Saturday, September 8, 2012

Michael and school

This is the end of Michael's first week of Kindergarten.  When we took him on the Meet & Greet day we realized he was a little nervous.  Tuesday morning when we took him in for his first day we could tell he was nervous so we took a few pictures then asked him if he was ready for us to leave.  He said we did.  :-)  Because of the events of the morning the girls, Levi and I were able to go pick him up.  He looked so cute standing outside waiting for his turn to get in the car.  He got in and I asked him if he had a good day.  He said yes and then I asked him something else and he wouldn't answer me.  So, I asked him if he wanted to rest while we drove and he said yes.  I said ok, but you have to promise to tell me all about school while we eat lunch....and he did.  :-)  We went to pick up Paul and then we asked him where he wanted to eat lunch.  He chose Culver's.  He did keep his promise...he talked just about all through lunch telling us about the morning.  Each day he has needed the time on the drive home just to "relax" and then he tells us about school later.  I love hearing about his morning!  He has had such a great week at school and seems to really enjoy it.  He is bringing numbers home that they have to "sky write" and has a song that goes with it.  We hang them up so he can "practice".  The girls are learning them too so next year when Grace goes to school she will be able to teach the other kids!  LOL

Oh, Thursday Paul and I had to be in Watertown so we asked a lady from church to take care of Michael and the girls.  She came over early and took Michael to school.  She said when they got there she asked him if he wanted her to walk him in.  He said "No, I know where I'm going".  :-)  My big boy!  Friday when Paul took him to school he had to talk to the teacher so he walked Michael in.  He sent me a text later saying he felt useless because he walked Michael in and then Michael basically ignored him.  :-)  He is just growing up too fast!  


Before my Grandma Welch passed away I was able to go through her recipe cards and picked out some to use myself.  My sister knew I had the cards and found an idea on Pinterest that she thought I should try.  After Grandma died I was able to get some handkerchiefs of my Great-Grandma's.  So, I elaborated on the idea my sister gave me.  I bought some 8x10 frames at a thrift store.  I ended up paying only $.25-50 for them! They don't match, but it didn't matter because of where I was going to put them.  They also looked like "older" frames to me so I liked that.  I put a handkerchief in and then put 1-3 recipe cards on top.  The top picture with the flowered handkerchief is my favorite.  I then put them on top of my cabinets in the kitchen.  I had a couple glass bowls that were wedding gifts that I put up with them. And one bowl that I had brought home after my Grandma's funeral.  That's all that the picture shows, but since that picture I have added an old mixing bowl that was Grandma's and a few antique kitchen items.  I will have to try to get another picture of all that.  I really like how it all turned out.  

By the way, sorry for how this post looks.  Blogspot changed it's layout and this is the first time I've tried to post pictures with my blog since it changed.  I can't figure out how to lay it out now.  :-)