Monday, June 20, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
Jackson & Ellee spent their first day of Summer Vacation running through the sprinkler. It was only around 70 degrees, not that warm. We will take what we can get though around here these days. We just keep waiting and waiting for it to finally feel and look like summer and the kiddos could take it no longer! Ellee even changed her outfit at least 4 times this day as well....Welcome Summer!
He truly enjoyed every minute of it and always wanted to go to school...I know this is greatly due to his Teacher, Mrs. Shore. She was fantastic! Jackson has said a number of times already over the past few days since school has been out that he really misses Mrs. Shore. So sweet!
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Saturday, June 11, 2011
I covered the entire mirror with newspaper.
I sanded all the edges first with a small hand sander. If I were to do it again, I would have sanded some of the areas completely by hand.
I then brushed on primer. I think spray primer would have been easier and quicker.
The primer dried quickly so I was able to start painting right away. I chose to paint the mirror white. I started off by painting it on with a foam brush. I didn't want to see any brush strokes, but realized that the foam brush was still leaving some, so I finished the last coat with spray paint. I liked it completely white, but I knew the edges of the mirror would look better distressed, so I began sanding again. After I was finished sanding, I went back and added walnut stain to all the bare wood edges.
Here is the finished product hanging on the wall.
For my first painting project I'm pretty happy with it. I will continue to try and experiment as I go though!
Friday, June 10, 2011
Jackson was always there every morning we dropped Ellee off at Preschool, since he went to afternoon Kindergarten. I'm glad everything worked out the way it did this year. The mornings Ellee had Preschool and I didn't work, I spent the time with Jackson. The afternoons Jackson had school and I didn't work, I spent with Ellee. It was really nice having special time with each of them, especially since Jackson will be going to school all day everyday next year. I knew I had to cherish the time, one last year and boy am I glad I did! It all goes by so fast!
I love the pictures in front of the sign at school!
Ellee has told me numerous times already that she wants to go to school because she is in the big kid class now....One of these days Summer will come Ellee!
Thursday, June 09, 2011
I told Ellee that it would be nice if she made cards for her Preschool Teachers to give to them the last day of school. This is what she came up with all on her own. This is when I realized for the first time that she could draw people!
She wrote her name all by herself!!!! I don't even care that the e's are upside down, they are one of the hardest letters for kids to make!
Wednesday, June 08, 2011
She did alot of work with "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and can even tell about it's life cycle.
Her plant had trouble growing in class, so we (Daddy-O) are helping it out at home.
Monday, June 06, 2011
It was really cute listening to Ellee tell what you should do in case of a fire. I did catch at the end of her 5 minute retell that you meet outside...phew! Glad we got that down!
Sunday, June 05, 2011
30+ acres down near Black Lake, Sherman Valley Ranch.
Jackson playing football with some of the boys.
Ellee getting a ride with Pearce and Jack's Nana, Nancy.
Ellee looks scared here, but she actually loved it!
Ellee surprises me when it comes to doing things. I don't think she would have gone down face first on a slide last year, but this year, not a problem. I don't think I could have even talked her into it last year. She has always done things in her own good time.