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Last Day of Kindergarten

I can NOT believe it is the last day of Kindergarten for our oldest. My goodness. Wasn’t I just worried about whether or not he would ever take his first steps and now here he is writing “Thank you for being my teacher” onto note cards for his two teachers.



Just like Patrick’s teachers, Michael’s teachers got a note with a Target gift card. With Michael’s teachers I put the note and GC in a bucket from the dollar spot at Target because all year the teachers stressed the importance of  being a “bucket filler” to the kids. Bucket filling comes from this book and it is super cute. Give it a read sometime.

I even found Target GCs with a dog in a bucket. I am thinking that I am pretty clever this morning. Excuse the photography. I was clever but very rushed. No time to mess around with settings and try to get a good shot. The card with the phrase “It takes a big heart to shape little minds” is a printable from Bitsy Creations that I edited a bit in GIMP and made into cards.


The irresistibly cute school bus cards are a free printable from Caravan Shoppe. I love them so much that I printed out four and wrote a little note inside for each of Michael’s bus drivers and the aide that rides the bus too.





And what you really wanted to see:




Thanks, but No!

I want to make this clear.

We appreciate everything everyone has generously given the boys and us. We have been blessed with generous friends and family. We are grateful for everything from we have gotten from receiving blankets and bibs to cookies and casseroles. We do, we really do appreciate all the help and gifts we have received over the past 3 years.

Please take a moment. Soak in our gratitude.

All soaked?



Gratitude has been stated.

Now, I ask this. No, I beg this. PLEASE do not give, send, secretly hand our boys any more stickers. No more. Especially those that come in a book so they can peel and stick them themselves.

If you have a book of stickers all wrapped and waiting for the boys, stick them in a closet. Put them high up on a shelf so they can not find them when we come visit. We are not anti stickers forever. Just give us a year or two. We will love stickers again some day. I promise. Just no more stickers for now.

Why the strong feelings toward stickers?

Because they are everywhere.

They have taken over our house!

I will be posting more sticker pics as the weekend goes on to prove that this is a crisis!