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An ode to school...

I suppose it's time I come back here....life has gotten away from me and it's hard to believe it's been over a week since I've posted.  Lots happening here, the biggest event by far is that the kids started school.  I brought my six pound baby girl to kindergarten the other day...oh wait.  I blinked.  She's my 36 pound big girl now who barely had time to give her mommy a kiss as she rushed off to gather with her new classmates when the teacher called her name.  She was just bouncing with happiness.  So excited for her new adventure and to finally be able to do all the big kid things she's watched her brother do for the last 3 years.  I knew I would miss her...she's right by my side almost every minute of the day.  But, it was even harder than I thought.  Much harder than when my son went off to school.  He seemed so big and so ready.  She seems so.....little.

But, she's happy...thrilled actually, and I am so happy for her.  Happy that she's happy.  I can't imagine how much harder this would be if she was miserable and homesick.  It would make it impossibly hard to send her out everyday.  Moms, hugs to you if you're dealing with that today.  We are not, so I will be thankful that she flies away from me with a smile on her face....and share with you a few school-y projects today in honor of my TWO big school kids. 

First is my card for CPS this week.  We were sponsored by Jillibean Soup.  Such fun once again.  Oh, and before I forget!  I am happy to say that my 3 month guest position with them has turned into a permanent thing.  So happy to be working with such a fun, silly, goofy and chatty bunch of girls.  They brighten my day.  Here is my Jillibean card using their new Alphabet Soup collection, their super cute Home Sweet Home stamp set and CPS sketch #130...

BetsyVeldman_CPS130 

The teacher stamp is from the Papertrey Ink Teacher's Apple set. 

BetsyVeldman_CPS130-detail

And another, also based on CPS 130 and using the same Jillibean line...

Thank-You-Teacher 

Thank-You-Teacher-detail 

And lastly, another teacher card using a vintage children's book image, some Cosmo Cricket paper and a Jillibean Soup report card image from the same Alphabet Soup line.  Once again, that "teacher" stamp is Papertrey Ink's Teacher's Apple. 

Vintage-Teacher 

Vintage-Teacher-detail 

Ok, I feel smarter already, just thinking about all this school stuff.  :-) Now it's time I get to work.  My little lone bug is calling for some breakfast.  Oh, and an update....we still "don't like it potty". 

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