Today was her first day to ride the bus and be at school for the whole time. It was raining when we were waiting for the bus, but luckily it didn't stop us from getting some good pictures.
After school I had some surprises for my school girl. When I was at the store I bought her some yellow flowers that were marked down. Kiara loves flowers, so I knew she would love them. I also made her a brownie that looks like a pencil. I have to admit, I completely copied my friend Abby. I saw on her blog that she had made her daughter an adorable pencil cake. Since she has 4 times as many kids as me and had a sick kid at the time, I figured I could handle making one myself. Of course, I couldn't just wing it, so I Googled 'pencil cake' and I found the directions for a pencil brownie on the Family Fun website. The brownie broke into about 6 different pieces, but in the end I think it turned out pretty well.
We had a great summer, but I was ready for school to start. I like the structure that it gives our days. I hope everyone else had a great first day of school!