(elementary nibbles pp, harper's rule pp, show your work pp, alpha stickers & label sticker, mister huey in apple jack, lunch tray and classic white, bg wander small details and fabric brads, mme alpha soup brads)
2peas asked me to contribute to the back2school event - you can see my guest blog post here. totally had to break this pic out - i still laugh every time i look at it. i really do love pics like this, even it's hard to believe this photo was taken six weeks ago!!! the bigs are both in a good routine w/ school - although the cranky mornings and overtired evenings plague us from time to time. ben keeps bringing home happy notes from his teacher and 100% spelling tests, and i was stopped by both the librarian and alex's teacher after school - they wanted to tell me how he's impressed them with his writing abilities. very cool.
sam i am just finished week 3 of preschool. he's still reluctant to go and teary on school mornings, but if i walk him in he'll sit on the rug - i no longer have to leave him on a teacher's lap so he won't follow me out! his teachers tell me he's interacting with them and the other kids more, and he tells me stories about all the things he loved doing during the day. we went back and forth on whether he'd be ready, since he's a late summer bday and one of the youngest in his class. but it's just 2 mornings, 2.5 hrs - and i really think he'll come around. he came home with this worksheet on tuesday - in the pics he's telling me that zero means "nufting" and that's why there's no leaf next to it. next week? the first fieldtrip. he's looking forward to it. =)
as for me? i'm looking forward to a lazy friday w/ the littlest, and then a lazy weekend w/ the whole crew. think that will actually pan out? i can hope, right?