Lily and school so far

Lily brought home her first school project last week

are you kidding me?

yes, i almost cried. i mean, seriously

so far she loves school

Will drops her off and picks her up

she never fusses going and when she gets back, she comes running towards me with open arms, hugs and kisses

this past week, per her teachers suggestion, she joined the bigger kids in the later class for some yoga taught by a mommy friend of mine whose daughter also goes to skipping stones (it was she who actually told me about skipping stones last year)

Lily’s teachers seem to think that she can keep up with the bigger kids quite well (ages 4-5)

as far as me while she is in school, well, at first it was quite strange having an empty house

but, i would be a liar if i said that i don’t enjoy the alone time, because i do

the three hours while Lily is at school are usually used for blogging, laundry, cleaning, organizing, painting but, i do hope to soon start power walking like i used to

so, all in all school is working out great for all of us!

happy friday everyone

ps- have you ever with her big cheesy smile? i can’t

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you guys….

it is now 7:15 am and i have been up since 7

this is the earliest i have been up in a long while

you guys, Lily starts school today

breath in, breath out…..


she is still sleeping but i will soon start making noise so she can wake

she has to be at skipping stones at 9am

i will report more later after we drop her off

along with none other than first day of school small style (yes, small style is back!)

wish us (me) luck

ps- the photo above was taken at open house last week)

skipping stones

tomorrow we will be going to Lily’s school open house
you read right
Will and i have registered Lily in a two day school program that mixes both montessori and waldorf ways
she will be going tuesdays and thursdays from 9am-12pm
there are two teachers for the seven children in her group
yeah, pretty wonderful
the whole set-up is also pretty wonderful. it is in a house

this wasn’t really the plan
the plan was for Lily to go to pre-k when the time came
but, after moving into this yellow house, in a more residential part of town, i have been feeling like it’s harder to get play dates for Lily
a lot of her friends have been in day care also
and so she hasn’t had as much kid interaction as she used to

i didn’t want to necessarily put her somewhere for the whole week
so, it is wonderful that skipping stones offers two day and three day programs

the first time we visited, Lily was shy at first but then opened up a bit more within the hour we were there
we visited her teacher at her home the other day and Lily really warmed up to her

we have been talking about school daily and she is getting more and more excited as each day goes by
she is also looking forward to seeing two of her older friends there, Lotus and Sam

i am curious to see how she does tomorrow at open house and of course how she will do on her first day of school on september 06

i feel a bit just like the name of the school… skipping stones
we are slowly skipping stones in this growing process
and as always it is oh so bitter sweet….

ARTsy wednesday

Sebastian turned 1 last week.

Even though unfortunately we were not able to make it to his little birthday party, we wanted to give him a little something.

What do you give a 1 year old that has tons of toys, clothes, books….?


I decided to draw a portrait of Sebastian so he could hang it up in his room. (it was also an excuse for me to draw a bit 😉 )

The eye-hand coordination way of drawing has been a favorite of mine since art school (many, many, many ages ago).

I like the way it is unconventional and you can really have fun with it.

I drew his portrait, used color pencils to give it some color, lightly glued the drawing on a piece of construction paper, framed it and voila!

An ARTsy gift!

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the picture of Sebastian I used as a guide

drawn, colored and glued