Ellie’s 4K Preschool Thanksgiving Program

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.”

Ellie’s First Day of 4K Preschool

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!



Preschool Graduate

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!”

Some Sewing

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.