23 August 2010

Back to School

Today was my kids' first day back to school.  To send them off confident as ever I made these special cards for them.  I gave each of them a "word for the year".  I wanted a word that I knew would help them throughout the year.  A word that would empower them.  A word that would MEAN something to them.

Adriana, 11, is in 6th grade this year.  In TX that means jr. high.  Sigh.

Jonah, 8, in in 3rd grade this year.  3rd grade was my favorite year!

Drew, 5, started Kindergarten this year.  I swear I gave birth to him just yesterday.

Sasha, 4, starts preschool next week.  This means that 3 days a week, for 5 hours, I will be alone.  All alone! *sniff*

My husband is able to bless them that they have a good year, and this is my contribution.  Love that I can  offer something meaningful in conjunction with him.


Chris said...

What wonderful and powerful words to give your kids. I love this idea. With school approaching for us next week, and the impending move, I need to do something similar to empower my children for the coming challenges. Thank you.

Lara said...

I am in love with this idea! I have two weeks to come up with the perfect word for each kid and do something like this. Thank you! You are amazing.

Anne said...

these are beautiful.

LuckyStarHeather said...

I love these! They are so pretty!!

Clara said...

That's a sweet idea, but I have a question, how do your wee ones understand it? My 5 yo has trouble understanding the meaning of "NO!" and "Get down now!".

Lily Riani said...

i just drop by ur blog and felt immediately in love with it.... dont stop.

oh! love the party stuff u did for ur daughter. i love doing parties too, but no pics was taken, perhaps i will pick ur ideas and have some shots for my blog.

Swimmingmom said...

So sweet! What a precious thing for them to look back upon too. Love it!