Monday, September 7, 2009

Start of the School Year

I have no idea where the summer went!? Wow, it went fast this year. I have two going to school this fall. I'm blown away that my oldest, Cal, is starting Kindergarten, it does not seem like he should be that old already. He is very ready and excited. My middle guy, Liam, is starting preschool. Up until about a week ago, he was saying he would not go! So I'm not 100% sure he'll get on the bus when it comes. Just recently he's agreed to go, so we shall see. It's going to be so strange without him around the house, he is my sidekick. He likes to hang out with me no matter what I'm doing.
I made this paint can and card for his preschool teacher. I'm very happy he got this teacher, she taught my oldest son and is wonderful. I was going to fill the can with school supplies, but I know she loves chocolate, so I filled it with Dove Chocolates. Hope it will make her day a little sweeter. The adorable teacher stamp is from Rubber Romance, I love how hip and fashionable she is!

Fingers crossed that tomorrow goes well for the kids. I know I'll be a wreck, but hopefully they just go and have fun. We'll head to Rita's for Italian Ices after school, it's our first day of school tradition, started when Cal was in preschool.

Card and Can Recipe:
Stamps: Rubber Romance
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI ssw, Raspberry Fizz, DCWV school stack
Embellishments: Paint can from AC Moore, copics, crystal effects, Spica pens, assorted ribbons, Fiskars border punch, nesties

8 comments:

Mary G. said...

What a great gift for the teacher! I KNOW she'll love it! Good luck to Liam in Pre-K and Cal in Kindergarten!! They'll do well, I'm sure. Our kids have been in school for 2 weeks already...

Vicki said...

What a wonderful gift! And, bless your heart, I know the mixed emotions are flowing! I think it's awesome you have a tradition for the first day of school! Blessings to you and the boys!

megjan70 said...

Kathy....these are too cute for words! Almost makes me wish I was a teacher!! will be thinking of the boys tomorrow!

Cassie_lu said...

what a sweet thing to do for a teacher and they both turned out really cute.

Michelle said...

kathy youre so kind. thoughtful and sweet to make these... and they turned out fantastically! TFS!
michelle

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is so sweet! I love your coloring. TFS

Heidi said...

This is great- I can't believe I have NO back to school stamps!

scrappypug said...

this is just too cute!