Oliver's First Day of Kindergarten

Today was a big deal kind of day. My house got very quiet. Oliver went to Kindergarten! He was nervous and quiet, but very brave. I full-out messy cried when I got back to my car after leaving him there. A full school day is a long time.


Let's take a moment to admire the last two items in his list. Best friend: Daddy. Wants to be: A daddy. Melt my heart, sweet boy.

I took the easy route with his outfit. He wanted a snake shirt. I went and bought a shirt, and just freezer-paper stenciled a snake on it. Easy and done. Ruthie starts preschool this week, too. What am I going to do with 2 hours of alone time twice a week? This week, the answer is, "Get a pedicure." ;)


Clara Starts Second Grade

It's true! She is now a second grader! And she looks SO grown up. Sniff.

In keeping with tradition, I sewed her first day outfit. The shirt is the Playtime Dress/Tunic from Oliver + S. It is a great pattern and was so simple to make. I only wish there was an option for no back closure, since it's not really necessary in knit. I omitted the sleeves and finished the armholes with some striped knit fabric from an old shirt of mine.

To compare and see how much she has grown, here are her 1st grade and Kindergarten first days.

Tomorrow Oliver starts Kindergarten, so check back!