Monday, September 3, 2012

1st Day of School Decorations, but what about Day 3

First Day of Kindergarten!  I'm not sure how I really felt that day.  I was obviously sad that my baby was going to school, even though he's had 3 years of pre-school prior to this big event.  I was nervous for him.  How was he going to do on the bus?  Would he be O.K. once he got to school?  The normal mommy worries.  Mostly I think I was proud.  Here is my baby, 5 years old already.  He can write, wants to read, wants to learn.  I think we did a pretty darn good job so far.  So I wanted there to be a surprise when he woke up in the morning.  Now he loves to decorate for all the holidays and for everyones birthdays.  So this was perfect for him.  I decided this at 8:30 the night before school, so thank goodness had these awesome free printables.  I ended up laminating mine with contact paper, so it can be used again next year.  I decorated with kitchen light and it just so happens we had the alphabet place mat and cup.  This went over so well that come when I took it all down on school day #3 I was informed that he was very upset there wasn't any decorations for that school day.  

He's ready...

Mason & Daddy

Mason & Mommy

There goes my baby.  He looks to little to be on that big bus.

I heart this picture.  First one off the bus at school.

He's back home!!!

It stopped raining and he had an AWESOME 1st day of Kindergarten!

Mirror Mirror in the Yard...

I've seen a gazillion different pins on Pinterest with mirrors and babies.  I thought I'd give it a try with our girls.  Our son had just gotten on the bus for Kindergarten and I rushed back home to get going on this project.  In my head this was going to be hours of fun.  It lasted about 15 minutes and 5 of those were me dragging the heavy mirror across the yard.  The girls wanted to eat the grass and climb up the slide instead.  Not to mention no one wanted to keep their adorable Wal~Mart headbands on.  I did manage to get a few good shots and thought I'd share.

It's Our very Own Splash Pad

While the weather is still HOT outside and my parents have closed their pool, it was time to get creative with how we'd enjoy being outside without melting.  Normally I'd turn on the sprinkler and let our son run around in it, but I wanted our girls to enjoy this too.  Luckily we had a clean never used tarp in our garage.  I lied it out, put the Hop-Scotch sprinkler on top of it and presto, a large area for everyone to jump, run and splash around in.  The water stayed on the tarp so it eventually became a slip 'n' slide for them too, plus I got to sit on the tarp and was able to stay cool.  I added a few plastic balls, and 2.5 hours later I called it quits for dinner.  
I couldn't find our small metal stakes to tie down the corners and again with our neighborhood wind, so I used our patio chairs.