Back To School!

I apologize for my bloggy absence. It's not like me to leave things unattended for such a long period of time, but this week I have had very little spare time and so some things had to be put on the back burner.

For the most part, we've been preparing for the BIG DAY... back to school! So, I wanted to share some pictures with you.

Tuesday night (Aug. 19th) was our "meet & greet" session in which all students had to bring in their supplies and meet their new teacher and future BFFs. Sydney's was first. I made her an appliqued pillow to bring to school for naptime. She loved it. It made me feel good.


Here she is pointing at her name taped on the table. She is so excited to be going to "big girl school"... and mama is excited to have a few hours each day for herself. ;)


Next, we headed over to Sophie's "meet & greet." Sophie is in 1st grade now, which means no more naps so she didn't get a mama-made pillow. I will make her one for her bedroom anyway because I had so much fun creating Sydney's.


And, of course, we had to get a similar picture of her pointing at her name taped on the table. I know, I'm such a dork!


But today was the BIG DAY! The girls got up earlier than usual and were dressed and ready to go with plenty of time (no, I won't get used to that because I know it's only a matter of days before I'm back to my usual routine of yelling at the top of my lungs every morning for them to m o v e i t). But today, it was nice to actually have a relaxed morning and have time for the token mailbox picture.



Sydney wore one of her favorite MODKIDs and while walking from the car to the classroom I got asked 3 times where I bought her outfit at. That felt good too! :)


So, now I am hoping my life will return to a less chaotic state. I will have 3 hours each morning of peace & quiet, so I hope to be able to accomplish a lot. I usually can accomplish a lot even with screaming children all over me, so just imagine!

As for the fabric restrikes... they pretty much came & went. I didn't share pics, as I had promised, because there was not much to share. I thought I was actually getting some fabric to fondle, but I only received tiny little swatches that I had to approve and send back to the mill right away for final production. I should receive yardage here in about 3 - 4 weeks and then the angels will sing.

This Friday we leave for a 3-day weekend in St. Louis, for the other BIG DAY... my sister's wedding! WOOOHOOO! Last time I checked, my bridesmaid dress still fit, so I hope that's still the case (I guess I should stop snacking on those dark cocoa covered almonds, eh? so much for my sugar-free diet!)

See you all next week!


  1. Anonymous8:34 AM

    Awww, how sweet! Look at Syd all decked out in her MODKIDs! And that pillow! I want one... or three! ;)


  2. What a peaceful first day at school - they both looked so very cute! We've got another week and a half here in the UK before Alex goes back to school, Anna goes in a year, so I must remember to enjoy this last year of home time with her. Have a great time at the wedding - you can feel smug all day with your bridesmaid dress on!

  3. it looks like you got them off safe adn sound despite our late night e-mailing!

    Your girls are just breath taking!

    Your a woman of many talents! And I am so excited to be working with you! that pillow is cute!

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  4. Aww....I so heart the first day of school! Your girls look as adorable as always...such little beauties!

    Think of what you can get done now during the day!

    Hope the wedding goes well!

    take a bow Jenn


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