Shazam putting the first decal and literally having to lay on the ground to get the bottom decal on...looks pretty cool huh!
One side done and a close up!
Finished product...we think it looks cute!
I had dinner with my friend Miche on Friday night and she brought a huge box of baby clothes for me. The first installment of many ( and if I have a girl the beginning of a ton of clothes as she has 2 girls). I love my friends who are done with having kids and want to get rid of all their gear. Since it is all washed I put the very teeny clothes away. I am sure that I will rearrange all this a million more times but here is round one.
I am pretty sure we are all set on newborn and 0-3 sleepers/stretch suits!
Finally school is drawing to an end. Just 1.5 days with kids (a Boston Harbor cruise and graduation) and one teacher day and I am done until after my maternity leave! I am so ready. I really loved my students this year. A good crop as I like to say. Unlike other years where I am sad about saying goodbye, this year feels different I think I am ready to have my own child that saying goodbye to "my kids" just feels different this year. Of course it could also be my really large swollen feet that are pushing the kids out the door too! I have had a few students this year that I absolutely love and some that I love to hate. One in particular drove me crazy. He could not stay in his seat and focus at all but he was a great kid all the same. If I could just hang out with him and chat all would have been great. Trying to teach him science last period after lunch was not a pretty however! I think that I mentioned him when I posted about telling the kids I was pregnant. He of course wanted me to name the baby after him. Ironically his last name is the baby's name if we have a boy (Jackson) so I guess he gets his wish. Anyway on Friday when I had a free Mr. Jackson showed up in my room to tell me he had made me something for the baby. I was thinking it was a card or some small token. But no he had made me a wooden rocking horse in wood working elective when he had finished his own project. It was a group effort as several students helped cut the wood. But my nudgey friend was the ring leader and was so proud of his work. I am pretty amazed and I love it. It could be the best gift I have ever gotten from a student. Of course I cried and of course he laughed at me (typical 8th grade boy!) So here is Ella or Jackson's rocking horse. I love it but the baby is still not getting your first name!