Back to School 2012!

Today we started our fourth year of homeschooling.

I’ve said it before:  I never thought I’d see this day.  I thought for certain that Babydoll would be going off to school by now.

I also didn’t think I’d enjoy homeschooling this much.  I can’t think of a better way to enjoy my child…

To kick things off, we made our back-to-school yeast doughnuts, complete with a “5th” for pictures.

I know this isn’t a “good” picture, but a} had I taken the time to get the lighting right and the focus and the plating-it would have been awesome {but we were too hungry…} and b} it’s still cool!

This is our third year doing the doughnuts as our kick-off breakfast {we were transient the first year}, and let me tell you, we’ve perfected these…

After we devoured our doughnuts, we went outside for first-day-of-school pictures!

We documented Babydoll’s fifth grade interests.

And she filled out her fifth grade back-to-school booklet.  It took me about two hours to make this thing, but it’s pretty awesome, if I do say so myself.  I totally heart KPM Doodles & her great artwork!

I wanted to show you what was inside the booklet too.  Each successive page was slightly longer than the one before it, so she had a nice little tiered booklet.

You can take a look at it below, but please keep in mind that due to the conversion into SlideShare, some of the spacing is slightly off and the markers on the cover are not displaying properly.

And finally, a look at my student over the past four years.

We’re so excited for this year to start!  Hope you have a great one too!