Lincoln had his very first day of pre-school today! I'm working with 5 other ladies in my ward in a co-op; we each take turns teaching the kids about a different topic. It's two times a week. I thought Lincoln would like doing something on his own and with other kids his own age, and that Atley would like some alone time with mommy. That is very precious and limited time I might add, as this baby is a-comin' fast. I'm 27 weeks today! I wish time would slow down just a bit - I hope I can get everything sufficiently prepared in time!
Anywho, I thought I'd jump on the first-day-of-school-photo bandwagon - such a great idea for family history preservation. Although, I have to say, you have no idea how difficult it is to get a photo of a 3 1/2 year old to hold a sign - not in front of his face, or upside down or backwards - while smiling for the photo!We managed sufficiently, I suppose. :)
Below is the most decent picture I could get of them together on the rocking chair. These kids do love playing together. I love to sneakily watch them play so they don't know I'm watching. Like yesterday evening, when I spied them sitting next to each other on the porch, digging a mud pit as the sun set.
**Cute story alert: The other day, we were driving home from running errands and Lincoln told us, "I want to be a daddy someday." I responded, "You will be such a good daddy, Lincoln! When you are married someday and have a wife, then you can have a baby." Squire chimed in a little more bluntly, "Lincoln, you need to get a woman!" Lincoln said, "Atley is my woman! I'm going to marry Atley someday!" We laughed at his endearing comment and talked a bit about how we don't marry our siblings. But his expression was one of love and it was heart-warming to us both to hear him say it.**
And now: The Penguin Backpack Miracle. I do not exaggerate when I call this backpack a miracle! I have been so busy nesting and getting other projects done around the house that things slipped away from me and I found myself purchasing the fabric for this backpack - that I decided I wanted to make 2 weeks ago - yesterday afternoon. After getting the kids to bed. I thought I might pull an all-nighter to get it done, but I fell asleep at 10pm as I was too exhausted from being up late the previous two nights. I woke up at 5am when Squire was about ready to leave for work and I determined that I would try to get it done before the kids woke up.
a tutorial on making backpacks a week earlier or so, I was instructed not to look at it again, but just to listen. And so I didn't look. I just listened.
|A shot of the zipper, piping, polka-dot lined wing, snap on eyes, and pocket on the front.|