First Day

Starting with a field-trip to the Grange Fair, our First Day of Kindergarten was fun! When we returned from the pig-judging, goat-milking, and bunny-loving, we did about 30 minutes of “school” and were on our way.

Ryan was so happy last night: “Wow! This is OUR home! We have a school in OUR home! That’s amazing!” And my sister, Julie, was so encouraging when she pointed out, “You’ve been waiting your whole life for this!” They are right: it *is* amazing and I am so grateful for the opportunity to enjoy this as a family.


Back at home, I was amazed by how happy both girls were to do their own thing.

Two pictures that I didn’t snap, but are in my memory: 1. When Vivienne came down into the school room and actually put her prairie bonnet on, and 2. When Ryan knelt down with us to pray for our little school, explaining to the girls why we are choosing to educate them at home and how much we love them.

So, here’s to our school!

(You’ll notice Lia propped her own legs up and got comfy with a book, too.)







7 responses to “First Day”

  1. Sarah Mae Avatar

    Oh Laura, how beautiful!

    I’m starting next week and am super nervous about keeping it all together…but then I remember that she’s only turning four…I can ease into it!

  2. aunt em Avatar
    aunt em

    Leah is getting so old!

  3. grandmomruthie Avatar

    How absolutely amazing you all are! I love you to pieces and know that you will gain so much from this noble endeavor!

  4. grandpop Avatar

    I am so happy to see my little girls on your “first day at school”. I remember seeing Laura getting on her little yellow school bus going to Kindergarten.

  5. erin marie Avatar
    erin marie

    YIPPIE YIPPIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    so what is gonna be your school mascot? school song???

  6. Jan Avatar

    Glad you had a great first day with your girls! The pencil cake is ridiculously EASY and can be found on Family Fun website – it was own little “Home Economics” project for the day 🙂

  7. Jenny Avatar

    Fun, Fun, Fun. What I love most is that I can picture Ryan praying over your family and your little Home School. What a gift! The Booz Family Elementary School! The BFES!

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