Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I have a little confession to make--I sort of like to organize things. Not all the time, but I do get inspired and then love the process of going through, throwing out and making everything streamlined. I was TOTALLY inspired by this pantry: http://www.thehouseofsmiths.com/2010/07/pantry-remix.html#more . Have you ever seen anything so beautiful? Seriously, I think it is beautiful.

This is my version. Another trip to the Container Store will help my situation, but for now this will have to do. No comparison, but things are improving. I love the idea of everything being labeled. When I taught school I would label everything in my classroom ......you think I might be a bit OCD?

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Our big girl started first grade on Monday. This girl certainly takes after her father.....she walks in totally confident and makes a new friend within the first few minutes. One little girl walked into the classroom and was starting to get upset, as this is a new school for her. Ellery immediately walks over to her, takes her hand and asks her name. The little girl was then fine and Ellery made a new friend. A proud moment for Darin and I.

Poor Dane is so sad that he doesn't have his best playmate with him all day. He cried on her first day and has been making me pretend to be Ellery during playtime.