Monday, August 29, 2011

First Day of School...Oh My...

Today was the first day of school for my 5 children. Getting them off to school this morning went fairly smoothly but that was only because I prepped the night before. We had outfits picked out and waiting to be put on, backpacks loaded and sitting by the door, lunches made. The list could go on and on. We got up at 5:15am. The two older boys (my middle schoolers) had to be at their bus stop by 6:35am. This required them to be driven to the bus stop which is outside of our neighborhood. Luckily my brother is visiting and he took them and waited for them to get on the bus.

My older daughter was taken to school at 7:45am (by my brother again) and the two little ones were picked up by the bus at 8:10am (20 minutes late!) (Their school started at 7:55am) But I will cut the bus driver some slack since it is the first day of school. Hopefully he will get things better organized now that he has driven this route once.

Georgia was back home by 10:40am and the others get home around 2pm. I wonder if they will have homework? Georgia does and she is in pre-school!!

Lately all I seem to be able to do is projects for DT work and that was the case this weekend. I made two layouts both for DT work. One you will just have to wait to see but here is a layout I made for my Stash Challenge at Sketches4all. My new challenge is to use this sketch I drew up. I used a photo on my layout that I posted before on here of Denise and I on vacation acting goofy. I was inspired by a layout I saw in a magazine that had the circle made the same way. I had fun sewing those button on and just used my compass to draw a circle in pencil first. I just erased it after I did my sewing.

I spritzed the base paper with some Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist in Perfect Pearl. I love that stuff! It doesn't seem to get clogged as often as some of my Glimmer Mists. (but I still LOVE my Glimmer Mists!!) And I used my Glimmer Mist in Key Lime Pie to spray the wooden letters I used for my title. The buttons and ribbon were from my stash. It was a fairly simple layout to make and I tried not to over do it.

You can still enter this challenge at S4A. It is going until September 10th and there will be a RAK for the winner.

Okay, that's enough for now. Thanks for stopping by!!


  1. OMG homework in preschool! I loved school as a kid but hated homework and hated it even more when my kids had it. Love the line up LOL, beautiful children.
    Great sketch and fantastic LO. Love the stitching.
    Blessings Bernie

  2. love your l/o! it's very creative and fun! :D


  3. Homework in pre-school? Oh my how confusing with all the different times. I hope you will be in a routine soon. You need a (((((HUG)))))

  4. The kids are so adorable!

    Love the layout,'s a fantastic picture of you and Denise!

  5. Whoot Whoot back to school! I can't believe how early you guys start! We are late starters here 9:00 am till 4:00 pm! Sounds like your brother was a huge help! Were you kicking your heels for joy or all misty eyed looking out the window? I tear up every first day of school as they walk away from me! Your kiddos look fabulous and the photo of you and Denise is just darling!
    Chat soon!


  6. Beautiful LO!!
    Precious picture of your children!!
    Love the stitching on the LO!!

  7. hallo stacy
    wat een prachtige LO en vooral de knopen vind ik heel erg leuk,en wat heb je het druk om alle kinderen naar school te krijgen:-))
    groetjes van corry

  8. The photo of your kids is so cute! I can't even imagine coordinating 5 kids!!
    I already told you I love your layout! :-)