First Day Back to School 2014

Kaitlyn Back to SchoolThe first day of school for the Chase Family has finally arrived! Prepped with healthy lunches, new shoes, encouraging words and smiles all around Mom and Dad sent the kiddos off for not just a new year of school but completely new schools for everyone too! I am excited to hear all about their new experiences tonight at dinner.

With all that has been going on over the last few weeks, it kind of snuck up on us.  We visited a new church yesterday and one of the ladies asked the children if they were ready for their first day tomorrow….Well, they practically looked shocked and responded “Wait the first day is tomorrow???” We all laughed a little since we had just met their teachers on Friday. Needless to say the summer was a whirlwind. We are looking forward to a little more routine around here, not that life for the Chase’s is actually ever “routine”.

Here are a few of our traditional 1st Day of School Pics for 2014:

We have a 3rd grader and 5th grader this year.

back to school k & sSydney will be a sophomore.Sydney Back To SchoolJonathan will be in his junior year of High School. I felt pretty lucky that these two would still appease me with our first day pics 🙂Jonathan Back to schoolBack to school J&SNow its just me and the Celia the Cat, wondering what we are going to do with our quite house. I’m sure I still have a few boxes to unpack from our recent move . Ok, so maybe more than a few. lol. Back to school Celia


How did the first day back to school go for your kiddos this year?



  1. I can’t believe how fast summer flew by this year. I have no kids left at home, but today was the first day back for the neighborhood kids.
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  2. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    My boys actually don’t go back until Wednesday. This is the first year in history they are going back BEFORE Labor Day! It;s because we had a ton of snow days last year and they got out super late.

  3. OH my gosh, I remember that quiet house phase. It’s so weird!!! I was always happy when they got home every day. 🙂
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  4. My kids go back on the third. Such great happy first day pics!

  5. What awesome styles! Happy back to school!
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  6. Everybody looks so happy to be going back to school! Hope it’s a great year for all!
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  7. Beautiful pics! I can’t believe you actually talked your kids into posing for you! You must ROCK at being a mom!
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  8. I love that all your kids have REAL smiles on, instead of the “mom’s making us take this picture” smiles LOL
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  9. What a lovely way to remember the first day back at school each year, bet it is amazing looking back at them as well. x
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  10. School starts next week here in New York City. Honestly, I’m not looking forward to it because I will miss the time with my boys. Your guys looked dashing for their first day.
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  11. Jennifer Williams says

    What a beautiful family you have and they all look like they are ready to go back – no frowning faces! Now you can sit around and pet Celia all day – that is what my cats would want me to do!

  12. Those look like some happy kids heading to school. Our first day back in next week.
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  13. We homeschool, so we didn’t have much to get excited about like your kids. You have a beautiful family!!
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  14. My son loved it, but bad mommy, I didn’t get a full body pics. I only got a head shot! I’m happy that he’s happy this year.
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  15. Great clothing and great shots too. I think that means a good school year!!
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  16. Our first day was great..just how a first day should be 🙂
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  17. Ben - Gentlebim says

    They all look much happier to be going back to school than I ever did. I don’t know if the cat is happy about it. He seemed a little confuzzled.

  18. I think they are pushing back the first day of school here. Not sure just yet. All the kids look great. 🙂 Hope it’s a good year for you all.

  19. I hope your kids had a great first day and that they like their new schools. Exciting times for sure for them and for you. I am sure you will find plenty to do to keep yourself busy.

  20. Summer flew by this year. Great pics of your kids!

  21. We don’t go back to school until next week, but I can’t wait to snap our own photos!
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  22. I have always loved fall– even more than spring, it seems like a time of new beginnings because of school. (Of course, I can do without what follows!)
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  23. Summer went by so quickly! They all look so adorable, and ready for the school year!

  24. Melissa Smith says

    I love the fact that your older kids were so cooperative for a photo session. I already have to argue with my 8 yr old to get one! Good luck at the new school!

  25. Great first day pics. Mine went back last week. The house is quiet and I find myself missing the noise. 3pm can’t come fast enough most days lol.
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  26. You got great pics! We haven’t started back yet. I already miss my babies, haha, my teen’s not really a baby, but you know what I mean. 🙂
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  27. We don’t go back until next week, but the teachers have been in since last week. Our classrooms are ready and waiting for the new kiddos and we’re excited as the day slowly approaches.
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  28. Looks like a happy day! Kids were smiling anyways.
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  29. We homeschool around here… and we start the year late. We like our summer a little too much. Thank you for sharing yours..and I love that kitty!
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  30. We homeschool but my oldest son attends High school — I was excited to head back

  31. Everyone is all giiddy and happy! Awesome!

  32. amanda @attachedmoms says

    School started a while back for us, but I enjoy alone time with my cat (who was born in India but could be your cat’s twin!).

  33. The first day of school can be exciting and scary at the same time. Love the pics!
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