Friday, August 24, 2012

First Backpack and a Back to School Countdown Printable

Around here, we've been getting ready for a new adventure in our life.....preschool! As I get my big boy ready to start this new season, I see that I could easily be really emotional. Instead of just being sentimental and a typical emotional mommy, I'm trying to embrace this new adventure with total enthusiasm and excitement! And all jokes aside, I'm sure I'm going to cry my eyes out that first day, after I drop him off.

Today we shopped for a new backpack and as you can see, he was very excited to try them on.

While backpack shopping, my eye was drawn to the new school supplies. What is it about these gorgeous colors that's so enticing? I just couldn't say no! We needed new crayons and markers anyway....
Normally I love to have flowers or candles on our table but, I'm going to try something different for awhile. I took spray painted mason jars, painted chalk labels onto them and I'm going to keep a few of our art supplies on our table. I love the colors and I'm going to see if the kids ask to use them more often, if they're always in sight.
Hopefully they'll want to color more because they can always see the crayons, markers and coloring books.
To help Judah recognize when his school starts, I created a back to school printable for him. After I made it, I printed it off and then framed it. Everyday, I'll change the number of days left, by using a dry erase marker to write on the outside of the glass.
If you would like to use this printable, go for it! Just click here to download it.
Linking up here


  1. your son is adorable! great choice on a backpack! i am the same way with new school supplies - and I love the smell of a fresh box of crayons and a new roll of scotch tape - ahhhh. :)

    i pinned your printable!!


  2. Such a fun printable. Love it.

  3. fun! what an exciting time for you and Judah!

  4. very sweet! and love your celebratory coffee & cocoa ;)
    would love for you to link your idea at my Back to School Board link up:
    have a lovely weekend!

  5. Love this idea...however, my little artist would be coloring non stop. They love art and it is hard to get them out of the art room in the first place. Love the colors and ideas though!!


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