Tuesday, September 4, 2012

First Day, First Grade

 Today is the first day of school for my little girl.  She's in first grade and could not possibly be more excited!!!  Last year, she went to the school where I work (out of our neighborhood) for childcare reasons.  This year as she attends school all day, we won't need daycare any longer.  Here she is waiting for the school bus!  It was a little chilly, so she had to put on her new hoodie!  Excitement got us out to the bus stop about 15 minutes before the bus was expected.  After a while she said, "Mom, this is boring!".  I told her that she could come out later tomorrow.

Here she is getting on the bus!  Hopefully, I did not scare the driver be following her from my house, all along her route and then to the school before heading out for my eye exam.  I hope she isn't referring to me as Stalker Mom with all her co-workers at the Transportation Building.  Although, I can't say that I would really blame her.

Okay, I'll get to the crafty part!  I kind of went a few rounds with my six year old about not buying a new backpack when last years pack is perfectly good!  I wasn't getting anywhere until I thought about decorating her pack.  She bought it completely.  One quick trip to the craft store to get the right color felt and an emergency trip to the drug store after I broke the trigger on my hot glue gun and here we are.  I doubt that she will lose this one.  Incidentally, I stitched on the butterfly trail while we watched The Fellowship of the Ring last night.
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Details - Accessories: Sissix Daisies #2 die, grass die (MFT), Flutterby die (Verve), Stickles, hot glue, glitter felt, stiffened felt, silver thread and a needle.


Angie said...

Precious!!! What a great idea to make the backpack like new and do a little crafty work together too!

Ahhhh I love the "Lord of the Rings". My DS and I didn't get a chance to watch them all this summer.

Davi said...

Darling decorations on the backpack!! Great way to reuse it and make it fun for her. First grade...I tell you she will be graduating before you know it. Its amazing how quickly the time goes !

wannabcre8tive said...

Great pictures and sweet memories. Great job on the back pack.

Benzi said...

Great idea with the backpack. She is such a cutie. Yep, you're already labeled by the bus driver as Stalker Mom. Very funny!