Friday, August 20, 2010

The Tartan Museum

I know it's a little late, but I wanted to share more about our summer vacation. With school starting back, things are crazy and I just haven't had time to blog about everything I've wanted to. I guess I am playing catch-up, so the next few posts will be a little out of order and old. Sorry.

These pictures are from our visit to North Carolina. On our way back from the Scottish Festival to Granny T and Jim's cabin, we drove through Franklin to check out the Tartan Museum. It wasn't all I was expecting, but it was cool to see a store devoted to kilts and all things Scottish.

I was trying to take a picture of the phone number as we drove by.
Pretty bad picture, but it shows the sign of the building.

Making a kilt.

P really enjoyed looking at all the different kilts and how
they've changed over the years.

Downtown Franklin was so neat. I love these small mountain towns.
Everything seems to homey and inviting. Man we've got to move there!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Gotta love teachers

So the girls are both loving school and that makes me breathe a sigh of relief. Miss Priss comes home talking my ear off about the latest 2nd grade "gossip" know... friend 1 wore her hair so cute today and friend 2 likes that crazy boy (as she rolls her eyes) and today I learned how to.... and look at all the homework I have *ugh*!

But Little Bit is a little different. She's talkative, but she's the one I have to ask questions to about her day to get any information. So she surprised me when she came running to tell me about her day...... The one thing she was proud to say she learned from her first day of school was "Zip it, Lock it and Put it in your pocket". Then she said it again and again as she does the motions to zip her mouth closed. I wanted to laugh so hard, but I managed to keep a straight face and ask her what that meant. She replys, "To be Quiet!!!". I could no longer hold it in, I had to laugh!

So the first thing she learns at school and actually remembers is to be quiet. Ha! I am a teacher myself, so I know how important it is to make sure the kids are quiet for lessons, but I had never heard it put in those terms before. And I guess, from a teacher's perspective, if they only remember and learn one thing from that first day of school it's gotta be to "Zip it, Lock it and Put it in your pocket"!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

First day of Preschool.....sigh....

Well, we knew this day would come, but did it have to come so fast? Little Bit's very first day of school is today. I can't believe it.   K-4 is such a big step and she is sooooo very excited to be a big girl. It's only 3 days a week for half a day, but it's school. Thankfully both of my girls are typical little girls that love school. Little bit has been watching her big sister come home excited about school so of course the excitement rubs off. I just hope it lasts for a long while!!

Her Strawberry Shortcake backpack she has been itching to use all summer!

Hard to believe, but I know she's ready! Have a great first day Little Bit!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

1st day of 2nd grade

School is back in session....ALREADY!!! For mommy, summer wasn't long enough!! But for Miss Priss, it couldn't have ended soon enough! She has been ready for school to start and soooo excited for the past 2 weeks!! Miss Priss is my child who loves to stay up late and sleep in, but not last night and this morning! She was up at 5:30 on her own!! Luckily I am up at 5:00 so she didn't have to wake me up.

So big.....

A couple of weeks ago the girls and I went school clothes shopping. This outfit Miss Priss is wearing is her favorite and the one she picked out. She's getting so big and growny (if that's a real word).

Thanks again to Katie for our monograming. The backpack turned out so cute and Miss Priss loves it.

One day down......only 179 left to go..... :)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Saluda, North Carolina

While we were in North Carolina, we were invited to stop by and visit with P's grandfather's sister in Saluda, North Carolina. Aunt Elouise, Uncle Gus and their son David were kind enough to show us around the cute little town and their adorable house. We had a wonderful visit and can't wait to see them again next year.

Gus and Elouise's beautiful home.

I just loved their yard. The rock work and landscaping were so neat and well kept!

Donna, Elouise, David and Ben walking down the driveway.

Downtown Saluda....

Thanks again guys for allowing us to visit your beautiful home! And thanks to David for giving us a tour of downtown. We enjoyed the trip and can't wait to see you guys again.