Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Back to School Decor & Ball Jar Caddie

Back to School is something to be celebrated. In this house, that means printing out posters and buntings found on Pinterest, taking out my old crayons (thanks, mom for saving them), and setting out vintage school supplies. This summer, I asked Dan to build a supply holder for Ball jars. We bought a new desk for the girls and I envisioned the caddie being a divider between the two work spaces.
Dan's creation knocked me off my feet. He is a true craftsman. His ability to transform wood into things of beauty is truly a talent, and his attention to detail is amazing. I love the way he coordinated the two different woods together. Too bad he has a full time job, three kids, a wife, and a lawn to mow. I'm sure he will be taking orders when he retires!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Back to School Beauties!

Going back to school is a big deal when both of your parents are teachers, and your mom loves to celebrate the little things. 
How do we have a second grader and a kindergartner? 
The first day of school was wonderful. Lilly agreed to wear a dress for one more year, and was overjoyed with the amount of friends in her class. Both girls have amazing teachers. Iris is super excited to have Lilly's kindergarten teacher. Parents are asked to stay for the first day of kinder, and it is such an amazing day! Tears flowed all around the room (teacher too) as sweet books about growing up were read. After school, we always celebrate with a small cake and presents. The girls don't know it, but the gifts are things we would buy them anyway: new PE shoes, a new devotional to read before bed, and fancy pencils. Little things or big things... it depends on who you ask.

*My heart explodes when I see the years fly by in these last four photo collages. It's hard to believe I took these pictures every year since Lilly's first year in preschool. What's more amazing is the fact that I hadn't joined Pinterest yet! #insertwinkyface

Sunday, August 10, 2014

So Long, Summer!

Summer memories:
 mid day carousel rides
 first tie dye fun
 good-bye, Bickel
 date with my little man
 soccer camp
 the beach (from afar)
 Sea World passes
 late night ice cream run
 baby 1st time meeting
 crashing out
 water play
frozen yogurt bliss
back to school haircuts