But this September, it is not just Papa who is heading off to school. Our Ava is ready to start Reception, and in true family fashion, we wanted to send her off with a bang (projects like this are also a good distraction for a Mama who needs to not think about phrases like "end of an era", "things will never be the same again" and "no longer have all my babies at home")
It's a tradition we set up last year (you can read more about that one here), when Ava started at our local school nursery... and its one I'm keen to continue. A celebration of the summer that's been had, and looking forward to a fresh start... a new year of learning, and life and new experiences. An opportunity to be together in holiday mode one last time, and a chance to pray together with, and for, Ava as she looks forward to the School-year ahead.
And so, last night, we celebrated our annual "Back to School Feast"
It was a fun-filled evening! Nanny and Grandpa joined us for a feast of chilli wraps and ice-cream Sundaes. Cheap and cheerful but full of fun.
And one little lady was thrilled!
So I thought I'd share a few pictures of our "Back to School Feast"
What are your "Back to School" traditions?