August 24, 2009

i love back-to-school?

hmmmm…still undecided over here. While I do appreciate having more time for uninterrupted work, I’ll miss the laid back days the summer brings. I think my kids have mixed feelings too. They love seeing their friends and moving up a grade, but at the same time school is a full-time job with work involved. My kids (with the exception of the preschooler) go back tomorrow so we’re spending the day making sure we have all of the supplies on the list.

In addition to the first case back here, I finished sewing personalized pencil cases just in time for my other two back-to-schoolers. They got to pick their fabric and I took it from there.

My second grade boy…what more can I say?

In the spirit of back-to-school, I’m including my lunch survey which ran in the December/January edition of Family Fun. You can go to Family Fun to download a copy or since you’re here scroll over to the right in my “Printables” section. Click on lunch survey to read about the inspiration and then click on the survey itself to print. Fold this up with a pencil and place in their lunchbox. You’ll find out all kinds of tidbits about those first days of the new school year.

Another tradition we’ve had around here is a back-to-school cake. There’s nothing like a cake to sweeten a special day. For this cake, I used the basic plan of the Family Fun School Bus cake. Since we don’t have bus service, our method of transportation is minivan carpooling. I adjusted the school bus cake as necessary including the “harried mom driver.” I think we’re almost ready. I love back-to-school. And repeat.
Filed Under: baking, family, kids


  1. These are wonderful! I love the lunch box survey. How cool that it was in Family Fun. I'll be linking. — August 29, 2009 @ 6:01 pm
  2. Came over from One Pretty Thing. LOVE the lunchbox survey! That is surely going into my file. Wonderful blog!

    Onna — September 9, 2009 @ 5:15 pm
  3. Lunch box survey is too cool! I would have loved that as a kid…

    Heather — September 9, 2009 @ 10:31 pm
  4. Hi! Found you from One Pretty Thing. LOVE that lunch box survey. That's hilarious. I'll have to add a link to this. Can't wait to look around your site:-)

    Amy @ Living Locurto — September 10, 2009 @ 3:51 pm
  5. I am doing a charity table setting luncheon and my chosen theme is 'school'. I will have 8 women eating at my table and I am considering using this, depending on the direction I go with my ideas. Would that be okay?
    If you like table settings and/or would like to see my finished table, I will be posting at the end of October. Thanks

    Amber — September 12, 2009 @ 9:52 pm
  6. The survey is just too cute! What a fun way to hear about your kids day. Maybe an on bus ride home survey would be fun too!


    MaryJanes and Galoshes — August 13, 2010 @ 3:12 am

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