WOW!!! Thanks for all of your comments. I especially loved Nic trying to get her name "put into the pot" 3 times by posting 3 different comments. Too fun! Well, this morning I found myself ALL ALONE for the first time in 13 years (Chloe just started Kindergarten) so I headed out to relax on my back porch and do the drawing for a free FAV 2 piece set in Dewberry fabrics. Amy, who posted comment #7 is my winner today. Congrats girl-I hope you will love your set ;)
Okay, so back to my being alone this AM...wow...can I say hmmmmmmmmmmmm...how do I say this.... FREEEEEEDOM! I mean, I do love being a mother just as much as the next "running for mother-of-the-year" kind of woman but I also have to say I am amazed at what I can get done without 3 kids hanging on me all day. I should have went out shopping or gotten a pedicure, but instead I gleefully did some pre-fall "Spring Cleaning"-LOL! I took apart 4 windows and cleared out a few spiders that decided home for them was in the webs they'd spun between my living room windows and their screens. I guess I should partially give our winner Amy (and all of you) a bit of credit for my morning bliss. After all, I was on my way back into the house after doing the big drawing that I spied the little buggers and thought to myself....ahhhhh I am alone and I can do this STAT! And, I got 'er done in record time too so I may be able to work this being alone thing out (ironically, Chloe is listening to "Work This out" from High School Musical 2 right this very second-nope not alone now).
Okay...fine... since you are all my friends, I can't lie to you. I did cry a boatload of blubbering tears before Chloe started school on Tuesday and again today when she rode the bus for the first time EVER. I absolutely love the story this picture tells...
notice Chloe holding daddy's hand with a look of wonder in her eyes as she peers toward the teacher's hand reaching back to her.
If that doesn't just me cry all kinds of tears...I'm not sure what would.
I was trying to hold them back when Rob snapped this shot
of me and my baby
girl just before she headed in for her first day. She's loved school so far and insisted that she is a big enough girl to ride the bus with her older brother Brad. I still have some misgivings about her being a bus-rider but we tried it out this morning and things went just fine. And, after all, I did have an extra 30 minutes to clean windows and spider webs off of the screens....right?!! No carpool lines for me today. Brad loves being the older, mighty & protective big brother. He walked her to the bus, giving advice in a sort-of "I know how things are Chloe" kind of way. It was very sweet.
Sorry to ramble on for so long (if you are even still reading that is-heehee). We kind of had a big week with lots to share.
Take a peek at
is you get a chance. It will be my last design in Dewberry prints for
awhile (except Amy's winning set that is.) Have fun-thanks for sharing
time with me!