The Kindergartener

A year from now, our nest was going to be empty. No more parent-teacher conferences. No more report cards. No more proms.

Now, our nest won’t be empty for another 12 years.

I couldn’t be happier.

Miss L, Class of 2023, on the first day of school in an outfit made by Mom, and all the love and good wishes we could send with her.

Sis Boom for School

One of my nieces starts kindergarten tomorrow. Such a big milestone! She’s so excited, especially about riding the bus to school.

She’s been home with her mom up until now, so it’s going to be a big change for her. I wanted to make the transition a little more special for her, so I stitched up this dress and sent it to her.

It’s another Round Neck Dress, but this time I used some pretty Mary Trellis fabric from the Sis Boom Bell Bottoms line by Jennifer Paganelli, accented with one of my favorite polka dots. I wanted something a little summery but a little fall-ish, too, since she lives up yonder where they actually have fall before November. (Heck, I think they can even have snow by November!)

I’m a little nervous about the fit, since she’s about the size of a third grader (that’s what you get with two tall parents). Fingers crossed!