by gillian claire: back to school // to do list!

8.10.2015

back to school // to do list!

back to school.( photo from this post, last year! )
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     School starts in two weeks, so we're soaking up the last couple weeks of summer but also getting things a little bit prepared for the school year. I'm looking forward to more routine in our lives but I am not looking forward to getting up early in the morning or the whining that will ensue each day as we attempt to wake up sleepy bear Roman who is also not a morning person. I will also be missing him for sure!
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     I wanted to document my to-do list here for what I want to be accomplish in the next couple of weeks to get ready for the school year! Most of these things have to do with Roman, because Asher will be doing preschool at home with us for now. I was actually able to cross a few things off already this weekend - yah!
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Back to School To Do List
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*Make sure Roman's closet is school-ready*

- buy socks  purchased a pack at Old Navy

- buy a few tee shirts I bought Roman a few shirts during the Old Navy clearance sale. I also found one in the closet that I bought last summer at the end of season and had stashed away! Roman and Asher both have several new tee shirts from the companies that we work with on the blog and on Instagram!

find a couple more pairs of shorts I found two pairs of shorts today at Old Navy; one nicer pair and one pair of athletic shorts. I paid less that $8 combined for both!

- buy new gym shoes Roman and Asher both got new blue Nike shoes today at Famous Footwear. ( They are having a buy one get one 1/2 off sale! ) Roman really wanted Nike shoes this year for school and Aaron promised the boys he would buy them some since he just got a promotion at work. We had a lot of fun picking them out and have definitely never spent so much on kid's shoes or even ever bought them shoes at a shoe store in general!  We had to buy Asher some to be fair of course but honestly it was worth it to see him running down the aisles at the store impressed by how fast his shoes were!

*Hair cuts for both boys* ( I have a coupon for Cost Cutters for $2 off )

*Get supply list and purchase back to school supplies* ( I'm planning to go to Target because back to school shopping at Walmart just depresses me, end of story. )

*Make sure our kitchen is well stocked for school lunch making*

- buy ziplock bags, paper napkins, disposable silverware, a few more pieces of tupperware + ice packs ( We definitely need to restock these items and I feel like it will make the school year much less stressful to start out with them on hand! )

- potentially look for new water bottles for both boys ( We don't really have any good ones right now and I'd love for the boys to each have a nicer one for going to the park and walks as well! Do you all have any suggestions for good water bottles for kids that are durable, non toxic and don't leak?? )

- make sure the kitchen has a good supply of lunch foods + snacks! ( Packing lunches is always stressful because we always seem to be scrambling for ideas at the last minute! )

*Sign Roman up for soccer* ( This boy is soccer obsessed and we found a place to sign him up for the fall! )

*Look for activities for Asher to do in the mornings* ( We want Asher to have some fun activities to do while Roman is at school and to get him out to socialize and be engaged in learning! )

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I feel like I'm probably forgetting something important but I'm hoping that these things will get us off to a good start!
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Have you started on your back to school preparations yet? What's on your list??
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8 comments:

  1. My oldest is in highschool and the baby is 11 months, so my preparation consists of me getting in the habit of preparing well enough at night so that mornings run as smooth as possible and we get out of the door on time without me being in a hurried frenzy. lol. Luckily, my big baby gets herself ready and the my little baby can show up to gram's house in jammies. The only lunch I have to pack is my own. Yet, it's SO hard to be on time!

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    1. Being on time is NEVER easy, is it? I find myself having this same problem no matter which stage of life I'm in! Thanks for stopping by; best of luck to you starting this new school year! :)

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  2. omg i love this list. i'm imagining we're shopping together!!

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    1. Aww, I wish! School supplies are just the best! <3

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  3. I absolutely love this! About the well stocked kitchen and getting school supplies, you should totally let me know what you need. I still check ads and coupon every week. Even though I don't need to be buying any school supplies right now, I'm still looking at the deals and I'll have the coupons if you want them! :)

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    1. Thanks, Gina - "list posts" are so fun, I'm hooked now! I can't wait to see what deals you found for me! :)

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  4. oh my goodness! that watermelon shirt is perfection. and asher's face --- he melts me!! <3 too adorable.

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  5. I could have written that first paragraph! That’s exactly the same boat we are in. I can’t believe it’s already time for Kindergarten. I am still halfway in denial. I need to get on it. And getting Mason a haircut is definitely on our list for this weekend. I need to make a list like this!

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