It's that time of the year. Back to school! This year I have 4 full-time in elem. and one at home with me all day. What are we going to do all day???!!! So the older four were very excited and nervous. They were up and ready early. (I don't expect this to last long). Doug and I walked them all to their classrooms and helped get them settled. They all survived and like their teachers. Tonite is back to school night and we get to really meet the teachers. I think this year is going to be a lot of work.
We took the traditional first day pix under the tree. They are all getting so big (including the tree). Erica slept through all the excitement.
I am especially pleased with Tessa's backpack. I started it earlier this summer, but it just didn't get done so I spent the night before finishing it. I didn't use a pattern, just general sizing from other backpacks. We also cut the zippers and straps from another backpack that the bottom had torn out of. That saved a lot of work. But I really like the turtle we embroidered on it and the material we used for the pocket on the side. It did turn out slightly bigger than I planned, but better that than too small. Yeah Me!
So here's to a new year and hope it all goes well.