This isn't the beginning of our school year (we homeschool year round and view homeschooling as our lifestyle), but the kids notice when the school bus first goes by. They promptly run out to the field and I follow with the camera. They are back to school, not in school, homeschooling at home sweet home again this year. We all feel blessed to have this lifestyle for another year.
They started their day with gifts.
New fancy journals.
Had time to run around.
We read a lot of books, did some drawing, did what we call 'brain work'.
We played, we all worked on a sewing project and then when daddy got home, we hiked a local trail.
I can honestly say our ordinary day is my favorite sort of day.