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First Day of School

September 7, 2011

We’ve got two days of preschool behind us now.  I am happy to report that there were no tears from either of us.  Of course, that has everything to do with the fact that her preschool teacher is my mom.  She has been excited to go to school at grandma’s house for months.  She walked into the school room, spread out her arms and announced “I am here! I wore a dress!”

First Day of School 2011

Yesterday after school she had a picnic outside with all her new classmates and their parents.  She was beyond excited to show everyone her sandwich, her carrots and her applejuice.  Don’t worry, she didn’t actually eat any of it…

first day picnic

She is having a great time, and I am so glad that she gets to play with my mom for a few hours each day.  She is doing great, particularly for being the youngest kid in her class by at least 6 months.  And some of those kids are more than a year older than her.  But, we probably won’t live close enough next year for it to be feasible (I can’t stand Scott missing so much of Creamie’s life because he is commuting.  We’ll move sometime next year.)  So this is their only shot.

September 6, 2011 Instax

I found her dress and cute red maryjanes at the thrift store for $2 each.  And when some other mom complimented her on her cute dress at the picnic she proudly said “My momma find it at D.I. (my favorite thrift store).  And I got some surprised looks from a few, and some “oh-my-gosh-you-must-be-poor” look from the mom who drove the fanciest car.  And she’s right.  We are poor.  And happy.  And if I can buy a $35 Baby Gap dress for $2 I will.  And Creamie will wear it proudly.  So there.

At the park with a notebook and pen while creamie is at her first day of preschool.And since we live close, but not super close, I have been spending the mornings while she is in school spread out on this quilt at the park with a notebook and a pen and trying to get my brain and my ideas all organized.  But I found a picnic table near a power outlet, next week I might take my sewing machine…..  Also, I can’t tell you how happy I am that summer is over.  I’ve been wearing a jacket at the park in the morning and it’s still chilly.  Hello Fall!

9 Comments leave one →
  1. deb kady permalink
    September 7, 2011 2:11 pm

    How gorgeous are those mountains in the background? What a beautiful place to live. By the way…I love to buy clothes at the thrift stores, coming home, washing them up, ironing them and hanging them in my closet as if it were brand new. I’m not poor (but I’m not rich either), but I’m proud to say I am thrifty and I can spend my money on my childrens college one day rather than brand new Gucci, etc.. Enjoy your thrift store finds!!

  2. September 7, 2011 2:12 pm

    I LOVE it that Creamie’s teacher is her Grandma. That is so perfect. What a cutie in her new to her outfit. Thrift shoppers are smart shoppers girlfriend. Little kid clothes are the biggest scam – they only fit for 20 minutes, so why would you buy new? They are still new when they’re ‘used’!

    I’m happy to hear you’ll be moving to cut down the commute – I hope it will be awesome for all of you!

  3. September 7, 2011 2:25 pm

    I am so very glad that I found your blog. Reading each entry is often the highlight of my day!! God bless you all.

  4. September 7, 2011 2:43 pm

    What the cute, how adorable is she!? Love it!

    xox

  5. Peg H. permalink
    September 7, 2011 3:24 pm

    Welcome back! How wonderful it is that Creamie gets to spend this time with her teacher/grandma … could it possibly get any better? I don’t think so. As for being “poor” and happy … YOU GO GIRL. You understand what’s important in our time on earth, unlike (maybe) the mom with the fancy car.

    Looking forward to your being back online and sharing your day(s) and family with us. And like you, I’m SO glad fall is here!

  6. September 7, 2011 3:59 pm

    So cute! I love that she’s so excited for school, and school with grandma when you’re so little sounds awesome. :)

    And I think your thrifting self is amazing, poor or not. And happy is most important, of course. So glad to hear that you are. :) Me too.

  7. September 7, 2011 6:07 pm

    How sweet :). My little one is almost 3 but we’re not starting preschool yet… maybe in the winter but we’ll see.

    Also, I am a total boaster about the sweet deals I can find on my kids’ clothes, and sometimes my own.

  8. September 7, 2011 9:04 pm

    I am so glad you are back and seem to be settling into a routine. I know how awful that commute has got to be, my hubby used to be gone for three days at a time! And now he starts overnights in a few weeks, not fun!

    I really need to get better a shopping thrift stores. Every time I go, I never find anything, so I don’t go for another few years lol but with two little ones to shop for , I’m sure I would have better luck!

  9. Liesl permalink
    September 13, 2011 1:01 pm

    Creamie has the same look as my little one in some of those pictures. So you know, I’m extremely jealous of the cool mornings you wear your jacket. We’re still over 100 degrees every day . . . and our poverty not only has me shopping at thrift stores for dresses and shoes, but also keeping the thermostat at 85 degrees. :)

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