Thursday, August 6

back-to-school week

Carly and I started our Back-to-School week today {we like to make it a week long holiday}. No work for me and lots of time together! Today started with one of our usual back-to-school errands - a hair cut. She looks mad but she was actually excited about getting it cut. She talked me into another inch. All she wanted was to still be able to pull it into a ponytail...that's my girl!

Next stop was a new errand on our list - eye brow wax! Carly has been seriously concerned about her eye brows since the end of school last year. I think one particularly mean little girl in her room made a comment about it. I told her we would talk about it before school started this year. She still felt strongly. So, here she is {in a really cute shirt her Nonna bought her yesterday} having her first eyebrow wax.

We stopped by the post office to drop off some back-to-school good mail. When we made it home, Carly found she had her own good mail. There was a box full of goodies from MamMam and Grandaddy. There was a little cork board for her locker, super cute flower magnets also for the locker, "4th graders are #1" pencils, and some really cute erasers. The girl seriously loves getting good mail!

We rented a movie- Hotel for Dogs {seriously starting to like that little video vending machine with movies for $1}. We compromised on games. Carly's choices were Life and Monopoly. I just wasn't in the mood for those. I chose Skip-Bo, Sorry, or Yatzee. We played several rounds of Sorry.

We climbed into bed and read a little, and then we made a list for tomorrow!

10 comments:

patsy said...

I cannot believe it is back to school time? this summer has flown by!

My kids head back in a little over 2 weeks...

Terri said...

What a great week-before-school tradition! You are such a sweet mommie! Best of luck with 4th grade!

Doodle Bugs Paper said...

eye brow waxing just cracks me up .. I think you should have held her down and gotten the tweezers after her.

Anonymous said...

I wish I had known about eyebrow waxing 50+ years ago---I suffered those nasty tweezers for many, many years! I hope you have a great 4th grade year.
Love you,
Aunt To-To

Keetha said...

What a great idea - celebrating back to school for a week!

And the good mail - that's great!

Natasha said...

Re: the eyebrows - kids can be so cruel huh? Yay for you for being such a sensitive mama! I think she looks great and ready to start a new year.

My kids started today. Griffin was so excited he slept in his new back to school sneakers.

Jill said...

Wow, with a week full of days like this what kid wouldn't be excited to go back to school?

I really should be more fun about back-to-school time, instead of letting it always take me by surprise.

What did you think of Hotel for Dogs?

Melinda said...

WE will be in your shoes next week. It has gone by so fast this summer. I hate it.

lelly said...

this post almost makes back-to-school week sound fun. for me, unfortunately, it has become that-dreaded-week-between-camp-and-school when i try not to feel guilty about pawning jack off on my parents...

note to self: TAKE SOME TIME OFF and ENJOY IT.

thank you!

Celeste said...

OUCH!!!!