Our Five Ring Circus: First Day Of School Memories & Moments Link Party

Thursday, August 10, 2017

First Day Of School Memories & Moments Link Party

First Day of School Memories and Moments

The time has arrived! You might be dreading the moment or you might be counting down the days, but either way, it's time to send the kids back to school. The first day of school is always exciting, and it's so much fun to document those memories! 

I teamed up with a few other awesome mom bloggers to host a fun back to school link party! Link up all of your back to school posts with us by September 10th, and if you share on social media, use the hashtag #2017B2S. We hope you will join us in sharing all of those first day of school moments! (Link your posts on the widget below!)

My kids go back to school two weeks from today, and one of those weeks will be spent in Virginia Beach. We are all fiercely Team Summer, and we are not looking forward to the start of the school year, but that first day is rapidly approaching!

This year, Liam will be in Pre-K, Lily will be heading to 1st grade (and will be in school ALL day), Lexie is moving up to another building for 5th grade, and Dylan is going to middle school. For the first time in almost 13 years, I will have 2 1/2 hours to myself 3 days a week. (Hello, cramming in work.)

When Dylan was a baby, the first day of school seemed so far away. Somehow, I blinked, and 12 1/2 years are behind us. My "baby" is going into 7th grade. This is the year when everything changes!

Our first day isn't here just yet, and you better believe we're going to be enjoying the two weeks of Summer, but soon, I'll be sending all four of my kiddos off to school. While this year's first day of school moments are going to have to wait, here's a glimpse at some past first days of school!


Dylan - 6th Grade, Lexie - 4th Grade, Lily - Kindergarten, Liam -Preschool

The First Day of School

The First Day of School


Dylan - 5th Grade, Lexie - 3rd Grade, Lily - PreK

First Day of School

First Day of School


Dylan - 4th Grade and Lexie - 2nd Grade

First Day of School


Dylan - 3rd Grade and Lexie - 1st Grade

First Day of School

And that's as far back as I'm going! Photobucket ruined third party hosting, and I have 5 years of blog posts to fix. I can't reference my old posts for pictures, and I'm not hooking up my external hard drive to find 4 pictures! (Darn you, Photobucket. NOT cool.)

Dylan, Lexie, Lily and Liam's first days of school are so near! I will be recapping all the special moments and linking them up here. Now go link up your first day of school posts and recaps! We can't wait to read them!


  1. OMG the throwbacks are killing me. I hope they have a great school year.

  2. Oh my gosh, look at 3rd grader Dylan and 1st grade Lexie!!! So cute!

  3. The difference from 3 years ago....makes my heart hurt. They have grown up SO much. I love photos like this but goodness I don't like them too, you know. Just reminders that babies don't keep.

  4. Connor will be in Pre-K too so that means he and Dylan will start Kindergarten together, too!

  5. We are most definitely team summer over here, too! I’m trying to devise a plan to get us one more little weekend getaway before school starts. Love all of the pictures and can’t wait to see this years!


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