Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Return of Naps = Projects!

Now that Rhett is back to school and Ollie can take good, quiet naps, I've been able to get some projects finished.

One rainy Saturday afternoon we put the boys' beds back to bunks. And then it just made sense that Ollie needed a book bag. So he got one. (Again, tutorial from here. I think this makes four of these bags I've made.)

And as it's been about six months, it's time for a new chore system. Because you know, that's how parenting is. We also thought that because Ollie is now three and Rhett is back in school, everyone could use a little bit more structure and responsibility. We'll see how it goes.

And the back-to-school pants. They are identical, but I figure they probably won't wear them on the same day. And even if they do, Rhett is in school so it doesn't matter. Of course, sometimes I like to force them to dress alike (cough, cough).

P.S. In my defense, I didn't intend for the pants to be identical. But when I got to the store, nothing was inspiring me. Both boys like orange, and I thought these monsters were adorable. Besides, I only had one coupon, so I didn't want to have to buy four cuts of fabric. Plus, I like having fights with my three-year-old in the store over fabric. It's fun.

P.P.S. To show I'm not completely heartless, I used the fabric he wanted for the pants to make the book bag. See, I
can compromise!


  1. I LOVE the charts! I have those same cookie sheets for something similar. The book bag is also fabulous and I think the pants are adorable! I will be attempting family pajamas for Christmas this year. They might just all match, I'm not sure yet.

    I am loving our new routine too with Axton at kindergarten. It is tons quieter, there is much less fighting, grocery shopping with only 2 was a breeze, I am exercising, quiet time is actually quiet... yeah, clearly no tears were shed when my "baby" went off to school.

  2. Yay for projects! So fun. No worries about twin pants - they are super cute and even cuter when worn by 2 boys.

    Cute chore charts, too. I should do something like it. Did you make it up - or Pintere

  3. Gosh, you are so cute and crafty. I'm totally jealous of your skills. I had an idea for something similar for the chore chart but then never followed through. You've inspired me, though!