To make the boys' transition back to school a little easier, I gave them a small treat for them to enjoy during lunch time. Its a tiny reminder half way through their day that I am thinking about them (little do they know, I am actually trying very hard not to think about them, so I can focus on my work, so that my day will end faster, so that I can finally how their first day back at school was). A few years ago, we extended this tradition to include the boys' past and present teachers. A small reminder to their teachers that they were not forgotten and still appreciated.
This year I ended up making standard Nestle Toll House chocolate chip cookies (a favorite in our house) for the treats. I tested out oreo stuffed chocolate chip cookies, but was unimpressed with the results, so I went with the tried and true CCC. The illustration on the cookie packaging was inspired by artist bubi's Love Stationary (I love the colors and design). The cardinals on the design are a nod to the boys' school mascot and the cupcake was added for extra cheer (who doesn't love cupcakes). I hope this made everyone's first day back at school just a little sweeter.