My neighbor organized a Back To School Ice Cream Party for the neighborhood kids. We partied hard in the alley immediately after they got off the bus. The event was a HUGE hit and I think it will become an annual tradition.
My other neighbor brought this cool, retro Tupperware caddy to house all the toppings for the sundaes. Guess who was on ebay today trying to get the same one for her own ice cream lovers? (Who am I kidding? I love ice cream as much as my kids do!)
All in all, the first day of school was a success. I asked each kid, "What was your favorite part of the day?" and "What surprised you most?" Answers below.
Favorite: Lockers. (Apparently she's at the age where she gives one-word answers.)
Most Surprising: That we had an assembly during last period.
Favorite: Lunch! (That's because she made whoopie pies the day before and took one to school to eat for dessert.)
Most Surprising: That we had recess BEFORE lunch. (Recess before lunch is new this year; previously it was held after lunch.)
Favorite: The cafeteria! (This is funny to me because he packs his lunch. I guess just being in the cafeteria is exciting?)
Most Surprising: That people in my class speak Espanola!
Favorite: The Lego table!
Most Surprising: That we got to write on a piece of paper that was shaped like a bus.
Here's to 179 more days just like the first!