Hi everyone and Happy Wednesday! Yesterday was my little guy’s first day of Kindergarten. He was excited, and didn’t resist going one bit. Though, when we got there he seemed a little unsure of everything. I was glad when he realized he had an old friend in his class with him. I took pictures, and left the room…and barely made it to the car before I shed a few tears.
I am not sure exactly how to explain the emotion a mother goes through when her baby goes to Kindergarten- but, I can assure you- it’s not easy. You are proud, scared, worried, sad and happy for them all at the same time. It’s a huge conflict- which in me causes tears.
Anyway, it didn’t take long for me to pull it together- and all I could think to do in all the quiet around me, was to clean. I mean really clean– scrubbing on hands and knees cleaning. Going through a whole box of magic erasers cleaning…and when I was all done, the school day was only 1/2 done!
I did want to show you how I sent Jaxen off to school though….he got a banner just like his sister!
Here’s what he saw when he came down for breakfast….his banner was much longer! Did you know Kindergarten had 12 letters in it?? I didn’t until I started this banner!! You’d think they’d come up with something shorter for the little ones 😉
I made him a card which you can see here– and I also made both of my kids these cute little pencils made from a roll of Rolos, a hershey kiss, some scraps of paper, and a little aluminum foil. You can find these little pencils all over the internet, and I think I first saw them a couple years ago in a Family Fun magazine. (LOVE that magazine!) They were pretty easy to make- and I am not sure how everyone makes theirs- but, I scored my yellow cardstock before glueing it on, because I wanted it to look just like a pencil! 😉 I also used my grandma’s pinking shears she passed down to me to cut the bottom of the paper to give it that ‘sharpened’ look. You could probably skip both of these steps. 🙂
Here’s my little punkin’ pie posing before school 🙂 See how long that banner is?! Each pennant is about 5.5 x11.5. I used DCWV the Guy Stack for the paper, because of all the awesome greens, blues and browns in it.
Here’s a closeup of his sign- I cut the letters out using my Cameo, and used the Chomas Marker holder to write what he wants to be when grows up, with a green sharpie. (His favorite color is green)
Oh–and yes, he picked out this ‘bee’ shirt- from Crazy 8 and had to wear it on the first day. I didn’t quite understand, but I think it has something to do with a twist on his favorite transformer, Bumblebee. 🙂
Hope you all are having a great week! See ya back here tomorrow! 🙂