Though I had given up on the perfectly decorated Back to School Brinner (breakfast for dinner), I knew I wanted to do something meaningful. So I grabbed the butcher paper placemats from Hearth & Hand (found on clearance last year) and some sharpies. I wrote each daughter's name at the top and you are... then I brought each one down one at a time as I made waffles. They were each supposed to write something encouraging and kind to their sisters without knowing what their sisters had written about them.
Matt and I also wrote kind things about each of them. My heart was so full seeing them write loving encouraging words about each other. They all said, "you are going to have a great year."
We went around the table and each girl took turns reading what had been written on her placemat. There were many, Ah, I love you, too's.
Yes, Shelby was there too, but the picture I took was not approved for posting. Next time I will look at the picture to make sure everyone's eyes are open.
Over waffles and bacon, we discussed what we are excited and what was making us nervous about tomorrow. Even I am a bit nervous about their first day of college, 2nd grade and 1st grade, so nervous that I may have labeled the half-wall.
Bekah and Morgan have awesome teachers this year - I have nothing to worry about, but feel I MUST ORGANIZE ALL THE THINGS!