August 18, 2011 § 7 Comments
Today was the first day of school for my kids. Well, three of them. It was the first first for my son. After waiting an extra year b/c I was sure he wasn’t ready for all that, he finally got out of the car and waltzed (well, sort of raced his sisters so they wouldn’t be showing him where his classroom was. He KNEW!) into school. Kindergarten. I spent a lot of the day praying (truly) that there wouldn’t be a bathroom accident (otherwise known as peeing in his pants). There wasn’t (he didn’t). In fact, he came home jazzed to tell me about the class room signal for needing to go to the bathroom (crossing one’s fingers in the air). He was full of tales and excitement, loved his day, said he “think(s) it’s fun in kindergarten”, and at dinner, asked if he could say the prayer, then thanked God that he was able to go to kindergarten. Oh my goodness. I love him.
These are pictures of the messenger bags I made them. I know it’s hard to see detail, but it was all I was able to snap in our rush out the door this morning. Henry: stripes. June: horses (oh my, that fabric. But she loves horses, so…). And Aiden: floral. I’m pretty happy with them, but probably happiest that I made them using only materials I already had. Oh, the satisfaction. I figure I probably only have a couple more years, if that, where they want me to make their bags for school, so I’m reveling in it.
I modified the pattern found here.
- I find this very inspiring.
- My sister-in-law, Elena, turned me on to soaking oatmeal and I’m into it. I can do it at night, warm it in the morning, serve my kids something warming and healthy for breakfast, and still be on time for school. Excellent.
- I found a “squirrel lady” to rehab Scotty (yes, that’s our pet squirrel). Apparently she will raise him to squirrel adulthood and then let him go. I’m for it. I’m pretty sure the best time to keep a wild animal is in its infancy.
- Read this book and really liked it. Currently reading this one and I’m intrigued, but not sure yet.