August 26, 2012

super star student







 
 
I wanted to do something special for Preston as he gets ready for his first day of school tomorrow, so I decided to put together a simple "super star student" themed mantle.  I pretty much left my mantel decor as is and added this cute little framed picture of this giraffe from our playroom and made this star banner.  I love the message on the giraffe artwork, which inspired my theme.  I added the chalkboard to write his grade level and to create a fun spot for his first day of school pictures tomorrow.
 
I'm so glad Preston really enjoys school.  Last year when we would go somewhere for the weekend, he would say, "make sure we'll be back for school on Monday...because I don't want to miss."  I'm just soaking up his love for school, because I know it won't always be this way.  It was fun to see his excitement already at "meet the teacher night" and sweet to see him smile when he first noticed that I made these decorations just for him.  I have a surprise treat planned for him too when he gets home after his first day.
 
Wishing my little 1st grader good luck tomorrow, as well as any of your kiddos heading back to school!
 
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Update:  Here is the cake I made for him to celebrate his first day as a 1st grader!
 


 
 
 

14 comments:

  1. Aww, best wishes for a great first day! He sounds like such a sweetie pie :)

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  2. How sweet!

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  3. The mantle looks great! I love that Preston enjoys school so much that always wants to be back for Mondays! Too cute. Hope you have a great week! I'm following! ;)

    ~Heather

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  4. Amazing! Thank you for stopping by my site. Excited to follow you and see what else you create. This is beautiful.

    Kerrie
    http://familyfoodtravel.blogspot.ca

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  5. SO sweet!!! You're so talented!! :)

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  6. I will have a first grader and a Kindergartner starting school on Wednesday! I need to figure out some way to make their first day super special, too! Plus, that mantel looks like an awesome place for first day pics!!!

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  7. I love your mantel. What a positive way to start out the school year! Hope it's a good one!

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  8. How sweet! And glad he is so excited for school :)

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  9. Oohhh as a 1st grade teacher (now at home with my two toddlers), this just melts my heart! I wish all moms were as amazing as you! SO DANG CUTE! I'm going to pin this right now...
    Take Care,
    Kelly @ Smart! School {House}
    http://www.facebook.com/SmartSchoolHouse

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  10. So sweet! Hope is first week went well! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning!

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  11. This is so simple but so adorable! I love it!!! Thanks for sharing it at our Keep Calm & Link Up party - hope we see you again next week :)

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  12. oh my goodness that is so cute! what a special day :)

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