Monday, May 25, 2009

There's 104 days of summer vacation...

Well, I'm not sure that's entirely true, but it might be close. And it's HERE!

Emma is done with preschool. I thought I might shed a tear or two last week when she had her final day and I was right. But it was only after she got all weepy on me on the way home, saying that she would miss her preschool and her friends and her teachers so much, and that she would like to stay in preschool and not go to kindergarten. I can't believe she's going to be in kindergarten.

From the other side of the backseat, I heard gleeful squeals from Addie who said, "Tomorrow? Tomorrow I get to go to preschool?" I told her no (for the millionth time) and she's asked every day since if it's fall yet. This will be a long 104 (or so) days.

I won't go into all the details or post all 523 pictures I took, but we had a potluck at a local farm to celebrate the end of the year. It was so fun!

Tears were shed all over again, not because Emma will miss school... but because she'll miss BLAKE. Who apparently she is going to marry. "I'm in love with him!" she confided in me. "Could you find out what his last name is so that I know what mine will be?"

Um, no.

Anyway, I thought I'd share the teacher gifts that we made for Emma's teachers, in case any one out there is scrambling for ideas. This is quick and cheap. I think it cost less than $4 or $5 per teacher, assuming you have some of the materials/scraps already.

I'd love to take the credit for this cute idea, but I can't. And honestly, I can't remember at all where I got the idea! Two years ago I found the idea on a blog and filed the picture away so I'd remember when the time came. I wish I'd noted which blog it was from! I'd give it credit! So if it's yours or you know where it's from, please let me know so I can give them proper credit and tell them thanks. Because I like to be all proper and stuff.

And brownie points to whoever can tell me what I'm referencing in my title. It just makes me happy.


  1. Phineas & Ferb...and can I have real brownies?!

  2. Phineas & Ferb! And can I have real brownies too please? =D

    That's a really creative idea. I shall keep it in mind for future use. (:

  3. Love your teacher gifts...I was scraping the bottom of the barrel this year and got super creative and gave GIFT CARDS! ;)

    Hope you enjoy your summer!

  4. That is a cute idea. I am now going to file it away for when Emmaline finishes up next year and is ready to head to kindergarten.

  5. The preschool conversations sound just like our house!

    Great teacher gift idea! Just in the nick of time -- hopefully I can pull that off my next Weds.

    Happy Summer!

  6. Those turned out SO cute! Is that some ivy in there? It's nice and green and full, it looks great!
    Happy Summer!!!

  7. Oh Precious! My little girl just finished preschool too. But she is very excited about Kindergarten

  8. Gotta love all the "Blakes" out there. I too had one in my life when I was five... My first crush. He was a cutie!

  9. That is an amazing idea! So creative.

  10. That's a great idea. Might have to store that in the files for the next 3 years.

  11. I love that idea.

    Really, stinkin' cute.

    (Can I withdraw my gift of an Amazon gift card now?)

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