Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Back To School Night

 This is how the story goes.  A fourth grader, a second grader, a Kindergartner, and a preschooler.  All on deck ready to start a new school year.  Eager.


Yet, before they could get their still-chubby little paws around those pencils, their parents gathered them with the family for a dinner where both panzanella and cheese puffs were served.


Around the long table, these four pupils learned that this year they would practice speaking up.  When one has a question, one must ask it.  When one has a friend, one must defend that friend.  When one has a faith, when one has a fear, when one has a belief, one must speak up for all these things. 
Their father set up a stage and the dinner guests were given the opportunity to speak up and declare their beliefs.  And they did.  He also told this story.


Lucy (2nd Grade) and Seth (4th Grade)



Hazel (Kindergarten)



Avery (Preschool)


Dr. Gooch and Me (The Rest of Our Lives)

6 comments:

merathon said...

love the back to school theme tradition. one of these days i'll get on the ball and do that too! and how cute are you and craig in your matching striped tees? :)

Susannah said...

are those trader joe's alphabet cookies I see spelling the children's names?
I always enjoy your blog, glad you are posting. You really take beautiful photographs.

Vhari said...

I'm so jealous. I can't wait for the day when all of our kiddos are in school. So happy you are blogging again.

k a t y said...

Was that your celebration meal at the end? ;) Also, agree with @merathon and the matching stripers (not to be confused with strippers).

Kurt Knudsen said...

Boy and girls! Those kids are growing!

olivia said...

Laughing at your ending!