Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New School Year Organization

My little projects that have been in the works now for a bit, are all finished!
With Kylie in Kindergarten (which by the way Day 2, not as successful... she doesn't like Big School, she likes Little School -aka Preschool- and she wants Ms. Tate back... Good times, tomorrow morning should be fun!), So with Kylie in Kindergarten and Kacey in Preschool, they both will have homework. I got this idea out of a Parents Magazine to make a "Homework Station" with a tripod board and decorate it with all their school supplies. It also separates them, so their homework time will be productive. Kylie goes, "Mom, this is totally awesome!"

Too bad I can't spray it or something to keep it neat and new looking forever, I can only imagine how "loved" it's going to look. But I can't complain, it was super cheap due to my alter ego, The Finance Lady. :)


Next item for organization, life in general. Hmm, responsibilities keep loading on. So I bought this, and Matthew diligently put it together after a long day's work and evening 4 hour class. My anticipation was crazy when it came UPS yesterday afternoon. The boxes were huge and I opened everything up, Matthew knew I'd bother him until he put it up!!! He did a great job getting it all level. Props to Pottery Barn because they make it all even numbered and easy to work out the measurements-- it's not funky like a lot of things I've made him hang before.

Close Up

*It's not crooked, the photographer is. It's like 10:45 pm at this point... me being up since 6 am.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Sunday Afternoon Pictures & Kylie's First Day of School

Okay, our new spot for Sunday Afternoon Pictures :)
And, I survived the first day of school! I was okay~~ really I was, all this morning. Getting up and ready was no problem, Matthew made a special breakfast for Kylie (toast with the marshmellows from the Lucky Charms decorated on top), Kylie had a special Father's Blessing last night (which put me more at ease) So, I was good to go. Then it hit me on the drive to school. :( My baby, my first child... she's in kindergarten, from this moment on, she will always be in school. We will always have first days, this is huge... and the tears began.
Yes, I dress them the same every day.

Nice quick family shot.

The girls from class :)

Kylie already knows 7 kids, I'm so glad Matthew got us switched into this class.Kylie at her desk.The classroom and Ms. Messerli singing and signing a goodbye song. Yes, by this point I was fighting back all my tears.
*Kylie was so happy!!! I think it could have been worse for me, I didn't feel so badly about leaving because I ended up staying in the school to do some PTA stuff. It was easier for me also because I knew how happy and how utterly excited Kylie was. After school, she told me all about the songs they sang, how they learned the weather and dates, she colored a star, and she did all the sign language from her song. It made it much easier, on me. :)