this school year is extra special for our little family
it's the first year that both girls will be in school!
yup! pia will be in preschool and zoe will be in grade one!
in honour of this special occasion we have
been doing a daily countdown until the first day of school
and when there was only one more sleep before school
we had a special back to school and first time to school celebration
i told the girls that they could choose whatever they wanted for dinner
there were a few arguments back and forth but they finally settled on homemade burgers
i also bought some cupcakes from our favorite cupcakery
we had some apples... of course
and smarties... get it? smart-ies! haha!
and there was also fresh berry salad, potatoe wedges and raspberry lemonade
nothing fancy schmancy, but the girls loved it, which was all that counted
zoe wanted to save one of the apples to give to her teacher the next day
which i thought was super cute of her!
and then after dinner, we gave the girls each a chalkboard canvas that we had
made earlier in the week
and told them to draw a "self portrait"
here's what they came up with
i don't know if you can tell from the photo
but zoe is jumping rope and pia is flying a kite
i love how they drew themselves doing an activity
the hubs and i thought it would be neat to have them
draw a self portrait every year and see
how their drawings of themselves change from year to year
it was a simple celebration but the girls loved everything so much
it was so much fun, that it might just turn into another little family tradition!