Thursday, June 10, 2010

Teacher Gift And A Little Sadness





Another Mom is my son's class asked me if I would want to go in on a "teacher gift" with her.  I like to do my own thing...but since I have a hard time saying no, I said, "sure".  So, we ordered a Dr. Suess picture with all the kids names on it since it was Miss Enck's first year teaching first grade.  It's not something I would  normally order but it turned out really cute.  I would highly recommend the company too.  We ordered it less than two weeks ago and it came in the mail four days later!   They worked really hard to get all the teacher's gift out in a hurry.   It was $14.95 and Shipping and handling were included.    The frame is from Michaels. 


The print was ordered from here.





I finally bought some chalkboard paint for the first time!  I was amazed at how far just a little bit of that paint goes. I used a pickle jar to paint on.  It took about 6 coats of paint, but now I know that using chalkboard paint on glass really does work.  What doesn't work so well is the chalkboard marker.  I will never buy one of those again.  Real chalk works great...but once I used the yellow chalk marker, it wouldn't completely come off.  So, I only got one shot with the marker and had to leave it "as is".   Brady wanted me to draw a smiley face...I wanted to wipe it off and start over but no such luck!  These are for the bus driver.





I'm really excited about school being out.  I'm excited about having Brady all to myself (if you're reading this Hon, you know what I mean) during the day...just like old times before school stole him away from me.  With that being said,  I have been feeling a little sad the last couple days as I get teacher gifts together, write notes of thanks, and celebrate the end of another school year.  I'm sad that 1st grade went by so quickly.  I'm sad that Brady has gotten taller in the last two months.  Sometimes when he gets off the bus I am a little suprised.  I picture this little boy coming down the steps and running over to me.  But instead when I see him, he is actually much much bigger and not that little boy anymore.  In my mind though...he is still little.  In my reasoning (and defense) I think that when you have only one child, you try and hold onto every moment as long as possible.  It'll pass and I'll get over it because we have.....


One and a half more days to go!



12 comments:

jen said...

Glad you got your first taste of chalkboard paint. Now you'll never stop!!

Bridget said...

I love that Dr. Suess plaque that you ordered for the teacher, and yes, our kids do grow up so very fast.

Bringing Pretty Back said...

I read that if you scrub that marker with some comet it takes it off the chaulkbord. Give that a try.
Loved the dr seuss plaque, I'm with you though. I like to go solo on gifts too. Next time just say you already got yours bought. and that's that. I laughed out loud at your comment on my blog about that laundry! GOOD ONE!!!!!!
Have a pretty night,
Kristin

Karen said...

Wonderful ideas again Kerri! I haven't tried chalkboard paint yet. But, maybe I'll have to give it a go. I had no idea you could use it on glass.

I could totally relate to your comment about being a little surprised when you see Brady get off the bus & he's not the little boy you were picturing in your mind. Wyatt has gotten so tall this year. And, sometimes I see glimpses of the teenager or the man he will be. And, just yesterday he was my baby.

Erin @ BringingUpBurns said...

LOVE that Dr. Seuss print. Great gift for a first grade teacher. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I had to smile when I clicked over to yours...I just made Oreo Cupcakes TODAY for the first time with my son and there they are at the top of your blog! They were SUPER yummy!

Cindy said...

Oh goodness they do grow up so fast don't they?!?! I can totally relate to the school year seeming to just fly by. It's times like these that remind us to just hang on with dear like and enjoy every minute! And I totally know what you mean about school stealing your sweetie away.....
Enjoy the day

Am I the last person who has never tried chalkboard paint?!?!?:)

Cindy said...

Hey Kerri,
Sorry to leave this here...as far as the collage being small in your post, did you click X-large on the photo (collage) to make it bigger, the way you can with all of your photos?
Cindy

Yes, we have that picture of the three of them on our desk top now...totally my fav from the trip!

Heather at Blessed Little Nest said...

love that red chalkboard paint! i think i need some right away!

Nicolle said...

I love your teacher gifts. Very cute!

The Dr. Seuss poster is great. I do think it turned out very neat. Very original.

I kind of know what you mean. I look at Boyd like he is still a baby and I have a hard time realizing he's not. I know it's bittersweet for you! Time goes way too fast....it's crazy. I hope you enjoy all of your Brady time this summer! :)

Stef said...

What a fun idea! I bet she loved it! And whoot for chalk paint. Not that I have ever made anything with it...but mostly because I can live vicariously through you...and some day...someday.

Cathy M~(checkitoff) said...

That is just the cutest Dr. Seuss gift! The flowers are so sweet! My youngest just finished up 1st grade & I am sad, too! I LOVE first grade! Such fun books like Toad & Frog & learning neat stuff! My youngest is by far the tallest child in 1st grade, always always growing! A lot of height on hubby's side of the family. Be sure to get a hold of me if you are coming to Ohio!

Tara@JustDevineStyle said...

I am sure the teachers loved the gifts!

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