Sunday, August 23, 2009

back to school


back to school

college survival kit

we are not sending madeira to kindergarten this year, she is going to do preK to the second degree.  lots of reasons, but the biggest one being that it will be one extra year before she goes away to college.  although, she has told us that she will be marrying sam & i and living with us forever, i get this feeling that our independent girl will be more than happy to leave off to school one day.  so, i am delaying it.  but lots of her friends are going off to super cool kindergarten this year.  so thinking of all those mamas and papas whose kids are leaving off to their first day of school in one way or another, i made a couple of comfort baskets-one for a grade schooler with comp books, number two pencils, goldfish and the like and the other for a college age kid, chips, chocolates, sunscreen, focus gatorade...  haven’t figured out who will be more comforted, though, the parents giving it or the kids receiving it.  speaking of first day of school, please take a look at this most amazing way one family celebrates the first day of school everyday.  i plan to have one of these dinners in the next week or so, so sweet.


give the baskets here and here

Friday, August 21, 2009

please don’t leave us yet



i don’t want to say goodbye to summer.  it has been too much fun.  i want MORE. . .

bike rides, pool days, blended drinks, sandy bed sheets, green hair, popsicles, melon, late nites, picnics at the mission, wet bathing suits ALL over the house, open windows all day long, warm sun, cool breeze, lunches at padaro, walks to harry’s, concerts at the bowl, bbqs with friends, AND most of all those little butt cheeks in her red and white polka dot bathing suit. 

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

back to school lunches







so it is back to school time again. . . look how adorable these lunch boxes, sandwich containers and water containers are.  and if you go to their website, there is a cool thing where you use a dime to scratch off a discount on your computer.  not a real dime because that would damage your screen, but a virtual dime. it is fun.  super coolness.  and much better for our little earth-y poo than sandwich bags, brown bags and plastic water bottles. 


found via tot snob