Wordful Wednesday-{The First Day of School}

Wordful Wednesday is like Wordless Wednesday, only WITH words. It’s for those of us that can’t contain the chatter, but in a good way. More info. in my tabber box titled WW on the right. Thank you for playing along!

What kind of mom would I be if I didn’t post some back-to-school pictures of my kids in September? After all, sending one’s children back to school for the new scholastic year is pretty monumental, right? Especially one when becomes a crier, like I did.

I suddenly have a 5th grader, a 3rd grader, a 1st grader and TWO kindergartners.  It’s a bit disconcerting, and a big bit exciting.

And for the record?  I’ve never been so busy in my life.  I thought that when my kids were all finally in school I’d have a lot of down time.  Make that a lot of down time.  But I was wrong.  I guess that’s what happens when one over schedules all of her new-found-free-time.  🙂

About Angie

Angie is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, WORD loving, sunshine hording, book DEVOURING, Mama to a lot! She's kind of in love with Instagram right now, so if you want her attention, go find here there. {smiling}


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    They are adorable and look ready to head back to school! 🙂 Thank you for hosting!

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    What a bunch of cute students!! And I hear ya on the busy and so far I only have ONE in full time school! Ack!

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    Oh, they are so stinkin’ CUTE!!! And all those Chucks? They warm my heart. 🙂

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    Our Nifty Notebook says:

    They are all so cute! I hope they all have a great school year!

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    Muthering Heights
    Twitter: MutheringHeight

    I would have cried too…they all look so grown up! 🙂

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    Tammie Halcomb says:

    I’m not going to make it. I’ve been teary all night. An empty house. Bizarre. Your babies however, look absolutely gorgeous!

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    Twitter: twoofakind

    How exciting!!

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    Colleen Shibley says:

    Those are some very beautiful children!

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    Beautiful 🙂

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    Twitter: GennyHeikka

    Such wonderful photos, Angie! Your kids are just darling.

    And as far as more time… oh my goodness. I’ve found that the more we have scheduled… school, sports, etc. the less time I have. And I only have two kids! 🙂

    By the way, that YouTube video was fascinating. I may have to share that too (link to you of course if I do!).


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    Rachel -- Following In My Shoes
    Twitter: Rachel_L

    You officially have the most beautiful five children. EVER.

    (And, your twins? There is no hiding the orneriness in those little impish faces! So CUTE!)

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    life goodness Angie!! They are too cute for words. Wishing them the most wonderful year!with kaishon says:

    Oh myOh

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    Karen G
    Twitter: TimeCrafted

    Oh my are those big time cuties!! I’m lovin’ all those sets of Converse!! :>:> I can’t quite imagine what it will feel like when both my kidlets are in school, but I’m sure the last bit of time with my wee girl home with me will go by in the blink of an eye…sigh.

    So glad I finally have the chance to play along with WW, for the first time this week! :>

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    Twitter: projectalicia

    Well, I’m with ya girl. These stinkin hormones. Happy WW!

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    It Feels Like Chaos says:

    So cute! I can imagine myself doing the over-scheduling bit once all my kids are in school. Heck, I remember the list I made of all the stuff I was going to do when I stopped working to stay home with my first newborn baby — I imagined so much free time, oh, how wrong I was!! It’s been 7 years and I think about 0% of that stuff got done, but I really don’t know because I can’t find the list 🙂 !!!!

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    Liz @ Peace, Love & Guacamole
    Twitter: peaceloveguac

    Holy cow, five in elementary. I can only imagine the number of emails you deal with just from school!

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    Twitter: thelifeofrylie

    What adorable kids! All of them! I hope they all had a great first day back!

    Thanks for the linky!

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    Kisha Floren
    Twitter: kishafloren

    You have some seriously gorgeous children!!! Your oldest daughter is going to be quite the heartbreaker!

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    Amy Walker says:

    They’re adorable!!!

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    Twitter: jamericanspice

    Yes yes I wonder where the free time went for me too. I feel as I want to squeeze my brain.

    Lovely photos of your sweet darlings.

    No uniform for yours? We have to wear uniforms.

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    Twitter: mommyofamonster

    Is it bad that I already can’t wait for my 3 year old and 1 year old twins to go to school?!

    Your kids are beautiful!

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    Isn’t it funny how that works out? Here’s hoping for some down time for you really soon! 🙂

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    What a bunch of cuties! BTW – please pass on to your oldest that I love her hair! So cute 🙂

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    Adorable! I have a first day of school WW this week too. 🙂

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    Honey Mommy says:

    How fun! My oldest goes to kindergarten next year, which will be completely surreal!

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    Faythe@GrammyMousetails says:

    School is back in session! and it is only replaced by a new set of crazyness!
    Sorry to tell you, toots, but you really won’t get any free time until they are much, much older! Don’t you just love the first day when they are all clean & pressed! for once! ((wink))

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    Too stinkin’ cute! I can’t fault you for crying a little bit….5 kids in school-phew!

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    Twitter: ErinsMiracles

    OMG Angie they are BEAUTIFUL! How lucky you are!
    I hope everyone had a great 1st day at school!

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    Twitter: FamilyTrifecta

    what adorable back to schoolers.

    Isn’t it funny how we can instantly fill any potential free time so quickly that we never even realized it was free time.

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    I don’t know how you do it and look forward to hearing about your adventures with all 5 in school. You will be busy and once you get into a rhythm you’ll probably have a bit more down time.

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    Good golly…..All your littles are stunning. Seriously, not one that is hard on the eyes! Miss you…..will you ever be up this way? North? To visit me? I REALLY need your help fixing up this house we just bought. Like for reals. It needs some work……..But I really do love it I have to say! LET’S CHAT SOON!!!

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    Mrs. Marine
    Twitter: mrsmarine

    Great pictures, what a bunch of cuties! I keep forgetting that other schools are just starting… We started school over a month ago.

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    Twitter: PrettyPinkMomma

    Aww! Too cute! I have a second grader and a kindergartner starting school tomorrow – they are really excited but not half as excited as I am 😉
    Just one more to go until I get some free time. My youngest is two so I’m counting down the days to preschool!

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    Deb - Mom of 3 Girls
    Twitter: debmomof3

    My post is back to school photos this week too. 🙂 I have a 4th and 2nd grader (and a preschooler who starts next week). Your kids look excited and ready – hope they had a wonderful first day!

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    Dominique @Dominique's Desk says:

    Lovely pictures.. must be a new milestone to have all the kids in school this year.
    Happy WW

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    Kerry Ellington says:

    They’re such cutie patooties. 🙂 Good luck trying to manage your new found “free” time.

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    jill conyers says:

    I love the back-to-school excitement and anticipation. Great photos.

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    Susie's Homemade says:

    I was the same way. I was so scared of not having enough to do that now, I am just swamped:-)

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    dysfunctional mom says:

    They are getting SO big! They look great.

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    Twitter: aventinehill

    You have a bunch of adorable kids! How wonderful to have some time in day for just you! (unless you have more that are not in school that is, lol)

    Beautiful family!

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    Lauren @ Hobo Mama
    Twitter: Hobo_Mama

    Those are some great pictures! They really got all dolled up for the first day, didn’t they? I love it.

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    Twitter: buckeroomama

    The twins look mighty adorable! 🙂

    I think I’m actually busier now that the kids are in school, what with all the ferrying back and forth to their activities.

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    Dumb Mom
    Twitter: thenagainphoto

    How cute are they?! Enjoy your “free” time!

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    Twitter: jillmac3

    What a great group of pics. Here’s to a great year for all of you.

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    Twitter: adventuroo

    They are totally gorgeous! Hey don’t spoil it for me… my kids aren’t school aged yet but I was hoping to have some free time by then!

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    Stacy (the Random Cool Chick)
    Twitter: RandomCoolChick

    Your kids are SO adorable! And wow! ALL of them are in school now! I hear ya, though – I tend to over schedule my sudden ‘free’ time… 🙂

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    They grow so fast!

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    Twitter: klmram

    I too find myself with a 5th grader. Oh where did the years go?

    Great pictures! They all look so happy.

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    cat@juggling act says:

    Have a great school year.

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    Twitter: babysmamatimes4

    how adorable! Wow that is a lot of kids in elementary school.. and to think I complained about how much it cost to send my 2 this year!

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    Sarah at SmallWorld says:

    They are absolutely beautiful!

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    Great back to school photos! Your kids are adorable.

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    yay for the first day of school…I just have the kindergartener and the baby and I feel like I a busy enough- but that’s nothing compared to you 🙂

    BTW – I have to stop linking from my phone – It saves my prior title…so I have my new WW With my prior week title – LOL

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    If I Could Escape
    Twitter: ificouldescape

    How cute and happy are they to be going back to school! Gorgeous photos!

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    Melanie @ Whimsical Creations
    Twitter: melaniescrafts

    Your kids adorable!!

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    Twitter: lotsospermies

    I thought my kids were excited to go back but your kids sparkle with anticipation. Here’s to a great school year, God help us!

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    Tomorrow is our first day; thanks for reminding me to take pics!

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    veronica lee says:

    The kids are adorable!!

    Happy WW!

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    The Drama Mama
    Twitter: poopscoopinmama

    You have such beautiful children. It sounds like it was a very nostalgic moment for you yesterday. Enjoy your quiet.

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    Very cute, and the twins look excited about starting school.

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    @PamelaMKramer - A Renaissance Woman
    Twitter: pamelamkramer

    “Free time?” What is that?
    Super cute kids!

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    Twitter: _MamaJules_

    They are so cute! It’s crazy how things still don’t calm down after they are all in school!

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    Twitter: mellisarock

    They all look so adorable – all fresh and ready! Might be best to keep busy this can be a hard time of year for Mothers. 🙂

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    beth aka confusedhomemaker
    Twitter: beths_confusion

    They look adorable & try to find some down time amid all your newly scheduled time, LOL 🙂

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    these are great shots of the kids…and they all seem so happy to be going back to school too! I’m definitely not in the crier’s circle. I’m the mom that’s secretly rejoicing that school is back in session! hahaha!

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    S Club Mama
    Twitter: sclubmama

    Such a great-looking bunch. What have you over-scheduled yourself with?

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    Twitter: iambrimful

    I sent my first born off to kindergarten this year…didn’t cry too much but I’m positive I’ll be in tears when my last one goes off.

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    We have been back to shcool for a few weeks now. I only have 2 in school right now. I was still crying on the second week but I am better now. You have such cute kids.

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    Twitter: SeriousKrystyn

    What a bunch of good looking kids! And, yay for school. By the way, we are in week 5 here!

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    Look at those adorable big kids! Happy Back-to-School!


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    So beautiful! Enjoy your time 🙂

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    Twitter: jumpinbeans09

    great pics!
    cute kids!
    and the free time? what is that? lol

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    These pictures are too cute! I love back to school pictures!

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    They look happy to be going to school…that’s a good thing!

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    Mama Badger says:

    Damn, I thought my kids were cute, but you’ve cornered the market on adorable in this post! Those two little guys just look like they’ll be trouble 😉

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    Ah look how cute they all look. I will be that mom crying her eyes out next year when I send my youngest off to Kindergarten

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    Nancy Taylor says:

    Ever scared you won’t be able to tell your kids apart one day?

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    Hootin' Anni says:

    Hi Angie… First, thanks for stopping by to visit with me at Driftwood Tree on the Shore.

    Secondly, your family is so so precious. But you know that already!!!

    Have a great Wednesday.

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    Twitter: desertdealsdiva

    Wow my oldest just started preschool.. I thought I was busy! 🙂

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    Twitter: 1momof5

    Just wait til you’ve got seminary, too, like I do! Congrats on the start of school! I know just what you mean about being busier than ever. Ahh!

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    Note to self: Next year when all kids are in school, don’t schedule self for anything.

    Got it. 🙂

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    LOVE the girls’ hair. They are beautiful. We may be coming in Oct. You guys up for the beach?

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    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner says:

    Could your family be any more gorgeous?????

    Lots of yummy love,

    Alex aka Ma, What’s For Dinner


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    night owl mama
    Twitter: nightOwlmama

    SO fun all kids in school. YAH! Whatever will you do with your time…I live for that day… 3 yrs ..tick tock.

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    Aging Mommy says:

    Lovely photos! What a big week for all of you.

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    Twitter: thelucaszoo

    Converse for everyone! It looks like my house lol 🙂 Your children are really beautiful – you are a lucky mama! I am also a crier. Probably always will be 🙁 I can’t help it b/c I miss them. Guess it’s time for me to get a life.

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    Twitter: bzmomma

    Wow! I would be a big ol’ mess!!!

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    Becca - Our Crazy Boys
    Twitter: beccascrazyboys

    They look just like you!!!

    Adorable 🙂

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    Twitter: amberpagewrites

    They’re all adorable. Try to find some time to put your feet up – you deserve it.

    P.S. I double linked…the first one is bad. Sorry about that!

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    They all look so happy! And that is a big thing … all of them in school!!! I can’t imagine how you keep up with all the papers that come home though!

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    What a charismatic bunch! Great photos

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    Kathryn Shanley says:

    Your kids have such beautiful smiles! My nephew started Grade 12 yesterday…I can remember his first day of Kindergarten! Cherish every moment.

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    Jo Schaffer says:

    As much as I need the few hours to myself to get things done when the kids are back in school, I miss having them around. I honestly do! Summer is too short!

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    scrappysue says:

    lotsa comments this week angie! haha – it doesn’t get any less BUSY, but it does get easier 🙂 your kids are just so gorgeous

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    Jo Schaffer says:

    BTW…I thought you might wanna check out my first CSN giveaway…I hope I know what I’m doing! Haha!

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    They all look so dang cute! I love Emma’s hair too 🙂 She looks so grown up.

    I thought you were holding off of kindergarten this year? Not sure what I was thinking 🙂

    Hope it settles down for you!

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    See? Now I want to know what you’re doing with all your free time!

    BTW…got your comment on yesterday’s blog about criers and I have amended my position. See today’s post if you’re interested in me feeling like a complete a$$!

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    Love this! So glad I found your site!

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    Adrianscrazylife says:

    Gosh, I am comment crazy today! Those twin boys are SO cute – I think we need to get them engaged to my friend’s redheaded girl twins. I wish I had a picture – they are adorable and have exactly the same shade of hair. Just think of the darling redheaded twin grandkids you’d have! OK, they’re NINE, but if we wait until they’re 20 and 24, the age difference won’t matter so much!