Wednesday, September 08, 2010

First Day of School!

Michigan starts school really late. Today was Tab's first day of kindergarten. He will be going all day on Monday and Wednesday and half a day of Friday! I'm probably awful for not being one of those mom's who cry and whatnot when their oldest starts kindergarten. I was more like thank goodness school is finally starting.

Here is Tab all ready to get in the car to head to school this morning!To drop him off every morning I have to park my car, get all 3 kids out and walk around the back of the school, where all of the kids line up outside the back door to their classroom. Waving goodbye.
Not even a single look back!We decided not to spend money on buying Tab a backpack just yet. We took a barely used backpack that I got from Novell when I worked there. I went to town doctoring it up for him. First was the skull and crossbones out of some remnant corduroy. I love the texture it gave it! Then I told him to pick out something that a Pirate says to put on it. He chose "walk the plank".
There was Novell lettering on the straps so I sewed some fabric over top to cover it up.I made him a luggage type tag for his backpack.Then he requested that I put a sword on it because we all know your not a good pirate without a sword!In an attempt to avoid all things school lunch, we (or should I say, I) have opted to pack Tab's lunch each day. I've decided to go with Bento style lunches, so I got him this set. So of course he needed a lunch box to carry it in. So I made him one just the right size to carry his lunch. I sort of used this tutorial.
And I made another luggage tag type thing for his bag too.

5 comments:

Shuldberg said...

You are so stinkin' clever! I love your backpack and lunchbag!! You give me inspiration to sew more. I love the sites you share too. Sure do miss you.

Liz said...

You are totally going to have to help me make a couple of those lunch boxes...:)

Angie said...

Happy Back to School, Tab! Carter really wanted me to make him a lunchbox this year...I wasn't as kind as you :) The pirate theme looks great!

Alissa said...

both the backpack and the lunchbox turned out SO COOL! Seriously.

also, it's a ridiculous thing to think of you walking tab all the way to his classroom (with two other kids in tow) in the middle of winter... i'd team up with another mom who can wait at your car...

Melanie Chambers said...

Cutest backpack me matey (as Chloe would say). I can't believe you have to get all kids out to drop him off. I leave Ezra in the car and walk across the street, is that bad? I have eye contact of the car the whole time and I could run there really fast if I needed to I guess!! So does he only go 3 days a week?