I think I've mentioned before that our dentist is next door to Hobby Lobby. I recently took Josiah in for a cleaning and told him to come find me when he was finished. I spent my free time wandering the aisles, getting craft inspiration left and right!
When I saw the "2nd Grade" iron ons, I decided to make Hannah something special for the first day of school.
I chose a panda to go with it, and picked out a green shirt (bamboo, maybe?) to put them on.
After prewashing the shirt, I applied the iron ons.
It was about this point I decided she needed a panda skirt to go with the T-shirt. And then I realized my mistake. I would have had a LOT more fabric options if I'd gone with a black T-shirt instead of a green one. I had to find panda fabric that was just black and white, with no other colors. Easier said than done. Fabric.com has some cute panda prints, but they have other colors in them.
I ended up finding this cute print on ebay. It reminds me of the panda in the Little Pim DVDs.
I used a Kwik Sew pattern for the skirt, which goes together super fast. (In fact, I have high hopes of making a Very Hungry Caterpillar ensemble soon.)
Today is the first day of school. I've already talked about how much I loathe the track system, so I won't go into how ridiculous it is to have school start on July 15.
After dropping Sam off at football practice, I came home and got Hannah ready for school. It's still warm enough here to walk to school without jackets, so Katie and Luke came with us.
I peeked into her new classroom, not expecting to be allowed in, when so many parents were milling about in the quad. Her new teacher, however, welcomed us in and let me get a picture. She's right up front, where she can see the board, and the teacher can keep an eye on her. (She tends to chatter.) Many of her friends from last school year (which was all of 3 weeks ago!) are in her new class.
It was an emotional mama that walked home without my little girlie. It's going so so fast.
We recently hit a very big adoption milestone. We met Hannah when she was 3 years, 7 months old. She's been part of our family for 3 years, 7 months. From here on, she has been here longer than she was in China.
I love her so much. It's such a blessing to get to be her mama and watch her grow. The milestone days like today remind me to stop and be grateful that we've been allowed to be her family.
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