Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Turning 10

This my boy. He had a birthday on the first day of school, tragic in the world of  boys. So of course I had to try and compensate. Sunday was family birthday party. Note the soccer ball cake. Harder to make than one might think.
On the actual day I picked him up from school and took him straight to Boondocks with his brother. Bumper boats and the race track.
He is pretty darn good in that thing now. The goal was to get good enough to beat his dad when they went back that evening after a birthday dinner with Grandma, Grandpa and Aunt Gloria. Then on Friday we had a marathon party for his friends that included Cherry Hill, pizza and the new Spiderman movie. Whew! I am tired just typing all that. But he is a great kid and he deserved to be celebrated. But now wonder I am enjoying the peace of this second week of school. Happy Birthday Matthew, welcome to the double digits!

Doll Making!

Now that my kids are back in school I am itching for a few new projects. I haven't made any Gingham Girls in ages so I think I will start a batch for Christmas ordering next week. If anyone wants a custom order, made to look like a certain little girl let me know!

Sunday, September 09, 2012

First Day of School

What a crazy week! I always seem to forget how insanely nuts the first week of school is. The new early schedule, homework, trying to work around sports games and practices plus those vital back to school nights which are my only shot at having some impression of the people teaching Brittany. Throw in a first grader who is not used to this, two days of getting out early and a boy who had the horrible fate of having his birthday land on the first day of school (that deserves its one blog post). Oh, and my computer wasn't working so I couldn't blog if I wanted to. But here they are on the first day, I did at least take the picture! 8th grade, 5th grade and 1st grade. Sniff, sniff.
 The first grader just about did me in. There he goes with his best buddy Gage. Gage's mom and I are friends so me conspired to get them in the same class. Brilliant. The minute he saw Gage his anxiety was cut in half.
My baby! At that big desk! How did this happen. I did feel a little teary at school but now that the second week is about to start I am ready to celebrate.  I can clean my house in the morning and it will stay that way! At least until they come home. Here's to a great year!