Here are my 3 babies. 2001. The first time they were all in school at the same time.
Blayne, 13, Connor 12, and Dominic 5
Back to school also means our traditional Back To School Treats. I started this when our oldest, Blayne started Kindergarten and I've been making them every year since, and usually only make them this time of year. This may be my last time making them, depending on if Dominic needs more credits next year :) Anyway, the year Blayne started college, I made the treats for Connor and Dominic, and make another batch for Blayne and drove them to her dorm and dropped them off. Each year I did this and last week when Dominic started classes and I again made 2 batches....one for Dominic and my nephew (they are roommates and my sister also made them her back to school cookies), and another batch for Blayne and Connor to split. Traditions are important to me. I think my kids look forward to different traditions throughout the year. It's those little extra touches that they remember the most :)
Nut Mellow Goodies
Our Back to School Treat
1 pk Chocolate Chips
1 pk Butterscotch Chips
1 c Peanut Butter
Melt in a hot not boiling double boiler.
Add 1 c Spanish Peanuts
4-5 c Mini Marshmellows
Pour in a foil linned 11''x7" Pyrex dish
Refrigerate till firm
Needless to say, I was a little sad looking at all of my friends posting pictures of their kids' first day back to school, but then I realized how much I love my life now, and how lucky I am to have those memories of my kids and all the back to school pictures I've taken :)