was starting kindergarten, I let him choose the Menu.


  • Taco Bowls with:
  • Quinoa and Black Beans
  • Guacamole
  • Fresh Salsa
  • Tomatoes and Lettuce
  • Blueberry Lemonade




This was definitely one of those not-so-fancy years, but Ollie was happy and it is a meal that all the boys love.  I didn’t do anything for decorations this year (as you can see) – just printed off the 2013-14 family theme, stuck it in a frame and gathered a few things for the table.


I asked Chad to come up with our family theme this year and he chose:

We ye are in the service of your fellow beings, you are only in the service of your God.

We had a discussion about the theme, set some goals for the year, and then Chad gave all the boys a father’s blessing. 

The next morning went smoothly and we got out the door and to school with plenty of time to spare.


For kindergarten, they stagger the start days so each kid only goes once that week and there are only four or so kids each day.  That way the teacher can evaluate where they are, and get them acquainted with all the procedures without too much chaos.

Today was Ollie’s first day and I will have to write more about that in my traditional first-day-of-school  letter to him later.



Kelly said...

I love your simplified version of the back to school dinner. Why spend all that time decorating when you can snuggle and read to them? Have a great school year!

Olivia Carter said...

I can not get over those cute pictures! That one with the boys at the bottom is TO DIE FOR! Love it!