Monday, August 23, 2010

First Day of School and Other Stuff

A BEAUTIFUL RAK from Lei. She sent this to me in July and I've finally gotten around to posting a picture of this beautiful handmade pin cushion she made for me. Thank you again Lei!!!!

I finished the first page of the bird but I still need to go back and fix the trees on the left. Since I messed that up, I haven't wanted to look at it because I know I have quite a bit of frogging to do.

Here is the older project that I found in a box in the garage. Yes, we've been here for five years but I still hadn't unpacked all the boxes. lol. I had finished the pink dinosaur and started on the purple. So, when I found these, I promptly finished the purple and started in on the green. I figured I'd go ahead and make one for each of the kids. Of course, I didn't have all the floss needed to finish the fourth so that one is on hold.

I had the pattern for LHN Little Neighborhood for some time. I had pulled all the floss and the fabric and had it sitting in my to do pile. I decided when I didn't have the floss to finish the dinosaurs and didn't have the gumption to frog the Rainforests that I would start this. I'm loving doing this one. Still, I haven't had time or energy to sit and stitch in a couple of weeks. Now that school has started I have a feeling it's going to take another couple of weeks for the routine to settle back down before I can find the energy to stitch still. lol

We had an exciting first day of school. The bus for Marie and Logan was late, about 30 minutes and considering it was the first day of school, that was nothing. They made it to school an hour late but so did quite a few other children. lol Ryan and Katie's bus never made it by our house in the morning. What made it worse was that Mommy called transportation and gave them the WRONG bus number when asking where it was and that bus had broken down. Later on when I called back, the woman had to correct me on the bus number which made us both cackle like a bunch of hyenas. I made her feel so much better since she had such a crazy morning. I'm glad I was able to help her with some comic relief. lol The little ones finally got to school by 11:15 lol. What a morning we had!! The afternoon went much smoother and once everyone was home safe and sound and talking non-stop all at the same time, I was finally able to relax. lol

Today was a much smoother transition. The buses were only 15 minutes late this morning. Ryan wasn't as excited about riding this morning as Katie won't be going back until Thursday. The school systems here do a staggered Kindergarten start. The first three days are done by last name and on the fourth day, they all get to come back to school. Katie had a wonderful day yesterday, even though she missed over two hours. She came home on the bus and didn't stop chattering about what a great day she had until after dinner.

I know she was excited because when she got home, I checked her lunch box and found that she took four bites out of her sandwich and drank her juice. She did find enough room in her excited tummy to eat some cheese its for snack time but that was it. Needless to say she never stopped eating once she got home last night. lol Ryan didn't drink his bottle at all until he got home yesterday afternoon! Woo Hoo!!!! I had sent two applejuice boxes in with his lunch and they were both gone so maybe (PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!) he's over the bottle during the day.

Logan's teacher situation got taken care of and he was back in with his awesome teacher from last year. He had a GREAT day and came home in the best mood!!!! Marie also had a wonderful day. The big 6th grader switches classes for every subject this year and she loved it! It's getting her prepared for middle school next year so I can't wait to see how she much she likes it once they start giving out homework. lol I'm still on the hunt for some of the school supplies she needs. I will have to make a run to Staples later today or tomorrow morning for the last thing she needs and send in the last of it all tomorrow. Can you believe it has taken three trips in her backpack to get all her school supplies into her classes??? The girl carries an adult size backpack too. Her poor back!! lol