School days...

Like many of you, my daughter started school this week.  First grade. 

Clearly, she was excited.

Last year? Not so much.

 It is also her first year riding the bus. 
Even more excitement.

Time seems to being going by at warped speed, but it is pretty amazing to watch her read and learn and to see her confidence start to soar as she does.

I hope all of your kiddos had a fantastic start to their new school year. Here's to one filled with great leaps and bounds and lots of good memories!


P.S. You may have spied this star burst pencil wreath I made last year in one of the shots above. Last week I linked it up to Hubby Made Me's Throwback Thursday Link Party. Stop by and check out Britni's blog and the other fantastic creations  fellow bloggers have whipped up.

Have a great weekend!


  1. I think all kids love riding the bus. My oldest son is in first grade this year. He was so excited for the school bus, lunch and recess! Have a great weekend!

  2. Can you send a link to create the wreath pencil? I love it!

  3. Oh my gosh, seeing her get on the bus - if I'm getting teary eyed looking at this how am I going to be with Sheila? HA! Looks like she was so excited!