I can't believe my baby is starting preschool already! Wasn't he just born? But nope, this gregarious, talkative, curious little soul is ready to take the leap from toddler to preschooler and this fall he will do just that. We have been in back-to-school mode this week getting everything set for this exciting new step. We toured the school with big brother who could show him the ropes, got some special school clothes and shoes, and put his name on everything.
Any apprehension that he had was easily melted away when he saw his new school shoes. I mean they light up!! We ordered these cool Stride Rite Leepz light up shoes from Zappos and they are a huge hit. I love ordering from Zappos because my kids and I all hate shopping. Getting shoes from Zappos doesn't just help avoid an errand, it revolutionizes the way you buy shoes. They have a great selection, super fast shipping, easy 365 day returns, and legendary customer service. Plus, the box is a toy: fully printed with fun activities and a very handy shoe size measurer!
Stride Rite makes great quality kid's shoes and these are simply perfect for school. He can get them on and off himself, the soles have great grip, and the lights are sure to make him the coolest kid in class!
At our preschool they ask that everything be labeled with your child's name. It makes perfect sense, but it can be a tedious process made all the more difficult when half your items are dark. A black sharpie on a navy sweatshirt doesn't really cut it. So I made I very simple stamp than can be coated in white fabric paint and got marking. If you'd like to make you're own I've included a little tutorial below.
DIY Name Stamp
- Rubber carving block
- Linoleum cutter in size 1
- Fabric paint
- First write your child's name in heavy pencil, then lay it face down on your carving block and rub back and forth to transfer the image. Your letters will be backwards, that's a good thing!
- Use your carving tool to cut along the lines which is much easier than taking away everything behind and between the letters.
- Brush your stamp with fabric paint and go label crazy!
And just like that, he's ready for school!!