The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

Have you ever seen that office supply commercial where the Dad is joyfully filling up the shopping cart with school supplies as his sullen-looking children look on?  As you watch the dad click up his heels with each addition to the cart you can hear in the background that Andy Williams holiday classic, It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.  The kids in the spot never crack a smile. I love that commercial.  Mostly because I totally get it. I’m sure those of you reading this with school age kids are with me on this one. Well, my kids Cameron and Jordy headed back to school this week after what I think was an extraordinarily long summer vacation. Sigh of relief! That’s cause for celebration!

These pictures were taken on Cameron and Jordy’s first day at their new school last year.  Come to think of it… I remember celebrating then too.


To be fair, both my kids were actually pretty excited to get back to school to see old friends and make some new ones. I’m just glad to get them back into the regular school routine, which includes a strictly observed bedtime of 8:30p.m. sharp. No more late nights for these two.

SUPPLIES  Patterned paper: American Crafts, chipboard letters/star: Basic Grey, alphabet ribbon: Close to My Heart, Chipboard circular heart: Heidi Grace, sticker words, acrylic paint: Making Memories, sticker numbers: EK Success.

  • Karla

    Oh man…I know when Kody gets into the upper grades and my girls start there time in school I will be dancing around for a bit!!!! I mean sometimes a sista needs a break ya know?
    But yeah…my boy just started this year and I was so proud. He LOVES school. Looks like your kiddos love it too! šŸ™‚
    FABULOUS layout as always honey! You really know how to capture the moment in style!
    Chat soon,

  • mika

    Love the first day LO great work. Hope to see you sometime at my blog Mika