Well that escalated quickly. Just in the blink of an eye the Summer is over and we're diving into a sea of new this year. Both of our girls are in for lots of change this school year and it is... overwhelming. But also exciting! We're still working on our Summer Bucket list, the hot weather and rainy season has kept us from a few things. But our Florida weather is about to shift and we'll get those last few things checked off soon and before the official season changes.
We spent the better part of the Winter and Spring checking out middle school options, but ultimately decided to stick with Pie's virtual program. Which is great! It's a big shift in academics for middle, but she's a smart cookie and will get the hang of it in no time. We're signed up for Girl Scouts, dance classes, and art classes so far. And I have picked up a pretty heavy new project for the Girl Scouts this year. It's all promising to be an adventure. What are you school plans for this year?
And now, our traditional FIRST DAY PRINTABLE! Just click the image to download all 14 years, Preschool through 12th grade, print what you need and take your photo to commemorate your kids' first day of school. Every year we're so surprised by how much they've changed!
That's a wrap! We just have a few more things on our Summer Bucket list, but I think we'll try to fit the last few things in before the season changes. Seems like it's only fair, since we only get a little over 2 months, it's hard to do everything. I think we did a great job this year. Pie and Joonbug were all about the outdoor things, crafts, and visiting new places.
This year our Pie is finishing up her last year at elementary and we're trying to decide what our best plan is for middle school next year. She's been doing so well with our current education situation, but middle school is a whole new ball game. She'll continue her Girl Scouts, maybe pick up some new activities too. Joonbug is well on her way to Pre-School material, so we'll be working on that this year. What are you school plans for this year?
As is our tradition, here's this year's FIRST DAY PRINTABLE! Just click the image to download all 14 years, Preschool through 12th grade, print what you need and take your photo to commemorate your little one's first day of school. We love comparing the beginning and end of the year and how much she's grown from year to year. Cue motherly sobbing...
We've checked off so much of our Summer Bucket List (you can find it here), we've swam and crafted and vacationed and relaxed. We tried new things, saw new places, and played new games. Unfortunately, our Summer has been cut short by two weeks to adjust to our county's new schedule. We were really bummed at first but did all we could to make it count. And hopefully it will feel good to be done two weeks earlier this year.
This year Pie is starting THIRD GRADE!!! I can't even believe it. She's signed up for so many extra curricular and sports, I have a feeling this year is going to fly by faster than usual. We can't wait to see her play her first game of the year, earn her next badge, and perform her first show. So before I get sentimental, here's this year's FIRST DAY PRINTABLE! Just click the image to download all 14 years, print what you need and take your photo to commemorate your little one's first day of school.
Well that went fast! In true Summer fashion, this season came to a close before we knew it. For us it's been a rollercoaster of ups and downs, with plenty of excitement and craziness. While we were hoping to finish more of our Summer List, here in Florida, we still have some time to catch up on the warm weather items. One of our traditions that is coming up very soon is our First Day of School photos! You can follow that link and download last year's free printable or check out this year's new one!
This year we're celebrating starting second grade! It feels like just yesterday Pie was starting Kindergarten. Ok, let's get to the printable before I start getting weepy about the past.
As you may have noticed, we have a new look, new name, and some awesome new things coming your way soon! We're all very excited to announce our big change, becoming Short Stack Designs. Since over the past few years we've grown out of our old selves and the limitations of it's name, we decided it was time for a change. Our little Short Stack has grown up.
You can still find all of your favorite posts on the old site through our Blog Archive link. And you'll find more great designs, crafts, recipes, party ideas, and more on the new page as well. And of course you'll find all of your favorite items in our Shop. We hope you'll continue to join us as we grow and expand our site and business. Thank you for sticking with us during the process of growth and over the past few years. We are so grateful for your readership and business. Here's to new beginnings and moving forward!
Based out of sunny Florida, digital artist, homeschool mom, hiker, organization junkie, YA book reader, and crafter.