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Back-to-{Home}School

Well, we made it through our first day of back-to-school! Summer vacation is officially over!

We definitely had some moments, getting back into the groove of our daily school routine. There were a few attitude adjustments, but it all ended on a very good note.

Mr. B had a great first day of kindergarten. He's full of boundless energy and I hope that we can channel that in the right direction every day {smile}.

The Princess had a great start to 2nd grade. We even had a good beginning with our new math curriculum~yea!
It's hard to believe that this is our 4th year of homeschooling (counting preschool) and I love it more each year. Even when the kiddos are challenging...haha

Hopefully I am creating a lifelong love of learning in the hearts of my children. So here's to the 2010-2011 school year!


Comments

Heidi said…
Your photos turned out GREAT!! I'm so jealous of all your globes. I want a globe collection!! Have a wonderful year!!
Heidi~
Thank you so much~that means a lot! And, yes, my hubby loves his globe collection:)
Carrie said…
These are great, Lora!! Love the new blog look, too!

The globes are so cool ... what a great idea!! I also adore the desk shots - too cute!! Oh, I wish I had a cute desk to use as a prop!!! ;)

Hope you guys have your best year yet!! Happy Homeschooling!
Kathy said…
I love, love, love your creative and fun pictures! And wow, do you own all of those globes? Awesome! We just bought our first one this year!
Jamie said…
I am loving all of those globes,how cute!!I am reding about your new morning routine,and well it gave me some ideas,thanks.
Blessings~
Darla said…
Love all these photos! Hope y'all have a great school year! :)
Joelle said…
The pictures are so precious! Love them.
Michelle M. said…
I love these photos!! My husband loves globes, too; although, we only have two :)
Thank you all for your sweet comments on my photos! We had a great time taking them!

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