Here We Are

This mama is a little emotional! The first day of kindergarten is exciting and new, and a little bit hard. Sophia’s first sentence this morning was “I’m 5 now too.” She wanted to go with her sisters and not be the one left at home. We all sat on the kitchen floor for a few minutes explaining how fast the hours would go (it’s 2.5 hrs!) and that we would get Emmalie as soon as she is done, and then go back for Ella, of course.

I was reminded of when Ella went to kindergarten, Sophia was 3 months old, and Emmalie was 20 months. Thankfully Joe was a Pastor at the time, and worked from a home office. But still, it was a lot! It was also the first time that Emmalie reacted to having a new baby in the house – she wouldn’t sleep, didn’t want to be left alone in her crib – and so forth. It took us a week to put together all the clues she was giving us, change is hard no matter how old you are :) So glad that I have constant support in Christ! There is no way I could do it on my own.
These are the fabrics that my sister and I selected for a new quilt for her! What do you think Natalie!? I’m excited to get started – hopefully later today.

I have nothing sewn this week to show you – but sew-n-tell is happening over at Amy’s blog if you do :)

Have a great weekend~

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By | 2017-11-17T09:14:44+00:00 September 11th, 2009|My kids, work in progress|27 Comments


  1. MomBrose September 11, 2009 at 9:52 am - Reply

    awww! They look so excited to start school. Is it any easier when the second one goes? That's a short day for kindergarten!
    I love love love the fabrics! I'm almost inspired to go get some and start a project of my own. almost. :)
    Hope you have a great first day!

  2. Janis September 11, 2009 at 9:57 am - Reply

    Oh what a tug on the heart! She looks so much like her mama. So sweet.

    Your new fabric grouping is to die for! Can't wait to see the quilt.

    Have a wonderful day!

  3. Blue Is Bleu September 11, 2009 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    Hehe I remember being so excited for school because it meant I got to see my friends again. And I've always thought you're a brave soul for raising four beautiful kids… Bravo :)

  4. Natalia September 11, 2009 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    I love this collection! Can't wait to see what you crate from it!

  5. Amy September 11, 2009 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    What cute kids! Love the little one still in the PJs. :)

  6. roseylittlethings September 11, 2009 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    I have nada sewn this week either. I have been working on quilting the monster. Should be working on it now!

  7. beth September 11, 2009 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    happy school days! it's great that they look forward to it, isn't it?
    love your fabric choices.

  8. wishes, true and kind September 11, 2009 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    Ahh, first days of school. So exciting! My husband is an elementary school principal, and I don't think there is a child as excited as he is. He counts down the days till the kids come back — not till the end of the year. Your blog reminded me of my husbands nieces, now in college. Two years apart in age. When the older sister started kindergarten, the younger one wanted to go so badly — but especially to ride the big yellow bus. So, one day she gave her jacket to her sister and asked her to take it to school with her. If Emily couldn't go to school or ride the bus, at least her jacket could!

  9. Dana September 11, 2009 at 5:21 pm - Reply

    It is so hard to see them off to school. I feel ya girl!!

  10. Natalie September 11, 2009 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    ummm, I think this quilt is going to be good. The fabrics look better here than they did while we were shopping. Exciting!

  11. Zarina September 12, 2009 at 12:30 am - Reply

    I love the fabric selection for the quilt.

  12. audreypawdrey September 12, 2009 at 8:13 am - Reply

    The fabrics are so pretty! They look so excited about school; Hope they had a good time!

  13. bethany September 12, 2009 at 8:49 am - Reply

    My second in in Kinder too and it is hard!!! Christ pulls me through also!! You can do it mommy!! I know I can…the new schedule will be hard, though!!

  14. Anonymous September 12, 2009 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    Beautiful babies!!! love you, Hon so proud of you and Joe and all your hard work with my grandchildren; miss you all! Natalie's fabrics are so warm and adorable; it will look very rich and comfy…mom

  15. Lacey September 12, 2009 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    My Mother just started a quilting bee to give to women shelters in the city. I am so proud of her for this.. I will email her your blog so she can get some ideas?

  16. Whimsical Creations September 12, 2009 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    Time goes by too fast doesn't it?

    I LOVE that fabric!!

  17. jaybird September 13, 2009 at 6:29 am - Reply

    oh the days when i wanted to go to school… that didn't last long!!!

  18. Tipper September 13, 2009 at 8:23 am - Reply

    You have such sweet kiddos! I think they just grow up too fast : )

  19. Kim D. September 13, 2009 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    Your kids are adorable, I hope you make it through the first week of school. I can't wait to see what you do with the pretty fabric.

  20. Quiltblocktour September 13, 2009 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    Aw, the first day of kindergarden is exciting! As for the fabrics I absolutely love the color combo…its reminds me of java and cup cakes :) mmmhmm. Can't wait to see how it turns out!


  21. Angie's Chit Chatting Corner September 14, 2009 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    Those fabrics are great. Who makes them?

  22. Rachel Locke September 14, 2009 at 8:18 pm - Reply

    Just had to leave a comment when I saw your picture of your kids and their ages. Our family is almost exactly the same. We have 3 girls and then a boy. Mine are a bit older. But almost the same spacing. Sorry. . . I just find it interesting when I find a family very similar to ours. :)

  23. Jenn September 15, 2009 at 6:53 am - Reply

    I, too, was just getting sentimental the other day when school started, although my children are grown and either in college or on the other side, but I was remembering their first day at kindergarten and searched desperately for a picture I remember taking of them that day. I was so glad to find it! You're right about faith in Christ – it's priceless!!!

  24. Rebekah September 15, 2009 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    your kids are so cute! You need to take this picture every year so that they can laugh about how much they changed when they are older. Your son's hair/expression are adorable!

    Good luck with the school transition :)

  25. Yuki September 16, 2009 at 10:03 pm - Reply

    What cute little girls!!

    ttfn :) Yuki

  26. Sheree September 17, 2009 at 7:54 am - Reply

    My little guy started kindergarten…so sad for me, but good for him and good for business, as I have some real free time to focus! Your kids are just cute as buttons, Amy! I hope they all have an enjoyable school year and that mommy can have lots of fun with her sewing machine when the little guy is napping!


  27. And So It Begins | Amy's Creative Side September 7, 2010 at 12:27 pm - Reply

    […]  I love the excitement on Sophia’s face!  She’s been ready for Kindergarten since last year, when Emmalie started.  And, my goodness Ella looks all grown up in this one.   I did my usual […]

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