My kids finished their first week of school this week and I would have to say the week was a success!  Cayden is in second grade and Amos & Deacon are both in kindergarten.

My greatest fear happened when I realized Amos and Deacon would be in the same classroom.  The list is long as to why I didn't want this, but my number one reason is that I want Amos to be his own person.  He seems to be in the shadows of his younger brother sometime and I know that him having his own space, teacher and friends will allow him to blossom.

Half way through the week we found out that they would be splitting the classroom and I nearly pulled a hamstring jumping for joy.  The first day of school the boys teacher said they acted like they didn't even know each other, but by day three they were being regular brothers and one of them got in trouble for yelling at the other one!

So, on Monday Amos will start over with a new teacher in a new room.  Kinda like a new “first day of school” for him!  He is super excited and we must have worded it just right because not once has he felt weird for being the one that is moving rooms.  Praise God for that!

I have written all the teachers an email and included my note to them.  I have already heard back from one and this mommy will be doing a bulletin board next week.  Oh my gracious I have no clue what I'm doing!!!  It will be a dang good board though I just know it!

I can't wait to begin blessing my kids teachers with little things throughout the year.  They are jewels to us and put so much of their time and effort into teaching.  One teacher told me that she has never had a parent help her in the room.  I can't wait to get in there and read to those 2nd graders.  Oh and she said I can bring Story with me.  Start praying now for Story to behave or I will have to walk her home and that will not be a good moment for either of us!!!

Here's the letter I sent to my kids teachers:

Dear _______ – We are so excited that Cayden, Amos & Deacon have you as teachers this year!  They are super excited about art, PE & music and to be back in school.  We want you to know that we are here to support you and help you this year.  We would love to volunteer in the your classroom or whatever else you need, just let us know.  We would be happy to help you with projects or field trips as well.  We want to support you in your efforts this year as you teach our children each day!


We also want you to know that we will be praying for you as you give your self to our kids and all their classmates each day of the school year.  We are thankful for all you do and know that teaching is not an easy job, so we commit to praying for you throughout the year.


We also want to be a blessing to you in any way that we can.  If you could answer these questions for me sometime this week I would appreciate it.


  1. What magazine do you love that you don’t currently subscribe to?
  2. What are your favorite breakfast drinks?
  3. What are your favorite snack items?
  4. If you could get any breakfast on your way to school what would it be?
  5. Do you have any hobbies?
  6. Do you need any craft items from our house?  Toilet paper rolls?  Old magazines?  Buttons?  Fabric scraps?
  7. What is your favorite restaurant?
  8. What is your favorite drink from Sonic?
  9. Do you enjoy reading?  If so, what kind of books?
  10. What is your favorite splurge?





Jamie & Aaron Ivey