Ellie was sick for her Thanksgiving Program, but I didn’t realize it until later that day. As evidence by her profuse yawning, and other tale-tell signs of sickness, she probably should have stayed home. But, she did a great job fighting through and singing her best. This year, she was a pilgrim.
And an excerpt from “He’s My Turkey.”
This is our last year down the preschool hallway at school. It feels a little strange. I’ve been sitting in the preschool carpool for 4 years now, so it’s a little “been there, done that.” It will be strange to have them both in elementary school and in uniforms, but that’s a whole year away.
This little nut had a hard time at the “Meet the Teacher” last week, but she got out of the car like a old pro this morning. The principal looked at me, in the driver’s seat, like “Ok. well. Crisis averted.” She had a great day, and asked that I put orange circle chips in her lunch next time. If that’s the only thing bad/unusual, I think we’ll have a great year!
Ellie’s first day of preschool was today. I’m glad to get her back into a routine – she’s had a tough time over the last month adjusting to here, there and everywhere. However, she seemed excited to go back to school.
Yes, I thought graduation from 4K was a bit silly. However, Samantha was nervous and excited at the same time. It is a big deal because the Kindergarteners are in a different building, they wear uniforms, and go to school all day. So, we said good bye to preschool. Kindergarten, here we come!
She received a diploma from the principal and a Dove pin (the school/church mascot) from her teacher. They processed in and out to Pomp and Circumstance, and sang a few songs in between. I can’t believe she’ll be in Kindergarten in a few months! Where have the years gone?
And a clipped version of “Kindergarten, Here We Come!”
I got the sewing bug a couple of months ago. I have made several skirts, a shirt, a dress, with two more dresses in the works. When spring and summer start to roll around every year, I get the itch to make dresses and skirts.
This year, Sam had to wear a Pirate costume for the letter X at school. They went on a treasure hunt, made a parrot clip for their shoulder, and had lots of pirate activities for the day. I got the idea to make a Circle skirt a while ago, and finally decided to put it to good use. I used a red chevron fabric, and with some consultation with Mom and Lizzie, I think it turned out great!
I also made the white peasant blouse. I think they turned out cute when putting the whole thing together.
I also found a cute tiny elephant print fabric. I used it to make a Circle skirt for Ellie. I love that fabric! I will have to get some more and find another use for it!
See the Mauter family picture for Ellie in her elephant circle skirt.
Then, I decided to make some dress up clothes for Ellie’s birthday. So far, I have made a Minnie Mouse dress, but a Rapunzel and Mickey Mouse are planned too. I even did some hand embroidery on the Minnie Mouse dress with a stem stitch! Not bad.
More pictures to come later. She hasn’t seen the Minnie Mouse dress yet.