Oh man. A rough week for this full-time mama.

My baby girl went off to Kindergarten!

Thanks to Pinterest and friends for the idea. I love it! I had a different one on Facebook but forgot to add what she wants to be when she grows up!

Ruthie photo bombed.

Down the hall she goes!

Every class starts the day with breakfast together--every day! For free. I love it.

Waiting to pick up big sister.

Dairy Queen lunch to celebrate!

Kindergarten is a big deal! I had to make her a dress for the first day. I used this pattern, which was SO easy and fast - it literally was only three pieces and came together in 30 minutes. I see many many more cowl dresses in my future. I'm thinking I need to make one with knit fabric with sleeves. Perfect for winter! Plus the pattern was for infant through size 14, so very versatile.

So grown up!

Clara's favorite color is purple and she loves flowers, so purple flower power fabric called her by name. Sniff. She looks so old to me now.


  1. What a big day! I love this - thanks for sharing!

  2. awwwwwww, you are such a great mom! I love Clara's dress and I love that they eat breakfast together.

  3. Yay!! Congratulations on this big step for Clara and the whole family!