First Day of School

Can you believe that school is starting up again in our county?  Cutie Pie will be joining Wildman at preschool this year.  Cutie Pie was just a baby of 7 months when Wildman first began preschool.  Where has the time gone?  I’m full of rhetorical questions it seems.

Today was the preschool open house from 9-10 AM.  It’s a way for the children to check out their new teachers and classrooms before classes officially begin.  Wildman is going five days a week this year and Cutie Pie will be MWF.  Both boys are super excited for school to start.  I must admit that I am too.  While the summer vacation was pretty short and full of fun things it still drug on in some places.

I’m looking forward to getting back into a school routine again.  I’ll have a few mornings completely kid-free each week so I can clean the house, workout, run errands or whatever!  It will be nice to bask in some peace and quiet for a little while.

Wildman’s teacher is awesome!  She set up a little scavenger hunt in her classroom to help the children familiarize themselves with their new surroundings.  It was a lot of fun.  Afterwards she gave everyone popcorn, juice and their very own can of play dough.

Cutie Pie loves his new teacher too.  His classroom is bright and full of fun activities.  His cousin, B, is in his class.  I’m happy that he’ll have a familiar face with whom to share is first preschool experience.

Yeah for a new school year!


Preschool Art Project: Seeing Stars

I watched Steph’s boys on Tuesday while she was out at the hospital with her mom.  Each time they come over I try to do some sort of art project with them.  This time was no different.  I’d been thinking of this idea for several weeks; ever since Steph decided to make T-bone a space themed room.

When I was in the craft department of Walmart I noticed a little package of glow-in-the-dark foam stars.  I quickly snatched them up and my wheels began turning.  I had a stack of blue construction paper at home as well as a bunch of chalk.  I thought: how cool would it be to create some constellations for the boys’ rooms?!


Dot-to-dot drawings of constellations

Package of glow-in-the-dark foam stars

Blue construction paper


We began by choosing which constellation we wanted from a print out I made from the Internet.

Then I drew the dots on the construction paper for each boy and let them stick the stars on the dots.

Once the stickers were in place we drew lines connecting the stars to one another to form the constellations.

The best part for the children was piling into my closet to see the finished products.  The boys loved seeing their creations glow in the dark.

This project was another cheap, fun and easy activity!  I highly recommend it.