August 25, 2014

Back to School Feast 2014

 photo IMG_2696_zps1edb009a.jpgYesterday we had our annual Back to School Feast. Every year, the Sunday before school starts we have a special dinner to celebrate the end of summer and ring in the new school year. It is one of my favorite traditions we have! photo IMG_2700_zpsfbcef8a9.jpg photo IMG_2698_zps0e691495.jpg photo IMG_2708_zpsb34f4070.jpgOur menu this year included homemade Costa Vida Sweet Pork Salads and homemade Oreos for dessert. Claire's menu included pureed green beans and avocado chunks (which she loved!).  Rory didn't even get left out.  We gave her the bone left over from the roast used for the sweet pork. photo IMG_2709_zps19a32e07.jpg photo IMG_2716-2_zpsadb63631.jpg photo IMG_2711-2_zps3a97aa10.jpg photo IMG_2712-2_zps0907f134.jpg photo IMG_2718-2_zps1264d979.jpg
After dinner we went to a park & one of our favorite spots, Beus pond.  We went to the park first and let Claire try out the swings for the first time.  Clearly, she was in heaven.  I think we have a lot of swing pushing in our future. photo IMG_2724_zpsd2e3ef53.jpg photo IMG_2721_zpsbb2c68d2.jpg photo IMG_2723_zps3bc6a64d.jpg photo IMG_2720_zps5af6027a.jpg photo IMG_2726_zps9638cf31.jpg photo IMG_2728_zps5c060582.jpg photo IMG_2731_zps2dee7e27.jpg photo IMG_2732_zps3c92bd4a.jpg photo IMG_2761_zps618a4456.jpg photo IMG_2756_zps77f1bfcd.jpg
After Claire was done swinging we walked around Beus pond for a bit.  We had fun showing Rory & Claire all of the ducks and geese.  It was a perfect night getting in some family time before Bryce's school takes over his life.  This is his last year of schooling for his undergraduate degree and I am so happy!  But...he still probably has a lot of schooling in his future so I'll take any small celebration I can get.  At least there is a light at the end of the bachelor's degree tunnel!    


  1. I really want to do this tradition and then every year I forget until I see your blog :). Claire is so cute, her clapping pictures from your last post are adorable!

    1. Haha you should do it, it's a really fun tradition to do :). And thank you!

  2. This is so FUN!!!! I Love Claire's faces in the swing! We need to take the girls to the swings before it gets cold!!!