Julia jumped out of bed, got herself dressed in the clothes she laid out the night before, had a great breakfast, brushed her teeth and we were out the door with plenty of time to spare.
Is this child a unicorn? Nope, she’s the real deal and we are lucky enough to be her parents.
There’s a tailor in town who buys the Hamlon plaid fabric by the yard and makes custom jackets for Hamlin dads. Matt got fitted earlier this summer.
Julia could NOT believe her eyes this morning when Matt put on his new jacket, what a fun surprise. She already adores him, but I think she might love her daddy just a smidge more after today.
So. Many. Girls.
Julia’s cubby is in her classroom, just like last year, but now she’s up on the second floor.
Her lead teacher is Mrs. Kutnick (white sweater below) and her associate teacher is Ms. Scott-Kay (navy striped dress below). There are 22 girls in her class, 44 total in the first grade.
Above is the mini library in her classroom with baskets and shelves of books for all the 1st grade reading levels. They’ll use them to read in class but also to “shop” each week to bring home. (Plus, she has library once a week. So many books.)
Meanwhile, Matt and Nicholas headed to Boulder today. I always miss Matt but this little nugget and I are going to miss each other exceptionally crazy. But, we’re all excited for them to have some fun boy time and for the girls to have a girls weekend.
Exactly two seconds after this moment, I switched the radio to my music, pointed all the air conditioning vents on myself, and wondered what on earth I was supposed to be doing.
Luckily, I have a list in my phone for those rare moments.
There’s a great garden store called Flora Grubb near the airport that I have always wanted to visit but never have the alone time for. It was on my wish list, so Flora Grubb it was!
They have this great potting bench where you can take the things you’re buying, use their supplies and inspiration and keep the mess at their store.
I was inspired by these beauties, but not inspired by their $75-$150 price tags.
So, I collected a few $3 succulents, a $9 pot, went to the potting bench and now have this for our bistro table in the back yard. It was relaxing to garden and sip on a coffee. With no kids.
Now, I’m back in the pickup line at school, excited to hear about Julia’s day. Tomorrow we’re finishing up construction details at the school, painting, and I have too many plans, but it was nice to steal one moment for myself today in the garden.