September 19, 2017

First Day of School Crash


This is what the end of the first full day of school looks like.

Thumper was dead asleep on the bus.  He barely roused when I unbuckled him.  He settled heavily in my arms when I picked him and his backpack up.  He snuggled down as soon as I set him on the couch.

He then took a full hour’s nap at home before we hopped in the car to take Tad to art class.

Poor little guy.

September 18, 2017

Thumper’s First Day of School – Finally!


Yes, Thumper is finally back in school!  And I got pictures!

How adorable is this little boy?

He was so ready to go to school that he got on Tad’s bus this morning.  It comes 10 minutes before his.  I think he got on mostly because he was following me, but still.  He wanted ON!

The house is very quiet today.

September 15, 2017

Flashback Friday


Once upon a time, these two were little.

And now…. they are big.

It all happened too fast for me.

September 14, 2017

Art Of The Week – Back To Class!


After a summer vacation, Tad was so excited to get back to art class this last Monday!  He gave his teacher a huge hug, and settled right back in as if he’d never left.

As a simple beginning project, the class drew personalized robots.  Tad went all out on his.

After drawing the outlines in pencil, tracing with ink, and then coloring in with oil pastel, the whole drawing was “washed” in watercolors to fill in the picture.  His teacher even had little glue-on gems to add for lights and dimension.

I can safely say that after so much change in his schedule, Tad was thrilled to reclaim part of his old routine.  Hurray for art class!