I feel like we might have been the last district on the planet to start school. But, now that it's here, I can't believe how quickly our summer went!! And furthermore, I cannot believe I have a 1st and 3rd grader!!!
They had a great day of school and are ready to go back tomorrow, so I'll take that as a good sign! Me, on the otherhand.....I'm exhausted!! Absolutely, positively, tired! I don't know what it is about having to get out of the house and off to work, but I AM BEAT!!!
I made them pose for a few pictures in the front yard after school. They were SO over pictures, but humored me for a bit. Well, really, Jake humored me and Brett cried. Until I bribed him with a game of Monopoly. Then he sort of smiled along.
In other news....
tonight, we started a new tradition of making "Green Eggs and Ham" for dinner on the first night of school. I've wanted to find a traditional dinner, but we've never settled on anything. But how fitting to have this, in celebration of Dr Seuss and back-to-school?! I didn't have any ham on hand, so we did turkey bacon instead, but the kids didn't know the difference!
I made scrambled eggs and once they were almost done, I mixed in spinach, shredded cheese and green food coloring. Cooked on medium high heat for a few minutes until spinach was cooked and cheese melted. Rolled it all up in a tortilla and sprinkled diced avocado on top. It was delicious. We all gobbled it up.
how's that cleaning challenge going?! This is probably the craziest week, so I'm having a hard time tackling any of the deep cleaning or monthly tasks yet, but I haven't missed a daily challenge. Go me.
Several of you have asked about getting the printable form so you can make changes. If you shoot me an email at familiarjoy@yahoo (dot) com, I'd be happy to send it to you. If you make any modifications and post it, please leave the logo on top. =)
Have a great first week of school!
Or second or third...or whatever!