Wednesday, August 31, 2011

First Day of School

Well, we survived Hurricane Irene AND the first day of school! Thanks for all of the good wishes. ;) We camped out in the basement and luckily we avoided any major damage. The worst part was the tornado warnings! It was the first, and hopefully last, time I've had to have an 'Emergency Broadcasting System' alert.

First up, I have a page that I did recently. I've been having a lot of fun using my Crate Paper stash lately. This page was done for the CP Blog challenge to scrap a routine. Well, I decided to do my LEAST favorite one which is unloading the dishwasher. It NEVER ends!!

I used the Portrait line on here, with a bit of School Day. I decided to add a bunch of circles to show that the job is NEVER ENDING. (like a circle, get it?? LOL!)This was a lot of fun to make!

Next up are a few pics from yesterday. First, here's the gift box that Ryan took into school. I tucked a little kitchen towel, with an apple on it, inside. Just a little something to start the year off. I like to give first day gifts for the teachers to celebrate the hard work they have already put into getting things started. Setting up the classroom, prepping the materials and tons of meetings are always a part of the end of August for teachers. So, a little goodie to say thanks and good luck is well deserved, if you ask me! Again, I used Crate School Day on here.

And being the "crafty-sucker for anything cute and yummy-dork" that I am, I sent in these adorable treats, too.

(I found the recipe on Pinterest. Arent't they cute???)

Finally, here are some pics of my little guy. It's hard to believe he's in third grade already! I still get teary on the first day of school!

Funny story. We were sitting here the night before school started and out of the blue he says, 'Mom, don't make me wear a sweater vest to school tomorrow. Ok? They're geeky.' Guess he'd been thinking about that one a lot. As you may know, I've been known to dress him up for the first day. LOL! Anyway, I told him he could wear his cool new Shawn White outfit (from Target, no less). The 'coolness' factor is setting in! Notice the hair. He came down and told me NOT to brush it. He told me he'd already done it and he liked the 'messy look'. I wanted to grab the brush, but I was good and didn't. :) Just hope he's not asking to dye it blue anytime soon. I can give up my sweater vests and need for neat hair, but that would be asking too much!

Finally, one last shot. I love how this one turned out. Just me and him.

I chopped about 5 inches off my hair the other day. (Patty, this photo is for you!)

Thanks for reading my novel today! And thanks for stopping by. Have a great day. :)


Patty O'Malley said...

I remember being teary the first days of school all the way through high school! Give box is so cute! Hope everyone enjoyed the treats. Love the new hair style!

~amy~ said...

I'm such a fan of your your projects {yes, the dishwasher seems to be constantly running in my house too}...cute guy:) and I loved this:

"crafty-sucker for anything cute and yummy-dork"

That made me laugh...The treats are stinkin' cute.

cnelson said...

So glad you are safe and well! Those photos are precious...especially the one of the both of you together. Your projects are PERFECT as always!

Debbie said...

Oooohhhh ... such great photos! They DO grow up oh so fast, Anabelle! It was very sad to me when they started realizing that there were other ways to dress and wear their hair than the way 'Mommy had always done it for them'!! He is a handsome young fella!

What special treats you have made for his teacher ... lucky gal! The LO is so ca-ute too -- clever!

Unknown said...

New hair is looking good! and he looks definastely COOL, oh the struggles we face everyday...I now have a "cool" 15 year old, no blue hair yet!, love how you made a page about the never ending, magically appearing clean laundry, love your page! We also skipped Miss Irene here in Puerto Rico, I am happy you all are fine!

Romy said...

I'm so glad to hear you're still safe and sound after hurricane Irene! And I'm happy to hear you survived the first day of school too;) The photos of Ryan are all so cute! He looks so grown-up already. And I also love your new hairdo!

Your layout and card are both gorgeous. I love it that you scrapped about your dishwasher, LOL! And the circles are pretty true indeed...unfortunately;)

Your treat looks yummy! I wish I could come over to your house and taste it;)

Laura Davis said...

Awwww what a sweet pic of you and your son! I love your work, always beautiful. :)

Unknown said...

You look so good together ! I wanted to tell that I love your scrapbooking, I'll come on your blog more often !

Audrey Pettit said...

First day of school is indeed, such a bit event. Your little guy is getting so grown up. I am smiling about his clothes and hair comments. And the Shawn White outfit makes me think of that tv commercial target did.......too funny.
So love your back to school projects. Your teachers are sure lucky to get you guys. Such a fabulous treat box, and I adore those rice crispy treats. Fabulous layout, too. I think the circles are just perfect for this theme. :)

Hanne said...

I love your blog :)

Hanne from Denmark