Thursday, August 13, 2009

no thanks, i've been here before

today i was helping kindergarten students make their way through the lunch line.  they needed a napkin, fork, and straw in addition to their milk... all before they receive their tray.  to help move along the line i began rolling straw/napkin/fork in bundles, then handed one to each student.  some children wanted to help me roll their bundle, and others stood to watch.  i was feeling pleased with myself and my sudden stroke of brilliance, but was caught by surprise when one young man stopped in front of me and the fork bundles and stated:  "no thanks, i've been here before"  
today was day 3 of school

Friday, August 7, 2009

apron girl

chloe would like to have all of these...

maybe we need to do some sewing...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


For 3 days this week I have the opportunity to participate in LiPS.  I will post tomorrow night or Friday on the highlights from the sessions.  8-4 x 3 days of sitting.  My brain is happily activated, but my back and rear end are disgruntled.  grrrr

Monday, August 3, 2009

an apron party

saturday our family spent a few hours in Indy to celebrate danny's birthday as well as my new job.  one of our final stops was a foray into anthropologie.  well, that was a stop for chloe and me.  danny and jacob stopped at a bench outside the store.  
many of the blogs i read include references to anthropologie, and i have visited the website numerous times.  saturday it was time to see for myself what all the hub-bub was about.
i must say that i was not disappointed.  and chloe, well she went nuts!  the owl dishtowels!  the alphabet mugs! the scarves...more and more and more scarves!
and then, as we made the final turn before exiting the store...the APRONS!  (you can see just a few of them in the post just below this)  Chloe was so enamored with the aprons.  Cherries, owls, cupcakes, smocking, bows, florals, stripes!  it was a visual feast.
chloe made an urgent request for an APRON B-DAY PARTY.  what is an apron party?  do we all sew an apron? (maybe)  do we all come to the party wearing an apron?  an apron shaped cake?  or just a cake made while wearing an apron...
i am going to give this some more thought.
any comments or suggestions are welcome.  please.  

anthropologie inspiration