Monday, August 17, 2009

Is it really mid August?

This summer is soaring by. I had such a wonderful time this weekend with my sisters. I've been looking forward to this visit; now the time has come and gone. The entire summer seems like that to me this year. There just haven't been enough lazy days around here lately. My mantra has become "when the kids go back to school..." That's when I intend to knock a few things out on my list. In the meantime, every day is filled with the busy energy of an almost 3 and 6 year old.

These are the bags I'm making up for my daughter's school. I love that her new public school gives each of the Kindergarten and First graders one to carry their folder and lunch. No back packs. They are reused in the following years if they're still in one piece. I donated fabrics; the one above uses a truck crib sheet that was my little guy's.

Of course, my daughter requested the Heather Ross horses for her bag. This is her very most favorite fabric, and I must say, she has excellent taste. I hate to tell her that I can't afford what it would cost to get more, but I'm saving that last half yard just for her.

So, it occurs to me that I didn't share our good news last week. My daughter finally got into the school we've been dreaming of for our children. We've participated in the lottery for the last two years, and just last week she rose to the top of the wait list. I cried when they called and offered us the spot. This means her brother gets to attend as well when he's ready for Kindergarten. It feels, finally, like we will be a part of a public school community that feels comfortable for us and mirrors many of our values. Things do indeed, eventually work out.


Cheryl Arkison said...

A lottery for public school? Who knew?

Kim said...

Wow, that brings back memories of picking a kindergarden for my son......he's 33 now with a one year old daughter! soon he'll be stressing over the very same thing!
the days they do keep coming and all of a sudden you are a grandma and wonder where those years went so quickly.....enjoy every minute with those little ones.

Happy sewing,

Dana said...

Yeah!! So glad that she got in. It is important to love the school your children attend.

Melissa said...

What wonderful news. I'm so, so happy for you. Finding a school home is just about as wonderful a feeling as finding the perfect spouse, I think. I wish her all the best that this school will bring!

And good taste in fabric for sure. Train them up young, I say-- we like the HR frogs around here. And here I am wondering the same thing-- where did our "carefree" summer go?