Tuesday, September 7, 2010

$5 Sucker

This post has nothing to do with crafts, or the making of anything...other than a sucker of myself.

This morning was Willie's first day of Big Kid Preschool.  Being...well, me...I needed a photo for the book(s).  So, I begged, pleaded, rationalized with a 3 year old.  All for this...

Yes, Mom, I can hear you laughing from here.  I can feel your thoughts, and envision the birthday photo of all of my friends, and my back.  Yes...I know....payback's a ...well, it's a Willie.

So, I told him I would fill that Buzz Lightyear with PEZ, and give him a quarter.  And, being my child, he asked for "paper money."  If this kid has learned anything, it's that I will give a lot for a photo.

And, if I have learned anything, it's to keep a $1 bill handy, so I don't lose a FIVE.  We'll see if the HubDub reads my blog, because I was too embarassed to tell him about our little scam artist.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Hello...Big Boy Room!

Today is a bittersweet day for us.  Willie moves from the 3 year old room to the Big Boy 4 Year Old Room at Pre-School.  We love the teacher he had this year, and are sad to leave her class.  BUT, we are very excited to be entering the world of Mr. Ryan's Room.  That's right....Mr.  I am excited to see the man angle of teaching our Little.  So, we worked on a very special Goodbye Thank You gift for Teacher Melissa!  I take ZERO CREDIT on originality for this one.  There are several versions out there!

I started with some cheap, and on-hand supplies:
double-sided tape (which in the end was traded in for hot glue)
large clear vase (on hand)
hot pink ribbon (on hand)
green ribbon ($1 bin)
pink/green pencil packs (50% off $1 bin)
Mini picture frame
With Willie's help in lining up the pencils, a detour to COSTCO for flowers, writing our notes of appreciation in the "m" notebook....we got this...

Here's a close-up of the pencils...
And here is Willie at school this morning, reporting to Teacher Melissa's class for the last time {sniff, sniff, sob}.  He, of course, wouldn't be photographed without a buddy. 

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Small, Smaller, Smallest

A friend at work was looking for ideas for a baby gift. This particular Mommy now has THREE girls ages 2 and under! Can you imagine???!!!  I

So, I volunteered to craft something.  I think these sister shirts turned out great.  And, I got my fix of girly crafts.  I'll try to post a picture of the girls in them later.

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