Monday, 2 February 2009


Today my boy started Kindergarten. BIG DAY !! I cant believe he is in Primary School now....makes me feel all old and emotional.
Im so proud of my lil guy. He did his very best to hold in the tears, and he managed right up til it was time for me to say Bye and give him a kiss. Thats when Niagra Falls exploded. I know some kids go off happily (as do some mums)...but i knew it would be hard for Sam and i. We have a very unique bond, he's the chips, im the gravy, you know, we go together :)
I tried my best in the tears department too...but who am i kidding i was a big sooky lala the minute i was out of his sight.
BUT im sure he is having a ball and has made soooo many new friends. I cant wait to pick him up and hear all about it (and give him the hugest hug and kiss ever).

Heres my boy looking all grown up :)

Now I snuck this picture in when he wasnt looking...A quiet moment with 'Stinky' before he had to leave.(Stinky is his toy giraffe that he's had since he was a baby)

So to keep myself busy today ive been tweakin a little bit around the house.
I had painted this arm chair white a few months ago and popped a rosie pink cover on it, but it needed a bit more of a tweak, a bit more white maybe...

A bed skirt and some pretty cushions and its done. Oh and No before you ask, im not going to iron that bed skirt..LOL ..i hate ironing and plus its too darn hot (and im sticking with that excuse i think).

So thats been my day.....only 1 more hour till i can pick Sam up.....buts who's counting hey :)

Im sure that now he's at school i'll be paintin' and tweakin' up a storm here !
I think Shane has already made me a list! LOL.

I hope all your kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews etc are enjoyng being back at school.
And PLEASE will someone tell me im not the only mum who's sad and crying like a big ole baby....

Love and Pink Kisses
Shann xx


Alison Gibbs said...

Hi Shann, it is so exciting when 'our babies' start school. For me it is just as much fun when my grandbabies start. Today was Chloe's first day at schhol. She felt so grown up going into school with her big brother Lachlan who this year is in Grade 1!!

our shabby cottage said...

Oh, you poor thing!!!! He'll be fine and with wonderful tales to tell you when you pick him up! You'll get used to it! Go shopping if you have to.....

Lucinda Obrien said...

Oh NO ,you are'nt the only one.I shed a tear(or many) with each of my babies(4) You would think I would get used to it by the fourth,but they just look soooo growin up.I'm sure he's having a great day and he wont be able to draw breath from all the excitement

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Oh tis hard very hard.
My boy went off for the first day today!
He was a-ok and I felt sad for the new life that will now begin.
But hey I am not big on change.
We had a few Mums sooking so you are'nt alone.
I will Miss my Lil man and his help and noise...Yes I will even miss that!
But our children are only lent.
Onward and upward for them...Sob,sob

My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

Hey Shann,
Was thinking of you & Mandi this morning as both your boys went off to *big school*. Listen Sweet he would have had a GREAT day & you will get use to him going off each morning beleive me.

Luv yah hon

Lyn xxx

Cottage Rose said...

Hey Shann; My dear friend you are not the only Mom to cry like a little baby when their kids are off to fist day of school. I did with both of mine when they went. They are both married now with kids of their own, now they cry when theirs go off school. lol;
He is such a handsome guy.

clare said...

No you are most definatly not the only one . It is a huge step for everyone involved . Enjoy your tweaking .
clares craftroom

MelsRosePlace said...

awww Shannon, have you stopped now?? remember i cried till at least midday but now they are 13 and 11 and am glad when back to school comes around! Sam's school (the brick buildings) remind me so much of my old school - must be the Sydney style! Love what you have done to that chair, you have given me a great idea. Mel xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi ya Shann,
Wow Sam looks so grown up in his uniform! I bet he had a great day....I loved your chips'n'gravy expression, too cute!
Hugs to both of you ((HUG))
Sarah xxx
P.S: The chair looks fab. Who irons!!! (I only do on a need to basis)

Jules said...

Aww congrats shan and Sam on the big day.And i think you guys are very sweet you go together like belly buttons and fluff thats for sure.

debbie said...

hi shannon i was thinking of you,my little one went off to school also.i cried like a baby when i got home my little boy has autism and i was his world now he has to try and let other people into his is so quiet when they are not there cheers debbie

Donna said...

Awwwww....I remember sending mine off for the first day of school...I bawled all day..Hahaa...Hold 'em close sweetie...they grow up So fast...Happy day to you!hughugs

Vicki said...

HI Shannon,
I LOVE the pic of your BIG boy and stinky.. what a moment!!! I have to say your very brave... I'm not looking forward to school and my little girl is only 8 months I want to keep her with mummy forever hahaha.... Love your goodies and website!!
Vic xx

Anonymous said...

Hey Shann, it's so exciting for the kids but hey not so exciting for us!! As you know Cooper started first time this week also and I was just LOST!! house too quiet!!!
Sam looks like he is really happy I hope he is enjoying his time!!

New blog & new address so update your roll!!

Anonymous said...

Sorry forgot that!! Im still learning!!

Dolly said...

Oh Baby girl I am so sorry you are feeling sad!
Sending you lots and lots of virtual hugzzzzzzzzz.

and smooches,

Sue said...

Shannon, he looks so grown up, and very brave! He will settle in no problem, before you know it, you will have a tribe of kids in the afternoons!
Think of all those creations you will make now!

Lori said...

Awe~~~ Shannon, little boys melt our hearts forever! Sending love and hugs! Lori

Kirsty said...

I'm sorry, I know this post is old, but I too have a little boy Sam, and we are chips and gravy...he starts school next year, and I am DREADING it. I keep telling him that he has to stay home with his mama!