We officially start school on Labor day. Our tradition is to go out to breakfast as a family for pancakes. As a side note....I was able to order grits in a Canadian restaurant this morning. It's the first time in 9 years of living here. My American appetite was very grateful. I have to cross the border to buy them to eat at home.
After breakfast we come home to a treasure hunt. I wrap their school supplies and we hide them around the house. They love opening them like Christmas. We also buy each of them a new book and special pencil to start the new year. Then we spend the afternoon decorating and making notebook covers for each subject. I give them stickers etc. We enjoyed making my daughters science notebook the most this year. Tomorrow we start the academics. It has been a fun day hanging together. I just baked banana bread with lots of cinnamon and a bit of coffee in it....yum! What a privilege it is to be at home with my kids.