The Start of School Feast

Here is where the tradition starts. I hope to do this every year. The night before Alex started school, we had a feast to celebrate. He was very excited and felt special.

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Our theme for this school year is "Try a little harder to be a little better." -Gordon B. Hinckley

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I didn't start putting the meal together until 5-o-clock. I was printing the papers and sticking them in frames, making crowns, covering the table with paper, reheating our leftover pulled pork sandwiches, and cooking corn on the cob. I am surprised it came together.

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The boys loved coloring on the table and surprisingly they still ate all of their dinner!

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He's so grown up and yet still so little!

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After dinner, we went outside and the boys collected grasshoppers.

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After all (or at least a good portion) of the grasshoppers were collected, we came back inside and Sam gave Alex and Edison a Father's blessing before the start of the new year.

"Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest." -Joshua 1:9


Matthew & Laura said...

Emily you are so creative. I am so impressed at what an awesome mother you are. Those boys (all 4 of them) are so lucky to have you :) And Alex is growing up so fast!

Rachael and Jeff Downs said...

You are an awesome mom.

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